New Apps, Content Pour into SHIELD; Get $25 Savings on Remote

by Chris Daniel

Whether you’re using SHIELD to dip into your home media library, or you just want to relax and watch grown men in tights throw each other around, SHIELD just keeps getting better.

Plex – the digital media manager software pre-installed on SHIELD Android TV – is the latest app to bring new capabilities, such as improved support for 4K streaming, to SHIELD.

SHIELD is built to keep you entertained.
SHIELD is built to keep you entertained.

Plex on SHIELD Android TV slurps up media from the internet and your home network, pouring it into a single, streamlined interface. It serves up detailed information for your content, including genre, original artwork, ratings, a synopsis and runtime.

New Plex features include:

  • Enhanced 4K Ultra HD video streaming with new HEVC (H.265) support.
  • MKV open video file format support.
  • Dolby Digital Plus surround sound support.

Just start Plex on your SHIELD and follow the on-screen prompts to update your app.

SHIELD also supports the latest version of the open source Kodi home theater player. Highlights include support for 4K, refresh rate switching, HEVC playback, a new chapter selector window and adaptive seeking. You can download it now from the Google Play store on your SHIELD.

Updated Entertainment Apps, New Content Pouring In

New content for SHIELD continues to stream in as well. HBO Now has been enabled on Chromecast — allowing you to “cast” HBO Now content from your phone or tablet to SHIELD. Look for HBO Now and HBO Go soon on SHIELD and Android TV, too.

Sports content keeps coming, too. Wrestling fans can now tune into content from the WWE Network. Mixed martial arts is coming soon, from UFC.

SHIELD Remote: Save $25 for a Limited Time

The best way to experience these new entertainment apps is with our SHIELD remote. So we’re offering it with a $25 discount, for a limited time, when purchased with SHIELD Android TV.

Our SHIELD remote is built for entertainment.

Our slim, streamlined remote offers the convenience of voice search, thanks to its built-in microphone. And you can plug-in headphones to play games or watch movies without disturbing anyone else. So feel free to crank it up with the SHIELD remote’s built-in volume control.

Pick up SHIELD and the discounted remote for a limited time at Or from participating partners such as Amazon and Best Buy.