NVIDIA will start rolling out the Android 11 update to all Shield TV models
NVIDIA has started releasing Software Knowledge Update 9.0 for Shield TV devices, and will upgrade their operating system to Android 11. The company says that Experience 9.0 will bring the new OS to all Shield TVs, includes the original 2015 models, and will also install a September 2022 Android security patch that fixes vulnerabilities that allow remote attackers to cause permanent service denial.
Additionally, the update adds access to a new Google keyboard with voice scanning support. Users will now be able to view movies and shows to watch by giving voice commands through Google Assistant. Those with aptX Bluetooth headphones will be able to start using it with their streaming box as well.
Other updates include the option to automatically disconnect Bluetooth devices on sleep to save battery, energy saving setting for additional power customization and Stadia button support for Xbox, Playstation and Shield controllers. For GeForce Now members, the update adds additional Bluetooth keyboards and mice. Additionally, Twitch has been updated to be able to support high quality streaming and gaming for them at the same time.
Finally, those living in the US will receive six months of free Peacock Premium when they receive a new Shield TV. Peacock is home to NBCUniversal streaming service NBC presentations such as The Office. It has a free ad-supported version with a limited catalog, and a Premium ad-free version with more content costing $ 5 per month.
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