The guys from NVIDIA are working around the clock to provide the best satisfaction that their customers deserve by pushing out an important update to their original SHIELD TV (2015) to Android 7.0 Nougat ahead of the launch of their new SHIELD TV (2017) which will hit the shelves pretty soon.
This update cannot be regarded as a simple OS change in regard of the variety of added features that it offers including the likes of adding Amazon Video to the device. The update to Android 7.0 Nougat also means that a new settings menu is going to be found on the 2015 SHIELD TV as well as a much awaited recent apps page.
Other tweaks and updates include the likes of a pause/play button which is being accessed by double tapping the volume slider as well as users are now able to transfer data to an USB or SD card directly from the NVIDIA SHIELD TV. The device also comes with a cast option for HBO GO as well as added support for the 4.1, 6.1 and 8.1 Plex speakers.
Notwithstanding all of these amazing added features which are going to be found on NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2015), the one who clearly stands atop is Amazon Video. Those who enjoy content provided by Amazon are in for a treat as they can no stream the entire catalog of content which Amazon provides such as The Grand Tour in 4K HDR.
NVIDIA has also tweaked their layout to make it more simple and accessible for users and additionally they’ve even added an NVIDIA Games App which will enable users to find GeForce NOW games as well as some exclusivities and GameStream content. This feature was added in favor of SHIELD Hub which was completely replaced.
Updating the SHIELD TV (2015) to Android 7.0 Nougat also brought some improvements in terms of stability and performance for the GeForce NOW feature which will enable its cloud systems to feature up to a GeForce GTX 1080, GameStream will be available in 4K HDR and additionally a neat feature which will make users able to watch Nest Cam video content live.
With the inclusion of new apps such as NFL, Twitter, Comedy Central and Vimeo as well as these important updates which hit the Original NVIDIA SHIELD TV, they surely made a lot of customers happy by providing them with this highly anticipated and needed update to Android 7.0 Nougat.