Android TV 11 causes problems on popular media player: Since last week you can use Android TV 11 to download for the Nvidia Shield. Since then quite a few threads pop up on it reddit in which users complain about problems they encounter on the fine device.
Android TV 11 breaks things
Many problems are due to the fact that Google now handles storage within Android TV differently. The feature called Scoped Storage makes apps use folders in a different way, forcing developers to update very often to get the support they need.
On a support page Nvidia itself explains what to do to prevent the problem. Unfortunately, the solution provided is not a solution for all apps that work on Android TV. In some cases, you will still run into problems that you did not have before the update.
Plex, among others, seems to have been hit hard. Scoped Storage blocks access to external hard drives, which means that Plex servers no longer work properly. The company seems to be aware of this, we conclude from the fact that an employee confirms that there “appears to be a problem”.
Again, the employee in question does not offer a solution that solves all problems. In addition, nothing is reported about the future, so we don’t know when that will happen. However, going back to factory settings of the Nvidia Shield seems to fix this problem.
These are not the only problems. In another reddit thread users report problems with hdmi-cec when using Disney+, Netflix and other apps. The image sometimes stutters. In addition, third-party launchers no longer work, which also came as an unpleasant surprise.