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How to fully control YouTube on your TV from your phone, with voice search and queue management

If you have an Android TV (ATV) device, be it a full TV set or a set-top box like the Nvidia Shield TV, you may have noticed one idiosyncrasy in the experience when trying to cast to it from your phone: despite the ATV having a built-in full-fledged YouTube app, casting opens the bare-bones YouTube Chromecast interface. However, there's a little known way to completely control the main app, even if you're not on the same network, with voice search and queue management.

Better yet, this method should work on all TVs that have a YouTube app, not just ATV. That includes the PS4, Xbox One X, Fire TV, and more.

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[Update: Fixed] If you use HDHomeRun's DVR features with your Shield TV, hold off on the Pie update

The Nvidia Shield TV started receiving Android 9.0 Pie yesterday, making it the device's fourth major software update. That being said, you may want to hold off on upgrading if you use your Shield TV as a DVR for HDHomeRun, as it seems to have broken this functionality — though a fix is being worked on.

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The Nvidia Shield TV gets Android 9 Pie, possibly longest-supported Android device ever

Today, Nvidia is releasing what it calls its "SHIELD Software Experience Upgrade 8.0," for the Shield TV. That's an overly complicated way of saying the Shield TV is getting upgraded to Android 9 Pie, and the update is rolling out as we speak. For the record, the Shield TV launched with Android 5.1 and has seen four years of major software updates.

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LineageOS drops support for Nexus 4 and Galaxy S9, starts builds for Redmi Note 7 Pro

LineageOS is the most popular custom ROM around, with official support for dozens of devices and a huge community. The project relies on the work of contributing developers, which means phones can just easily be dropped as they are added. Since we last covered LineageOS, a few new devices are now supported, while a handful of fan favorites have been dropped.

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New Nvidia Shield TV clears FCC, could launch soon with updated hardware

Last month, a new version of the Nvidia Shield TV was spotted in the Play Console device catalog. Aside from running Android 9 Pie straight out of the box, the new revision — codenamed "mdarcy" to the previous iteration's "darcy" — didn't seem drastically different. What seems to be that refreshed version passed the FCC's certification process today.

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New Nvidia Shield TV running Android 9 Pie pops up in Play Console device catalog

A new variant of the Nvidia Shield has popped up on the Google Play Developer console. The new hardware goes by the hardware codename "mdarcy," in contrast to the current model's "darcy," and it will run Android 9 Pie.

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NVIDIA code points to forthcoming desktop mode, possible 2-in-1 SHIELD Tablet

Nvidia news and rumors are always exciting, even here in the Android space. The company best known for its graphics cards earned a lot of positive vibes in our neck of the woods with the Shield (Portable), Shield Tablets, and of course, the Shield TV. Because of this good reputation, whenever news about a new Shield product emerge, people (read: me) get excited. XDA found in some digging that Nvidia could possibly be working on a 2-in-1 tablet.

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LineageOS updates nine phones to Pie, brings back support for Nvidia Shield Tablet

LineageOS is one of the most popular custom Android ROMs around, with somewhere around two million active installations. Since the last time we covered the project, nine more phones have been updated to the Android 9 Pie branch, and the Nvidia Shield Tablet has made a comeback.

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You can enable split-screen multitasking on Nvidia Shield TV using a Bluetooth keyboard

An enterprising GeForce Forums user has stumbled upon a way of enabling split-screen multitasking on everybody's favorite Android TV box, the Nvidia Shield TV. It's not entirely practical, but if you've got a keyboard you can connect to the device, you can run two apps side by side on your television.

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Nvidia Shield TV code suggests new controller and remote in the works

 

The Nvidia Shield TV the best Android TV box you can get, bar none. The original model was released in 2015, with a refreshed version landing two years later — complete with a new remote and controller. While there's currently no indication a new Shield is on the way, the device's newest public source code makes reference to both an unreleased media remote and gamepad.

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