Amazon's latest deal is ideal for someone looking to convert their house into a smart home on a budget. The bundle includes Nvidia's Shield TV 4K HDR Streaming media player (smart home edition) with Samsung's SmartThings Link at a reduced price of $189.99 all together. Originally, Shield TV costs about $180 and the Link USB dongle for about $40, which adds up to a non-discounted sum of $220. While the offer isn't an absolute steal, it does help to save a decent $30.
Shield TV has Google Assistant, can be controlled by Google Home devices and responds to an extensive list of voice commands. You can even ask Shield to show you pictures from a specific time or event, and request to watch a certain TV show or movie on Netflix. Nvidia keeps the product fresh by coming up with regular updates.
When paired with the SmartThings Link, Shield can be transformed into a smart home hub with the capability to integrate a multitude of compatible Zigbee and Z-wave smart home devices. Link also works with Alexa, and possesses the capability to communicate with, issue commands to and respond to Amazon Echo.
Shield TV is also available for purchase without the SmartThings Link, at a discounted price of $169.99. To purchase the bundle or Shield on its own, visit Amazon on this link.