NVIDIA Shield Experience 8.0, update that launches Android TV 9 Pie


NVIDIA Shield TV is possibly the Android device with the best and longest support that has ever existed, it’s that simple. Today we have available a new firmware NVIDIA Shield Experience 8.0 that updates the system version to Android TV 9 Pie, in turn new features are added and updates key apps.


New or Upgraded Apps

  • Netflix Enables High-Quality Surround Sound
    Now on SHIELD, Netflix dynamically delivers Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 audio up to 640 kbps for sound quality that rivals professional recording studios.
  • Prime Video adds 4K Cast for SHIELD
    Use your mobile phone to discover and cast your favorite Prime Video movies or TV shows right on your SHIELD in up to 4K resolutions.
  • Watch Movies in 4K + HDR with FandangoNOW
    FandangoNOW has been upgraded, letting you watch newly released UHD movies like Captain Marvel, Dumbo, or Us in stunning HDR on your SHIELD TV.
  • Twitch Gets a UI Makeover
    Enjoy a thoroughly updated UI, improved navigation, and most importantly, the ability to interact with your favorite streamer with the onscreen keyboard.
  • Bravo
    Watch full episodes of The Real Housewives, Southern Charm, Below Deck Mediterranean, or Project Runway.
  • SYFY
    Watch full episodes of The Magicians, Krypton, Futurama, or Killjoys SYFY is the new home of the Harry Potter films!
  • E!
    Get full episodes of E!’s must-know pop culture shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Very Cavallari, Relatively Nat & Liv, and Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry.
  • USA
    Watch full episodes of Suits, WWE Raw, Chrisley Knows Best, Temptation Island, AND MANY MORE!
  • Yahoo! Finance
    Watch free live market coverage from the comfort of your home and get everything you need to know about the market from our daily programs.
  • XUMO
    Unlock 160+ free channels and a huge library containing thousands of Hollywood movies, 24/7 network news, popular TV shows, and comprehensive sports coverage.
  • Lifetime
    Watch full episodes of Dance Moms, Married At First Sight, Bring It!, Little Women, The Rap Game, Project Runway, the latest Lifetime movies, and more!
  • MotoGP
    Enjoy the best all-inclusive tool for following the World Championship in detail, including live video multi-cameras in HD, live timing and 3D tracking, and audio commentary.

New Games

  • GeForce NOW adds 20+ games
    Stream the hottest new games right on your SHIELD with the GeForce NOW beta. To try GeForce NOW for free, open the NVIDIA Games app and sign up today!
  • Unknown Fate
    This single-player, first-person puzzle-adventure features a mysterious story, puzzles to solve, and enemies to defeat.
  • SiNKR2
    This minimalist puzzle game evolved from the award winning SiNKR, delivering familiar contraptions in new layouts.
  • Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
    You’re cursed into a half-human half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka-Dragon and in search for a cure!

Other Enhancements

  • Updates “Display and Sounds” advanced setting into two easier to navigate menus.
  • Adds option to match content color space (Settings > Display & Sound > Advanced).
  • Improves volume dynamic range for USB and bluetooth connected headsets.
  • SHIELD TV remote app adds bluetooth assist for pairing and improves connection.
  • Enables 720p refresh rate switching on supported apps.
  • Adds “Disconnect Bluetooth accessories” option to quick settings.
  • Adds IR power control options to customize on/off functionality.
  • Adds option to turn off USB power when SHIELD sleeps.
  • Adds option to connect to 2.4GHz or 5GHz Wi-Fi network with shared SSID.

Latest accessory firmware versions

  • SHIELD controller (2017): v1.30
  • SHIELD controller (2015): v1.96/99/3.71/0.32
  • SHIELD remote (2017): v1.43
  • SHIELD remote (2015): v.1.36

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