NVIDIA Shield TV getting Android 8.0 Oreo update, lots of improvements added

NVIDIA Shield TV getting Android 8.0 Oreo update, lots of improvements added
NVIDIA recently started the roll-out of Android 8.0 Oreo for Shield TV. The new update is available for download for free and brings the long-awaited Shield Experience Upgrade 7.0, which includes a bucketload of new features and improvements.

The most obvious change is the new Home Screen that you'll see once you fire up the NVIDIA Shield TV. Thanks to Android 8.0 Oreo, you will not find everything that you need in one place: Live TV, video-on-demand, streaming media, as well as games.

Speaking of games, the update adds new games to the NVIDIA Shield TV: Shadowgun Legends, Crashlands, Morphite, and Dandara. Also, Amazon Prime Video gets a major update too, while PLEX Media Server receives new storage options.


Other enhancements announced by NVIDIA as part of the Android 8.0 Oreo update include the May security patch and many other improvements that we listed below:

  • Quick access to Settings when you’re on the home screen by holding the Back button;
  • Support for high polling rate gaming mice for NVIDIA GameStream;
Improved support for game controllers:
  • Customize SHIELD controller thumbstick dead zones (Settings-> Apps-> Input viewer);
  • Xbox 360 and DualShock 4 v2 controllers;
  • DualShock 4 controllers using USB wireless adapter;
  • Adds “Connect” option to re-pair disconnected Bluetooth accessories (Settings->Accessories);
  • Ability to connect to Wi-Fi without disconnecting Ethernet (Settings-> Network-> Ethernet).

Although the update is already rolling out to NVIDIA Shield TV units, it will take a few days to reach all devices, but everyone is likely to get it by the end of the week.

source: NVIDIA

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2 Comments

1. ebilcake

Posts: 1227; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Not sure why we need this but.... Yay!

2. det_bradlee

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

Why is there no new competition in encrypted cable card content playback? SiliconDust now seems to be the only game in town, and their implementation is severely lacking when compared to Windows Media Center - a product in its current form that was created 16 years ago and completely abandoned 3 years ago.

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