Mar 25 AT 2:54 PM Dima Aryeh 3 Comments

NVIDIA SHIELD to receive KitKat April 2; use GameStream anywhere


The NVIDIA SHIELD may not be all that popular (sadly), but NVIDIA continues working on the device. The latest news to come from NVIDIA is the update coming soon to the portable gaming device. It will be receiving an update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. While the version of Android won’t really be changing much, NVIDIA has packed this update full of amazing changes.

First and foremost, GameStream will come out of beta with this update. No longer are you limited to your home network. You can now remotely wake your PC and stream games when your connecting is higher than 5 Mbps up and down. GameStream also now supports mobile graphics cards, if you have a GTX model in the 600M, 700M, or 800M series. And lastly, it can now stream 1080p content at 60 FPS.

Outside of GameStream, NVIDIA has added support for Bluetooth mice and keyboards when in console mode to get more of a PC gaming experience. The TegraZone app has been updated with some new visuals, and the Gamepad Mapper is being redesigned to be more useful. It’s a feature-packed update you don’t want to miss if you own a SHIELD.

And if you don’t own a SHIELD, and this new update really solidifies the purchase decision for you, NVIDIA has put the SHIELD up on sale for only $200 until April 1st. With over 330 supported games and over 100 PC games that support GameStream, it’s a pretty awesome little device to own if you like to game on the go. Tell us what you think of this update in the comments, and buy the device if you’re interested!

Source: Android Police

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • pekosROB

    Wow, I didn’t think this would happen since KitKat would need some added coding to support microSD. This brings me great joy.

  • donger

    Kinda want one now.

  • Scott

    Just got one from Gamestop for $174 with a few trade-ins. So far its as good as advertisied. Played Borderlands from my PC thru Shield. Very Nice. Steam works also…NICE. GTA Vice City is as smooth as silk at Max settings and the gamepad is so much better than bluetooth or on-screen controls. I even tried the Grid last night and it worked from Michigan. Its a awesome mobile gaming device so far. No more games on my S3 phone or Nexus 10!!!!