What you need to know
- NVIDIA today announced the Shield software experience upgrade 8.2.
- It improves the built-in upscaler for the 2019 Shield TVs.
- The update will also add more actions to the extremely customizable remote.
NVIDIA today has rolled out an update to Shield TVs, the Shield software experience upgrade 8.2. With this release, it's supporting even the original 2015 version, its 25th upgrade so far. The biggest feature addition here is the improvement of the UHD 4K upscaling for 2019 models. It was previously limited to only supporting HD 30fps content, but now NVIDIA says the upscaler will support anything from 360p all the way to 1440p. For the 2019 Shield TV Pro, version 8.2 will let users upscale 60fps content.
NVIDIA is also boosting the customization of the SHIELD TV remote. It's adding support for more actions (now over 25, NVIDIA notes) to the remote. With the update, users can assign an action or app to be launched in response to double presses and long presses. This will be supported on all SHIELD TVs and the Shield TV app.
Here's what else NVIDIA added:
Reviewing the Shield TV 2019 earlier this year, Android Central's Russell Holly said:
Today's update only serves to bolster that sentiment.
NVIDIA Shield TV 2019
NVIDIA's Shield TV was always a great device, and the presence of updates like this can reassure users that they'll be able to keep trucking along for a long time.
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