NVIDIA Shield Experience Upgrade 7.0 Inbound (Android 8.0 Oreo)

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Nvidia Shield updates are the gift that keeps on giving. Your SHIELD TV is about to get a big upgrade! Shield experience Upgrade 7.0 has started to roll out to users today, bringing a brand new home screen based on Android 8.0 Oreo. 

The upgrade will be a staged release over the next few weeks. If you want to ensure that you get it early, you can join the SHIELD Preview Program.  The latest SHIELD Experience Upgrade delivers the biggest upgrade yet for the SHIELD home screen. All your entertainment is now in one place with Android 8.0 Oreo. Live TV, video-on-demand, streaming media, and games - it’s all there and it’s easily customizable.

  1. Your Favorite Apps: You choose the apps and the order! Hold the Select button on an app to move it. To access all your apps, hold the Home button or select the red Apps icon.
  2. Play Next: Continue where you left off in TV shows, movies, and games. To add content to Play Next, navigate to the content and hold the Select button. Note: Not all apps support Play Next.
  3. Channels: Discover new entertainment from your favorite apps. You choose the channels and the order. Navigate left on a channel to move or remove it. Note: Not all apps support Channels.

Additional Enhancements & Improvements:

  • Grow your media library on PLEX without worrying about SHIELD’s internal storage space. Your server’s app data (metadata, background art, and more) can now be moved to USB storage devices. From the PLEX app, go to Settings > Plex Media Server > Storage Location.
  • Improved support for game controllers:
  • Customize SHIELD controller thumbstick dead zones (Settings-> Apps-> Input viewer)
  • Xbox 360 and DualShock 4 v2 controllers
  • DualShock 4 controllers using USB wireless adapter
  • Resolves pairing issues with Xbox One controllers after system restart
  • Quick access to Settings when you’re on the home screen by holding the Back button
  • The latest monthly Android security updates
  • Support for high polling rate gaming mice for NVIDIA GameStream
  • Ability to connect to Wi-Fi without disconnecting Ethernet (Settings-> Network-> Ethernet)
  • Option to re-pair disconnected Bluetooth accessories (Settings-> Accessories)
  • Option to keep SHIELD awake when switching TV input (Settings-> Display & sound-> Power control)
  • Option to disable input switch to SHIELD when activating a SHIELD accessory (Settings-> Display & sound-> Power control)
  • Resolves issue where captive portal had difficulty connecting over SSL enabled web portals
  • Adds additional IR codes for Coocaa, LeTV, and Xiaomi living room products
  • Correctly removes app OBB files from adopted storage when apps are uninstalled
  • Fixes issue during IR setup where some LG TVs are not identified correctly
  • Adds warning for slow storage devices when trying to adopt storage
  • Resolves instances of temporary missing audio immediately after wake or extended idle periods
  • Improves RS (right stick) mouse compatibility with sideloaded apps
  • Optimizes internal drive after SHIELD Upgrades to improve performance (SHIELD TV Pro only)
  • General stability fixes on SHIELD remote (2017) and SHIELD controller (2017)

Latest accessory firmware versions:

  • SHIELD controller (2017): v1.24
  • SHIELD controller (2015): v1.96/99/3.71/0.32
  • SHIELD remote (2017): v1.33
  • SHIELD remote (rechargeable): v.1.30

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