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Thursday January 26, 2017

Nvidia Rolls Out Shield Experience 5.0.2 To Original Shield Android TV

Owners of the older Shield have not been forgotten, as Nvidia has just released the Nougat update for the original device. The unit is now at 5.0.2, lining it up with the latest (2017) model, which got its update some weeks ago. Looking at the changelog, owners can look forward to GameStream in 4K, a Nvidia games app, and more, aside from the obvious update to Android 7.0. But as someone who already has an HTPCآ—can anyone think of a reason I should check this out? Thanks to Zarathustra for this one.

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آ…big update! With Nougat, the SHIELD TV will finally be able to do picture-in-picture, but apps have to support it. Live Channels is the example given as an example of an app with support. The settings will also be less terrible in the new update. More exciting is the addition of Amazon Video to the SHIELD TV, which has been a missing piece of the streaming media puzzle for some time. NVIDIA is revamping some of its gaming features in this update as well. The SHIELD Games, GeForce NOW, and GameStream apps are being merged into the NVIDIA Games app. This might not be live right when you install the update as it requires an update via the Play Store too. GameStream is now supported in 4K HDR, and NVIDIA says latency has been improved. The cloud-based GeForce Now gaming service is getting a performance upgrade to roughly GTX 1080 levels of performance.

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