I can hear you thinking, where is Android 10 then? So we skipped those. The Nvidia Shield TVs go straight from Android 9.0 to Android 11. The new version adds an updated Gboard, the Google Keyboard, among other things, and lets people use their voice and the Google Assistant to discover content.
Several apps are given additional permissions regarding privacy, where the user can also grant temporary and one-time permissions to apps. The new Shield Software Experience Upgrade 9.0 also adds support for aptX-compatible Bluetooth headsets and complements the existing LDAC headsets.
The latest Android security patch from September 2021 has been added to the media player, as has a Stadia button for your Xbox, PlayStation or Shield controllers. Its own games streaming service Nvidia GeForce Now has also been provided with a number of updates. A number of bugs have also been fixed. The full list of improvements can be found in the release notes on the Nvidia’s website.
New and improved apps and games thanks to Android 11 to Nvidia Shield
Nvidia has also added or renewed a number of apps. First, Apple TV+, which lets you watch Apple Originals in 4K Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, such as Ted Lasso and the science fiction series Foundation. Apple TV+ is by the way for several months already available, but was now explicitly mentioned as an improved app. It is also unclear which improvements have been added. Google Play Movies & TV has received Dolby Vision support and for lovers of Asian movies and series there is now IQIYI. Games have been added in the form of Far Cry 6 and Life is Strange: True Colors. Finally, you can get started with the IMDB TV app, where you can also watch a number of IMDB TV Originals, completely free.
The Nvidia Shield Software Experience 9.0 is rolling out today and should be a quick download for your Nvidia Shield TV.