• 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.

    Hulu Live TV is Coming to SHIELD

    The new Hulu app with Live TV has started rolling out to SHIELD users. Enjoy live sports, news and events on 60+ top channels. The rollout is expected to complete in the coming weeks.

    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.

    Watch Movies in 4K + HDR with FandangoNOW
    FandangoNOW has been upgraded, letting you watch newly released UHD movies like Captain Marvel, Dumbo, or Us in stunning HDR on your SHIELD TV.

    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.

    Bravo
    Watch full episodes of The Real Housewives, Southern Charm, Below Deck Mediterranean, or Project Runway.

    SYFY
    Watch full episodes of The Magicians, Krypton, Futurama, or Killjoys SYFY is the new home of the Harry Potter films!

    E!
    Get full episodes of E!'s must-know pop culture shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Very Cavallari, Relatively Nat & Liv, and Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry.

    USA
    Watch full episodes of Suits, WWE Raw, Chrisley Knows Best, Temptation Island, AND MANY MORE!

    Yahoo! Finance
    Watch free live market coverage from the comfort of your home and get everything you need to know about the market from our daily programs.

    XUMO
    Unlock 160+ free channels and a huge library containing thousands of Hollywood movies, 24/7 network news, popular TV shows, and comprehensive sports coverage.

    Lifetime
    Watch full episodes of Dance Moms, Married At First Sight, Bring It!, Little Women, The Rap Game, Project Runway, the latest Lifetime movies, and more!

    MotoGP
    Enjoy the best all-inclusive tool for following the World Championship in detail, including live video multi-cameras in HD, live timing and 3D tracking, and audio commentary.

    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.

    SiNKR2
    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?

    New or Upgraded Apps

    NCAA March Madness
    Fill tournament brackets in the Capital One March Madness Bracket Challenge, watch video on demand and find exclusive March Madness content you won’t see anywhere else.

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

    Philo TV
    Access cable network programming at a low price and watch shows live, on-demand, or using Philo’s unlimited DVR.

    Bleacher Report Live
    Stream live, follow your favorites, and find every live game. You tell us the teams and leagues you love, and we’ll tell you where to find them live.

    NHL
    The official NHL app is the best place to unleash your hockey fandom with live hockey at your fingertips!

    Smithsonian
    Stream original series and entertaining documentaries inspired by the Smithsonian Institution’s museums, research facilities, and publications. There are even shows available in 4K for subscribers.

    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.

    WARRIORS OROCHI 4
    Game with heroes from the DYNASTY WARRIORS and SAMURAI WARRIORS series.

    FrostRunner
    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

    Control SHIELD with Alexa and Amazon Echo

    To get started, enable the new NVIDIA SHIELD TV skill in the Alexa mobile app.

    Things to try using “Alexa”:

    • Turn on SHIELD
    • Turn up volume on SHIELD
    • Open Prime Video on SHIELD
    • Turn off SHIELD

    Amazon Music is Now Playing on SHIELD

    Prime members can stream a wide variety of songs ad-free and on demand. With Amazon Music Unlimited get unlimited access to over 50 Million songs, always ad free.

    For a limited time, get 3 months for only $.99, click here to try now.

    Renews automatically. Starts at $7.99/mo after. New subscribers only. Terms apply.

    New or Upgraded Apps

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

    YouTube Adds 5.1 Surround Sound
    SHIELD is the first streamer to play YouTube with immersive 5.1 surround audio for your living room.

    NFL Sunday Ticket is Here
    Stream every live, out-of-market Sunday regular season game. Watch up to four games at the same time at 60 frames per second.

    Watch Sports in 4K
    Select FOX and FS1 sports events are now available on fubo TV in 4K. Check online for the schedule of upcoming 4K games.

    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.

    Vudu Adds More Channels to Your Home Screen
    Discover newly released movies in stunning 4K HDR with Dolby Atmos surround sound from the new Vudu channels.

    DC Universe--The Ultimate DC Membership
    DC Universe is the first-of-its kind digital subscription service that gives fans access to exclusive content and experiences not available anywhere else.

    Tubi
    Watch thousands of hit movies and TV series for free. Choose what you want to watch, when you want to watch it, with fewer ads than regular TV.

    DAZN
    DAZN is the new way to watch fighting-style sports. Get over 80 fight nights a year, streamed live and on-demand.

    Pokemon TV
    Now it’s even more fun and easy to watch incredible Pokémon animated adventures starring Ash, Pikachu, and all their friends with this free app!

    VRV
    VRV is the fan-first streaming service that connects the dots between sci-fi, tech, anime, and more to bring you shows and movies you actually want to watch.

    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!

    Antventor
    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.

    Teslagrad
    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 mounting network storage (NAS or PC) to SHIELD
    • 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 notification 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.

    NVIDIA SHIELD TV Mobile App
    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!

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

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

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

    Wired
    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.

    Enhancements

    • 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!

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

    Morphite
    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.

    Dandara
    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