Nvidia is rolling out Shied Experience Upgrade 5.0 for its original Shield TV device. The latest update also brings Android 7.0 Nougat, 4K support and more to Shied TV.

Additionally, the new update brings some changes to the interface, such as the newly accessible “Nvidia Games” portal. The update advances the original Shield TV to more closely resemble its successor, the Nvidia Shield.

Nvidia is also replacing SHIELD Hub, SHIELD games and GeForce NOW with a new Nvidia Games interface. The Nvidia Games app will provide access to Android games and GeForce NOW game titles. Applications such as Twitter, Comedy Central and Vimeo are all now supported on the Nvidia Shield TV.

What’s New in Shied Experience Upgrade 5.0?

Amazon Video

Stream thousands of popular movies and TV shows in up to 4K HDR. Watch exclusive Amazon originals like The Grand Tour with an Amazon Prime Membership.

NVIDIA Games App

NVIDIA Games is the new way to find and play a huge library of amazing games on SHIELD. Here, you can access GeForce NOW games, exclusive Android games, and NVIDIA GameStream games. Plus, all the games that you install or play will now show up in the games row on the SHIELD home screen.

NVIDIA Games replaces the former SHIELD Hub app and its associated home screen tiles (SHIELD games, GeForce NOW, and GameStream). This update will be a staged rollout and will happen over the next few weeks via app update on the Google Play Store.

GeForce NOW Performance Upgrade

Now, you can instantly play on-demand PC games with performance up to GeForce GTX 1080 gaming graphics in the cloud.

GameStream in 4K HDR

NVIDIA GameStream has been upgraded to provide 4K HDR, as well as smoother, lower-latency streaming. Play your library of PC games and enjoy direct access to Steam Big Picture from the Steam app.


View live video from your Nest Cams with the new Nest app on SHIELD. With Nest Aware, you can even watch each camera’s video history.

More Apps

SHIELD welcomes the NFL app, the new Twitter for TV app, Comedy Central, Vimeo, and Viki.

Android 7.0 Nougat Upgrade

  • SHIELD just got upgraded to Google’s latest Android 7.0 operating system. Enhanced features include:
  • Recent apps page: Double-press the home button to quickly access recent apps.
  • Picture-in-picture support: Try it out today in supported apps like Live Channels.
  • New settings menu: Enjoy quicker navigation with the new right-side vertical settings menus.

Other Enhancements

  • Added Pause/Play button functionality on the SHIELD remote by double-tapping on the volume slider.
  • Added ability to write to attached USB or SD card storage.
  • Added 4.1, 6.1, and 8.1 speaker configurations for Plex.
  • Enabled cast for HBO GO.


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