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NVIDIA's current Shield updated, supports HDR, and more

NVIDIA updates its older Shield with the features from the new one coming soon
By Anthony Garreffa from Jan 27, 2017 @ 4:23 CST

NVIDIA will be making owners of the current-gen Shield happy with a new firmware update that provides Shield owners with some of the new features of the upcoming refreshed Shield unit.




The new update allows Shield to push out 4K HDR streams from the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime, as well as the nifty new GeForce Now game streaming. In order to use GeForce Now, you'll need to buy the new game controller that'll set you back $60.


NVIDIA has saved current Shield owners $200 with this new firmware, meaning if you want to save the $60 on the new controller because you won't use GeForce Now - then don't. GeForce Now will cost you $25 for 10 hours of gaming, powered by GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards in the cloud.


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