NVIDIA Finally Starts Rolling Out Android Nougat Update To SHIELD TV 2015

NVIDIA Finally Starts Rolling Out Android Nougat Update To SHIELD TV 2015

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NVIDIA launched SHIELD TV (2017) a while back with Android 7.0 Nougat running out-of-the-box. Now, it appears the company is also bringing the Android 7.0 to its SHIELD TV (2015 as well via a new software update. Earlier, we reported that NVIDIA was working on Android 7.0 Nougat update for the SHIELD TV 2015, and now it looks like the update is finally rolling out.

NVIDIA has announced on its site that the older SHIELD TV is now getting a new update which will bump the SHIELD Experience software from 3.3 to 5.0. The update comes with Android 7.0 Nougat as well as tons of new features and enhancements.

For a quick reminder, the update brings in Amazon Video support which will allow users to stream their favorite movies and TV shows in 4K HDR directly on SHIELD TV. The other big change in the update is the new NVIDIA Games App, which replaces the existing SHIELD Hub app.

GeForce Now has also been upgraded with an improved graphics performance, which now lets users stream on-demand PC games from the cloud to SHIELD TV box with performance comparable to a computer running a GTX 1080. On the other hand, GameStream also sees performance improvements in the form of 4K HDR support and low-latency streaming. GameStream will allow users to stream their favorite PC games to SHIELD TV and will also give access to Steam Big Pictures from the Steam app. The update also adds support for Nest Cams. With the Nest app for SHIELD, users will be able to watch the live video streams from their Nest Cams on SHIELD TV.

Apart from the above mentioned changes, the update also packs in Android 7.0 features such as double pressing the home button to access the recent menu, support for picture-in-picture mode (in supported apps,) and revamped settings menu with navigation optimizations.

The update has already begun rolling out. If you’re sporting a SHIELD TV 2015, you should be receiving the update in the coming days.

Source: NVIDIA