If you own a SHIELD TV, drop what you’re doing and pay close attention because we have good news for you. NVIDIA has now administered SHIELD TV software upgrade 6.3, which brings a security patch along with some new features.
For starters, version 6.3 encompasses the latest Android security patch that includes mitigations for the Spectre vulnerability. In the next order of business, NVIDIA has made firmware upgrades for the SHIELD Remote and SHIELD Controller that will enhance performance.
Other than the above and your traditional system improvements, NVIDIA has introduced support for new apps and games. Google Assistant is now more capable, bringing along new features and support for over 1,000 smart home devices. We’re also looking at new playback support, improved Bluetooth/wireless performance and more. Some of the major additions are outlined below for your convenience.
View Your Nest Cameras on Your TV
- Just say “Show me my front door camera” or “Show me the baby’s room” to see your Nest cameras live on SHIELD.
Commercial-Free Recordings with Plex DVR
- You can now automatically remove commercials from broadcast TV shows recorded over-the-air using Plex DVR.
VLC Adds Picture-in-Picture and 360o Video Support
- Watch 360-degree videos on your TV, complete with spherical camera control. VLC also adds Picture-in-Picture, so you can browse your SHIELD while watching your videos.
Growing Library of Kids Content with the Cartoon Network app
- Watch free episodes of Cartoon Network shows like Ninjago, Teen Titans Go!, or Adventure Time or log in with your TV provider to unlock the latest episodes.
The Magic of LEGO, Now on SHIELD TV
- Stream your favorite LEGO TV show anytime in the living room. Easily browse episodes by theme, story, or age group and inspire the Master Builder in your family.
Watch Exclusive VH1 Shows and Clips
- Popular shows like America’s Next Top Model and Hip Hop Squares are now available in the VH1 app. Watch free episodes or sign in with your TV provider to catch up on the latest episodes.
Listen to SiriusXM in the Living Room
- Subscribers can download the app on SHIELD TV and access everything that SiriusXM has to offer, from commercial-free music to comedy, news, and even exclusive sports radio content.
Experience Hi-Fi Audio in Your Living Room with Tidal
- Audiophiles can enjoy lossless audio streamed to your SHIELD with Tidal. Access music, videos, and exclusive concerts in a new interface customized for the living room.
Save the Mudokons in Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty
- Lead our unlikely hero on his mission because if he doesn’t make it… Abe’s back on the menu! On-sale for $4.99 (Google Play).
Now all we need are those Big Format Gaming Displays!