NVIDIA has today revealed some new updates to its Shield TV hardware, bringing support for a number of new features and applications to make it better for use in your living room.
This latest announcement comes as part of NVIDIA’s new partnership with Vudu, allowing them to deliver the latest movies and TV shows to the Shield TV in full 4K resolution.
NVIDIA also announced the new GeForce NOW service, which is an on-demand service that will connect to NVIDIA’s cloud-gaming computers and allow users to stream games like Homefront: The Revolution onto the TV box.
HDR Gamestream will also be added to the NVIDIA Shield TV and they will also be bringing support for Netflix HDR to the set-top box.
NVIDIA explains more:
If you’re a sports fans you’ll be able to stream all ESPN has to offer. Music lovers will gain access to Spotify. Movie buffs can enjoy STARZ and ENCORE programming in the new STARZ app. For news junkies, CNN, NPR News and ABC News will soon be available. Family-friendly programming will get a major boost with WATCH ABC, Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney Jr. and Disney XD, and Nickelodeon. Viacom also brings popular shows with MTV and Comedy Central.
On top of being the first media streaming device to output in ultra 4K at 60 frames per second, SHIELD becomes the first smart TV box with Netflix HDR. High dynamic range provides you, the viewer, with expanded range of both contrast and color. With these two enhancements, SHIELD is the best device to enjoy YouTube and Netflix.
Google also provided a look at future updates coming to Android N. Among the most anticipated are DVR support and multiscreen viewing (picture-in-picture), so you can, for example, download new games on your SHIELD Android TV while you watch video content..
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