The Nvidia Shield TV is my favorite way to get content up on the big screen just because of how great a value it is. Today, along with Google Assistant, Nvidia is opening up one of the Shield’s “secret weapons” with Samsung SmartThings control.
Update: Nvidia has removed the Upgrade 5.0 release notes from the Shield TV (2015) and has added them to the listing for the newly release Shield TV. The original unit will still receive an upgrade to Android 7.0 but it might not be as soon as we thought.
At CES 2017 we got our first look at the brand new Nvidia Shield TV (2017) which brought with it Android 7.0 Nougat and a slew of new features. Shortly after, we received word that many of these new additions would make their way to the current Nvidia Shield TV (2015).
Nvidia’s GeForce Now platform is a great way to play high-quality games on affordable, less powerful hardware like the Nvidia Shield TV. Recently, Nvidia raised the stakes with the addition of new Pascal-powered GPUs running the show, allowing for better performance, and even multiplayer games.
Today, Nvidia is announcing the first massive multiplayer game for GeForce Now: Marvel Heroes 2016.
After a voluntary recall of the first SHIELD Tablet, NVIDIA came back last fall with a refreshed and cheaper SHIELD Tablet K1. The K1 is receiving an update today that addresses bugs and adds back hardware functionality, while the original SHIELD Tablet is finally getting updated to Marshmallow.
For the most part, Nvidia has been pretty good about keeping its Android devices up to date. Just a couple of weeks after debuting the fantastic new Nvidia Shield TV, it updated the former model with that new software. Today, that trend continues with a major update to its collection of tablets, with Android Nougat rolling out over the coming days.
Nvidia’s new Shield TV is a fantastic piece of hardware that we love using, but you’ll only get the most out of it when you really make it your own. To do that, there are four main things to do as soon as you get your Nvidia Shield that help out with the experience.