Nvidia Stories April 13

While Chromebooks have long been used as affordable, low-power computers, there’s also a growing market for premium, high-end devices running Chrome OS. To that end, Nvidia and MediaTek have announced that they are now working together on bringing RTX graphics to future Chromebooks.

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Nvidia Stories March 3

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 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 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 Stories March 27, 2020

Nvidia’s GeForce Now debuts weekly release schedule for new games

Nvidia’s GeForce Now launched to the public a few weeks ago, but it’s lost some games in the time since. Now, GeForce Now has announced a new schedule for launching new games, starting today with Control.

Nvidia Stories February 7, 2020

The game-streaming wars are starting to heat up, as now Nvidia has joined the battleground with the full release of Nvidia GeForce Now on mobile, desktop, tablet, and technically its own Android TV devices.

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Nvidia Stories February 4, 2020

Nvidia’s game-streaming service GeForce Now launches today on multiple platforms, but by the year’s end, it will be available on Chromebooks and more Android TV devices, too.

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Cloud streaming is becoming a huge trend in gaming, and Nvidia has been cooking up its own service over the past couple of years. Today, Nvidia GeForce Now launches to the masses on multiple platforms. Here’s what you need to know.

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Nvidia Stories January 27, 2020

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 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 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 Stories October 28, 2019

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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It’s been nearly three years since the last time the Nvidia Shield TV had a hardware refresh, and today it’s getting two. The new Nvidia Shield TV (2019) is a huge departure from what came before in terms of hardware, but if you want something more traditional, the Nvidia Shield TV Pro is here to fill the gap.

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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 Stories October 17, 2019

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 Stories August 19, 2019

Ahead of the next Stadia Connect livestream where Google will announce more games, Nvidia revealed that its competing GeForce Now streaming service will be coming to Android. Like Stadia, it will be “available later this year.”

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Nvidia Stories September 10, 2018

Android TV is slowly making a comeback, but the Nvidia Shield TV has long been its best device. Today, Nvidia is launching the 20th software update for the Shield TV with a ton of improvements in tow…

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Nvidia Stories July 10, 2018

GeForce Now on Nvidia Shield TV will soon let you add your own titles, free in beta

One of the biggest perks of owning an Nvidia Shield TV since its debut has been gaming. With GeForce streaming, you can play high-quality PC titles on the streaming box. Now, Nvidia is bringing some big changes to GeForce Now on the Shield.

Nvidia Stories January 7, 2018

At its annual CES keynote tonight, Nvidia unveiled 65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR screens aimed at gamers called “big format gaming displays.” Created with Acer, Asus, and HP, these BFGDs also integrate a Shield Android TV, as well as the Google Assistant.

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Nvidia Stories May 3, 2017

Nvidia’s Shield preview program offers updated software early to eager Shield TV owners

Nvidia generally keeps up with what its customers ask for and what Google is putting out for Android in general, which means that the company pushes a lot of updates. Now, Nvidia has announced a new program for Shield owners who want to live on the edge and get early access to the latest software.

Nvidia Stories April 14, 2017

Nvidia hosting Spring Sale for Shield devices, offering up to 66% off select games

Nvidia’s collection of Android-powered hardware offers up a gaming experience you can’t get on any other Android device, but games are obviously the biggest part of making that successful. Until April 16th, Nvidia Shield users have a chance to pick up some sweet deals on various games for their Shield tablets, handhelds, or set-top boxes.

Nvidia Stories March 7, 2017

Marvel Heroes 2016 is now available free on GeForce Now for Nvidia Shield TV

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.

2013’s Tomb Raider reboot is now available natively on Nvidia Shield TV for $14.99

The pinnacle of Android gaming is absolutely on the Nvidia Shield TV. Powered by a Tegra X1, it’s one of the most powerful Android devices on the market, regardless of whether it’s the 2015 or 2017 edition. Nvidia takes advantage of that by bringing games to the Play Store specifically for its hardware. Now, Nvidia has debuted another hit game for the Shield TV ─ 2013’s Tomb Raider reboot.

Nvidia Stories February 16, 2017

Winter Sale opens up for Nvidia Shield devices, up to 70% off select titles through Feb. 19th

We reviewed Nvidia’s new Shield Android TV earlier this year, and praised it for a lot of things, gaming being front and center. GeForce Now gives the Shield a huge leg up on other gaming mediums by offering tons of power in a compact and affordable package. Now, Nvidia is chopping prices on a selection of various games as part of a Winter Sale…

Nvidia Stories February 9, 2017

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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.

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Nvidia Stories January 26, 2017

Shield Experience 5.0.2 featuring Nougat is now rolling out to original Nvidia Shield TV units

Last week, Nvidia’s website accidentally stated that the 2015 Nvidia Shield TV would be receiving Nougat, but the release notes were quickly pulled from the website. Now, a week after the release of the brand new Nvidia Shield TV, the Shield Experience 5.0.2 upgrade is rolling out to the original set top box from Nvidia…

Nvidia Stories January 25, 2017

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As more and more people cut cable, the battle for the home entertainment center has only become more and more intense. There are dozens of great options from the Roku, to the latest Apple TV, and even Google’s Chromecast streaming stick. However, the Chromecast isn’t Google’s only entry into this market.

Android TV has been around for a few years now, but it’s never really caught on despite offering what is, at least in my opinion, the best looking TV interface available today. Part of the reason for that has been lack of content, another part, the lack of compelling hardware. The new Nvidia Shield fixes both of those issues.

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Nvidia Stories January 23, 2017

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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.

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Nvidia Stories January 19, 2017

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It has been months since we have heard anything official from Nvidia when it comes to their two gaming tablets. Now, Nvidia has confirmed on Google+ that Nougat should be arriving for the Shield Tablet and Tablet K1 in the coming weeks…

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Nvidia Stories January 16, 2017

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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).

Starting today, Nvidia is rolling out the “Shield Experience Upgrade 5.0” to the older model of the set-top box, which brings with it Android Nougat, Amazon Video, and much more…

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Nvidia Stories January 9, 2017

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Nvidia’s Shield TV has been one of the best Android TV devices in recent memory and at CES 2017 it has gotten a massive update. It has new hardware, an updated OS with built-in Google Assistant, and an amazing new accessory that all turns it into the technology of our dreams.

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Nvidia Stories January 7, 2017

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One thing that the Google Assistant has that puts other voice assistants to shame is the fact that you can have a contextual conversation with it. With information from previous questions or commands, Assistant can make the conversation feel more natural, but it’s not perfect, especially on certain devices. It looks like the Nvidia Shield will have a leg up on some other Assistant-supported devices, however.

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Nvidia Stories December 7, 2016

NVIDIA reportedly planning to introduce the new Shield Android TV at CES in January

The NVIDIA Shield TV, first introduced at the Game Developers Conference in 2015, has been widely known as one of the best Android TV set-top boxes ever. Unlike other Android TV devices at the time, though, the Shield offered better performance for gaming as well as 4K video output. Now, more than a year later, we are getting our first report about a second generation console being announced at CES 2017…

Nvidia Stories May 12, 2016

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NVIDIA’s Shield Tablet is one of the better Android tablets for many reasons, one of which being that its smaller 8-inch screen allows unoptimized phone apps to look pretty decent. Now, it appears the company may be working on a next generation model according to a new FCC filing (via Liliputing) that features a schematic…

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Nvidia Stories April 13, 2016

Android 6.0.1 now rolling out to NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 w/ bug fixes & support for Vulcan API

Update 5/12: Android 6.0.1 is now rolling out to the original NVIDIA Shield Tablet with the same fixes, features, and support for the Vulkan API.

Following the NVIDIA Shield Android TV receiving its Marshmallow update, the Tablet K1 is getting a smaller update to Android 6.0.1 today. The OTA includes bug fixes, several software tweaks, Android security patches, and support for the Vulkan API in games.

Nvidia Stories February 22, 2016

Marshmallow for the NVIDIA Shield Android TV is rolling out now

Having rolled out Marshmallow to the original Shield Tablet, NVIDIA is now rolling out Android 6.0 to their Shield Android TV. Marshmallow adds a host of new visual refreshes and storage features. The company also added a number of hardware features and settings, game optimizations, and support for new developer APIs.

Nvidia Stories February 1, 2016

Original NVIDIA Shield Tablet gets Marshmallow, K1 update fixes bugs & adds stylus support

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.

Nvidia Stories December 21, 2015

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NVIDIA released the refreshed SHIELD Tablet K1 last month, and now it’s getting a huge software update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The biggest additions here are nothing new — they’ve been hitting devices since Marshmallow first started rolling out to the Nexus line earlier this year — but there are a few things unique to the K1…

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Nvidia Stories December 5, 2015

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This week, a rumor going around stated that the Pixel C would be available for sale starting on December 8th. Beyond a brief Twitter mention and the knowledge that the product would be launching in time for the holiday season, we have not heard much about Google’s productivity-focused tablet. However, the launch rumor is gaining credence as the device has been spotted on a GFXBench and Geekbench benchmark.

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Nvidia Stories November 17, 2015

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NVIDIA has just released a slightly revised edition of its powerful 2014 Shield Tablet. Very little has changed in terms of specifications, but the new $200 price point means this could be one of the tablets to buy this holiday season…

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Nvidia Stories October 27, 2015

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While it seems near-certain that Google plans a full-scale commercial rollout of its self-driving cars, it has also made clear on several occasions that it has no plans to manufacture the cars itself. As a recent opinion piece on sister site Electrek argued, actually manufacturing a car is massively complex undertaking.

Google will therefore be looking for partners to pull together different elements of the car, and Re/code has put together an interesting look at the most likely candidates. Though the piece is focused on the Apple Car, the analysis applies to Apple and Google alike …  expand full story

Nvidia Stories September 30, 2015

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Nvidia has come out today to announce several ways that its SHIELD Android TV set-top box is about to get way better. Rounding out the list, we have mention of game streaming service GeForce NOW, a debut of the device in Europe, a partnership with Google Fiber, cast support for more services such as Spotify, and home theater upgrades… expand full story

Nvidia Stories September 3, 2015

NVIDIA Shield Portable and Shield Android TV receiving updates

NVIDIA today has announced a pair of updates for two of its Shield devices. The company’s Shield Portable and Shield Android TV are both receiving updates today, the latter of which receiving the more significant changes.

Nvidia Stories August 26, 2015

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV now available on the Google Store

The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV may be one of the best set-top boxes to ever exist, and now you can buy it straight from the Google Store. The 4K Ultra HD-supporting, game controller-including, Android-powered box can now be purchased in both its standard and “Pro” forms for $199 and $299, respectively.

The standard model comes with 16 GB of flash storage, while the “Pro” packs a 500 GB hard drive. The device sports a Tegra X1 processor and 3GB of RAM, an HDMI port, Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports, Micro USB, and a Micro SD card slot. We reviewed it earlier this year and had almost all good things to say.

Head over to the Google Store to grab one, or keep your eyes on 9to5Toys Lunch Break on the off chance we find a great deal on this Android TV box.

Nvidia Stories July 31, 2015

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If you bought an NVIDIA SIELD tablet at any point between now and a year ago, you might want to take note: NVIDIA is voluntarily recalling all of these devices due to a problem with the battery which can cause it to overheat and potentially catch fire… expand full story

Nvidia Stories June 15, 2015

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NVIDIA’s SHIELD Android TV box is already becoming known as one of the best set-top boxes to ever exist, and now it’s getting even better. Thanks to a recent update, version number 1.2, the device is getting support for 4K resolution in the Photos & Videos app, optimized streaming of Netflix and Google Play Movies, enhancements to NVIDIA’s GameStream service, and other enhancements. expand full story

Nvidia Stories June 9, 2015

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Today we’re checking out the NVIDIA Shield Pro (500GB model), its optional accessories, and taking a closer look at what this thing actually does. This is a set-top box that’s running Android TV and has quite the feature set to offer… expand full story

Nvidia Stories March 3, 2015

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Image via Engadget

NVIDIA announced a set-top box version of its popular Shield portable gaming system tonight during the Game Developers Conference. The new Shield runs on Android 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.

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.

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