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NVIDIA announced a set-top box version of its popular Shield portable gaming system at the Game Developers Conference in 2015. This Shield runs on Android TV and has full access to the Play Store along with a new Shield Store. The device functions as a cross between a gaming console and a media center, not unlike the Apple TV.

The Shield is capable of outputting 4K video at 60Hz—a first for Android-based set-top boxes—and features a remote control that doubles as a Bluetooth listening device. Users can plug a pair of headphones into the remote to have audio from their content re-routed directly to their ears instead of their TV speakers or home theater system.

Nvidia Shield TV Stories October 21

Shield TV gets 4K HDR 7.1 surround sound cloud gaming w/ GeForce Now’s new 3080 tier

Nvidia just announced a new high-end tier for its GeForce Now streaming service, and it brings a special perk to the company’s Shield TV device – 4K cloud gaming.

Nvidia Shield TV Stories October 5

Shield TV seems to be preparing Android TV 11 update in a closed beta program

Google’s Android TV platform doesn’t rely on major system updates for its biggest new features, but often those updates can breathe some life into aging hardware. Nvidia’s Shield TV lineup has been sitting on top of Android 9.0 for years now, but it seems that Android 11 is in the works.

Nvidia Shield TV Stories August 27

Android TV system updates are less crucial than their phone counterpart, but they’re still a good sign of commitment from a manufacturer. For years now, the Nvidia Shield TV series has been stuck on Android 9 and, now, the company has confirmed it won’t see Android 10 at all.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories June 28

Android TV has evolved over the past several years, most recently with a revamp to its homescreen to be a bit closer to what’s found on Google TV. That new interface arrived on the popular and not-cheap Nvidia Shield TV recently, and so far, there’s been a lot of backlash from the community regarding the arrival of ads on the Android TV homescreen. Where do you stand on it?

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories June 17

A few months after it was released by Google, the Nvidia Shield TV is officially adopting the latest Android TV homescreen. Starting today, the “Discover” UI is rolling out to users, complete with “content recommendations.”

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories June 1

After arriving on Chromecast with Google TV earlier this year, Apple TV is further expanding its reach on Android TV devices. Starting today, Apple TV is available on Nvidia Shield.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories May 28

The Nvidia Shield TV may very well be the best-supported Android device of all time, and today, yet another update is rolling out. Shield TV 8.2.3 is showing up for some users with a new security patch and some feature adds, but also a problem on some units.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories April 23

The Nvidia Shield TV has long been one of the best Android TV devices and after Google revamped the platform’s homescreen to include “recommendations” it was one of the only products spared. Now, though, it seems like the Shield TV is about to get updated with the latest Android TV homescreen with the Discover tab and, unfortunately, the top-row ads.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories March 28

The streaming market has greatly expanded over the past few years, with original content, 4K HDR, and huge content libraries as tentpoles of most platforms. Hulu is among the best offerings, but even in 2021, the Android TV app has been sorely lacking, limited to 720p for ages. Now, 1080p is expanding for some devices.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories March 9

IMDb TV is now officially on Android TV; Nvidia Shield, TiVo Stream, Chromecast w/ Google TV

The first streaming service you probably think of when Amazon is mentioned is Prime Video, but the company also runs the ad-supported IMDb TV. Now, IMDb TV is officially expanding to Android TV.

Nvidia Shield TV Stories March 3

Some Shield TV users report broken Plex servers, but a quick update fixes it

One of the most useful features of the Android TV-powered Nvidia Shield TV is the ability to use it as a Plex server pretty quickly and easily. Unfortunately, that’s been broken for some users for a while, but a new update apparently fixes the problem.

The Shield TV is one of the most powerful and flexible options for running media to your TV, but it’s capable of much more. For a long time, the Shield TV has been able to act as a SmartThings hub, but now that functionality is being pulled.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories January 19

If you’re an Nvidia Shield TV owner, another update is headed your way. Shield Experience Upgrade 8.2.2 brings support for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S controllers to Nvidia Shield TV.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories November 16, 2020

Latest Nvidia Shield TV update delivers IR enhancements, other tweaks

The Nvidia Shield TV is perhaps the best-supported Android device of all time, and now the lineup is getting another upgrade. Rolling out today, Nvidia Shield TV is getting upgrade 8.2.1 with IR enhancements and tons of bug fixes.

Nvidia Shield TV Stories August 26, 2020

The Nvidia Shield TV may very well be the best-support Android device of all time, and today, it’s getting its 25th software update. Starting today, Nvidia Shield TV models are getting the 8.2 update. Here’s what’s new.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories August 19, 2020

Google’s Android TV has long been an attractive platform partially because it lacked blatant advertising. That’s starting to change with a prominent homescreen “highlights” row that’s rolling out, but it seems possible that Nvidia’s Shield TV is exempt from these ads.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories April 29, 2020

Shield TV Pro isn’t discontinued, Nvidia confirms coronavirus-related production delay

The Nvidia Shield TV was finally refreshed late last year with two new models that delivered some excellent upgrades, but one has been hard to get lately. With initial speculation that it was discontinued, Nvidia has recently confirmed that the Shield TV Pro is simply delayed in production.

Nvidia Shield TV Stories April 22, 2020

The best Android TV set-top box for a while now has been Nvidia’s Shield TV. The box is typically great at displaying 4K HDR content, but lately, some users have been trouble with that. Specifically, Amazon Prime Video hasn’t been playing 4K on the Shield TV, but a fix is now rolling out.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories February 27, 2020

Nvidia is pushing out an update to Shield TV that delivers bug fixes and support for the Xbox Elite Controller 2. Sound familiar? A similar update hit older Shield TV models last month, but now Shield Experience 8.1.1 is bringing those updates and a metric ton of bug fixes to 2019 models.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories January 27, 2020

Nvidia’s Shield TV is the most popular option for Android TV and, overall, one of the best pieces of streaming hardware available. Now that the hugely-improved remote for the new Shield has gone up for sale, an update is rolling out to older Shield TV models with support for the new remote as well as the Xbox Elite 2 controller.

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Nvidia launched its new Shield TV devices earlier today and one of their best new features is the updated remote. In very good news, Nvidia is going to make that new remote available to older Shield TV models in the future.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories November 21, 2019

Latest Nvidia Shield TV hotfix update fixes Disney+ and other issues

Since their launch, the new Nvidia Shield TV models have dealt with a couple of hiccups. Today, another hotfix update is available for the Shield TV that fixes Disney+ as well as other audio issues.

Nvidia Shield TV Stories November 13, 2019

Disney+ app for Android TV has known issues w/ Nvidia Shield TV

Disney+ debuted yesterday and, despite some hiccups, it launched to wide positivity. However, on the Nvidia Shield TV, there are some known issues with Disney+ which have popped up. Here’s what you need to know.

Nvidia Shield TV Stories November 12, 2019

The BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub apps have mysteriously disappeared from Nvidia Shield TV devices, with users unable to re-download the apps from the Google Play Store.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories November 6, 2019

Nvidia gives its Android TV-based Shield TV (2019) a ‘Color Space’ hotfix

The Nvidia Shield TV (2019) just launched about a week ago, and the two new models are already getting their first update. A hotfix is now available to 2019 Shield TV models to fix an issue with one of the color features.

Nvidia Shield TV Stories October 28, 2019

Where to buy Nvidia Shield TV (2019) and Shield TV Pro, and which is right for you

Nvidia just refreshed its popular Android TV-based set-top box with two models and a lower price point than ever before. Here’s where you can buy the Nvidia Shield (2019) and Nvidia Shield Pro and get the best price possible.

In 2017, I called the Nvidia Shield TV an “essentially perfect” set-top box, and that held up for nearly three years. Today, two new Nvidia Shield TV models are going up for sale, and the new base model is a radical departure from everything that came before it. It’s now smaller, cheaper, but still more powerful than the previous generation. After using it for about a week, I think the new smaller Shield TV is still the best streaming device you can buy, but with an asterisk.

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Android TV is far and away my favorite platform to stream media on the big screen, but it’s a shame that there’s so little good hardware out there. Today, Nvidia is releasing the 2019 version of its popular Shield TV, but the new base model is a radical departure from what we’ve seen before. Here’s what you need to know.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories October 24, 2019

Last week a new revision of the popular Nvidia Shield TV hit the web early, and it seems the company is still having trouble keeping things under wraps. Yesterday, a couple of people were able to buy the new Nvidia Shield TV Pro ahead of release at Best Buy.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories October 23, 2019

The Nvidia Shield TV is the best set-top box you can buy for Android TV right now, and today it’s companion app is getting a redesign. The updated Nvidia Shield TV remote app now includes app and game shortcuts, new buttons, and more.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories October 17, 2019

Earlier this morning, the Shield TV Pro popped up on Amazon with Dolby Vision support and a new remote. The second Nvidia device rumored for this year has now leaked from Newegg in an interesting circular stick-esque form factor.

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The Nvidia Shield TV is easily our favorite way to use Android TV and rumors have been swirling for weeks about a successor. Today, that successor broke cover on Amazon in the form of the “Nvidia Shield TV Pro.” Here’s what’s new.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories October 14, 2019

[Update: Fixed] Vudu for Android TV is limiting playback on Shield TV to 720p

A recent update to the popular Nvidia Shield TV broke 4K streaming for some apps. As a result, Vudu had to limit playback quality and, now, another update to Vudu’s Android TV app is limited playback on the Shield TV to just 720p SD.

Nvidia Shield TV Stories October 3, 2019

For the past three months, we’ve been tracking what appears to be a next-generation Nvidia Shield TV with updated hardware that might be in a dongle form factor. Now this device has received Bluetooth certification, putting it one step closer to release and confirming some details.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories October 1, 2019

The Nvidia Shield TV picked up Android Pie a few weeks back, but that update caused some issues with 4K streaming. Now, Nvidia has released a fix for that 4K issue with Shield Experience 8.0.1.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories September 9, 2019

The Nvidia Shield TV is one of the best ways to put content on your TV, but a recent update is causing headaches. Apparently, the recent Android Pie update for the Nvidia Shield TV has broken 4K streaming with some applications.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories August 5, 2019

In recent weeks, there have been rumblings of a new Nvidia Shield TV device coming to market. Today, more evidence has come out to suggest that Nvidia has not one but two new Shield TV models coming in the near future.

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As far as we — and many others — are concerned, the Nvidia Shield TV still remains the outright best Android TV set-top box you can buy. For long-time owners and prospective buyers, we have some good news. The Android Pie update is now available for both Nvidia Shield TV models and we think it makes them an even more appealing prospect.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories July 31, 2019

Nvidia this morning announced Android 9 Pie for the Nvidia Shield TV. Rumored for the past week, the Android TV box is getting the latest version with Shield Experience Upgrade 8.0. Notable highlights include a redesigned Settings menu and many improvements for third-party apps.

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[Update: 2015 model too] Android Pie for Nvidia Shield TV teased by Developer Console

Google’s Android TV platform is often well behind the pack when it comes to software updates. Most of the ecosystem is still on Android Oreo, but its most popular set-top box, the Nvidia Shield TV, has been hinted to potentially get Android Pie sometime soon.

Nvidia Shield TV Stories July 26, 2019

In the Android TV world, the Nvidia Shield TV is still by far the best option available. However, the aging hardware is due for an upgrade. Today, an FCC listing for an updated Nvidia Shield TV has been revealed, hinting that a release could be around the corner.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories June 16, 2019

Nvidia Shield TV w/ Android 9 Pie and revised chipset seems to be in the works

While Android TV as a platform is seeing tremendous growth, most of that isn’t thanks to consumer set-top boxes. The best Android TV box by far is that of the Nvidia Shield TV, and it seems that an update to that hardware is in the works.

Nvidia Shield TV Stories May 13, 2019

Android TV is my favorite platform for the living room TV. Currently, the best place to run it is the Nvidia Shield, but my biggest complaint with that hardware is its remote. Luckily, there are some affordable replacement removes that make a big difference for any Nvidia Shield owner.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories April 4, 2019

Android TV bug causes ‘Apps Spotlight’ row to constantly reappear on Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi, etc

Android TV is definitely my favorite platform for the big screen, but it’s been the center of some annoying bugs lately. This week, many users are up in arms regarding a bug which is causing the “Apps Spotlight” row to constantly reappear on homescreens for some devices, including the Nvidia Shield.

Nvidia Shield TV Stories March 28, 2019

Nvidia Shield TV Remote and Controller codenames surface for possibly updated hardware

The Nvidia Shield TV is two years old at this point, but the hardware is still chugging along nicely thanks to tons of software updates. Now, it looks like Nvidia may be working on a new Remote and Controller for the Shield TV as evidenced by some recently surfaced codenames.

Nvidia Shield TV Stories March 12, 2019

Nvidia Shield TV update delivers Xbox Elite Controller support, better HDMI-CEC controls

Since its initial offering back in 2015, Nvidia has been crushing it with software support for both generations of the Shield TV. Today, another software update is rolling out to Nvidia Shield owners which adds Xbox Elite Controller support and more.

Nvidia Shield TV Stories January 28, 2019

There are a few home streaming options for anyone looking to cut the cord and move into the world of online content streaming. The problem is that not everyone initially knows what to look out for.   expand full story

Nvidia Shield TV Stories January 4, 2019

When the Nvidia Shield was announced and subsequently released in 2015, it probably didn’t quite justify the initial high price-tag for a base Android TV streaming box — at least in my opinion. Despite that, the updated 2017 model proved to be a very different story thanks to a combination of exceptional hardware and updated Android TV software.

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