NVIDIA halts Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for Shield TV

NVIDIA announced a few days ago that an Android 8.0 Oreo update is available for Shield TV owners, which was supposed to bring Experience Upgrade 7.0 and many other improvements.

Unfortunately, it appears that the update needed a bit more work since NVIDIA announced the rollout has been halted due to some issues that have been discovered only after it started the deployment of the update.

We’ve uncovered a couple issues thanks to feedback from our preview program that we’d like to fix prior to rolling out SHIELD TV Experience Upgrade 7.0 to more users. We’re actively working to resolve …

NVIDIA Shield TV getting Android 8.0 Oreo update, lots of improvements added

NVIDIA recently started the roll-out of Android 8.0 Oreo for Shield TV. The new update is available for download for free and brings the long-awaited Shield Experience Upgrade 7.0, which includes a bucketload of new features and improvements.

The most obvious change is the new Home Screen that you’ll see once you fire up the NVIDIA Shield TV. Thanks to Android 8.0 Oreo, you will not find everything that you need in one place: Live TV, video-on-demand, streaming media, as well as games.

Speaking of games, the update adds new games to the NVIDIA Shield TV: Shadowgun Legends, Crashlands, …

NVIDIA Shield TV getting Experience Upgrade 6.3, here are all the changes

NVIDIA has just released yet another important update for its Shield TV device. Dubbed Experience Upgrade 6.3, the update contains a security patch for the infamous Spectre exploit, as well as the latest monthly security updates.

When it comes to new features, NVIDIA has delivered quite a few in this update. There’s a new option that allows NVIDIA Shield TV users to listen to SiriusXM, as well as the ability to view the Nest camera directly on the TV.

Cartoon Network has been added too, along with the option to stream any LEGO show. Also, popular shows like America’s Next Top Model …

Google Assistant learns new tricks on the Nvidia SHIELD

Google Assistant was introduced on the Nvidia SHIELD in 2017, and although the experience wasn’t as full and well-rounded as on other platforms, Assistant on the SHIELD has slowly been learning and growing.

According to a recent blog post by Nvidia, Assistant on the SHIELD can now send messages to other Assistant-enabled devices in your home, such as Google smart speakers. For example, if you want someone to join you on the couch for some Netflix, you can say “OK Google, broadcast that it’s time to watch TV,” and this will send a voice message to all …

Major Nintendo franchises are coming to the NVIDIA Shield, in China

Who’d have thought it? Major entries in some of Nintendo’s biggest franchises are launching on the NVIDIA Shield. That’s right, Super Mario Galaxy, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Punch-Out, among other Wii (and possibly GameCube) games, are coming to NVIDIA’s set-top-box in China. All games will be running in native 1080p instead of their original resolution of 480p

The Shield, which hit store shelves in China today, is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra X1 chip like the one found in the Nintendo Switch, which could partially …

NVIDIA Shield Tablet is getting a new update that fixes some security and connectivity issues

NVIDIA has just announced that it is now rolling out a new update for the Shield Tablet, which is dubbed “Upgrade 5.3.” The update contains important system enhancements, as well as security and bug fixes.

Among the most important changes, NVIDIA mentions the addition of the November security patch and some system stability and security optimizations. The full changelog as published by NVIDIA is available below:

Addresses Wi-Fi vulnerabilities (KRACK and Broadpwn);Fixing connectivity issues with Zagg Bluetooth keyboards;Overall system stability and security …

NVIDIA Shield TV receiving new Experience Upgrade 6.2 update, gets a $30 discount

NVIDIA pushed quite a few major updates to the Shield TV in the last couple of months. If you’ve already purchased the device, you’ll be pleased to know there’s another update coming soon, but if you didn’t get the NVIDIA Shield TV yet, now would be a good time to consider one since it’s on sale.

But first things first, so let’s see what’s new in the last Experience Upgrade 6.2 update, that’s about to hit all NVIDIA Shield TVs out there:

Latest Android security patch;Cast Amazon Music;Enjoy HDR on VUDU;Play Metal Gear Solid 3 HD (Android), FIFA18 (Gamestream) …

Deal: NVIDIA Shield TV with game controller drops to $170 at Best Buy and Amazon

NVIDIA announced less than two months ago that its Shield TV price will be permanently dropped to $179, so customers would be able to save $20. We’re talking about the 16GB model that comes with a remote but does not include the game controller.

In order to add the game controller, customers would have to pay another $50 or buy another bundle for $200 that includes it by default. Well, that’s no longer required since Amazon and Best Buy are now selling the NVIDIA Shield TV 16GB bundle that includes both the remote and game controller for just $170, the lower price …

NVIDIA Shield update adds Google Assistant improvements, YouTube TV support, more nifty features

NVIDIA is rolling out Shield Experience 6.1 update to its Android TV devices. The update brings quite a few new features and improvements, some of them having been previously mentioned by NVIDIA and Google.

First off, we have YouTube TV support for Shield owners in the United States, something that we’ve already reported about earlier today. Although Google Assistant has been enabled on NVIDIA Shield a while ago, the update brings some improvements that are meant to make it smarter.

All Google Assistant enhancements are only available in the US. After applying …

Official: There will be no Android 8.0 Oreo updates for NVIDIA Shield Tablet and Tablet K1

Nvidia probably thinks there aren’t enough Shield Tablet or Tablet K1 units out there to worth pouring some resources into upgrading them to Android 8.0 Oreo. Or maybe, the fact that both tablets were launched more than two years ago weighed heavily on Nvidia’s decision.

Either way, the fact remains that Nvidia Shield Tablet and Tablet K1 will not be getting Android Oreo updates. On the bright side, Nvidia confirmed that the Shield Tablet K1 will receive another important update based on Android Nougat.

Most smartphone companies are making sure that their …