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Update your Shield's Plex Media Server app through the Play Store to get it working again

Update your Shield's Plex Media Server app through the Play Store to get it working again

One of the NVIDIA SHIELD's most impressive capabilities is running a Plex media server, something that isn't usually possible on a streaming set-top box. But some users have had issues with it for the last couple of months, complaining that a lack of updates has broken their home-built video streaming server. There's a straightforward solution: update the Plex server app on the Play Store, since the server won't update itself automatically.

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Samsung is killing the SmartThings Link for NVIDIA Shield

Samsung is killing the SmartThings Link for NVIDIA Shield

Samsung is transitioning to a next-gen platform for its SmartThings smart home system. Unfortunately, that means that a lot of the old hardware isn't going to work ...which includes the SmartThings Link USB dongle that lets it integrate with the Nvidia Shield. Samsung made the announcement about shifting support last year, and now we learn it's formally ending things for the Link effective June 30th.

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Nvidia releases Shield Experience 8.2, improving AI upscaling for 2019 models and more

Nvidia releases Shield Experience 8.2, improving AI upscaling for 2019 models and more

The Shield TV is the best Android TV box you can buy. The main reason for this is software support, which exceeds that of any other Android TV device. That continues to be the case today, with the release of Shield Experience 8.2 — the 25th update released since the first Shield TV was launched in 2015, and it's available on every model, including the original.

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Nvidia Shield TV 2019 gets its first discount at $130 ($20 off) (Update: Extra $5 off at B&H)

Nvidia Shield TV 2019 gets its first discount at $130 ($20 off) (Update: Extra $5 off at B&H)

Nvidia introduced the two newest products in its Shield line of Android TV devices: the cylindrical Shield TV dongle and the more box-like Shield TV Pro. The slim, discrete Shield TV has received its first real discount since release. While it typically retails for $150, you can now pick one up for $130 from many retailers.

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Nvidia Shield Experience 8.0.2 adds support for new Shield remote, NAS-based DVR storage, and more

Nvidia Shield Experience 8.0.2 adds support for new Shield remote, NAS-based DVR storage, and more

Nvidia has rolled out a huge number of updates to its Shield Android TV boxes even after launching new versions, and it's not stopping now. Shield Experience 8.0.2 is available, and it adds support for that fancy new remote you can finally buy. That's not all—there's also improved NAS DVR functionality and new apps.

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Here's how to repurpose the Netflix button on the new Shield TV remote

Here's how to repurpose the Netflix button on the new Shield TV remote

The brand new 2019 Shield TV and Shield TV Pro are now available and awaiting all of those people that have been patiently waiting for a true refresh. Thankfully, the remote has gone through some substantial improvements, including the addition of several new buttons. While most of them contribute to navigation and playback, there is that one Netflix button that's not for everyone. If you count yourself as a non-Netflixer, or even just want to use the button for something even more useful, it's actually very easy to remap.

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Nvidia Shield Controller drops to $42 on Amazon ($18 off)

Nvidia Shield Controller drops to $42 on Amazon ($18 off)

With the arrival of the Nvidia Shield TV (2019), some of you might be looking to pick up the controller to get streaming your PC games or play something from your Android library (including the Shield-exclusive titles). Lucky for you, Amazon has dropped the price on it by $18.11, down to $41.88. For a controller that normally costs $60, that's a decent sale.

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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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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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Nvidia Shield TV and SmartThings Link bundle drops to $179 ($41 off)

Nvidia Shield TV and SmartThings Link bundle drops to $179 ($41 off)

Sales on the Nvidia Shield TV are relatively rare – as compared to some of our other favorite devices – so this one immediately caught my interest. You can grab the best Android TV box around and get a SmartThings Link for free, basically. You have to buy the Smart Home bundle, obviously.

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