Just a few short weeks ago Sarah and I got this sweet little device, called an Nvidia Shield, to help us save some money on our cable bill and has it ever! After being slightly arduous to set up and have some content on it to stream, we finally are off to the races. With a fairly decent working knowledge of computing, I was able to set up the Nvidia Shield within a night. It took me a little bit of time to get a handle on the graphic interface of the Kodi app which I was able to easily add from the Google Play Store.
Setting up the system after Kodi was installed.
The first step to getting content within Kodi on this was a little bit of a process, especially before I found a good walk through online. To save all of you some time that have recently purchased an Nvidia Shield, the steps can be found here. I installed something called Exodus from what is known as a repository. Exodus allows you to stream content from a number of different websites, of varying quality. Generally speaking, more often than not, when you go to stream content you have a number of higher quality content and an even larger number of lower quality content.
Exodus is not the only add-on that you can install on Kodi. Sarah really enjoys listening to music while she is in the kitchen and because of that, I have added an add-on called Radio. Radio allows you to stream any number of local and international radio stations through your home entertainment system.
Google Play Store.
There are as well a number of apps that you can install directly from the Google Play Store. The Nvidia Shield comes with a remote controller and gaming controller so that you can use the system to play games downloaded from the app store. Both controllers allow you to navigate through the different menus of all games and apps.
If you would like to buy a Shield you can pick one up from Amazon, there is also a pro version of the same device which is available for slightly more. The pro device provides a few additional features as well as more storage.