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The original Nvidia Shield TV gets updated to add features from the new model


Nvidia announced a new, upgraded version of its Shield TV streaming box at CES 2017 that due to come out soon, but the company isn't leaving the original 2015 model out in the cold. As promised, the "Shield Experience Upgrade 5.0" update was released today for the older box, adding several of the new features that Nvidia announced for the upcoming 2017 version of the Shield TV. 

The update brings the 2015 Shield TV up to Android 7.0 Nougat, adds apps for Amazon Video, Twitter, NFL, and Comedy Central, and offers a new Nvidia Games hub as a centralized place to access games. Additionally, the GeForce Now cloud streaming has been upgraded to offer up to GeForce GTX 1080 graphics, while the local GameStream feature can now stream games from your gaming PC at up to 4K HDR.

The Shield TV update is out today for owners of the original 2015 device, but users who want the new features of the recently announced 2017 model — including improved performance and Google Assistant smart home control — will have to wait until the new hardware releases later this month.

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