In a forum post, an Nvidia employee confirms that Shield Experience 8.0.1 is running out as of today to users and is a “big step” toward a fix for 4K streaming issues. Unfortunately, the update alone won’t fix the problem as server-side app updates will be required. Vudu, for example, disabled 4K streaming on the Shield and will need to re-enable it for users to take advantage.
Beyond the 4K streaming fix, Nvidia’s latest update also addresses some other issues with the Shield. That includes redesigning the volume slider from Android Pie’s side-mounted option. We’ve yet to get the update and can’t yet comment on what that UI looks like.
Nvidia’s changelog also mentions controller, remote, and app control fixes as well as fixing a Google Play Store crashing issue. There’s also a restoration of the option to set a default launcher. The full changelog from Nvidia on Shield Experience 8.0.1 is below, and we’ll update this post with more details about the 4K fix as they roll in.
Shield Experience 8.0.1
- Redesigns Volume UI for android P
- Resolves occasional video playback issues
- Fixes bug incorrect volume control reporting accessibility feature enabled
- Resolves navigation sound issue
- Resolves “Drive address format is not valid” message seen when connecting to NAS
- Resolves USB DAC issue where audio volume would be set low after reboot/DAC hotplug
- Resolves issue where side loaded apps appear as system apps
- “Match content color space” feature now displays correct format
- Fixes bug where “Match content color space” would not work when display set to RGB
- Resolves issue playing VC1 content
- Resolves Sdcard/InternalStorage accessibility issue when adopting storage
- Resolves issue where storage is reported as full after adopting storage
- Improves 4K streaming issues when network connected over Wi-Fi
- Resolves rare Wi-Fi disconnect issue
- Fixes bug where manual DNS entries would not be saved
- Improves IR control reliability on some Denon and Sony receivers
- Improves SHIELD Remote App connection and control issues
- Resolves SHIELD Controller 2017 OTA stability issues
- Fixes issue where forgotten SHIELD accessories still appear in SHIELD
- Resolves automatic centering issues on some controllers
- Adds support for STRQUA G20 keymapping
- Resolves mouse issues in PUBG Mobile on SHIELD
- Fixes Google Play Store crashes issue
- Restores option to set default launcher
More on Nvidia Shield TV:
- Shield TV update broke 4K streaming w/ some apps, Vudu disabled for now
- New Nvidia Shield TV hardware passes through Bluetooth SIG hinting at coming release
- Hands-on with Android Pie for Android TV [Video]
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