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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Gets A Major Update With Software Upgraded 3.3

By Jiran , Oct 28, 2016 04:13 AM EDT

NVIDIA has released a major software update to its SHIELD Android TV. Aside from added support, the Software Upgrade 3.3 also comes with the latest Android security patches. However, not all SHIELD Android TV devices may have received the said major update yet.

The Software Upgrade 3.3

NVIDIA is doing a good service by offering constant updates to its SHIELD Android TV. Now, the Android TV box will receive a major update with Software Upgrade 3.3. Though the improvements are not comparable to the Software Upgrade 3.2. The previous update included an HDR support, a new VUDU app and the capability of a standalone Plex Media Server.

According to the Android Headlines, the features include pass-through DTS:X Audio support that will provide an immersive lifelike audio for media apps like Plex, Kodi v17 and MX Player. Plex, in particular, will be getting a Dolby Atmos audio pass-through support. The Vulkan graphics API has also been updated.

Based on the changelog, there will an additional support for Vulkan 1.0.1.0 Conformance Test Suite. According to the Android Police, there might be fewer bugs now in Vulkan games with this particular update.

Another important update by the tech company is made to address some security flaws. The Software Upgrade 3.3 will have the latest Android security patches.

Waiting For The Latest Android Update

Owners of the SHIELD Android TV devices should not expect to get that update immediately. It may require some time before it reaches your device. But you can monitor if the update is already available for your own SHIELD Android TV.

You can check if you have received the Software Upgrade 3.3 by going to the settings menu. Choose About and then System Update. Once it's already there, you just have to download and install it. It is the same process as with other Android devices.

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