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NVIDIA SHIELD TV Android 11 update might already be in the works

NVIDIA SHIELD TV Android 11 update might already be in the works

Although it isn't by any means a big name in the Android market, NVIDIA has earned quite a reputation for how it has so far managed its SHIELD TV devices. Even those models nearly half a decade old continue to receive updates, something few manufacturers have been able to pull off. That said, NVIDIA did categorically deliver some bad news about Android 10, but it seems that it is also working behind the scenes to deliver an even more recent version of Android to its users.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV Android 10 update is never going to happen

NVIDIA SHIELD TV Android 10 update is never going to happen

Despite bowing out of the mobile market, NVIDIA managed to actually become an exemplar in the Android community, at least when it comes to software support. Years after it launched in SHIELD TV boxes, NVIDIA continued pushing updates both big and small beyond what most OEMs would have done in the past. Sadly, good things do come to an end, and the graphics tech giant has just confirmed that the SHIELD TV won't be getting Android 10, but that doesn't mean it won't be getting updates either.

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Apple TV now on NVIDIA SHIELD with Android TV

Apple TV now on NVIDIA SHIELD with Android TV

Apple TV was launched on NVIDIA SHIELD this week. The Apple TV app is generally only available to Google TV, the next generation in Android TV software. If you have a TV at home with Android TV and not Google TV, you almost certainly did not have the ability to use the Apple TV app and service. Now, NVIDIA announced that their Android TV device NVIDIA SHIELD will have access to said app.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV SmartThings Link will become unusable in July

NVIDIA SHIELD TV SmartThings Link will become unusable in July

A smart home hub is only as useful as the number of languages it can speak. Given the number of disparate smart home platforms available today, it pays to either understand all those or at least have the ability to learn to communicate with other smart home products. That was practically what the SmartThings Link USB dongle did for the NVIDIA SHIELD TV but that dongle itself will lose its ability to speak the SmartThings language when Samsung upgrades its ecosystem in June.

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Nintendo Switch Pro NVIDIA tech rumor may draw in fans old and new

Nintendo Switch Pro NVIDIA tech rumor may draw in fans old and new

The next Nintendo Switch device may be the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet we've been dreaming of for years. The first NVIDIA SHIELD (handheld device) proved to us that there was a market (however small at the time) for a handheld gaming machine with processing power ready for the mobile games generation. The NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet* made clear that NVIDIA was thinking about expanding to a realm that spanned the at-home gaming console, PC streaming, mobile gaming, and everything between. Then they started to work with Nintendo.

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NVIDIA SHIELD update adds PS5/Xbox Series X controller support

NVIDIA SHIELD update adds PS5/Xbox Series X controller support

An update to all NVIDIA SHIELD TV devices this week made available a connection to next-gen gaming console controllers. This is not the ONLY feature the update adds, but it is by far the most significant. With this update, users will be able to connect an Xbox Series X/S wireless controller and/or PlayStation 5 Dual Sense controller to NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV for top-notch gaming hardware control in full effect.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV update fixes the controller bug

NVIDIA SHIELD TV update fixes the controller bug

This week NVIDIA released a significant update to the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV device collection. This update is called SHIELD Experience Upgrade 8.2.1 (32.8.435.31) and it's made to address "many quality of life issues reported in the field," and improves stability and compatibility with "other devices in your home entertainment center." This is not a beta update, it's a standard update for all NVIDIA SHIELD TV devices. You'll find the update appear on your main home screen immediately, if not soon.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV Experience update keeps NVIDIA’s track record

NVIDIA SHIELD TV Experience update keeps NVIDIA’s track record

NVIDIA doesn't get much attention in mobile news mostly because it doesn't have a phone or even a tablet to sell. It does have a couple of Android TV devices, and, to its credit, it may be one of the best-supported Android products next to Google's own Pixel phones. It has been more low-key on updates lately but that doesn't mean it has stopped its practice. Unfortunately, the latest update, while much needed, is missing the one piece of good news owners have been dying to hear.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV update is 25th in 5 years

NVIDIA SHIELD TV update is 25th in 5 years

Today we're taking a peek at the smart TV, Android TV device called NVIDIA SHIELD TV and its latest update. This update is the 25th update to the device since its launch in May of 2015. This is a device that's been praised for updates long after competitors have abandoned their devices - it's one of the longest-lasting Android devices ever made.

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NVIDIA GeForce NOW will soon be streaming to Android TVs

NVIDIA GeForce NOW will soon be streaming to Android TVs

Game streaming news continues to flow especially during these days when the console hardware market seems to be waiting with bated breath for the next big thing. The promise of universal gaming is strong but its current implementations are not that convincing since you're limited by what devices or specific models are officially supported. NVIDIA might be preparing to expand the coverage of GeForce NOW that could give it an ironic advantage over Stadia on Google's own turf.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro still available, production merely delayed

NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro still available, production merely delayed

There has been a surge in purchases of entertainment consumer electronics these past months because of the prospect of being bored at home. Many of these involve the likes of smart TV and consoles like the Nintendo Switch but some have also opted to finally get their hands on NVIDIA's latest Android TV device. Much to their surprise and dismay, some outlets have listed the SHIELD TV Pro as "discontinued" but NVIDIA is quick to assure them that it isn't the case at all.

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Full Android TV Chromecast dongle may finally threaten Amazon Fire TV stick

Full Android TV Chromecast dongle may finally threaten Amazon Fire TV stick

A rumor today suggests that Google may finally have an answer for the Amazon Fire TV Stick and other dongle-like smart TV platforms. This device would be a follow-up to the Google Chromecast Ultra, a relatively small device that plugs into an HDMI port at the back of a television and requires its own power source - generally provided by a power cord also included in the box. That device does not run Android TV - this new device might.

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