NVIDIA Shield TV NVIDIA Shield, which is receiving a new software update today, is even better than when it was released in 2015. ($179 at Amazon)

There's a reason why we say the NVIDIA Shield is one of the best streaming boxes you can buy (and definitely is the best if you're all-in on Android) — and today NVIDIA reminds us why. The Android-based Shield, which launched in 2015, is receiving its 20th update, to Shield Software Experience 7.1.

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That's three years of updates on hardware that runs just as well as it did the day it was released. It's not every day you can say that about a tech product, boys and girls.


Anyway. Here's everything you have to look forward to in this new update:

  • Support for in-game voice chat — including in games like Fortnite — with headsets through the 3.5mm jack on Shield controllers
  • Better support for keyboards and mice when you're in GeForce NOW, including smoother movements, keyboard shortcuts, and a new section of games that support a keyboard or mouse
  • More day-and-date releases including Monster Hunter World and F1 2018, and the upcoming release of Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • A new NVIDIA Shield TV companion app that sports a virtual keyboard and mouse that makes entering user names, e-mail addresses and password simple
  • The return of NVIDIA Share features (Broadcast to Twitch, recording and screenshots)
  • 120Hz modes for supported TVs and monitors
  • Quick settings for power off, restart and sleep

That's it, folks. Get to updating!

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