Installs Netflix

Watch Netflix favorites like House of Cards, Breaking Bad, Marvel’s Daredevil, and more – up to 4K Ultra HD resolution.

Upgrades YouTube to 4K

Enjoy a breadth of 4K content from YouTube. Watch movie trailers, channels like RocketJump, GoPro videos, and more – all in 4K Ultra HD resolution.

Delivers Google Voice Search at the Touch of a Button

Touch the NVIDIA button on your SHIELD controller to initiate Voice Search.
Note: After the System Upgrade, apply the SHIELD Accessories Upgrade to enable this feature.

Enables Surround Sound and High-Resolution Audio

Enjoy a home theater experience with rich Dolby® 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound pass-through. Listen to high-resolution audio up to 24-bit/192 kHz over USB or HDMI.

Allows Wi-Fi Connections Away From Home

With support for captive portal, you can connect SHIELD to wireless networks that require web authentication, like hotel Wi-Fi.


  • Allows SHIELD to automatically turn on your TV and switch it to the correct input source.
    Enable this feature in Settings > Device > HDMI > CEC one touch play
  • Allows TV remotes to control SHIELD with up, down, right, left, select, and exit buttons.

Sleep Now and Restart

  • Enables quick access from the power menu on the Settings row of the home screen

LED brightness adjustment for the green light bar on SHIELD

  • Adjust brightness in Settings > Device > System > LED brightness

Automatically move newly installed Apps to your SD Card

  • Enable this feature in Settings > Device > Storage & reset > SD card

View available storage space on your SD Card or USB storage

  • View in Settings > Device > Storage & reset

Adjust Audio Video Sync. Use to synchronize audio with the video stream.

  • Adjust sync in Settings > Device > HDMI > Audio Video Sync
  • Upgrades operating system to Android 5.1
  • Adds 10-bit Rec. 2020 color space for Netflix
  • Adds 3:2 pull down support for smooth 24 FPS video playback
  • Adds 8-bit 4.2.0 color space support for 4K 60 FPS video
  • Adds NTFS and exFAT support for SD Cards