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NVIDIA SHIELD Hub Updated With Material Design and Improved Gaming

by Todd Haselton | December 16, 2014December 16, 2014 8:00 pm PST

NVIDIA’s SHIELD Hub software, which powers the gaming experience on devices such as the SHIELD Tablet, was updated on Tuesday with a brand new user interface and changes that should help improve the gaming experience overall.

The first thing you’ll probably notice are some tweaks that match Google’s Material Design language, which was introduced in Android 5.0 Lollipop and offers “subtle animations, layers and updated iconography,” NVIDIA said. Additionally, the layout was improved to decrease the amount of scrolling a user will encounter while searching for a game to play in the My PC Games and GRID areas of the software. The user interface is just the tip of the iceberg, however.

NVIDIA said that gamers will now be able to take advantage of GameStream titles at 1080p and 60 frames per second, though you’ll need to be playing over an 802.11n/ac 5GHz network to take full advantage of the new feature. To activate it, simply head into your advanced options settings under PC Games and set the max resolution to 1080p. Also, be sure to update to the latest version of GeForce Experience 2.1.5, which launched today, to get the best performance.

Hit the source for more information on the update, and check for it on your NVIDIA devices now.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...