The Android 11 operating system is coming to NVIDIA Shield TV media streamers starting today.
A number of the upgrades spell good news for cord-cutters and streaming fans. Google Play Movies & TV is getting Dolby Vision HDR support.
For a while, Shield owners have been able to connect digital movie catalogs from Amazon, Apple TV and VUDU through Movies Anywhere.
Now, you will be able to watch all of that assorted movie collection from Google Play Movies & TV.
IMDbTV, the free streaming service from Amazon, is getting 4K HDR support. And Apple TV will support its library in 4K Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
NVIDIA says Android 11 is part of the SHIELD Software Upgrade 9.0, which is delivering a number of other improvements.
An updated Gboard (Google Keyboard) is adding voice search and Google Assistant to all search boxes. SHIELD media streamers are also getting support for aptX-compatible Bluetooth headsets. Previously, the SHIELD supported LDAC headsets.
Free Peacock trial
New SHIELD owners based in the U.S. will also be offered a free six-month trial of Peacock Premium. Peacock has a number of notable TV shows, including The Office, Parks and Recreation and three seasons of Yellowstone.
NVIDIA says new SHIELD owners can redeem the Peacock offer by subscribing through the Peacock Premium banner on the “For You” or “Apps” tab. You will also need to enter a valid form of payment.
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