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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV 2015 Receives SHIELD Experience 5.0.2 Nougat Update

SHIELD Android TV 2015

NVIDIA has started rolling out SHIELD Experience 5.0.2 based on Android 7.0 Nougat to its 2015 model of SHIELD Android TV. The new update which was announced earlier today via the company forum brings lots of new features along, including the supports of 4K HDR contents from streaming services such as Amazon Video; Nest Cam live video supports; NVIDIA Game Apps, Twitter for TV app and many more.

Read: NVIDIA Brings 4K HDR SHIELD Android TV Console with Nougat to CES2017

The newly introduced NVIDIA Game Apps will replace the former SHIELD Hub and its entities, and under this new menu users will be able to directly access GeForce Apps, NVIDIA GameStream, and exclusive Android games. With the latest Android OS now on deck, the whole settings menu have been revamped, providing quicker navigation menu.

Full changelog are as listed:

1.) GameStream in 4K HDR: NVIDIA GameStream has been upgraded to provide 4K HDR, as well as smoother, lower-latency streaming. Play your library of PC games and enjoy direct access to Steam Big Picture from the Steam app.

2.) Amazon Video: Stream thousands of popular movies and TV shows in up to 4K HDR. Watch exclusive Amazon originals like The Grand Tour with an Amazon Prime Membership.

3.) NVIDIA Games App: NVIDIA Games is the new way to find and play a huge library of amazing games on SHIELD. Here, you can access GeForce NOW games, exclusive Android games, and NVIDIA GameStream games. Plus, all the games that you install or play will now show up in the games row on the SHIELD home screen. NVIDIA Games replaces the former SHIELD Hub app and its associated home screen tiles (SHIELD games, GeForce NOW, and GameStream).

4.) GeForce NOW Performance Upgrade: Now, you can instantly play on-demand PC games with performance up to GeForce GTX 1080 gaming graphics in the cloud.

5.) Nest: View live video from your Nest Cams with the new Nest app on SHIELD. With Nest Aware, you can even watch each camera’s video history.

6.) More Apps: SHIELD welcomes the NFL app, the new Twitter for TV app, Comedy Central, Vimeo, and Viki.

The Android 7.0 Nougat Brings:

Recent apps page: Double-press the home button to quickly access recent apps.

Picture-in-picture support: Try it out today in supported apps like Live Channels.

New settings menu: Enjoy quicker navigation with the new right-side vertical settings menus.

Other Features

  • Ability to write to attached USB or SD card storage
  • Added Pause/Play button functionality on the SHIELD remote by double-tapping on the volume slider.
  • Added 4.1, 6.1, and 8.1 speaker configurations for Plex.
  • Enabled cast for HBO GO.

The NVIDIA Experience 5.0.2 Nougat update for SHIELD Android TV 2015 is rolled out in stages and will take few weeks to reach all devices.


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