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Big NVIDIA Shield Android TV update rolling out, brings Plex Media Server support and more
The biggest news with the version 3.2 update is that it will allow you to run the entire Plex Media Server directly on your Shield Android TV. In the past, Plex users have been able to stream their media libraries from either a local or remote computer running Plex Media Server. Now this functionality is built right into the set-top box, eliminating the need to use a separate computer to run the server.
Not interested in the Plex news? Don’t worry, there’s plenty more. Shield Android TV owners will also now be able to watch YouTube videos in 4K at 60fps, as well as stream Netflix in HDR and VUDU in 4K. The set-top box is also getting Dolby Atmos surround sound pass-through in VUDU, MX Player, SPMC, and Shield’s preinstalled Photos & Videos app.
There are a few new advanced features present in this update too. You can now access Shield folders from a network PC or Mac, use drag-and-drop file sharing, automatically turn off your TV when your Shield sleeps, and even mount a network attached storage device (NAS) to the Shield to access your complete media collection. And of course, there are a bevy of bug fixes and performance improvements in this update.
There’s plenty more that we didn’t cover here, so follow the source link below for all the details.