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Latest SHIELD Update adds New Features and Apps

By William O'Neal - Fri, Jun 9, 2017

Here at NVIDIA we’re all about improving SHIELD TV, and to that end, the latest SHIELD Experience Update is no different. While we work tirelessly to improve things on our side, the fact remains that the success of SHIELD is in many ways a team effort between us and our partners. And with that in mind, we’re extremely proud of what our partners are doing to further solidify our position as the world’s flagship Android TV device.

Watch and Record Live TV with Plex

Thanks to Plex’s new Live TV and PLEX DVR capabilities, SHIELD users now have the ability to watch and record free digital broadcast channels using a TV antenna along with a USB or network-attached tuner. Network television shows can be watched at up to 1080p resolution with 5.1 surround sound. And since SHIELD TV can act as a Plex Media Server, you’ll also get the ability to record your favorite shows, movies and sports with Plex DVR. Did you know that ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and CW are broadcast for free? With Plex on SHIELD, you can now watch and record free over-the-air TV in up to 1080 resolution with 5.1 surround sound - and stream recorded shows to any device, anywhere in the world. Requires Plex Pass as well as TV tuner and antenna hardware.

Enjoy the New Facebook Video App

Watch videos from friends and pages you follow or stream from Facebook Live.

Stream More Movies and TV Shows in 4K

Google Play Movies now supports more than 100 movies in 4K resolution. Plus, with Chromecast 4K built-in, you can cast Netflix, Google Play Movies, YouTube, and VUDU from your phone to SHIELD in 4K.

Write to Network Storage

Record TV shows and movies directly to your network attached storage (NAS) via Plex.

Connect a USB Tuner for Plex Live TV

SHIELD TV now supports select USB tuners for Plex Live TV, including the dual tuner from Hauppauge (WinTV-dualHD-1595). SHIELD TV now supports Hauppauge’s dual USB tuner (WinTV-dualHD-1590) for Plex Live TV.

New Apps and Games

The latest experience update also includes new apps like NBC as well as a bevy of new games like realMyst, Riven: The Sequel to Myst, Cluster Truck, The Final Station, Paragon, Batman: Arkham Knight, Youka-Laylee, and Marvel Heroes 2016.

Other Important Enhancements

Additionally, the latest update includes other enhancements like the latest monthly Android security updates, YouTube cast up to 4K 60fps, 5.1 surround audio when casting Netflix, Google Play Movies & TV, VUDU, HBO GO, and PLEX, Wi-Fi performance and stability improvements, as well as firmware upgrades for the SHIELD Remote and SHIELD Controller.

If you don’t already own one, pick up an NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV today.

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