SHIELD Keeps Getting Better – New Apps, Games, Updates Arrive

by Chris Daniel

NBA. NFL. FIFA. Game of Thrones. Doom.

More content. More apps. More features.

They all arrive Monday on NVIDIA SHIELD with an over-the-air software update.

It brings new features and improved experiences to the flagship Android TV device.

Screenshot of Kodi open-source home theater software.
Enjoy stunning multimedia experiences with Kodi open-source home theater software.

The OTA upgrades include:

  • Ability to share your pictures in 4K on Ultra HD TVs with the Photos & Videos app
  • Enhancements for SHIELD’s Secure Digital card auto-move setting
  • Optimized streaming for Google Play Movies and Netflix
  • SHIELD Accessories Upgrade for SHIELD Remote for snappier response
  • Notifications for low battery on SHIELD Remote
  • Enhancements to NVIDIA GameStream, which lets you stream games from GeForce GTX-powered PCs.
  • Also, a very popular app has arrived on Android TV, optimized for SHIELD. KODI (XBMC) launched beta 2, delivering SHIELD-optimized features, including HEVC and 4K video support.

Just Arrived: Check Out These New Entertainment Apps

Our update follows Google’s major update earlier this month to make it easier to find the new apps arriving for Android TV. This update makes the new apps developers are creating for Android TV easier to find and install.

Some of the apps available on the SHIELD Android TV streaming media player.
SHIELD is getting new entertainment options all the time.

Check out these all-new Android TV sports, news and movie apps available through Google Play on your NVIDIA SHIELD:

  • Fox Sports Go – Live sports like the FIFA Women’s World Cup or the U.S. Open
  • EPIX – Thousands of Hollywood hit movies, concerts and comedy specials
  • CBS News – CBSN, the new 24-hour digital news network from CBS News
  • CBS Sports – CBS Sports content, including NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA, golf and more

This is in addition to the new Android TV apps that Google announced at I/O, soon coming to SHIELD and Android TV, including: HBO Now, HBO Go, Fox News, Fox Now, FX Now, Qello, Twitch, UFC, USA Today, Vimeo, Vudu and WWE.

More Ways to Game

Game of Thrones screenshot.
Dive into the world of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones universe.

There’s also steady growth in new games that are perfect for SHIELD, with its 256-core Tegra X1 processor.

Among them:

  • Doom 3: BFG – the definitive edition of this gaming classic launched last week for SHIELD Android TV and is currently available on the Play Store.
  • Game of Thrones HD – this adventure game set in the world of George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones novels is being updated to 1080p resolution for SHIELD Android TV. You can download the updated version on Google Play.
  • Trine 2get this engrossing adventure game at the special promotional price of $4.95 for a limited time for SHIELD on Android TV.
  • Machinarium – this adventure-themed puzzle game is optimized for SHIELD Android TV, and now available on Google Play.
Screenshot of the game Machinarium.
Machinarium offers puzzles … and personality.