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Nvidia Shield gets Android 9, Joyn and new games

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Nvidia distributed a new update for the streaming console and Android TV box Nvidia Shield. Part of the update is the new Android version 9, which brings users, according to Nvidia, among other things, new settings menus and an improved setup.

The new update for the Shield also includes enhancements for some applications. Netflix, for example, can now output Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 audio at up to 640 kbps, while the livestreaming app Twitch gets a fresh user interface.

Completely new is the app for Joyn, with which one can use the TV streaming offer of ProSiebenSat1. The service, launched in June, can be used free of charge and is financed by advertising. On Joyn, a total of 55 TV stations can watch live streams, including the content of ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery, as well as the public channels.

Nvidia has also added over 20 new games to the game streaming service Geforce Now, which can be used through the shield. Besides, that takes Update for the shield a few minor changes that Nvidia lists on the website. For example, the dynamic range of the volume for headsets that have been connected via USB or Bluetooth, have been improved. In addition, users can now disable power from the USB ports when the shield goes into sleep mode.

Nvidia's Shield was originally launched in 2015, at CES 2017, a new version with 4K HDR and Google Assistant was then presented. Inside the new edition of 2017 work a Tegra X1 and 3 gigabytes of RAM. Both versions of the shield have been around for several years now, but continue to be regularly updated.


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