NVIDIA Shield TV Pro as an Emulation Console

Besides being the ultimate Android TV box, the NVIDIA Shield TV Pro is also a powerful emulation console. Let’s look at what kind of game performance we can get out of this $200 device.

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Suggested emulators (thanks to u/ragould for most of these tips):

NINTENDO
Nintendo Game Boy: Gambatte RetroArch core (use Sameboy RetroArch core for rom hacks)
Nintendo Game Boy Advance: mGBA RetroArch core
Nintendo DS: DraStic (paid standalone emulator)
Nintendo 3DS: Citra (free standalone emulator, needs to be sideloaded)
Nintendo Entertainment System: Nestopia UE or fceumm RetroArch core or NES.emu (paid standalone emulator)
Super Nintendo: Snes9x or bsnes RetroArch core
Nintendo 64: Mupen64plus FZ (free standalone emulator, paid version adds Google Drive support and NetPlay)
Nintendo GameCube: Dolphin (free standalone emulator) and MMJ or MMJR forks

SEGA
Sega Game Gear: Genesis Plus GX RetroArch core
Sega Genesis: Genesis Plus GX RetroArch core
Sega CD: Genesis Plus GX RetroArch core
Sega 32X: Picodrive RetroArch core
Sega Saturn: Yabasanshiro 2 (free standalone emulator) — add bios to system folder for best compatibility
Sega Dreamcast: Redream (free standalone emulator, paid version adds HD rendering)

SONY
Sony PlayStation: Duckstation RetroArch core
Sony PSP: PPSSPP (free standalone emulator)

ARCADE
FinalBurn Alpha/Neo: FinalBurn Neo and Alpha RetroArch cores
Neo Geo: FinalBurn Neo RetroArch core
MAME: MAME4Droid (free standalone emulator)

MISC
TurboGrafx 16 and CD: Beetle PCE Fast RetroArch core
Panasonic 3DO: Real3DO (free standalone emulator — doesn’t work with a frontend launcher)
Atari Jaguar: Irata Jaguar (free standalone emulator, needs to be sideloaded)
Commodore Amiga: PUAE RetroArch core

One thought on “NVIDIA Shield TV Pro as an Emulation Console

  1. Hi, thank you very much for all the information and guide in all of your videos. I have installed all the emulators you recommend for Nvidia shelhield TV pro but I can’t find how to install games for each emulator. Could you please explain that
    As always keep the good work

    Thank you so much

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