Nvidia Shield Android TV: Google Play Movies & 4K Television Content Confirmed Soon To Launch!

By M PEO , Updated Dec 12, 2016 06:37 AM EST

The 4K streaming is gradually coming to most of the devices that do support it and thanks to the technology advancement and high-speed data. Recently, Google has finally announced that its 4K quality content in Google Play Movies and TV will support now the Nvidia Shield Android TV.

Google previously announced that the devices Chromecast Ultra, Xiaomi Mi Box and Sony Bravia TV can take advantage the rent and buy option of Google Play Movies and TV in 4K or Ultra HD quality. But, the owners of Nvidia Shield Android TV were in disbelief that their device was not part of Google's list and good thing that the tech giant changed its mind.

The problem with Nvidia Shield Android TV before

According to Android Headlines, Nvidia Shield Android TV was not included in Google's list before as it lacks in VP9 support for Google Play Movies and TV. The VP9 support is an open and royalty free video coding format which was developed by Google.

However, Nvidia Shield Android TV does support VP9 format for Google Play Movies and TV, but it lacks on an encryption level that Google requires. This is not the case now as Nvidia has confirmed that it's currently in development to update the VP9 level of encryption.

VP9 encryption will be available on Nvidia Shield Android TV

As of the moment, there are no clear details yet on when Nvidia plans to release the VP9 encryption update for Nvidia Shield Android TV to get Google Play Movies and TV content in 4K quality. Nvidia just wants to point out that VP9 video codec support is indeed built for Nvidia Shield Android TV as it is the same format that YouTube 4K and other streaming sites require.

Other things to expect from Nvidia Shield Android TV

Nvidia Shield Android TV entertainment apps continuously grow as Google Play Store adds more apps. Aside from watching free YouTube content, Nvidia Shield Android TV owners can subscribe to Netflix, which plans to begin at $7.99 a month. It's a good offer while waiting for Google Play Movies and TV content in 4K quality to be available.

As posted on Nvidia website, Nvidia Shield Android TV also has free apps to use like Tellybean TV, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Disney Movies Anywhere, PBS Kids, Red Bull TV, Twitch TV, Kodi, and Plex Client and Plex Media Server. Users can also have their favorite channels as long as they're subscribed to any cable or satellite TV provider while waiting for buy and rent option of Google Play Movies and TV content in 4K quality to arrive. 


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