While there isn’t a ton of competition in the Android TV device space, NVIDIA has a clear leader in its Shield Android TV box.
The quick take
The Shield Android TV meets nearly every requirement when it comes to an all-in-one set top box for your entertainment center. You get 4K video support, surround sound pass-through, HDMI-CEC control, an infrared port, and support for all of the local and streaming games NVIDIA has to offer. The box has far more power than you’ll need now, keeping you poised for future software and games, and with a variety of ports there are tons of possibilities when it comes to extending your experience. You’ll have to spend a little more than most set top boxes for the Shield Android TV, but you’re getting something worth the money and more if you choose to.