NVIDIA is currently throwing in a free Echo Dot (third generation) when you purchase the SHIELD TV. This means that you are getting an Echo Dot that is usually priced at $49.99, absolutely free. It is available for the NVIDIA SHIELD with Remote that is $179 and the version with the remote and controller, that is priced at $199. The reason for this deal today is because NVIDIA has announced that you can now control the SHIELD TV using Alexa, so throwing in a free Echo Dot makes it a pretty sweet way to promote that new feature that NVIDIA announced today.
The NVIDIA SHIELD TV is the best Android TV set-top box on the market right now. It's also one of the most powerful, and this is because NVIDIA made it so that it could replace your gaming console. That means that yes, you can play games on the SHIELD TV. It even works with GeForce NOW, so you are able to stream your favorite games onto the console and play on the big screen. From an Android TV standpoint, you get all of your favorite apps and games included here. This includes the big names like Netflix, Hulu, Google Play Movies & TV, YouTube, Sling TV and so much more. Games like Asphalt 9: Legends is also available on the NVIDIA SHIELD TV, which is also great to see. It has the Google Assistant included, with Android Oreo, so it is up-to-date - and NVIDIA does routinely push out updates to the SHIELD TV.
With the Alexa announcement today, NVIDIA is allowing customers to use either the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa to control their TV. Now, Alexa won't be able to give you information on the screen like Google Assistant can, but Alexa will be able to turn up the volume, open Netflix, start playing Last Week Tonight from HBO and so forth. So it is a bit limited, but it does work pretty well here. The Echo Dot was just announced and launched this month, so it's the latest version, which is a much better speaker than before. And you're getting one for free with the NVIDIA SHIELD TV. This deal is not going to be around forever though, it'll only be available through November 10, so you'll want to get it while supplies last.
This is also eligible for Amazon Prime's free shipping. Which includes free two-day shipping, and pretty cheap (usually $3.99) next-day shipping if you need it extra fast. However, if you are in one of the select areas that has Prime Now, this is also available and you can get it within a couple of hours, if you are in desperate need. If you are not an Amazon Prime member yet, you can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime. You'll get 30 days free (if you're a student, you get 6 months), and then it's $119/year (or $59/year for students). Prime members do get a whole lot more than just free shipping though, so be sure to check out the full benefits. That includes Amazon Prime Video, Twitch Prime, and even some benefits at Whole Foods.