Nvidia Shield Android TV Gets 1.2 Update

The Shield Android TV, Nvidia's flagship entertainment device, received a big update this morning. Details for the 1.2 software update range from improved streaming performance to additional apps.


This morning, the Nvidia Shield Android TV received a big software updated. Software Upgrade 1.2 brings a host of additional feature, apps and games to the entertainment device.

Upgrades Include:

  • Sharing pictures in 4K on Ultra HD TVs with the Photos & Videos app
  • Delivering enhancements for SD card auto-move setting
  • Optimizations to streaming experience for Google Play Movies and Netflix
  • Shield Accessories Upgrade for Shield Remote for better response
  • Adds notifications for low battery on Shield Remote
  • Delivers enhancements for NVIDIA GameStream (requires update to GeForce Experience v2.25 beta or later)

New Apps:

  • Fox Sports Go - Watch live sports like the FIFA Women’s World Cup or the U.S. Open
  • EPIX - Instantly stream thousands of Hollywood hit movies, concerts and comedy specials
  • CBS News - Watch CBSN, the new 24-hour digital news network from CBS News
  • CBS Sports - Watch CBS Sports content for NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA, Golf and more

Both EPIX and CBS news support the cross-app search function.

Apps expected to release in the near future include: HBO Now, HBO Go, Fox News, Fox Now, FX Now, Qello, Twitch, UFC, USA Today, Vimeo, Vudu and WWE.

Game Announcements:

  • Machinarium is coming to Shield
  • Doom 3: BFG Edition is now available on Google Play, optimized for Shield
  • Trine 2 for Shield is on sale for $4.95 for a limited time.
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