NVIDIA Shield Update 3.2 Announced

Last week, among the craziness of Google I/O and new game ports like Resident Evil 5, NVIDIA published an update to their Shield TV devices.

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.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub (http://github.com/fleker) Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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