VUDU adds HDR10, hands-free voice commands to NVIDIA Shield TV
Movie-rental platform VUDU added HDR10 support and will now follow hands-free voice commands on NVIDIA Shield TV.
The upgrade will give movie buffs another option to stream new movies with superior picture color and contrast.
Vudu is a free app and streaming service with over 100,000 titles of movies and TV shows. NVIDIA SHIELD TV has long supported 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10 and Dolby Atmos surround sound.
Amazon Video, YouTube and Netflix are among the apps that support both 4K and HDR content on Shield TV.
Shield users will now be able to use hands-free voice commands to control VUDU as wekk. Shield TV is the only media streamer capable of performing hands-free voice searches. You also get sweet voice-activated media controls. So you can say things like:
“Hey Google, watch Atomic Blonde on Vudu”
“Hey Google, rewind 5 minutes”
Vudu is a free service that works on just about any streaming device, or computer. The streaming service carries day-after broadcasts from premium channels like HBO, Showtime and AMC. Vudu also sells full seasons of popular TV shows. The can be downloaded from the Google Play store.
App support, features growing for NVIDIA Shield TV
The new HDR10 support comes just weeks after YouTube TV rolled out a new live streaming app for Shield TV. Before that, YouTube TV could only be streamed via Chromecast or Apple TV via AirPlay. YouTube TV offers more than 40+ premium channels like AMC and A&E and Cloud DVR for $35 per month.
Shield Software Upgrade 6.1 rolled out on Oct. 30, bringing improved Bluetooth connectivity for Logitech Harmony Hub remotes. Owners of Shield remotes with IR will be able to power their TVs on and off.
Shield began supporting hands-free commands from Google Assistant in September. NVIDIA says that soon you’ll be able to launch YouTube TV with a voice command.
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