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The 3-year old NVIDIA SHIELD TV gets its 20th update

Owners of the NVIDIA SHIELD TV must be feeling pretty lucky right now, as their device is currently receiving the 20th update since it was released.

The Android TV, which is among the best product in its category, was released back in 2015, so the fact that it’s currently getting its 20th update today is mighty impressive.

Titled the SHIELD Software Experience Upgrade 7.1, the new build offers an impressive list of new features and improvements that will refine your overall experience with the device.

What’s new in the Software Experience Upgrade 7.1?

The update brings 120Hz modes for supported TVs and monitors and resurrects NVIDIA Share, which allows users to Broadcast to Twitch, record gameplay and take screenshots.

A bunch of GeForce Now features have also been added including in-game chat support in GeForce Now games like Fortnite via the SHIELD controllers’ headphone jack. On top of that, there’s improved keyboard and mouse support in GeForce Now.

Moreover, NVIDIA also throws in more day-and-date released including Monster Hunter World and F1 2018. Shadow of Tomb Raider will be joining these titles soon enough.

The NVIDIA SHIELD TV companion app is also getting a makeover adding a virtual keyboard and mouse for faster form filling.

Since it was released NVIDIA’s Android TV product has received countless upgrades including three operating system updates that culminated with Android 8.0 Oreo that brought forth a new UI.

Over the years, the SHIELD TV also gained a few AI capabilities. It was the first Android TV to get hands-free Google Assistant integration via SmartThings Hub support. This turned the SHIELD into a hub that could connect to countless smart home devices.

On top of that, the SHIELD’s Google Assistant added voice commands for Google services like Photos and Calendar.

And as it released the 20th update, NVIDIA promised the SHIELD TV will continue to get even better. The company says that old and new users should expect more surprised in the future. Uhu!

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Nvidia Shield is the ultimate Android TV device (Review)

Nvidia is known for their desktop GPUs but they also have their line of Shield-branded Android devices such as the Shield Tablet and the Shield portable gaming device. One device, the Shield TV set-top box, was recently added to the roster as an Android TV device that you can stream your media on as well […]

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Nvidia Shield is the ultimate Android TV device (Review)

Nvidia is known for their desktop GPUs but they also have their line of Shield-branded Android devices such as the Shield Tablet and the Shield portable gaming device. One device, the Shield TV set-top box, was recently added to the roster as an Android TV device that you can stream your media on as well […]

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NVIDIA GeForce NOW adding SEGA and Warner Bros. titles in coming weeks





NVIDIA announced this morning that two more major developers, discount SEGA and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, are jumping on board with their GeForce NOW subscription game streaming service for the NVIDIA SHIELD. The announcement brings the total number of games that you can stream to your face to 100.

From SEGA we will see four titles from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise being added to the mix: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II and Sonic CDThey will also be bringing Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine and Alpha Protocol.

“SEGA is delighted to bring Sonic the Hedgehog to a new generation of players who can enjoy the series on GeForce NOW as easily as they’d watch a Netflix movie,” said John Clark, senior vice president of commercial publishing, SEGA Europe.


From Warner Bros. we will see LEGO Jurassic World, Mad Max and Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor.

Many of the titles will be rolling out in coming weeks, but NVIDIA is adding Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transforms today. On a side note, they are also adding Quantum Conundrum from Square Enix.

Via: NVIDIA

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Nvidia’s game streaming service officially launched as GeForce NOW

It’s been a little while since we’ve heard from Nvidia regarding its ambitious game streaming service GRID.  Well, sickness Nvidia hasn’t been sitting around on the idea.  The service is now ready for prime time, sales and with the official launch, a new name – GeForce NOW.

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You can essentially think of Nvidia’s streaming service as a Netflix for gaming, but exclusive to any Shield device (console, portable, or tablet).  This also means that it’s exclusive to Android (no Windows).  Nvidia has built up data centers across the globe to handle all the behind-the-scenes horsepower needed to accomplish this on a mass scale.  The user only needs adequate bandwidth.

What is “adequate” bandwidth?  According to Nvidia:

  • 10 Mbps – Minimum broadband speed
  • 20 Mbps – Recommended for 720p 60 FPS quality
  • 50 Mbps – Recommended for 1080P 60 FPS quality

Additionally, you need < 60ms ping time in one of the six Nvidia datacenters world-wide. Nvidia has a Windows tool to test your network and tell you if it will work.

GeForce NOW will launch on Oct. 1st and the subscription cost will be $7.99/month.  But you may be wondering what exactly that gets you.  Nvidia says that  “50 popular PC games” are included with the subscription.  Notable titles in this group are the LEGO collection and Batman Arkham series.

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There are more available games, but you’ll need to purchase them, such as bigger titles like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.  I would like to think that as titles get older, they move into the “included” library, similar to how games reduce in price over time.  We’re not yet sure how Nvidia will treat it.

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To launch with a bang, Nvidia’s throwing in the first 3 months free when you sign up, per Shield device (a limited time offer).  I can see gamers being weary of a new idea like this, especially since the game library isn’t yet extensive.  It’ll be up to Nvidia to build it quickly and not go the OnLive route to demise.

What do you think of GeForce NOW, are you sold on it?

Source: Nvidia

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