Last week, NVIDIA rolled out updates for both the SHIELD TV and SHIELD TV Pro. It has been quite the wait, but owners of either device will be very glad to know that Android 8.0 can now be installed on these devices including a handful of interface changes and upgrades.
NVIDIA has been in the news lately, and on October 30, the company made software upgrade 6.1 available for SHIELD TV boxes. Included are a handful of features and improvements. Here’s a brief overview of the update.
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If you’re looking to buy NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV, the company has a new bundle consisting of only the console and remote for $179. Pre-orders are being taken now!
In May, NVIDIA was quick to roll out Android 8.0 for SHIELD TV devices. The update may have been a bit premature, since the company was forced to pull it before all devices received the upgraded software. We learned that there was a bug, which is usually the case when things like this happen. The good news is that the halt was temporary and NVIDIA has patched the issue in order to resume the roll out process this week.
Last week, NVIDIA began pushing a monster platform update out to SHIELD TV and SHIELD TV Pro units. The update made up of Android 8.0 Oreo and a slew of NVIDIA-exclusive features in Experience Upgrade 7.0 has since been paused.
NVIDIA has opened its preview program to SHIELD TV and tablet owners. Members will be supplied with early access to software updates before they release publicly.
CES 2017 played a big role for NVIDIA this year. The company introduced two products, a refreshed SHIELD TV and a new device called ‘NVIDIA Spot’. Here’s our rundown of all to know.