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NVIDIA announces GeForce NOW upgrade for SHIELD Android TV

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

It was just a few weeks ago when NVIDIA announced it was ending paid subscriptions on GeForce NOW on the SHIELD. NVIDIA didn't talk about what it had planned, but we speculated it would move to a model like the one it was testing for PC. Yep, that's just what it's doing. NVIDIA is preparing to roll out an "upgraded" GeForce Now experience on the SHIELD that lets you play PC games you already own.

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NVIDIA announces GeForce NOW upgrade for SHIELD Android TV was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

NVIDIA announces GeForce NOW upgrade for SHIELD Android TV

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

It was just a few weeks ago when NVIDIA announced it was ending paid subscriptions on GeForce NOW on the SHIELD. NVIDIA didn't talk about what it had planned, but we speculated it would move to a model like the one it was testing for PC. Yep, that's just what it's doing. NVIDIA is preparing to roll out an "upgraded" GeForce Now experience on the SHIELD that lets you play PC games you already own.

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NVIDIA announces GeForce NOW upgrade for SHIELD Android TV was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Fixed] Viacom apps mysteriously breaking compatibility with Android TV, play disappearing act with launcher

Monday, July 9th, 2018

We might be fans of Android in general here, but we've also been vocal critics of Android TV—though Google promises to make things better someday. But even in its current form, it's a popular platform for many via devices like Nvidia's SHIELD TV. In a strange development, Viacom appears to have removed Android TV support for many of its apps, including Comedy Central, VH1, MTV, and BET.

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[Update: Fixed] Viacom apps mysteriously breaking compatibility with Android TV, play disappearing act with launcher was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Viacom apps mysteriously breaking compatibility with Android TV, play disappearing act with launcher

Friday, July 6th, 2018

We might be fans of Android in general here, but we've also been vocal critics of Android TV—though Google promises to make things better someday. But even in its current form, it's a popular platform for many via devices like Nvidia's SHIELD TV. In a strange development, Viacom appears to have removed Android TV support for many of its apps, including Comedy Central, VH1, MTV, and BET. Even weirder, for a brief period some of the apps themselves seemed to have disappeared from Android TV devices. 

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Viacom apps mysteriously breaking compatibility with Android TV, play disappearing act with launcher was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

All of Philips’ 2014-2018 Android TVs should get updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

When you've coughed up several hundreds of dollars for a brand new TV, the last thing you want to worry about is whether it will get firmware updates over the next few years or become outdated by then. But such is the state of our modern world that this is a question we do have to ask ourselves. Luckily for Philips owners, it seems that the company is doing the right thing and planning to upgrade all of its 2014-2018 models to Android 8.0 Oreo.

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All of Philips' 2014-2018 Android TVs should get updated to Android 8.0 Oreo was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

YouTube for Android TV v2.03 enables voice commands, resuming videos after app switching, and personalized homescreen channels [APK Download]

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

YouTube's app for Android TV hasn't seen a lot of updates since it switched over to the web wrapper as an interface. However, each new version usually brings something of some importance. The latest release comes with a couple notable enhancements, including performance enhancements, automatic resume after switching apps, and voice commands via Google Assistant. For some people running Android Oreo, there may also be new "personalized channels" appearing in the homescreen.

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YouTube for Android TV v2.03 enables voice commands, resuming videos after app switching, and personalized homescreen channels [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The SHIELD Experience 7.0 (Oreo) is now rolling out to all NVIDIA SHIELD Android TVs

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

NVIDIA began updating the SHIELD Android TV to Oreo a few weeks ago, but that update was quickly halted to address several issues. Now, NVIDIA says the Oreo update is all fixed up and ready to go. The v7.0 update includes a new home screen, more apps, bundled games, and more.

Here's the full changelog for the SHIELD Experience 7.0.

  • A Brand New Home Screen: All your entertainment is now in one place with Android 8.0 Oreo.
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The SHIELD Experience 7.0 (Oreo) is now rolling out to all NVIDIA SHIELD Android TVs was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Xiaomi Mi Box receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Xiaomi started rolling out an update to Android Oreo 8.0 to its Mi Box early last month, but that was a limited test with only a few devices receiving the OTA. Now, it seems that the update is being released to all; users around the world have reported seeing the notification and successfully getting their boxes up to 8.0.

Oreo brings a new homescreen launcher to Android TV that puts emphasis on content channels instead of apps.

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Xiaomi Mi Box receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Hands-on with TV App Repo: Create a shortcut for any non-Leanback app on your Android TV

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Google put in place a few restrictions when it comes to apps and games on Android TV. You either download the app through the Play Store on the TV itself or you browse through your computer and install remotely. And even in that case, there are plenty of apps that show themselves as compatible from the web Play Store but when installed are nowhere to be found in Android TV's Leanback Launcher.

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Hands-on with TV App Repo: Create a shortcut for any non-Leanback app on your Android TV was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Hisense H9 Plus 4K TVs with Android TV are now available

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Hisense announced some new TVs back at CES in January, but we haven't heard a peep since then. Today, the H9 Plus Series 4K TVs are available for purchase. Why is this relevant? These TVs have Android TV and Assistant built-in.

Most TV makers are still using their own proprietary smart TV interface, but Sony has embraced Android TV on some of its screens. Now, you can add Hisense to the list. The H9 Plus Series comes in either 55-inches or 65-inches.

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Hisense H9 Plus 4K TVs with Android TV are now available was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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