You may have heard that NVIDIA announced the new Shield TV unit at CES 2017 last week, detailing changes in both hardware and software New apps have been added to the unit, such as Amazon Video, Vimeo and Comedy Central. It’s a lot like any other streaming box, as you will find all of your favorite apps such as these mentioned, as well as YouTube, Netflix and more. Of course what makes the Shield TV different is gaming. Where Roku and others typically are targeted more for people looking to watch movies and TV, the Shield TV is targeted for gamers.
You have the ability to play your favorite Android games as well as stream your PC games to your TV as well. You can even tap into a library of games online with GeForce NOW subscription service. You have a new centralized NVIDIA Games hub as well. All of this, now on Android Nougat 7.0.
Now what if you have the original Shield TV? Feeling kind of left out? Don’t worry too hard as NVIDIA will be rolling out a software update to the original unit, allowing it to take advantage of a lot of these new features. It was supposed to be rolled out today, although some users have claimed to not see it just yet with NVIDIA telling them there is no ETA–so patience is a virtue. If you don’t have the new update just yet, sit back and relax as it shouldn’t be long.
The new Shield TV unit will release later this month and is available for per-order now.