NVIDIA has rolled out software update 7.2 for their Shield TV this week. This updated adds the new Amazon Music app that popped up in the Google Play Store earlier this month. The update also adds customizable quick settings, support for 5.1 surround sound on YouTube, and more.
It appears as though the Shield TV is the only Android TV device that is getting support for Amazon Music. This was to be expected since the Shield TV is also the only device that supports Prime Video, due to a direct agreement between NVIDIA and Amazon.
This new software update for the Shield TV brings support for Google Assistant to customers in Canada, Germany, and Spain. There are also improvements to how USD and network drives are handled, as well as how volume and power controls are executed, both through the remote and through Alexa devices.
In conjunction with this software update, NVIDIA has put the Shield TV with remote on sale for $149.00 through Christmas. That’s $30 off the regular price. Also on sale is the Shield TV with remote and game controller for $169, which is also $30 off the regular price.