NVIDIA is rolling Android 9.0 Pie update to the Shield TV

NVIDIA is rolling Android 9.0 Pie update to the Shield TV
Shield TV owners, rejoice, as NVIDIA has just announced the highly-anticipated Android 9.0 Pie update is now available for download. Rumored about a week ago, the Android Pie update comes with Upgrade 8.0 for NVIDIA Shield TV.

The most important change besides Android 9.0 Pie is the addition of Hulu Live TV. The new Hulu app with Live TV will be rolled out to Shield users, which will give them access to live sports, news, and events on more than 60 top channels. According to NVIDIA, the app will be rolled out to everyone in the coming weeks.

A ton of new and upgraded apps are included in the update such as Netflix, Prime Video, FandangoNOW, Twitch, Bravo, SYFY, E!, USA, Yahoo! Finance, XUMO, Lifetime, and MotoGP.

Also, GeForce NOW adds more than 20 games, including Unknown Fate, SiNKR2, and Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap. Other enhancements are included in the update as well, which you can read about below:

  • Updates “Display and Sounds” advanced setting into two easier to navigate menus.
  • Adds option to match content color space (Settings > Display & Sound > Advanced).
  • Improves volume dynamic range for USB and Bluetooth connected headsets.
  • SHIELD TV remote app adds Bluetooth assist for pairing and improves connection.
  • Enables 720p refresh rate switching on supported apps.
  • Adds “Disconnect Bluetooth accessories” option to quick settings.
  • Adds IR power control options to customize on/off functionality.
  • Adds option to turn off USB power when SHIELD sleeps.
  • Adds option to connect to 2.4GHz or 5GHz Wi-Fi network with shared SSID.

As far as Android Pie changes go, the update brings a completely overhauled Settings menu to Android TV, along with a streamlined setup for new users. Shield Experience Upgrade 8.0 is rolling out starting today, but it may take a few days to reach all Shield TV units, so be patient if it's not yet showing up on your set-top box.

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5 Comments

1. torr310

Posts: 1692; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I got one before but was disappointed that it couldn't install the same apps from phones...

4. japkoslav

Posts: 1542; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

You can.

6. torr310

Posts: 1692; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

no, the Shield TV doesn't come with the same version of Google Play as the phones. I could not find some games on my phone to install on the Shield TV.

2. Arthurhkt

Posts: 727; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Do anyone know how to disable the Wi-Fi connection for it? I could find the setting to turn it off :/

3. toddlange

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 31, 2019

If Netflix would support Dolby Atmos I would buy one.

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