Nougat-y options could come to the earlier gen of the 4K HDR streamer

Nvidia introduced in the present day that its upgraded Nvidia Defend TV set-top field is now out there on the market.

The media participant presents 4K HDR streaming, main gaming capabilities, and a few brand-new options just like the debut of Amazon On the spot Video and the voice-activated Google Assistant on the Android TV platform. (The latter function coming in a later replace.)

Nonetheless, these nonetheless holding onto their earlier technology 2015 Nvidia Defend may simply be capable of get the 2017 mannequin’s bells & whistles – together with Amazon On the spot Video and Google Assistant – with out having to shell out $199/£189 (about AU$260) for a brand new machine.

A press doc launched through the 2017 Defend’s announcement at CES 2017 mentions that “options introduced for the brand new SHIELD TV will come to present SHIELD units by means of an over-the-air software program improve, out there in January.”

Shielding for affect

Whereas we expect it might use slightly clarification, this announcement could imply that most of the 2017 Defend’s finest options – like its improved recreation streaming app, Nest house automation integration, aforementioned Amazon On the spot Video/Google Assistant help, and Android Nougat – might come to the 2015 mannequin quickly.

Whereas the software program options of the brand new Defend could probably switch over to the earlier mannequin, tweaks just like the smaller measurement, refined controller, and boosted guts will clearly stay unique to the 2017 mannequin.

We’ve contacted a consultant to substantiate what options from the 2017 Defend will make it to the 2015 mannequin (if any) and can replace this story as extra particulars develop.

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