NVIDIA’s Shield TV recently received its 20th OTA update, and with it, a few new features. Known as the Shield Software Experience Upgrade 7.1, one of the features that is part and parcel of the update is the long-requested support for TVs and gaming display with a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz.
In addition to its support for displays with high refresh rates, the update also integrates the Shield TV with support for in-game chat via NVIDIA’s GeForce Now program. To use the feature, Shield TV owners need simply connect their headsets to the Shield game controller via the 3.5mm headset jack. Unsurprisingly, Fortnite and PUBG are two games that will be able to take full advantage of this new feature.
Along with the update, NVIDIA also released a new Shield TV app. Which is essentially a virtual keyboard and mouse companion that NVIDIA says can be used to significantly cut down on the time used to login.
Circling back to GeForce Now; Square Enix’s Shadow of the Tomb Raider has also been added into the platform’s library, giving Shield TV owners the opportunity to play the game when it launches on 14 September (15 September for us).
NVIDIA has been rolling out its Shield Software Experience Upgrade 7.1 since Monday. So, if you own a Shield TV but still haven’t received it, be patient and don’t worry. Chances are, the update is being rolled out in batches.