NVIDIA has released a software update for the Shield TV box, bringing support for streaming HDR (high dynamic range) videos from Netflix, support for 4K video streaming from Vudu and support for 4K, 60fps streaming from YouTube.
The update was first announced in May, but now that the Shield Experience Upgrade 3.2 is available, it turns out there are a few additional features, including a built-in PLEX media server for streaming videos, music, or movies from your Shield TV console to any PC or mobile device running PLEX.
Other changes in this update include:
- Support for Dolby Atmost surround sound pass-through in select apps including Vudu, MX Player, the Shield Photos & Videos app, and SPMC (a fork of Kodi media center)
- Settings option to “Access Shield folders on a PC” in order to connect to a PC or Mac over a home network and drag and drop files from your computer
- Ability to mount a network attached storage device (NAS)
- Option to turn off your TV automatically when the Shield goes to sleep (if you have a TV that supports HDMI-CEC)
The NVIDIA Shield TV’s operating system is based on Google’s Android TV, but it has a bunch of exclusive features including support for some exclusive games and the ability to stream PC games over the internet using the GeForce Now subscription service.
The Shield console sells for $200 and up.