Amazon has run out of the cheaper model of the NVIDIA SHIELD TV with just the remote, which had been priced at $149 for a couple of weeks. But it has now discounted the original model, which includes the game controller, and it is now $159. That is down from its regular price of $199 and it is also the lowest price ever offered for this model. Lower than the $169 offered for Prime Day and Black Friday.
The NVIDIA SHIELD TV is an Android TV set-top box, which allows you to watch and consume content from basically everywhere on the web. Since it is an Android TV box, you get access to the Google Play Store which has a ton of different products available. On top of that, you also get access to a ton of games, many of which NVIDIA has made optimized for its set-top box, so you're getting high quality gaming out of this one as well. Which is why it has a higher price tag than most other Android TV consoles on the market right now.
This item is also eligible for Amazon Prime's free shipping. Which includes free two-day shipping, and pretty cheap next-day shipping if you need it here extra fast. If you are not an Amazon Prime member yet, you can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime by hitting the link below. You'll get 30 days free (if you're a student, you get 6 months), and then it's $99/year. Prime members do get a whole lot more than just free shipping though, so be sure to check out the full benefits. Remember that if you are looking to pick this up as a gift for someone this holiday season, you'll need to order it by December 18th for non-Prime shipping, and if you are a Prime member, you have until December 22nd, to get it in time for the Holidays. Amazon does also offer extended returns for anything purchased before December 31st, can be returned until January 31st, 2018.
Update – December 19th, 2017: The price is now $169. That is still good for $30 off of its regular price and a great price for the NVIDIA SHIELD TV.