NVIDIA Shield TV continues to be the most updated device in the Android TV sector as we have seen throughout all these years. Today we have a new firmware available that updates the Android TV 8.0 Oreo system with interesting new features and recovered options that were eliminated in the version jump as content sharing or turn off / restart. Also now we have remote control app from our Smartphone which makes it easier to manage our device.
New GeForce NOW features
- In-Game Chat
Plug a headset into the SHIELD controller to chat with your teammates during gameplay.
- NVIDIA SHIELD TV Mobile App
Log in to your favorite GeForce NOW games on SHIELD even faster with instant access to a virtual mouse and keyboard. Download on your iOS or Android phone.
- Keyboard and Mouse Support
You can now play keyboard & mouse games on your TV with GeForce NOW thanks to new optimizations for mouse movements as well as support for new keyboard shortcuts.
- Talk to Your Google Assistant in Multiple Languages
You can now speak two languages interchangeably with the Assistant on SHIELD. Add a language in Assistant Settings (under Preferences) on your phone.
- Netflix Unveils a New TV Design
A new sidebar has started to roll out that makes it easier to search and view new content, search within separate Movies and Series categories, and get quick access to your saved shows in My List.
- YouTube Gets an Upgrade
With Google Assistant, you can now control playback with your voice. Try saying, “fast forward 30 seconds” or “play next video”. Enable your personalized channel called Recommendations.
- X-Ray Comes to Prime Video on SHIELD TV
Press select during playback to get real time information about the movie including cast, characters, directors, music, or trivia.
- HDHomerun adds Premium Service and Encrypted Channel Support
Try out HDHomerun’s new Premium TV cable service. Plus, HDHomeRun Prime tuner owners can now watch encrypted content from channels like HBO.
New Apps and games
– IFC: Sign in with your TV provider to access IFC original shows like Portlandia.
– AMC: Sign in with your TV provider to watch popular shows like Better Call Saul.
– Boomerang: Enjoy ad-free entertainment of over 2000 cartoons, including classics like Scooby-Doo.
– Wired: Catch up on the latest news and insights from one of the most trusted names in tech journalism.
– Suzy Cube (Action/Platformer)
Discover the simple joy of platforming in this bright, fun, and surprise-filled 3D game.
– Sir Questionnaire (Action/Arcade)
This is a turn-based, hack’n’slash game where you enter a dungeon full of loot, creatures, and mystery.
– Evoland 2 (RPG)
Embark on an epic RPG adventure of more than 20 hours filled with a ton of classical games references.
– Implosion – Never Lose Hope (Action/Arcade)
A mysterious life form, the XADA, squares off against humanity’s last weapon–the War-Mech series III battle suit.
– Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink (Adventure)
This detective drama features action elements such espionage and even hang-gliding!
– SnakEscape (Puzzle)
SnakEscape is a turn-based logic game tuning the traditional Snake gameplay concept upside down!
– Stickman Soccer 2018 (Sports)
Experience pure soccer fun with fast-paced arcade gameplay and tons of replay value.
- Adds option to enable NVIDIA Share on Android Oreo. Go to Settings > System > NVIDIA Share.
- [SHIELD 2017] Adds “Restart” to Quick Settings. Long-press Back button from the home screen.
- [SHIELD Pro and SHIELD 2015] Also adds “Power off” to Quick Settings.
- Enables a new shortcut to instantly sleep your SHIELD (quickly tap Home + Back).
- Adds 120 Hz display modes for supported TVs and monitors.
- Latest accessory firmware versions:
- SHIELD controller (2017): v1.25
- SHIELD controller (2015): v1.96/99/3.71/0.32
- SHIELD remote (2017): v1.35
- SHIELD remote (rechargeable): v.1.30