Latest Nvidia Shield Experience 9.1 update brings several new features & bunch of bug fixes

Updated: 8/7/2022: Check the latest update below.

Early this year, Nvidia rolled out a major update (9.0.1) for the Nvidia Shield TV. After finding some known bugs in that, the company again released a minor update to fix them later in April 2022. Now a software update kicked off with some new features.

The latest Nvidia Shield experience 9.1 is currently based on Android TV 11 and it brings a Night Listening Mode, AI upscaling support for 60Hz HDR10 video, a new Auto Latency Mode, and a bunch of bug fixes with system improvements.

This Nvidia Shield Experience 9.1 update will be rollout to all the Shield and Shield Pro devices via OTA (Over-The-Air) method. It should soon be rolled out widely, likely within a couple of weeks.

  • Enhancements:
    • Adds support to automatically enable game mode on supported TVs (ALLM)
    • Adds night listening mode (HDMI audio only)
    • Adds option specify network workgroup when connecting to SHIELD over local network
    • Adds option to create your own password when connecting to SHIELD over local network
    • [SHIELD Pro 2019] Adds AI upscaling support for 60Hz HDR10 video
    • [SHIELD Remote 2019] Adds option to only wake SHIELD with the power button or NETFLIX button
    • [Game Controllers] Adds option to only wake SHIELD with logo button
    • Adds option to match uncompressed audio with Dolby reference volume levels
    • Adds option to disable displaying HDR/Dolby Vision content
    • Adds notification when an app uses a microphone
  • Bug fixes:
    • Display
      • Fixes bug where Dolby Vision mode would become re-enabled after reboot
    • Network
      • Resolves issue where link speed was not reported when connecting the ethernet cable
      • Resolves issue where “Restart Wi-fi” in Quick Settings was not working properly
    • Audio
      • Resolve audio pops heard after hotplug of USB audio devices
      • Fixes bug where some apps would only play through headphones after “Match content audio resolution” is enabled
      • Resolves an issue where HDMI fixed volume required disable-enable cycle to work properly
      • Fixes bug where stereo upmix would not become enabled after playing multichannel discrete audio
      • [SHIELD 2019] Disables comfort noise feature when Dolby Audio Processing is enabled
    • Storage
      • Improves file transfer speeds to attached storage
      • Resolves issues where NAS would not reconnect after SHIELD restart
    • Accessories
      • Fixes bug where SHIELD Controller 2017 or SHIELD Remote 2015 would not auto pair after taking upgrade
    • Shield TV app
      • Fixes bug where SHIELD TV app would not send keyboard entries while streaming GeForce NOW
      • Resolves SHIELD TV app issue where user could not copy/paste text (passwords, URL, etc)
    • Other
      • Resolves issue connecting to GeForce NOW servers while NVIDIA Share is active
      • Improves stream to twitch duration indefinitely
      • Resolves issue where system would become unresponsive after enabling Dolby Audio Processing from quick menu
      • Resolves issue where SHIELD would wake up unexpectedly
      • Improved HDMI-CEC compatibility with other HDMI connected devices
      • Resolves issue where app switcher (double tap home) would not show most recent screenshot properly
      • Resolves adb connection issue where host PC would need to be re-authorized after 7 days
      • Fixes bug where D-pad “up” and “down” would not function after upgrade

Plenty of Nvidia Shield devices users report that this Shield Experience 9.1 update actually fixes minor aggravating known bugs while others are complaining as it completely bricks their device.

Updated: July 8

Some of the Shield TV users facing issues with Netflix and other streaming apps like Amazon Prime, Disney+, and more, after receiving the Shield Experience 9.1 update on their TV. Read more

Luckily, Nvidia has confirmed that they are aware of this issue and are investigating it.

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