nvidia shield

Why can't I buy apps in the Google Play Store with my Nvidia Shield tablet?

Episode 1385

Shane from Indianapolis, IN
Nvidia Shield Tablet

Shane has an Nvidia Shield gaming device and every time he tries to buy something from the Google Play Store, he gets an error. Leo recommends clearing the cache, restarting and then resetting his Play account. The problem is that the Nvidia Shield has Android 7 and it doesn't give him access to his Google Play settings. That may leave Shane with only one option — to reset the Shield itself.

What's a good streaming option in a rural area?

Episode 1372

Chris from Aqua Dulce, CA
Roku Express

Chris wants to cut the cord, but because he lives in a rural area, he can't get a bundled alternative. So he's looking at relying solely on internet for his TV options. What's sufficient streaming? Leo says that for 1080p, he'll need 15-20 Mbps down. If he wants 4K, he'll need at least 50Mbps. Sling TV is a good live streaming option, but Leo's favorite is PlayStation Vue. Both will give him local live channels.

Should I buy the Nvidia Shield or Google Nexus 9 tablet?

Episode 1147

Brant from Watertown, SD
Nvidia Shield

Brant's tablet died and he's debating getting either the Nvidia Shield or Google Nexus 9. Leo says Brant should definitely go with the Nvidia Shield. It's super fast, great for gaming, and Leo thinks it's better than the Nexus 9. But Nexus 9 does have Lollipop. That's the advantage of having a pure Google tablet -- he'll be the first to get updates. But everyone loves the Shield, and it's less expensive.