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The NVIDIA SHIELD TV Can Now Play 4K HDR PC Games

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NVIDIA just dropped a massive update for the SHIELD TV called SHIELD Experience Update 9.0. It brings lots of new features, including the ability to stream PC games in 4K and HDR thanks to GeForce NOW’s RTX 3080 tier.

There’s a lot packed into this new NVIDIA SHIELD TV update, but the thing that caught our attention the most is support for the highest tier of GeForce NOW. Using the power of the 3080 and the new Shield update, you can stream the latest video games in 4K resolution with HDR. The games also have immersive 7.1 surround sound, assuming you have the sound system to support it.

SHIELD Experience Update 9.0 also updates the streaming box to Android 11. While most Android devices are moving towards Android 12, the SHIELD is a little behind. Still, you get a refreshed interface, a new Gboard version, and plenty of other goodies with this update. It also includes Android security patch level September 2021.

Also making its way to SHIELD is IMDb TV, which gives you lots of free stuff to watch on your device.

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The SHIELD TV is generally regarded as one of the best streaming TV boxes out there, so if you’re in the market for a high-end streamer that can do all sorts of stuff (including running 4K games, thanks to this update), it’s worth a look.

A killer streaming box


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