A major update for the NVIDIA Shield Android TV set-top box is scheduled to roll out today. It will add a bunch of new features, including HDR support, streaming YouTube videos in 4K at 60FPS and more.

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Here's the breakdown of what's included in the 3.2 update:

  • Netflix in HDR - SHIELD is the first Smart TV box to support Netflix in HDR. Pair with an HDR TV and enjoy brighter highlights, more detail in dark scene sand a wider color range. One hundred hours of HDR shows coming this summer.
  • Media Streaming – At Home and On the Go - With PLEX Media Server built-in, you can stream your personal media collection from SHIELD to mobile devices, even outside the home. Accelerate your media (even from a NAS) with SHIELD's HD transcode.
  • YouTube 4K 60FPS - Watch YouTube videos in 4K Ultra HD resolution at a smooth 60 frames per second—only on SHIELD.
  • Dolby Atmos - Enjoy a home theater experience with rich Dolby Atmos surround sound pass-through in VUDU, MX Player, SPMC, and SHIELD's preinstalled Photos & Videos app.
  • Best Universal Search - Perform a natural language search for music, movies, TV shows or games and get results including top new additions: Netflix and Spotify.
  • Media Streaming – At Home and On the Go - With PLEX Media Server built-in, you can stream your personal media collection from SHIELD to mobile devices, even outside the home. Accelerate your media (even from a NAS) with SHIELD's HD transcode.

If you live in the UK, there's a new promotion for the Shield TV, which will give buyers a free remote and stand, plus 3 months of free access to the WRC racing game.

See at NVIDIA UK