Nvidia added a bugged Android 11 update to the Shield TV range
When Nvidia announced the rollout of the Shield Experience 9.0 (Android 11) update for its Android TV devices, we were impressed by the simple fact that it would include Shield TV models from 2015 – but the buzz was short-lived. because many owners report major bugs on even the latest models.
if 9to5Google reports, people running the update on their Shield TVs lost access to their Plex media servers — a popular use case for the devices thanks to their powerful processor and a USB port that supports storage devices.
Nvidia takes action on the matter: it posted a support page explain how apps (like Plex) can give permission to use storage devices in Android 11, and at least one Reddit user wrote that it fixed their Plex server. The company also opened a support forum to collect bug reports on its Android 11 products directly from users and developed a list of about 27 known and reported bugs.
Another popular use case for the Shield TV is running Kodi for live TV and other media – but there are reports that it also shows performance issues, stuttering and blank screens. Even popular streaming apps like YouTube and Hulu have featured everything from slow loading to blank screens, according to posts on the Shield subreddit.
Nvidia’s HotFix program is available for testing bug fixes as they come out, but keep in mind that these are untested releases that break some DRM-d services like Disney Plus and don’t include an option to rollback.