NVIDIA Shield TV receiving Android Pie update

NVIDIA Shield TV Android Pie update

Another major update is now rolling out to the NVIDIA Shield TV.

The NVIDIA Shield TV is now getting an update to Android 9.0 Pie. Along with a redesigned Settings menu and a streamlined setup for new users, this update brings improvements like volume dynamic range for USB and Bluetooth headsets, IR power control options to customize on/off functionality, the option to turn off USB power when the Shield TV goes to sleep, and more.

Hulu Live TV is also coming to NVIDIA’s Shield TV, with a rollout expected to be completed in the coming weeks. The update brings support for high-quality surround sound on Netflix, too, along with 4K Cast for Shield on Prime Video, a refreshed UI for Twitch, and more GeForce NOW games.

Here’s a list of other improvements coming to the NVIDIA Shield TV with Android Pie:

  • 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

This update is now rolling out, so if you’ve got an NVIDIA Shield TV, be on the lookout for it. 

The NVIDIA Shield TV is now four years old, but it continues to get major updates and remains the best Android TV box that you can buy. It’s great to see NVIDIA continue to support this device with big updates, and by showing the Shield TV love with major updates for several years, the company is helping to make the impending follow-up to the Shield TV even more attractive to anyone in the market for an Android TV device.

Are you using an NVIDIA Shield TV? If so, let us know when the Android Pie update hits!

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