Some of the news includes HDR support, which stands for High Dynamic Range, making content have better contrast. This is manifesting itself in HDR Netflix and YouTube as well as HDR GameStream. Now your games and your movies will look better than before (assuming your TV supports HDR content). Vudu is also making its 4K library available to Android TV through an app.
The blog post pushes its graphic capabilities, mentioning it is the first to offer 4K 60FPS. This is to compete with Xiaomi’s Mi Box, which supports the same graphical output but wasn’t the first to do so.
Android N was mentioned, its features including PiP and DVR support. This mention may relieve some users and point to NVIDIA’s continued software support. This new update is coming soon, but there isn’t an announced date.
Better graphic output, along with benefitting from a growing ecosystem, is positioning the Shield as a great device for the home. It’ll be interesting to see if Xiaomi can compete with a comparable product at a lower price.