NVIDIA SHIELD TV Experience Upgrade 6.3 provides additional Google Assistant support and Nest cam viewing

NVIDIA Shield TV 2017 Controllers

Believe it or not NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV is pushing three years and still runs like its fresh out the box in terms of tech is concerned. It went from an android streaming box to now becoming almost a smart home hub of sorts as well. One key feature that keeps the SHIELD TV fresh is NVIDIA’s ability to continue to push updates out. Out of every device I’ve used I don’t think I seen a brand continue to update and push boundaries on a single device. With this being said SHIELD’s Upgrade to 6.3 expands the capabilities of Google Assistant and adds support for a multitude of apps and even Nest camera.

SHIELD TV Software Upgrade 6.3 – What’s New?

SHIELD TV Software Upgrade 6.3 – What’s New?

View Your Nest Cameras on Your TV

Just say “Show me my front door camera” or “Show me the baby’s room” to see your Nest cameras live on SHIELD.

Control More Than 1,000 Smart Home Devices with your Google Assistant

SHIELD TV with Google Assistant works with more than 1,000 smart home devices from more than 150 brands. You can even assign SHIELD TV to rooms in the Assistant app on your phone.

Commercial-Free Recordings with Plex DVR

You can now automatically remove commercials from broadcast TV shows recorded over-the-air using Plex DVR.

VLC Adds Picture-in-Picture and 360o Video Support

Watch 360o videos on your TV, complete with spherical camera control. VLC also adds Picture-in-Picture, so you can browse your SHIELD while watching your videos.

Growing Library of Kids Content with the Cartoon Network app

Watch free episodes of Cartoon Network shows like NinjagoTeen Titans Go!, or Adventure Time or log in with your TV provider to unlock the latest episodes.

The Magic of LEGO, Now on SHIELD TV

Stream your favorite LEGO TV show anytime in the living room. Easily browse episodes by theme, story, or age group and inspire the Master Builder in your family.

Watch Exclusive VH1 Shows and Clips

Popular shows like America’s Next Top Model and Hip Hop Squares are now available in the VH1 app. Watch free episodes or sign in with your TV provider to catch up on the latest episodes.

Listen to SiriusXM in the Living Room

Subscribers can download the app on SHIELD TV and access everything that SiriusXM has to offer, from commercial-free music to comedy, news, and even exclusive sports radio content.

Experience Hi-Fi Audio in Your Living Room with Tidal

Audiophiles can enjoy lossless audio streamed to your SHIELD with Tidal. Access music, videos, and exclusive concerts in a new interface customized for the living room.

Save the Mudokons in Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty

Lead our unlikely hero on his mission because if he doesn’t make it… Abe’s back on the menu! On-sale for $4.99 (Google Play).


Besides this you will also get critical hardware upgrades especially for your peripherals:

  • The latest monthly Android security updates, including mitigations for “Spectre” vulnerability.
  • Support for playback of YUV 8 bit BT 2020 videos.
  • New USB compatibility mode for users with attached USB storage/accessories to improve Bluetooth/wireless performance (Settings > System).
  • Firmware update for SHIELD remote (2017) for improved responsiveness.
  • Firmware update for SHIELD remote (rechargeable) to resolve recharging issues. If update fails, connect remote to charging cable and hold Home + Back + Voice Search buttons until LED flashes (~20 seconds).
  • Latest accessory firmware versions:
    • SHIELD controller (2017): v1.18
    • SHIELD controller (2015): v1.96/99/3.71/0.32
    • SHIELD remote (2017): v1.28
    • SHIELD remote (rechargeable): v.1.22