NVIDIA Launches new V8.2 OTA update for Shield TV and adds better AI upscaling and more

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If you've read our Shield 2019 review, then you will have noticed that we are really excited about the AI upscaling technology for HD content upscaling to Ultra HD. It's really good. Well, NVIDIA will be releasing the 25th software OTA update, and mentioned further support for an enhances AI upscaler with support for more resolutions and frame rates.

Arguably, Nvidia Shield TV is one of the most respected media players on the market ever since its original launch in 2015. Software Experience Upgrade 8.2 will be a software update for any Shield device, including the original 2015 model. First off, the AI upscaler only is available in the 2019 models. 

The new upgrade adds more UHD 4K upscaling support from 360p to 1440p content. On the 2019 SHIELD TV Pro models they've added support for 60fps content. SHIELD can upscale live sports on HD TV and HD video from YouTube to 4K with AI.The customizable menu button on the new SHIELD remote is another popular addition to the family. It’s getting two more actions to customize.


In addition to an action assigned to a single press, users can now configure a custom action for double press and long press. With over 25 actions available, the SHIELD remote is now the most customizable remote for streamers. This powerful feature works with all SHIELD TVs and the SHIELD TV app, available on the Google Play Store and iOS App Store. The latest software upgrade also improves IR and CEC volume control support.These upgrades include support for digital projectors, and allowing functionality when SHIELD isn’t active. It also adds IR volume control when using the SHIELD TV app, and when you’ve paired your Google Home with SHIELD. The 2019 SHIELD remote adds IR control to change the input source on TVs, AVRs and soundbars. Additionally, earlier SHIELD generations — both 2015 and 2017 models — now have an option to match the frame rate of displayed content. NVIDIA also added native SMBv3 support as well, providing faster and more secure connections between PC and SHIELD. SMBv3 now works without requiring a PLEX media server.

The new OTA 8.2 update will present itself in Shield for an update, starting today. Check out our review right here.


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