Nvidia Shield TV
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Launched in 2015, the first Nvidia Shield TV opened the video card maker’s market share in the Android set-up box market. And believe me, despite its limited participation in it, it remains firm with the product, and now it begins the release of Android 9 Pie for the device.

Incidentally, the 2017 Nvidia Shield TV is also receiving the update, which brings besides the new software a lot of new features to the system The settings menu has a minimalist look, while quick access now includes buttons for disconnecting Bluetooth accessories and enabling or disabling infrared communications.

In available regions, Hulu Live TV is now offered – by subscription – with more than 60 live paid TV channels. Netflix, in turn, receives support for 5.1 channel surround sound.

Prime Video now has the option of UltraHD streaming if you have a resolution-compliant television, and if your beach is watching streamers, Twitch has a new interface that makes it easy to chat live.

For those using the game set-up box, the good news of this upgrade is that Nvidia jointly releases new games for Nvidia NOW, including SiNKR2, Wonder Boy: Dragon’s Trap and Unknown Fate.

The distribution of Android 9 Pie through Experience Upgrade 8.0 is rolling out in phases. So if the update is not yet available on your drive via OTA yet, just wait for it to arrive in the coming days.

Remember, in late July the company also released an update to its GPUs, at the time aiming at the better performance of games like Wolfenstein and NFL 20.