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The Nvidia Shield is getting a new Android TV interface

The Nvidia Shield is getting a new Android TV interface
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The Nvidia Shield has a new look. Well, to be precise, its operating system does. The media streamer – which runs Android TV – has a new Discover tab with recommendations grouped by genre, and a redesigned apps screen.

The revamp draws inspiration from Google TV, the OS that at the time of writing is only available on the Google Chromecast with Google TV. The circular app icons (that looked like blobs) are gone from the left-hand side, and there's now room for a bigger visual in the top right showing your selected content. Following these changes, there's actually more room to show more games, apps, and other content on screen simultaneously.

The update is rolling out now but could take up to a week to reach you. Customers in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, and Australia will get the new UI and Discover tab, but those in Italy and Spain will only get the new UI.

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