Each week NVIDIA aims to keep gamers happy with a new game on Geforce Now or the Android platform and usually it’s exclusive to the SHIELD platform. This week they’ve take an old-school hack-and-slash dungeon crawler and merge it with an art treatment reminiscent of Tron. Called [email protected] I’d watch the trailer below to learn […]

USB tuners on Android TV allow users to watch over-the-air channels and even record them locally to watch them later. The feature should be included in the firmware for Android TVs running version 7.0 and up, but when the NVIDIA Shield TV received the update last month USB tuner support was notably not available yet. […]

You may have gotten a notification on your Shield TV recently about another software update. This would be to Shield Experience 5.1, not to be confused with the Android operating system version 7.0. This is a minor update that brings some of the promises NVIDIA made at their CES keynote. SHIELD Experience Upgrade 5.1 for […]

Google Cast has slowly been making its way into more features such as speakers and Google Home. With Google Cast speakers, users can quickly start playing music on different devices in their home. Brookstone announced new speakers two weeks ago that let you connect using Bluetooth or Google Cast to stream music or other types […]

The Linaro Digital Home Group has released a sample build of Android TV that is compatible with 96Boards. This uses the open source version of Android TV, without requiring Google services. Linaro, a working group of companies who build software for ARM processors, has continued to forward the advances and possibilities of applications on those […]

Users in the Android Beta Program may be seeing a message on their Nexus Players to update their software. Users will be instructed to update to Android 7.1.2. This is a small update, not even getting a bump up to the API version. It “is an incremental maintenance release focused on refinements”, so there isn’t anything […]

Users of Xiaomi’s Mi Box seem to have found a software update waiting. The patch, 500 MB in size, seems to omit any sort of helpful changelog. Some Redditors have found only a single change. Once updated, users will receive a dialog that invites them to a very brief free trial of Sling TV, a […]

A Quick PSA for Shield 2015 owners. According to the Shield Experience 5.0.2 upgrade thread, Manuel Guzman from Nvidia has informed everyone that if you get an Installation Error with a BugDroid Logo during the install, that you should do the following: a) Unplug your SHIELD, wait 5 seconds, and plug power back. b) After […]

NVIDIA has been testing the latest version of Android, Nougat, on the first-generation Shield. After a few weeks, they are now rolling out the update to all users. This is the same version of the operating system that has come by default with the second-generation Shield TV. With this update, both devices should be at […]

Today Vizio gave SmartCast and Google Home users some pretty good news. All SmartCast devices including TVs, displays, sound bars and speakers are now compatible with Google Home, this means Google Home users can use their voice to control their entertainment. Using simple voice commands, Google Home users can adjust volume up and down, play, stop and […]