NVIDIA Shield TV update 9.0.2 is rolling out with a ton of bug fixes

In January, NVIDIA officially released Shield Experience 9.0.0 to all of its TV devices, including the original 2015 model. This update saw devices upgraded to Android TV 11 while also supporting next-gen GeForce NOW cloud gaming in 4K HDR. However, just like most major software updates, it introduced several bugs that affected various features. The advent of Shield Experience 9.0.1 was supposed to fix all of these bugs, but there were still more. Now, Shield Experience 9.0.2 is rolling out, fixing even more bugs than last time.

For context, in August 2020, NVIDIA said it was skipping the Android TV 10 update for Shield devices because the update didn’t add much to the work needed to implement it. We heard that NVIDIA was beta testing an update to Android TV 11 in October, and shortly after that the update was made official as “Shield Experience 9.0.0”. Shield Experience 9.0.1 came later, and the latest changelog for Shield Experience 9.0.2 is below.


NVIDIA Shield Experience 9.0.2 Full Changelog


  • Adds Plex support for the latest Hauppauge WinTV-dualHD DVB-T tuner (EU only)
  • Adds useful notifications when connecting or formatting removable storage


  • [2019 SHIELD only] Fixed a bug where AI scaling could not be changed in the Netflix app
  • Fixed a bug where other video apps would use the refresh rate set in Kodi
  • Resolves issue playing Dolby Vision content when Phillips TVs are connected
  • Adds developer option “Default to Rec. 709 for HD videos” to improve video color (enabling may cause crashes in apps like Apple TV+ or Paramount+ app)


  • [SHIELD 2019 only] Fixes audio stuttering issues on Bluetooth or USB headsets when Dolby audio processing is enabled
  • Fixed a bug where the surround mixer would stop working after playing Dolby audio streams
  • Fixes audio issues when connecting headset to SHIELD 2015 controller


  • Improves file transfer speeds
  • Fixed a bug when copying files on local network from Mac to removable storage on SHIELD
  • Fixes bug where migrating data from internal storage to adopted storage would hang indefinitely
  • Fixes issue where files copied over LAN are not visible until SHIELD is restarted
  • Resolves issue where Dolphin Emulator would not write to NAS
  • Resolves issue where SD card notification is displayed when launching apps
  • Fixes issue where Documents UI cannot access external storage folders


  • Resolves Dual Shock 3, XBOX One S, XBOX Series S/X and Switch Pro controller pairing issue
  • Fixes issue where XBOX 360 controllers would send D-Pad commands twice
  • Fixes issue where Bluetooth headsets would not be disconnected in standby after activating the feature


  • Fixes some cases where SHIELD would not sleep when issuing a command over HDMI-CEC


  • [2015/2017 SHIELD] Fixes crashing issue with Google Play Games
  • Fixed a bug affecting streaming on Twitch using NVIDIA Share
  • Fixes “failure to insert database” bug when recording video with NVIDIA Share
  • Resolves issue when capturing screenshots in GeForce NOW using NVIDIA Share
  • Resolves issue where the Channels app’s DVR feature was not recording properly
  • Fixed a bug on the Mouse Toggle app where the select button was not detected
  • Fixed a bug where the system would hang when going to the home screen after “matching frame rate” in Kodi
  • Resolves crash caused by database issues on apps such as CW, Atresplayer and SVT Play
  • Resolves localization issue with Canadian language selection of energy start timers

Known issues

  • Reconnection issues on XBOX Elite 2 controllers
  • Free space reports incorrect use of SMB server functionality in SHIELD
  • AI upscaling not working when streaming GeForce NOW 1080p HDR content
  • [SHIELD 2019 base model] Resolution is capped at 1080p when using ADB for screenshot
  • Unable to sign in to Google or Netflix accounts when using a restricted profile
  • Changed mapping (stretched vs black bars) of 16:9 content to 16:10 display behavior from 8.2.3
  • When the refresh rate switch is enabled with the network debugger function, pop-ups asking permission from the device to the network debugger appear randomly
  • NowTV casting issue
  • Pairing and key mapping issues with the Razer Serval Bluetooth Controller

There doesn’t seem to be any new features, but there are a lot of fixes. Some users have reported a slow experience when using devices with previous versions of Shield Experience, and it remains to be seen if this update fixes those particular issues. Nevertheless, we advise all NVIDIA Shield TV owners to update to Shield Experience 9.0.2 to take advantage of the above bug fixes, especially if you encounter any issues.

Let us know in the comments if the update fixed anything for you!

Source: Nvidia Forums