Nvidia is now rolling out the Shield Experience Upgrade 8.0 for their Shield TV which updates it to Android 9 Pie.

With the update, there’s a newly redesign settings page that makes it easier to navigate, especially for new users.

If you’re Shield TV is connected to a 4K TV that supports HDR, then you’ll enjoy the new feature called Match Content Colour Space that can automatically switch the display mode to deliver more accurate colours when watching HDR content.

The Shield TV now supports Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound which plays audio at up to 640 kbps in Netflix.

Since Prime Video now allows you to cast content, you can cast content from Prime Video to your Shield TV in up to 4K.

Here are some of the other improvements with this update:

  • 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

The Shield TV Experience 8.0 is rolling out now for all versions of the Nvidia Shield (both the 2015 and 2017 models).

For a complete list of all the changes in the update, take a look at Nvidia’s release notes.

Source: Nvidia, (2)

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