Nvidia is known not only for video cards and solutions for the server segment. In the range of its products, there are also Shield TV and Shield TV Pro Android consoles. Set-top boxes are produced based on SoC Tegra X1 + with a powerful graphics core. And although the first consoles of the Shield TV family were introduced back in 2015, these devices are still in some demand.
Among the advantages of the Nvidia Shield TV is the GameStream function. This is a built-in ability to stream games from a large stationary PC. And all this is completely free and in excellent quality. With a powerful computer, users could stream games in resolutions up to 4K at 60 frames. This feature will soon be removed from Shield TV. Set-top box users have begun receiving emails informing them that GameStream will be disabled in a future update to the NVIDIA Games app next February.
Steam Link can become an alternative to built-in streaming. Nvidia also recommends the GeForce Now cloud service, but this requires a monthly fee. Perhaps Nvidia deliberately encourages the transition to a paid service. In any case, for Shield TV users, disabling streaming from a stationary PC will be a serious disadvantage.