It has been an interesting week in the world of Android TV. This week saw a long awaited Android TV compatible app, Amazon Instant Video, finally become available. Of course, this was not an official app becoming available and just as soon as the app came, it also went again. As it now seems that Amazon has rescinded access to the app by those trying to access the service on an Android TV device, other than the Sony Android TV powered TVs it was designed for.
Well, you may remember that back in April some other interesting news emerged about another Android TV powered device, the Nvidia Shield. Now, the Nvidia Shield news that landed last month, was not about the announcing of the device, as that occurred back in March. However, what was interesting in last month’s news, was that another version of the highly awaited Shield had been spotted. Unlike the normal version, the newly spotted version seemed to be offering users a significantly larger amount of internal storage. In fact, while the standard version only comes with 16GB internal storage, the newly spotted version came sporting a whopping 500GB of internal storage. As such, a significant increase to say the least. What’s more is that this upgraded version was being priced at only $100 more than the 16GB version.
The news of the newly spotted 500GB version was generally met with excitement from the Android TV and gaming community, as this would be a great option for those looking for additional space. However, Nvidia were quick to announce that the 500GB version was actually not for consumer purchase. Instead, this was being touted as some sort of development edition for developers. Well, it is possible that the cries from the community may have actually been heard as the 500GB version has now been spotted being listed on Amazon. The device is still not available to buy as of yet, but the listing did allow those interested to sign-up to receive information on when it does become available. Since going live, the Amazon page does seem to have now been pulled again, but you can see how it looked when it was live in the screenshot we managed to grab before it went down. Either way, the possibility of a 500GB version of the Nvidia Shield does look closer to maybe becoming a reality. Those interested, can keep a look out for the page going live again by clicking on the link below.