Nvidia Shield Android 11

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The Nvidia Shield has turned out to be one of the best pieces of consumer tech in years, thanks to the extremely long support cycle. Nvidia continues the support by now pushing out Android 11 with SHIELD Experience 9.0.

My Nvidia Shield TV Pro is pushing 7-years old now, and I can’t think of any other tech I have that is this old. Admittedly, my consumeristic nature does mean I wish Nvidia would launch a new Shield, so it can be even better than it already is.

Streaming Upgrades

Google Play Movies & TV adds stunning Dolby Vision HDR for unparalleled cinematic experiences on SHIELD TV.

IMDb TV has also been added which has some good shows like Leverage: Redemption and Alex Rider. Though these were already available under Amazon Prime.

If you are in the US you can also get s six months of Peacock Premium at no additional cost.

New Games Added to GeForce Now

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  • Apex Legends Emergence
  • Far Cry 6
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Year 6 Season 3 Crystal Guard

General Upgrades include

  • Includes Android security patch level September 2021
  • Adds support for aptX compatible Bluetooth headsets
  • Adds option to automatically disconnect Bluetooth devices on sleep
  • Adds option to match content audio resolution (high resolution audio)
  • Adds new Gboard keyboard option
  • Adds new Energy saver setting for additional power customization
  • Adds Stadia button support to XBOX, Playstation, and SHIELD controllers
  • Additional bug fixes

It’s not all good, though – Adverts and no automatic refresh rate matching

It is worth noting that Nvidia has copped some flak recently for the way they have changed the home screen to include adverts. Personally, I have barely noticed, I go straight into Plex/Netflix.  

The device still has no automatic refresh rate matching, and there is still no HDR10+ it is just HDR10 and Dolby Vision.

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