This third generation of Apple TV 4K benefits from a technical update to perfect its formula. A little smaller, fan-free and even more energy efficient, Apple’s little box is still just as pleasant to use with a neat, complete and ultra-smooth interface. If we can quibble about the lack of lighting on the buttons on the remote control, it is clear that we have here a high-end multimedia box that will undoubtedly appeal to streaming enthusiasts, whether they are immersed in the universe from Apple or not.
The Shield TV Pro (2019) is a nice refresh of the classic Shield TV released in 2017. By going back to the same box, Nvidia is taking less risk than with its tube model for — the Shield TV —, but don’t forget for as much to include the same new software and hardware. The Shield TV Pro (2019) thus offers a good video scaling system (assisted by AI) or even HDR Dolby Vision management, all of which is accompanied by an even faster chip and a convincing backlit remote control. Added to this is the manufacturer’s hitherto exemplary software monitoring as well as the possibility of streaming games from Nvidia’s servers or from the family computer. In short, if this 2019 version is not the most surprising, the Shield TV Pro is undoubtedly a particularly successful Android TV multimedia box.