The 5.1 Update Starts Rolling Out to Nvidia Shield Owners




Nvidia has been hard at work on its streaming media player the Nvidia Shield. Many have considered this to be the flagship streaming media player for the Google Android TV OS.

Back in January 2017 at CES Nvidia announced the second generation of the Shield, which will be smaller with a greatly improved controller and, more importantly, many OS upgrades including the addition of the Amazon Video app.

Now that Nvidia has the number 2 streaming video service in the United States the Shield is a player that cord cutters can consider.

Nvidia is continuing to update the OS with the recent 5.1 update.

What’s New

  • Rumble Support for GeForce NOW—GeForce NOW joins GameStream with support for dual vibration feedback with the new Shield controller. Compatible with games such as Tomb Raider, ABZÛ, and LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Amazon Video enhancements for surround sound and remote control responsiveness.
  • Support for encrypted VP9 with subsampling.
  • Enhanced system performance and stability.

More about the Nvidia Shield from Amazon:

  • A Killer View – Movies, TV shows and games in amazing 4K HDR, explore thousands of apps like Netflix, Amazon Video, YouTube, HBO, Showtime, Pandora, Spotify, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, Kodi, and more.
  • Amazing Games, Played Your Way – Stream AAA PC games with GeForce NOW. Cast your PC games in 4K HDR from your GeForce rig to the living room with GameStream. Exclusive Android games only on SHIELD.
  • The World at Your Command – Just say what you want and let Google’s voice search find it in seconds. Get search results from over 100 apps, including Netflix, YouTube, HULU, HBO, and more.
  • Best for Amazon Prime – Watch Amazon Video in 4K HDR and get access to original shows like The Grand Tour, The Man in the High Castle, and much more.
  • The Complete Package – SHIELD TV includes the remote and redesigned SHIELD controller with voice search, rumble feedback, and private listening, in a stylish new form factor.

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