Three years after its first debut, Nvidia Shield TV is ready to receive its 20th software update, offering 120Hz modes for certain TV & monitors and monitors, Twitch streaming via Nvidia Share and voice chat support in Fortnite. and PUBG.
The update comes shortly after the new rollout of the GeForce Now beta, and should bring the micro-console more in line with traditional consoles such as the Xbox One and PS4.
What separates Sony's Nvidia console and Microsoft's is of course not only the small or less powerful internals, it is the operating system itself, Android TV.
Nvidia has paid more attention to Android TV than most other developers and leads the costs for improving (perfecting?) The platform.
This process began when Nvidia Shield was one of the first 4K HDR media streamers, for the Apple TV 4K and Amazon Fire TV Cube, a mile and a half, before it became a neutral party to the Amazone-Google feud by embedding Amazon Prime Video. on Android TV. It is the platform that both Google Assistant and Samsung SmartThings support added in the same year, and for snoopers this is both a Plex client and a Plex server.
The update being rolled out today improves some of these features and adds some new tricks to the arsenal of tricks from the Shield. That said, while Shield's 20th update is impressive, it's the frequent, consistent patches of the platform that keep it one of the best streaming players on the market.