• SHIELD Experience Upgrade 8.0

    What’s New in 8.0?

    SHIELD TV Gets Upgraded to Android P

    Android P brings a redesigned Settings menu and a streamlined setup for new users.

    New or Upgraded Apps

    Netflix Enables High-Quality Surround Sound
    Now on SHIELD, Netflix dynamically delivers Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 audio up to 640 kbps for sound quality that rivals professional recording studios.

    Prime Video adds 4K Cast for SHIELD
    Use your mobile phone to discover and cast your favorite Prime Video movies or TV shows right on your SHIELD in up to 4K resolutions.

    Twitch Gets a UI Makeover
    Enjoy a thoroughly updated UI, improved navigation, and most importantly, the ability to interact with your favorite streamer with the onscreen keyboard.

    New Games

    GeForce NOW adds 20+ games
    Stream the hottest new games right on your SHIELD with the GeForce NOW beta. To try GeForce NOW for free, open the NVIDIA Games app and sign up today!

    Unknown Fate
    This single-player, first-person puzzle-adventure features a mysterious story, puzzles to solve, and enemies to defeat.

    This minimalist puzzle game evolved from the award winning SiNKR, delivering familiar contraptions in new layouts.

    Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
    You’re cursed into a half-human half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka-Dragon and in search for a cure!

    Other Enhancements

    • 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
  • SHIELD Experience Upgrade 7.2.3

    What's New in 7.2.3?

    My5 Now Available on SHIELD TV

    The My5 Android TV app delivers your favourite shows from across the Channel 5 family for free, including Channel 5, 5STAR, 5USA, 5SELECT, 5Spike, and the Paramount Network.

    New or Upgraded Apps

    KODI v18
    The latest KODI update adds customizable homescreen channels, media control using the Google Assistant, support for gaming emulators, and more!

    Eleven Sports
    Watch live coverage of LaLiga without the need for bundled packages or contracts. Eleven Sports lets you browse and watch live and catch up on content in full HD.

    New Games on GeForce NOW

    Sunset Overdrive
    Transform an open-world apocalypse into your tactical playground. Zip, grind, and wall-run across Sunset City with an unconventional arsenal.

    Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
    This single-player, role-playing game is set in the world of The Witcher and combines narrative-driven exploration with unique puzzles and card battle mechanics.

    Game with heroes from the DYNASTY WARRIORS and SAMURAI WARRIORS series.

    This free-to-play first-person platformer “speedrunning” game challenges players to rapidly complete platforming challenges before the timer runs out.

    Metro Exodus
    This epic, story-driven first person shooter from 4A Games blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created.

    Other Enhancements

    • Adds option to restart Wi-Fi service if APs aren’t shown (Settings > Network > Restart Wi-Fi)
    • Improves customizability for HDMI-CEC Power controls
    • Adds support for the wired XBOX Elite controller
    • Latest accessory firmware versions:
      • SHIELD controller (2017): v1.28
      • SHIELD controller (2015): v1.96/99/3.71/0.32
      • SHIELD remote (2017): v1.41
      • SHIELD remote (2015): v.1.32
  • SHIELD Experience Upgrade 7.2

    What's New?

    More Ways to Control SHIELD Using Google Home

    Turn on SHIELD hands-free, instantly jump into your favorite Netflix shows, and more!

    New things to try using "Hey Google":

    • Watch Ozark on SHIELD
    • Pause on SHIELD
    • Open Hulu on SHIELD
    • Turn off SHIELD

    New or Upgraded Apps

    Amazon Prime Video Adds Dolby Atmos
    Watch Amazon Originals' Jack Ryan with immersive Dolby Atmos surround sound.

    Google Assistant Adds Podcasts and Routines
    Play podcasts by saying "Play the latest Ted Talks podcast". Create routines on the Google Assistant mobile app to do multiple actions with a single command.

    New Games on GeForce NOW

    Fallout 76
    Twenty-five years after the bombs fall, you and your fellow Vault Dwellers emerge into post-nuclear America. Play solo or join together against the wasteland's greatest threats.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
    Black Ops is back! Featuring gritty, fluid, multiplayer combat, the biggest Zombies offering ever with three new maps available at launch, and the all-new Blackout battle royale mode.

    Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
    Write your own epic odyssey and forge your own destiny by becoming a legendary Spartan hero.

    Life is Strange 2
    Brothers Sean and Daniel Diaz are forced to run away from home after a tragic incident in Seattle, while attempting to conceal a sudden and mysterious supernatural power.

    Megaman 11
    The Blue Bomber is back and must battle Robot Masters and take their powerful weapons for himself, changing our hero's appearance with new levels of detail.

    Valkyria Chronicles 4
    Hundreds of miles away from Gallia lies a battlefield with tales of sacrifice hidden beyond the snow, waiting to be uncovered.

    Immortal: Unchained
    Unleashed and unforgiving. Can you rise to the challenge? Immortal: Unchained is the latest addition to the genre of ultra-hardcore action RPGs.

    New Games on SHIELD

    Bridge Constructor Portal
    Enter the Aperture Science Enrichment Center and experience Bridge Constructor Portal–the unique merging of the classic Portal and Bridge Constructor games.

    Fractal Space HD
    Live the memorable adventure of Fractal Space, a unique first person adventure and puzzle game, now remastered in HD!

    Have you ever wondered what the world would look like if you were the size of an ant?

    Deer Hunter 2018
    It's Open Season! Return to the wild and hunt across the globe in the world's greatest hunting experience.

    Jump Drive
    Navigate your space ship through falling debris, closing gates, moving laser beams, and lots of other deadly space obstacles.

    Forma 8
    Ancient civilizations, great perils, and dystopian visions await you. And not everything is what it seems…

    Embark on an adventure as a young boy armed with ancient Teslamancer technology. Forge your path through the Tesla Tower and overcome the huge variety of challenges and enigmas.

    Other Enhancements

    • The latest monthly Android security updates
    • Adds customizable Quick Settings (Settings > System > Customize Quick Settings)
    • Adds option to auto-upgrade SHIELD (Settings > About > System upgrade > Auto-upgrade)
    • Adds support for SMBv3 when connecting SHIELD to NAS or PC
    • Automatically sets color mode when playing Rec. 709 content
    • Adds option to sleep idle USB drives (Settings > Storage & reset > Sleep drives when idle)
    • Fixes BT remote pairing issues (disable Settings > Security & restrictions > Bluetooth LE Privacy)
    • Adds ability to control soundbar power on/off via IR (Settings > Display & Sound > Power Control)
    • Adds network link speed when connected via Ethernet (Settings > Network > Connected)
    • [SHIELD 2015 and Pro] Adds ability to migrate app data from SD Card to internal storage
    • Adds ability to control TV/AVR volume over HDMI-CEC from Amazon Echo
    • Adds option to disconnect Bluetooth audio devices
    • Improves responsiveness of SHIELD TV mobile app when connected over Wi-Fi.
    • Latest accessory firmware versions:
      • SHIELD controller (2017): v1.27
      • SHIELD controller (2015): v1.96/99/3.71/0.32
      • SHIELD remote (2017): v1.38
      • SHIELD remote (2015): v.1.32
  • SHIELD Experience Upgrade 7.1

    What's New?

    Try the GeForce NOW Free Beta on SHIELD Today

    Transform your TV into a PC gaming machine with the GeForce NOW free beta. Access free games like Fortnite plus over 225 titles supported from digital stores like Steam, Uplay, and Epic.

    New GeForce NOW features:

    In-Game Chat
    Plug a headset into the SHIELD controller to chat with your teammates during gameplay.

    Log in to your favorite GeForce NOW games on SHIELD even faster with instant access to a virtual mouse and keyboard. Download on your iOS or Android phone.

    Upgraded Apps

    Netflix Unveils a New TV Design
    A new sidebar has started to roll out that makes it easier to search and view new content, search within separate Movies and Series categories, and get quick access to your saved shows in My List.

    YouTube Gets an Upgrade
    With Google Assistant, you can now control playback with your voice. Try saying, "fast forward 30 seconds" or "play next video". Enable your personalized channel called Recommendations.

    New Games on SHIELD!

    Suzy Cube (Action/Platformer)
    Discover the simple joy of platforming in this bright, fun, and surprise-filled 3D game.

    Sir Questionnaire (Action/Arcade)
    This is a turn-based, hack'n'slash game where you enter a dungeon full of loot, creatures, and mystery.

    Evoland 2 (RPG)
    Embark on an epic RPG adventure of more than 20 hours filled with a ton of classical games references.

    Implosion - Never Lose Hope (Action/Arcade)
    A mysterious life form, the XADA, squares off against humanity's last weapon--the War-Mech series III battle suit.

    Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink (Adventure)
    This detective drama features action elements such espionage and even hang-gliding!

    SnakEscape (Puzzle)
    SnakEscape is a turn-based logic game tuning the traditional Snake gameplay concept upside down!

    Stickman Soccer 2018 (Sports)
    Experience pure soccer fun with fast-paced arcade gameplay and tons of replay value.


    • Adds option to enable NVIDIA Share on Android Oreo. Go to Settings > System > NVIDIA Share.
    • [SHIELD 2017] Adds "Restart" to Quick Settings. Long-press Back button from the home screen.
    • [SHIELD Pro and SHIELD 2015] Also adds "Power off" to Quick Settings.
    • Enables a new shortcut to instantly sleep your SHIELD (quickly tap Home + Back).
    • Adds 120 Hz display modes for supported TVs and monitors.
    • Latest accessory firmware versions:
      • SHIELD controller (2017): v1.25
      • SHIELD controller (2015): v1.96/99/3.71/0.32
      • SHIELD remote (2017): v1.35
      • SHIELD remote (rechargeable): v.1.30
  • SHIELD Experience Upgrade 7.0

    What's New?

    A Brand New Home Screen

    All your entertainment is now in one place with Android 8.0 Oreo. Live TV, video-on-demand, streaming media, and games - it's all there and it's fully customizable!

    Favorite Apps: You choose the apps and the order! Hold the Select button on an app to move it. To access all your apps, hold the Home button or select the red Apps icon.

    Play Next: Continue where you left off in TV shows, movies, and games. To add content to Play Next, navigate to the content and hold the Select button. Note: Not all apps support Play Next.

    Channels: Discover new entertainment from your favorite apps. You choose the channels and the order. Navigate left on a channel to move or remove it. Note: Not all apps support Channels.

    Apps are TV Channels

    Organize your favorite apps into a "TV guide" style layout. See shows from each app on the home screen.


    Google Assistant Has Arrived for Your SHIELD TV
    Reimagine how you interact with your TV.
    Ask your Google Assistant questions. Tell it to do things. It's always ready to help.

    Things to try:

    • "What can you do?"
    • "What is my first meeting tomorrow."
    • "Show me multiplayer games."
    • "Ask ASDA to add lemons to my shopping list."


    • "Watch Thor: Ragnarok on Google Play Movies."
    • "Search for drama TV shows on Netflix."
    • "Play Imagine Dragons on Spotify"
    • "Show me my pictures from Iceland."

    Enjoy the Freedom of Hands-Free Voice Control
    Say "OK Google" to talk to your Assistant whenever you want.

    With the new SHIELD Controller nearby, you can say "OK Google" or "Hey Google" to control your TV and your home without picking up a remote. Google Assistant is at your command, hands-free.


    Amazon Prime Video Gets a Big Update
    Discovering new shows has never been easier with the new Prime Video user interface. New features include the ability to add and remove shows to your Watchlist and more.

    PLEX Media Server Expands Storage Options
    Your server's app data (metadata, background art, and more) can now be moved to USB storage devices. From the PLEX app, go to Settings > Plex Media Server > Storage Location.

    New Games:

    Shadowgun Legends
    Shadowgun returns with a new free RPG shooter. Experience an epic story campaign, competitive and cooperative multiplayer, and an innovative social hub--all in one game!

    Enjoy an out-of-this-world action-adventure game set in a world of hidden magic and high technology.

    Immerse yourself in this exploration-based, sci-fi, first-person shooter that will have you research plants and animals, battle hostile entities, and unravel a mystery.

    Defy gravity, discover mysteries and secrets, and survive against enemies bent on oppression in this "Metroidvania"-style 2D platformer.

    Other Enhancements

    • The latest monthly Android security updates
    • Quick access to Settings when you're on the home screen by holding the Back button
    • Support for high polling rate gaming mice for NVIDIA GameStream
    • Improved support for game controllers:
      • Customize SHIELD controller thumbstick dead zones (Settings-> Apps-> Input viewer)
      • Xbox 360 and DualShock 4 v2 controllers
      • DualShock 4 controllers using USB wireless adapter
    • Adds "Connect" option to re-pair disconnected Bluetooth accessories (Settings->Accessories)
    • Ability to connect to Wi-Fi without disconnecting Ethernet (Settings-> Network-> Ethernet)
    • General stability fixes on SHIELD remote (2017) and controller (2017)
    • Latest accessory firmware versions:
      • SHIELD controller (2017): v1.25
      • SHIELD controller (2015): v1.96/99/3.71/0.32
      • SHIELD remote (2017): v1.33
      • SHIELD remote (rechargeable): v.1.30