Nvidia Shield TV (2015) updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, here is what's new
The original Nvidia Shield TV has just been upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat. Those who own the TV and haven't yet receive the update should go ahead and manually check for it, as Nvidia has already published the official changelog.
The update brings lots of new features and improvements such as Amazon Video, Nvidia Games Apps, Nest, as well as other enhancements. Android 7.0 Nougat adds recent apps page, so you can now double-press the Home button to quickly access recent apps. Picture in picture support has been added too, along with a new settings menu.
Amazon Video will allow Nvidia Shield TV (2015) users to stream popular movies and TV shows in up to 4K HDR. Exclusive Amazon originals such as The Grand Tour are available to watch with an Amazon Prime membership.
The Nvidia Games Apps allows users to find and access exclusive Android games and Nvidia GameStream games. In addition, all installed games will be displayed in the games row on the Shield's home screen.
It's also worth noting that the new Nvidia Games will replace the older Shield Hub app. According to Nvidia, this update will be rolled out over the coming weeks via Google Play Store.
After the update, users will be able to play on-demand PC games with performance up to GeForce GTX 1080 gaming graphics in the cloud. Moreover, the Nvidia GameStream has been upgraded to offer 4K HDR and lower latency streaming.
Nest support has been implemented too, so Nvidia Shield TV (2015) owners will now be able to view live video from their Nest Cameras with the new Nest app on Shield. Additional apps have been included such as NFL, Twitter for TV, Comedy Central, Vimeo, and Viki.
Other enhancements confirmed by Nvidia include the addition of a Pause/Play button functionality on the Shield remove by double-tapping the volume slider. The ability to write on attached USB or SD storage cards has been added too, along with 4.1, 6.1, and 8.1 speaker configurations for Plex. There's also cast for HBO GO.