NVIDIA today released the version 3.2 update for its Shield Android TV set-top box and it’s an update that many users had been waiting for. It brings a handful of new features for the device, including but not limited to the ability to function as a Plex media server. The update is live now and users can head into the settings option to manually update their set-top box to version 3.2.
Plex did confirm earlier this month that the Shield Android TV will soon double as a full Plex media server. It just needed a couple of weeks to work with NVIDIA on some final touches and the support is now ready for prime time. Plex media server support enables users to stream their media collection from Shield to mobile devices, even those that are outside the home. In case you don’t know, here’s how you setup a Plex media server.
NVIDIA Shield is also the first smart TV box to support Netflix in HDR thanks to this latest update. Users can stream HDR content from Netflix and enjoy it on a compatible TV. VUDU 4K is included as well and the YouTube app gets support for 4K Ultra HD as well at 60 frames-per-second.
Additional features include Dolby Atmos surround sound pass-through in VUDU, SPMC, MX Player, and Shield’s native Photo and Videos applications, the ability to mount a network attached storage device to access media collection and to access Shield folders from a network PC or Mac with drag-and-drop file sharing.
NVIDIA Shield update version 3.2 is now available for download.