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Nvidia adds out-of-home streaming to Shield with April update

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The April update for the Nvidia Shield is now available, five days after its planned release date, Nvidia announced today.

Nvidia originally said it would launch the system update on April 2. The major update brings the Shield to the latest version of Android, KitKat 4.4.2, and adds a host of new features such as beta support for out-of-home use of GameStream and beta compatibility with GameStream from laptops. Also included are improvements to the Shield's interface for managing your games library and buying more titles; expansions of the device's feature set in console mode, such as compatibility with Bluetooth keyboards and mice; and upgrades to Gamepad Mapper.

You can check out our full report for more details on the April Shield update, and check out the GameStream video below. Through the end of the month, Nvidia is selling the Shield for $199, a $50 discount off its regular price of $249.