Nvidia's mobile gaming device, the SHIELD, has been around for well over a year now, but that doesn't mean it isn't getting any love from Nvidia anymore. Today, the company announced that it updated the SHIELD Hub, which is the game launcher platform for the device. The update brings two new major changes. Naturally, the update is also available for the SHIELD tablet.
The first is an updated graphic user interface. It makes more efficient use of the limited screen real estate, meaning that it shows more of your games at once, reducing the need to scroll. It also brings the new Android look and feel to the launcher.
What's more interesting, though, is the improved GameStream functionality in console mode. GameStream is Nvidia's technology to use your desktop to render games, which then get displayed on your Nvidia SHIELD over a WiFi connection.
One of the features of the Nvidia SHIELD is Console Mode, which allows you to connect your SHIELD to a television. While in the past the quality was somewhat limited, with the new SHIELD Hub you will be able to stream 1080p content at up to 60 FPS, which is pretty cool. Do note, you will need to be connected to a 5 GHz 802.11n or 802.11ac network to be able to stream at 1080p, and it won't work at all over remote connections. Of course, under these circumstances, a lot of folks probably just connected their PC to the TV before this update.
The update is available for download immediately.