NVIDIA Shield TV update improves Google Assistant, adds YouTube TV support and more

NVIDIA has released a new update to its  NVIDIA Shield Android TV in the form of Shield Experience 6.1. The new update includes a couple of new features, improvements, and bug fixes.

The last major upgrade to the device added support for Google Assistant, and the new update adds more commands to Assistant. With the addition, NVIDIA Shield TV users in the U.S will be able to open shows and control playback in HULU, book an Uber ride or order Domino's Pizza, as well as shipping on Target, Walmart, Costco and more. 

It also adds support for YouTube TV Android TV app in the U.S, which can be downloaded from the Play Store, while UK users gets ITV support.

The update also brings bug fixes as well as the latest security patch, including fixes for KRACK security vulnerability in WPA2 WiFi protocol.

Here's the changelog for SHIELD Experience 6.1 for the SHIELD Android TV box 

What's New
  • YouTube TV – Coming This Week to SHIELD (US Only)
    Google Assistant Keeps Getting Smarter (US Only)
    • Use your voice to open shows and control playback in HULU
    • Order an Uber or even a Domino’s Pizza
    • Go shopping on Target, Walmart, Costco and more
  • ITV comes to SHIELD TV (UK Only)
  • Added TV on/off over IR for SHIELD Remote (tap Home + Back)
  • Improved Logitech Harmony Hub setup over Bluetooth
  • Ability to update SHIELD controller firmware while charging over USB
  • Ability to scan both DVB-T and DVB-T2 channels on Hauppauge WinTV-soloHD
  • The latest monthly Android security updates including fixes for WPA2 protocol (KRACK)
  • SHIELD Remote upgrade to firmware v1.21
  • SHIELD Remote with headphone jack - no upgrade
 Issues/Bugs fixed
  • Fixed issue where SHIELD controller would stop sending IR commands to TV/receiver
  • Fixed issue where SHIELD would sleep immediately after waking up
  • Fixed case where UK English keyboard displays Russian
  • Fixed case where VUDU app showed up in unsupported regions
The Shield Experience 6.1 update for NVIDIA's Shield TV is now rolling out. 

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