Nvidia SHIELD TV Gets Its 20th Upgrade Which Includes In-Game Voice Chat and 120Hz Monitor Support

The SHIELD Software Experience Upgrade 7.1, which comes on the heels of the new GeForce Now beta roll-out, will make the micro-console more like the PS4 and Xbox One


Nvidia SHIELD TV, which made a debut three years ago, has received its 20th feature-rich SHIELD Software Experience Upgrade 7.1 which includes support for 120Hz monitors, in-game voice chats and Twitch streaming.

Software Experience Upgrade 7.1

The new Nvidia SHIELD TV app for Android and Apple will make it easier for users to sign in to different services, and it will also provide onscreen mouse and keyboard emulation. Nvidia has been more focused on Android TV than a lot of other developers and has made major contributions to perfect the platform.

To put things into perspective, Nvidia introduced 4K HDR media streaming before Apple and Amazon. Since SHIELD is an open platform, Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Music have also been embedded on Android TV. Moreover, iOS users can also move their libraries to SHIELD using the Movies Anywhere app (for iTunes Movies) and Google Music Manager (for iTunes Music).

Nvidia SHIELD Integrates Google Assistant

Nvidia SHIELD also integrates Google Assistant with Samsung SmartThings Hub, making SHIELD a hub which can connect to many smart home devices. The company strives to make its platform better through software updates, instead of compelling users to buy new hardware.

The inclusion of Google Assistant doesn’t just enable you to get things done through voice commands; it also brings visuals from Google services such as Calendar and Photos.

SHIELD is also the best option for Plex users as it is both a Plex client and a server and also provides a rich YouTube experience with YouTube TV, YouTube 360 and YouTube Kids. 4K resolution at 60 frames per second, deep search integration, and voice controls have made the experience even better over time.

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The new update will also allow you to stream games such as Fortnite, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, Dota 2, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege from the NVIDIA servers to your living room. Android gamers will also be able to download and play games from franchises such as Resident Evil and Borderlands, providing a PlayStation 4-like experience.

The Shield TV Software Experience 7.1 upgrade has started rolling out already.


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