It’s official – 2019 Shield’s are available

The existence and specifications of the 2019 Shield models could have been the worst kept secret of recent times, but that’s totally OK with me. Not much to say besides, go out and get one. I will be. Just need to figure out which one…

Besides the obvious form factor difference, the Pro adds 1GB of RAM (3GB v 2GB) and 8GB (16GB v 8GB) and USB connectivity compared to the standard version. I don’t expect that it will matter for streaming duty (which is why I’m leaning towards the non-Pro), but if you want to use it as a Plex server, the Pro is required.

Whether you’re a media enthusiast, gaming enthusiast, or casual streamer, the all-new SHIELD TV family has you covered. The new SHIELD TV is compact, stealth, and designed to disappear behind your entertainment center, right along with your cables. The new SHIELD Pro takes this performance to the next level. It’s built for the most demanding users and beautifully designed to be the perfect centerpiece of your entertainment center.