SHIELD TV 25th Software Experience Upgrade (8.2) is Now Available


Shield TV’s streaming devices, some of the most popular Android TV Boxes have their 25th Software Experience Upgrade 8.2. What the new update will bring and what new improvements it will bring to Shield TV’s can be found below.

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One of the fan-favorite features for the newest SHIELD TVs is the AI upscaler (deployed on 2019 SHIELD TVs). The AI model can then take low-resolution video and produce incredible sharpness and enhanced details no traditional scaler can recreate. Edges look sharper. Hair looks scruffier. Landscapes pop with striking clarity. Here you can check the differences between “basic upscaling” and “AI-enhanced upscaling” on SHIELD.


NVIDIA SHIELD TV –  Other Features in new Upgrade 8.2

The new firmware update also brought more 4K UHD upscaling support from 360p to 1440p content. Now SHIELD can upscale live sports on HD TV and HD video from YouTube to 4K with AI. Soon also 4K 60fps upscaling to GeForce NOW (NVIDIA Games app update in September).

The customizable menu button on the new SHIELD remote is another popular addition to the family. It’s getting two more actions to customize. Users can now configure a custom action for double press and long press. the SHIELD remote is now the most customizable remote for streamers.

What else?

The upgrade improved 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.

Also added: option to match the frame rate of displayed content, native SMBv3 (SMBv3 now works without requiring a PLEX media server). Firmware is available via OTA update.


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