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NVIDIA has announced a new SHIELD Experience update that is aimed at laying the groundwork for fixing the 4K streaming issues that many users have encountered. The company doesn't say that Experience Update 8.0.1 will fix the 4K streaming issues entirely; it says that the update is "a big step towards resolving 4K streaming issues." NVIDIA confirmed the issues with 4K playback last month. NVIDIA does say that it expects that most apps will resume 4K soon via coming server-side updates. Addressing apps that aren't streaming in 4K as they should isn't all the update is tackling. It also redesigns the volume UI for Android P. The update resolves occasional video playback issues,... Read more...
The current NVIDIA Shield TV has been around for quite some; we first reviewed the device way back in 2017. However, over the years, NVIDIA has consistently updated the media streamer with new software to keep it ahead of the pack when it comes to capabilities. In its current incarnation, the Shield TV pairs up with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Samsung SmartThings to form a powerful smart home trio in addition to being a hub for gaming and online media streaming. It now looks as if the aging NVIDIA Shield TV is set to get a true hardware update according to a listing that turned up on the Google Play Developer Console Device Catalog. The original Shield console was known inside... Read more...
NVIDIA has just announced the latest SHIELD Software Experience (v7.2.3) and brings a number of changes that are aimed at enhancing the user experience and making living with the SHIELD TV at bit more enjoyable in the process. One of the biggest additions -- and is an issue that we've encountered on a number of occasions -- addresses Wi-Fi connectivity on the SHIELD TV. In some instances, usually when the console has been sitting idle for a while, it will lose its connection with your wireless router or access point. Searching for available access point is a fruitless endeavor at this point because none will show up. Naturally, this means that all internet connectivity is lost. Usually,... Read more...
YouTube TV launched earlier this year as the latest in a long list of streaming services aimed at people looking to cut the cord. However, the launch was limited by the fact that the service was primarily focused on watching content from a smartphone or tablet. While that may be OK for people that want to watch TV shows while on-the-go, it didn't specially address the market for people that primarily watch content in front of a big screen television. Well, that all changes today, as Google just announced the YouTube TV app is coming to a host of devices specifically designed to provide a big screen experience. Those devices include the NVIDIA SHIELD TV (which gains supports via SHIELD Software... Read more...
NVIDIA is launching a new update today for the SHIELD TV, which it says is the most important update in the last two years the device has been available. There are several important new capabilities added to SHIELD TV in this update with perhaps the biggest being Google Assistant support. Google Assistant will be able to take advantage of your big screen TV and surround sound speakers for the best audio possible.The update also includes hands-free access to Assistant for TV, which is a first, and allows you to interact with your TV without having to pick up the controller. Another new feature for the update is the integration of Samsung SmartThings into SHIELD. This feature works with SHIELD... Read more...