NVIDIA’s Shield Android TV box is receiving a new software update today. The company has done a good job of supporting this device over three years after it was first released. Version 7.2 of the set-top box’s firmware brings Amazon Music. Shield TV owners in the United States will now be able to stream music on the device from Amazon Music.
Amazon Music can be used on the NVIDIA Shield TV to access both the regular catalog that’s included with an Amazon Prime subscription as well as the premium Amazon Music Unlimited service.
The software update also brings a variety of other improvements for this device. There’s 5.1 audio support for YouTube, customizations for quick settings, and automatic installation of software updates. NVIDIA does point out that this is now the first streaming box with 5.1 audio support for YouTube. Last but not the least, users in Canada, Spain, and Germany will now be able to use the Google Assistant on this device.
NVIDIA also announced today that it’s discounting the Shield by $30. The discount is applicable on the regular model with the bundled remote, the Gaming Edition, and the Smart Home Edition. The NVIDIA Shield TV now starts at $149.99 and will be available at the discounted price from retailers like Amazon and Best Buy until December 24th.