The NVIDIA Shield TV may have been the first Android TV set-top-box to support 4K video, but when the Xiaomi Mi TV launches later this year, it’ll give NVIDIA’s TV box some competition. But NVIDIA isn’t sitting still.
While the company isn’t ready to launch any new hardware just yet, NVIDIA has announced a new software update that will bring new features to its Android-powered media streamer and game system.
The software update brings support for streaming videos from Vudu at 4K resolution and from YouTube at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second. The update also brings support for HDR video streaming from Netflix.
NVIDIA is also bringing HDR support to its GameStream service which allows users to stream PC games from a computer connected to your home network.
Some of the updates will be available for all Android TV devices: Google has announced that Android TV is gaining support for content from ESPN, STARZ, Spotify, Disney, and other audio and video providers. And picture-in-picture video support is coming to all Android TV devices soon.