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Stream 4K Content and Movies on NVIDIA SHIELD

By William O'Neal - Wed, May 3, 2017

The ability to stream 4K content is high on everyone's list. And when it comes to viewing 4K movies and tv shows, you can't do better than NVIDIA SHIELD. Powered by the NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor, which supports a plethora of high-end features, NVIDIA SHIELD is hands down one of the best players for streaming 4K content.

But enough about the speeds and feeds! You just got your hands on the new SHIELD TV and a new 4K TV and want to know which apps on SHIELD are the best for viewing 4K content. Don't worry! We got you!

The Best 4K Apps to Stream 4K Content on NVIDIA SHIELD

Netflix - One of the preeminent video on demand services, Netflix boasts a wealth of 4K content. Further enhancing the 4K experience, Netflix also has a wealth of HDR content. Many Netflix original shows like "The Crown" and "The Get Down" are available in 4K as are movies like "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."

Amazon - With Amazon Video, SHIELD owners can stream popular movies and TV shows including Amazon exclusives like "The Grand Tour" and "The Man in the High Castle" in 4K HDR resolution. Prime members in the US can even sign-up for and stream videos from channel subscriptions including HBO, SHOWTIME, STARZ, and dozens more.

YouTube - When it comes to watching free 4K content it's hard to beat YouTube. The Google-owned YouTube rolled out support for 4K content a couple years ago but now there's more 4K content than ever. YouTube also recently released support for 4K livestreams. And SHIELD supports YouTube 4K playback up to 60 frames per second for the smoothest viewing experience.

Plex - Simply put, Plex is one of the easiest ways to access and enjoy your 4K content on SHIELD. With the addition of Plex Media Server on SHIELD last year, the experience was taken to a whole new level. A centralized home media playback system, SHIELD users can also enjoy Plex Channels, which lets you access free and complete 4K content streamed from popular sites across the Internet.

Kodi - Kodi is a free, streaming media center app that allows users to stream TV shows, movies, pictures, music, and other digital media from local or network storage as well as the Internet. The Kodi app is hands down one of the best ways to stream ANYTHING to your SHIELD TV. And SHIELD is by far the best device for Kodi. Including 4K content!

Vimeo - An anagram of the word "movie," Vimeo has been around since 2004. Serving as a relatively high-definition counterpart to YouTube back in the early days, Vimeo rolled out its support for 4K content in 2016.

UltraFlix - Boasting a large library of 4K Ultra HD content, UltraFlix is a streaming network that enables subscribers to choose from more than 600 hours of 4K Ultra HD Video on Demand content in a broad range of genres. UltraFlix also has more than 100 hours of free 4K content.

VLC - A free and open source cross-platform multimedia player, VLC media player plays most multimedia files as well as discs, devices, as well as network streams and DVD ISOs.

MX Player - Similar to VLC, MX Player is a free, open source multimedia player that has the ability to play nearly every type of multimedia file.

And it does not stop here - stay tuned for many more 4k content apps to be added to SHIELD in the coming weeks.

If you don't already own one, pick up an NVIDIA SHIELD TV today.