NVIDIA resumes Android 8.0 update roll out for SHIELD TV devices

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.

NVIDIA confirmed the news on Twitter and will hopefully have learned its lesson. If your SHIELD TV or SHIELD TV Pro unit never received the SHIELD Experience Upgrade 7.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo, sit tight and you should see a notification soon.

As a reminder, this is a big update and brings the latest Android TV features from Google and NVIDIA to your console. In the updated version, you’ll notice some design tweaks up front with catered recommendations. There are also app preview shortcuts for these, which are kind of cool. For the full change-log, view the original post we published here or the source link below. From what we can tell, few features have been removed and none have been added since last month’s debacle update. If you don’t see the update right away, dive into settings like you would on an Android smartphone and ‘check for an update’.

Let us know if you see the changes on your SHIELD device and feel free to drop any thoughts in the comment section.


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