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Nvidia Shield update brings Dolby Atmos, Netflix HDR and Plex support

Nvidia has announced an update for its impressively-specced Android TV streaming box, the Nvidia Shield.

The Shield Experience Upgrade 3.2, which is now live, will offer access to the Plex Media Server, making it easy for users to stream their personal media collection.

Today’s release also makes the gaming-centric Shield the first smart TV box to offer Netflix’s limited range of HDR content.

Netflix has already promised there’ll be over 100 hours of HDR content coming before the end of the summer.

That complements the 4K content already available to Shield owners through Netflix.

Read more: Nvidia Shield K1 tablet review

Dolby Atmos is also part of this update, including pass-through support for apps like Vudu and MX player.

The Shield also offers 4K YouTube at 60 frames per second, a high quality universal search engine and also the release of game Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel which goes live on Android TV tomorrow.

The 4K-capable box is one of the high points of Android TVs limited impact on the set-top box market.

Buy Now: Nvidia Shield at Amazon.co.uk (£149.99) | Amazon.com ($199.99)

In our review last October we gave the box an 8/10 score for its unique slimline design and game streaming through GeForce Now.

The only real drawback we found was the limited Android TV operating system it runs upon.

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