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Nvidia Shield TV gets Amazon Music and a $30 holiday discount

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The Shield starts at $149.99 this month

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Today Nvidia is releasing version 7.2 of its software for the Shield Android TV box, which continues to receive strong support more than three years on from its initial release. The update is headlined by support for Amazon Music in the US, including both the premium Amazon Music Unlimited service and the regular catalog that comes with an Amazon Prime subscription.

Other upgrades include quick settings customizations, automatic software update installations, and 5.1 audio support for YouTube — which Nvidia says makes the Shield the first streaming box with this capability. The update will also bring the Google Assistant to users in Canada, Germany, and Spain.

Nvidia is also cutting the price of the Shield by $30 for the holidays. The discount applies to the regular model bundled with the remote, the Gaming Edition that also comes with a controller, and the Smart Home Edition that includes a SmartThings Link; this makes the entry price of the Shield TV $149.99. The offer will be available at retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, and Target, and Nvidia says it’ll run through December 24th.