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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...
Cord cutters out there who also want to play the occasional video game have a great option for both with the NVIDIA SHIELD TV. During the holiday shopping season, the 4K TV streamer was on sale with discounts that gave about $30 off the device. If you missed those deals, Amazon is offering discounts on several SHIELD TV bundles matching those holiday discounts. Amazon is offering the SHIELD TV Gaming Edition that includes the remote and a gaming controller for $168; that is a discount of $31.99 off the regular $199.99 retail price. If you don't want to play any games on the device, you can get the SHIELD TV with the remote for $149, a $30 discount off the regular $179 price. A SHIELD... Read more...
Remember those NVIDIA Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) 4K HDR behemoths that were first announced back at CES 2018? While NVIDIA and its partners hoped to get products out the door sometime in 2018, the initiative was officially delayed in late August,with NVIDIA saying that products would begin shipping in 2019. Well, 2019 is here and we present to you the Hewlett-Packard Omen X Emperium. Although it's showing up a year late, the first of the massive NVIDIA-backed gaming displays looks to impress. For starters, the Omen X Emperium measures 65 inches diagonally, and is of course backed by NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR technology for fluid gameplay. Oh, and did we mention that you can crank... Read more...
If you're the owner of an NVIDIA SHIELD TV 4K media streamer, then you're probably pretty happy with the steady onslaught of updates that add new software and functionality. NVIDIA continues its upgrade spree with SHIELD Software Experience Upgrade 7.2, which is rolling out starting today to owners. As long as your SHIELD TV is on, your device should have the upgrade downloaded by the end of the day. NVIDIA says that SHIELD Software Experience Upgrade 7.2 brings with it the inclusion of the Amazon Music app, which joins a host of other streaming music services available on the platform including Google Play Music, Spotify and Pandora. NVIDIA notes, however, that the Amazon... Read more...
Update 11/23/18: This deal expired Wednesday night but you have find other good deals on items like Amazon's Fire TV for just $25 and more in our Black Friday Deals Guide and Holiday Gift Guide. If you're looking for a solid "do everything" Android TV-based media streamer, it doesn't get much better than the NVIDIA SHIELD TV. For starters, the SHIELD TV is a potent 4K streamer that is highly extensible. In addition, NVIDIA has continually updated the console over its lifespan via frequent software updates. Today, Best Buy -- via its eBay Store -- is selling the SHIELD TV for $139.99. That price is reasonable enough, but eBay is currently running a 15 percent off promotion on anything that you... Read more...
NVIDIA has announced a new control feature for the Shield TV media player that brings another way to control Shield with your voice. A new Alexa Skill has launched that allows hands-free control of Shield TV using an Amazon Alexa device. The Alexa Skill for Shield TV owners makes the NVIDIA device the only video streamer that can be controlled with both Amazon Echo and Google Home devices. Alexa can be used to navigate and enjoy movies, TV, music, and more. NVIDIA also notes that the Shield TV features Dolby Atmos passthrough support for Prime Video. To enable Alexa voice control, users will need to open the Alexa app, click the menu button, select "Skills & Games" and search for NVIDIA Shield... Read more...
NVIDIA's "do everything" SHIELD TV is an incredibly potent media streamer + gaming platform, and it already features native support for the Google Assistant. However, the current implementation of voice control with the Google Assistant leaves a lot to be desired and is quite limited in its capabilities. NVIDIA is rectifying this issue with a new update that provides "deeper integration" with Google Home devices currently on your network. You can simply call out to your Google Home and tell it to specifically play a movie or a TV show on your SHIELD. For example, you can say "OK Google, open Sling TV on SHIELD" or "Hey Google, set volume to 90% on SHIELD". As you might expect, you can... Read more...
NVIDIA first launched its SHIELD TV over three years ago, and since that time, the company has continually updated the media streamer/game console to keep pace with the latest Android releases and to add new features. Keeping that trend going, NVIDIA has announced the 20th update for SHIELD TV, which is called the SHIELD Software Experience Upgrade 7.1. Loaded into the SHIELD Software Experience Upgrade 7.1 are a number of new features including in-game voice chat. This feature is incorporated into games available on GeForce NOW, and works with headsets that are connected via the 3.5mm headset jack that is built in to the wireless SHIELD controller. Fortnite is called out as one... Read more...
When it comes to 4K HDR media streamers currently on the market, the NVIDIA SHIELD TV is one of the more powerful entries available. The device is powered by NVIDIA's Tegra X1 SoC and runs Google's Android TV operating system. For those of you that haven't already managed to snag a SHIELD TV, Amazon is giving you a prime opportunity to strike on Prime Day. Prime Day kicks off tomorrow, July 16th, starting at 3PM EST, and the SHIELD TV will be on sale for $139, which is $40 off its regular price. Checking out the trusty CamelCamelCamel price tracker, the lowest price that this particular variant of the SHIELD TV has been on Amazon is $159.97, so the Prime Day savings... Read more...
We all know the NVIDIA SHIELD TV to be one of the best 4K media streamers on the market. With the power of the Android TV platform, the SHIELD TV gives you access to Android apps, popular streaming services (like Netflix and Amazon Video), and even allows you to play games with a dedicated wireless controller. However, the SHIELD TV's gaming prowess is about to get a lot better thanks to the addition of GeForce NOW support. NVIDIA announced today that GeForce NOW will be coming to the SHIELD TV "in the very near future". GeForce NOW is already available in beta for PC and Mac platform, and allows you to stream AAA game titles to your system (even if it isn't spec'd out with... Read more...
If you're a frequent reader of HotHardware, then you're well aware that we've been quite impressed with the NVIDIA SHIELD TV. Not only is the pint-sized device a competent Android gaming console, but it also serves as an Android TV hub, a media streamer (for services like Netflix and Hulu), and can even function as a Plex Media Server. Finally, it can serve all this gaming and video content with the help of Google Assistant to search and provide key information all via voice command. Today, NVIDIA SHIELD TV is also gaining the ability to be the focal point for your smart home efforts now, thanks to new compatibility with the Samsung SmartThings ecosystem. The support isn't integrated directly... 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...
NVIDIA has announced that it has pre-orders kicking off today for a 16GB SHIELD TV (you can read our review here) bundled with the just SHIELD remote for $179, which represents a $20 price break. NVIDIA does still offer the version with the remote and a game controller for $199. For people needing more than 16GB of internal storage space, you can also get the SHIELD Pro with 500GB of storage for $299. SHIELD TV does offer a USB port for expanding storage if 16GB isn't enough, but you don't want to drop the cash for the 500GB Pro version. At the new $179 price point, the SHIELD TV does still support console quality game streaming and you can add the controller later if you want to play games.... Read more...
  Plex is once again expanding its expansive list of features with the arrival of Plex Live TV — at least in beta form. Plex Live TV is immediately available to all Plex Pass subscribers, allowing customers to tap into free, over-the-air (OTA) digital broadcasts that can be accessed directly from the familiar Plex interface. Customers will first need to hook up a digital OTA tuner to their PC or NVIDIA SHIELD TV device. A wide variety of TV tuners are supported, including many models from Hauppauge, AVerMedia, and DVBLogic (more here). Once your hardware is setup, Plex will do the rest by scanning for available channels and populating your local guide information. In addition, there is full... Read more...
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