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Newest Nvidia Shield Android TV update brings 4K support for Photos & Videos app, additional fixes

Bringing the software version up to 1.2, the Shield Android TV's first big maintenance update provides some improvements to a number of Shield applications and some additional fixes.
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June 15, 2015
Nvidia Shield Android TV

If you’re the owner of Nvidia’s Shield Android TV set-top box, a nice update is now making its way to your device. Bringing the software version up to 1.2, the Shield Android TV’s first big maintenance update provides some improvements to a number of Shield applications and some additional fixes. Most notably, the update adds support for 4K output in the Photos & Videos app, so those of you that have a 4K television will now be able to view high resolution pictures at full quality. Also included in the update are improvements to Nvidia’s GameStream service, which should be a change welcomed by most users of the set-top box.

There are also a handful of bug fixes in the update, including improved streaming performance for Google Play Movies and Netflix, as well as updates to make the Shield Remote much quicker. Also, your device will now give you a notification on your screen if your Shield Remote is low on battery.

This isn’t the most feature-packed update we’ve ever seen, but it does add a few nice improvements to the set-top box. Be sure to head into your device’s settings menu to check for the new update!