NVIDIA SHIELD Update brings Nest Camera Controls

Nvidia Shield

NVIDIA has released a significant update to their Android TV device, the NVIDIA SHIELD.  What the company is calling Experience 6.3 brings a lot of features and fixes to the device.  For US owners, the headliner is support for Nest Cameras.

Now through your SHIELD, which already has Google Assistant built-in, you can ask the device to show you various Nest cameras that you have throughout your house and it will be displayed on your television.  There is also improved Google Assistant support with the NVIDIA SHIELD now able to control over 1000 devices through Assistant.

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Google Assistant Coming to Android TV

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Google is expanding the reach of Google Assistant and it is coming to a television near you.  At CES 2017 yesterday, the company announced that the AI-driven personal assistant would be coming to Android TV and a wide range of other Smart TVs on the market.

In the coming months, the Google Assistant on Android TV will come to the NVIDIA SHIELD, along with all Android TVs in the US running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or Android 7.0 Nougat, such as the AirTV Player, Sharp Aquos, Sony Bravia, Xiaomi Mi Box, and more. And once available, the NVIDIA SHIELD will be the first TV device to offer a hands-free Assistant experience — so “Dim the lights” will only be an “Ok Google” away!

The news means that Google Assistant will start moving beyond Google Home or the Google Pixel phone line up, expanding further into the home as they try to compete with Amazon’s Echo and Alexa technology.

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