• 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.

    Keyboard and Mouse Support
    You can now play keyboard & mouse games on your TV with GeForce NOW thanks to new optimizations for mouse movements as well as support for new keyboard shortcuts.

    Upgraded Apps

    Talk to Your Google Assistant in Multiple Languages
    You can now speak two languages interchangeably with the Assistant on SHIELD. Add a language in Assistant Settings (under Preferences) on your phone.

    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.

    X-Ray Comes to Prime Video on SHIELD TV
    Press select during playback to get real time information about the movie including cast, characters, directors, music, or trivia.

    HDHomerun adds Premium Service and Encrypted Channel Support
    Try out HDHomerun's new Premium TV cable service. Plus, HDHomeRun Prime tuner owners can now watch encrypted content from channels like HBO.

    New Apps on SHIELD!

    Sign in with your TV provider to access IFC original shows like Portlandia.

    Sign in with your TV provider to watch popular shows like Better Call Saul.

    Enjoy ad-free entertainment of over 2000 cartoons, including classics like Scooby-Doo.

    Catch up on the latest news and insights from one of the most trusted names in tech journalism.

    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.


    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.

    Watch Live Sports with ESPN+
    Cut the cord and watch live sports on ESPN without a cable plan. The ESPN+ subscription service is now available on the ESPN app.

    Enjoy YouTube Red Originals in 4K Ultra HD on YouTube TV
    Watch original series like Cobra Kai in 4K. Plus, enjoy your live sports in full HD at 60FPS for smooth live action gameplay in top channels like CBS and NBC.

    FandangoNOW Offers Huge Selection of Movies in 4K Ultra HD
    You can now watch the newest movies including Black Panther in stunning 4K Ultra HD.

    Enjoy the New SmartThings Hub Update
    Certain automations that control Zigbee and Z-wave devices can now run locally without requiring cloud processing, leading to faster response time.

    Watch CNBC
    Stream CNBC’s business news, financial information, and market data or log in with your TV service provider to watch CNBC Live’s primetime shows like Mad Money, Closing Bell, and Shark Tank.

    Watch Dish Network
    SHIELD is now your Dish Network cable box with the Dish Anywhere app. Access live TV, recorded shows, or on-demand movies.

    Discover your Dream Home
    Search for new homes and view immersive photos and video walkthroughs on your big screen TV.

    What’s New on Google Assistant
    Google Assistant Adds 6 New Voices
    Open Settings -> Preferences on the Google Assistant app on your phone.

    New smart home partners

    • Arlo cameras
    • Emerson Sensi
    • Ikea Tadfri
    • LG Smart Appliances
    • Scenes support for Phillips Hue

    New services

    • UPS
    • Dunkin’ Donuts
    • Lonely Planet Travel Guide

    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