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Nvidia’s Shield Android TV gets its 3.1 update pushed out today with multiple game optimizations and more

Last week Nvidia pushed out their OTA update for the Tegra K1 Shield tablet that featured plenty of bug fixes and optimizations. Today Nvidia has pushed out another update but this time it is for their Nvidia Shield Android TV unit. Sorry, no LTE version of their Shield Tablet update as of yet.

This update isn’t too different from last week’s Shield tablet update, with the majority of this one being game optimizations along with additional enhancements as well. In total there are 12 games that have received Shield Android TV optimization, whether it be games released on Google Play or through Nvidia’s GeForce Now service.

Shield Games getting additional Shield Android TV optimization are Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Super Mega Baseball, Real Racing 3, Puddle, The Walking Dead: Michonne, and Parallax. GeForce Now games getting additional Shield Android TV optimization includes LEGO: Jurrasic World, SOMA, Sonic All-Stars Racing, Murdered: Soul Suspect, Sleeping Dogs, and Warhammer 40K: Space Marine.

There is a new feature arriving to the Shield Android TV which is mouse-based navigation. This adds mouse navigation using the Shield controller’s right joystick. This feature is supported automatically in apps that don’t use the right stick, for example, Google’s Chrome browser.

Lastly, this update includes the Monthly Android security updates, including the March 2016 partner security bulletin. It also comes with Marshmallow functionality and stability improvements including external USB drive detection, FTP write access, HDMI-CEC, idle/sleep stability, SD card formatting, mouse support, and more. If you have a Shield Android TV and don’t see this update just yet, you can always go into settings and check for System Updates in order to have it show up.

Website Referenced: Nvidia Shield Changelogs

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