Category Archives: Plex Media Server

Buy Shield TV – Get a Google Home Mini

Hot off the NVidia presses …

Pretty meets Powerful

Small and mighty, meet fast and feature-ous:  Kicking off this Monday, October 1, and running through October 27, if you purchase any SHIELD TV model from Best Buy or, you will receive a free Google Home Mini ($49 value).

Thanks to the smart integrations with the Google Assistant and Google Home products, SHIELD is delivering a world-class home AI experience throughout the house. And now with Google Home Mini, you can control your SHIELD from anywhere in your home.

Here are just a few of the example use cases, with even more Google home commands coming to SHIELD later this month.

Simply say, “Hey Google” +

1. “Turn on SHIELD”

2. “Play Sharp Objects on SHIELD”

3. “Show me pictures from New Zealand on SHIELD”

4. “Play Imagine Dragons on SHIELD”

Shield TV 5.2 Update Now Available

Watch and Record Live TV with Plex

Now with SHIELD TV and a Plex Pass, cord cutters can watch and record over-the-air broadcast TV on SHIELD in up to 1080 resolution with 5.1 surround sound.

SHIELD with Plex is a one-of-a-kind all-in-one DVR solution. With this release, SHIELD becomes:

  1. The first streaming media player to support Plex Live TV
  2. Only streaming media player able to browse and record shows from a beautiful, “10 foot” user interface

And since SHIELD is the industry’s only all-in-one Plex client and server device, you can DVR directly to SHIELD and then stream these shows to any device, anywhere in the world, all with a fraction of the power consumption and cost of other media server options.

Write to Network Storage (NAS)

SHIELD now supports write to Network Storage, allowing customers to Record TV shows and movies directly to their network attached storage (NAS) via Plex. SHIELD owners can continue to write to local storage, adopted storage and external storage drives.

Connect a USB Tuner for Plex Live TV

USB tuners are now supported on SHIELD TV – including support for the dual WinTV USB tuner from Hauppauge.

Best for 4K

Since the last software upgrade, SHIELD TV has added new 4K enhancements including:

  1. Google Play Movies in 4K
  2. Google Cast in up to 4K 60 frames-per-second with 5.1 surround sound

Other updates in this release include network storage directory and connectivity enhancements, Wi-Fi performance improvements, and experience enhancements for SHIELD remote and SHIELD controller.

Plex Pass holders; Shield TV now supports PlexDVR Beta!

If you’re a loyal Plex Pass holder (lifetime member here) and you have a Shield TV (along with a compatible tuner such as a HDHOMERUN Connect) you can now record TV directly to your Shield TV and playback through the Plex Media Server.  Amazing!

From Plex Team:

We have also expanded the DVR beta to NVIDIA SHIELD! If you run your Plex Media Server on your SHIELD, now you can record all your content directly to the device, expand your TV library, and stream it to all of your other devices.

Learn more by visiting the PlexDVR site.  If you’re ready to take the plunge now?  Go straight to the Download Page and get PlexDVR on Shield TV now!  Note: Download Page requires Plex Pass user sign in.

Guided tour of Shield Android TV OTA 3.2 including Plex Server setup

Here is a guided tour of setting up Samba file sharing and Plex Media Server on the Shield Android TV – showing off some new features of the just released OTA 3.2!

Tutorial: Update Rooted Shield TV from 3.x to 3.2 OTA

Here you go.  The tutorial has been updated to update your rooted Shield Android TV (16GB) from 3.x to 3.2.

Check it out now!

Note: Shield Pro (500GB) version will be ready in a couple hours.

STV OTA 3.2 / Plex Media Server FAQ Created

We’ve started our FAQ for OTA 3.2’s release and Plex Media Server.  We will continue to grow it as more Q&A gets revealed.

Check It Out

NVidia’s Shield Android TV OTA 3.2 Plex Media Server FAQ


Plex is an application that lets you stream your media anywhere, on any device. It comes preinstalled for free on SHIELD, making it both a media server and a media player. You can enjoy the media currently located on your SHIELD device, stream your media from SHIELD to another device, or stream your media from another server to SHIELD. Your entire media collection is presented in a rich, easy-to-navigate interface.

Just install the Plex client app on a viewing device like your phone, tablet, or PC to enjoy all your content.


Plex Media Server on SHIELD is integrated with the Plex media player app