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More 4K Content, HDR Gaming Coming to NVIDIA SHIELD

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To go along with all of the excitement out of Mountain View at Google I/O, NVIDIA is getting in on the action, announcing a gang of new content for the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV set-top box. Set to be included in Upgrade 3.2, available in the near future for all owners, new content is coming to SHIELD, including 4K streaming at 60fps from YouTube, HDR video from Netflix, HDR GameStream, and a ton of new application support for Android TV.

Listed as “new” for Android TV, there will be apps for the Disney Channel, Spotify, WatchESPN, Watch ABC, MTV, Comedy Central, and Deezer. Vudu with 4K video is also launching and will be a SHIELD exclusive. 

For gaming, NVIDIA is bringing Resident Evil 5 (native Android), Shadwen (GeForce NOW), and Homefront: The Revolution (GeForce NOW) to gamers. Resident Evil 5 will be available on Google Play tomorrow, May 19.

NVIDIA has yet to announce exactly when Upgrade 3.2 will be made available, but as soon as it is, we will let you know.

Here’s the entire list of new content for NVIDIA SHIELD.

New Apps

  • Spotify (available 5/18 at 3pm)
  • WatchESPN
  • Watch ABC
  • ABC News
  • Freeform
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • CNN Go
  • NPR News
  • MTV
  • Comedy Central
  • Deezer
  • VUDU (SHIELD)

More 4K Content (SHIELD only)

  • VUDU (app launch coming exclusively on Android TV to SHIELD)
  • YouTube 4K at 60fps

NEW HDR Content (SHIELD only)

  • Netflix HDR
  • GameStream HDR

New Games (SHIELD only)

  • Resident Evil 5 (native Android)
  • Shadwen (GeForce NOW)
  • Homefront: The Revolution (GeForce NOW)

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