In addition, the View Qwest TV is preloaded with over 20 popular video-streaming apps, ranging from US-based Hulu and Netflix to China-based Le TV and PPTV.
However, you usually have to sign up - and pay - for these services separately.
Nvidia offers a 500GB version of the Shield, up from the 16GB on the standard version. The Nvidia Shield is not available locally, but you can get it from online retailers such as Amazon.
But now that it comes bundled with the media streamer, you do not have to subscribe to View Qwest for Freedom VPN, opening the service to subscribers of other broadband providers.
The media streamer includes a year's subscription to Freedom VPN.
Produced by local Internet service provider View Qwest, this media streamer comes integrated with View Qwest's Freedom VPN service that lets users bypass geographical locks on streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu.
Previously, Freedom VPN was available only to View Qwest subscribers.