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New Nvidia Shield TV and Shield TV Pro are official with Dolby Vision HDR and AI upscaling

New Nvidia Shield TV and Shield TV Pro are official with Dolby Vision HDR and AI upscaling

To nobody's surprise, Nvidia's extensively-leaked new Shield lineup is now official. There are two devices: the tube-shaped "dongle" simply called the Shield TV and a higher-end model that more closely resembles prior models named the Shield TV Pro. Both are available now from Nvidia.

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Nvidia teaser hints at October 28 release date for new Shield TVs

Nvidia teaser hints at October 28 release date for new Shield TVs

The cat is out of the bag for Nvidia and its two upcoming Shield TV models, but that's not stopping the company from shrouding its upcoming plans with mystery. An enigmatic video was posted on its Twitter account with the date October 28, seemingly confirming what we all knew.

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Nvidia Shield TV v2.1 revamped with new launcher, swipepad, Google Assistant [APK Download]

Nvidia Shield TV v2.1 revamped with new launcher, swipepad, Google Assistant [APK Download]

Nvidia is gearing up to launch two brand new Shield TV products, and in preparation, the company has now revamped its remote control phone app. If you have a Shield TV, you'll find a lot more here than what the standard Android TV Remote Control app provides.

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New Nvidia Shield TV Pro and dongle available at Best Buy before release, here are the SKUs to ask for

New Nvidia Shield TV Pro and dongle available at Best Buy before release, here are the SKUs to ask for

The Nvidia Shield TV is one of the most beloved Android TV devices thanks to a capable processor and stellar software support and updates. Its successors, the Nvidia Shield TV Pro and a TV dongle simply named "Nvidia Shield TV," have already leaked substantially, and now they're available for purchase at Best Buy before their official release.

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There's an Nvidia Shield TV dongle, and it just completely leaked on Newegg

There's an Nvidia Shield TV dongle, and it just completely leaked on Newegg

If you thought Nvidia's dormant Shield lineup was shaken up today with news of a Shield TV Pro being listed on Amazon for a hot second, prepare for an earthquake: as of time of writing, Newegg Canada is hosting a product page for another Shield TV item — this one's a dongle.

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Unannounced Nvidia Shield TV Pro with upgraded Tegra X1+ chip briefly listed on Amazon

Unannounced Nvidia Shield TV Pro with upgraded Tegra X1+ chip briefly listed on Amazon

 

We've been seeing leaks pointing to a new Nvidia Shield TV for a while now, and today, we've received confirmation: a listing appeared on Amazon for the Nvidia Shield Pro this morning. Upgrades include the inclusion of the new Tegra X1+ chip and support for Dolby Vision HDR.

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[Update: Vudu fixed] Nvidia rolls out minor update to fix the Shield's 4K playback issues

[Update: Vudu fixed] Nvidia rolls out minor update to fix the Shield's 4K playback issues

Last month, a problem with 4K playback surfaced on Nvidia's Shield TV. The issue affected VUDU and a few other unnamed services, and only occurred when using their native apps but not when casting to the Shield. Nvidia is now rolling out an update that's supposed to fix those problems.

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[Update: Bluetooth certification] NVIDIA might have a second new Shield TV in the works, possibly a dongle or smaller form factor

[Update: Bluetooth certification] NVIDIA might have a second new Shield TV in the works, possibly a dongle or smaller form factor

Rumors of NVIDIA's Shield TV refresh have been making the rounds since March thanks to code hinting at a new controller and remote. Since then, we've seen a unit with the product code "mdarcy" pop up on the Play Developer console, suggesting a minor refresh over the 2017 Shield TV, "darcy," as well as an FCC filing corroborating that. However, new evidence hints that the new FCC submission was actually for a second new Shield TV, codenamed "sif."

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Nvidia acknowledges 4K playback issue on Shield TV with some apps

Nvidia acknowledges 4K playback issue on Shield TV with some apps

If you have a Shield TV, you may have noticed that some apps have stopped playing content in 4K. That's annoying, but Nvidia has acknowledged the issue and said it's working on a solution.

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

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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