Nvidia has some big news in store, with Android Marshmallow officially headed to its Shield TV. New games and more treats are also in the mix to further sweeten the deal.
The Shield Android TV is not only getting a taste of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but it's also dipping into the much touted Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and some other cool new content.
The news follows Nvidia's exciting unveiling of the Drive PX 2 water-cooled supercomputer at CES 2016.
Announcing new products, however, doesn't mean that Nvidia has forgotten about its existing ones, and the newly-announced package for the Shield TV stands proof, adding a slew of new features, apps and games.
"We've made a commitment to supporting the SHIELD family with frequent, meaningful software upgrades. We're continuing to honor that pledge as Android 6.0 Marshmallow heads to SHIELD Android TV," Nvidia announced in a company blog post.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow Treats
Android 6.0 Marshmallow brings a number of neat improvements to the table, and Adoptable Storage is among the most exciting highlights. With Adoptable Storage, users can expand the storage capacity of their device, as the Shield Android TV recognizes the new storage as internal memory, whether it's SD card, a USB drive or an external hard drive.
Nvidia has also tweaked the startup process to enhance the experience and users can now launch their favorite apps, games, music and movies in fewer steps than previously required.
Moreover, Shield Android TV owners will now also be able to edit the apps that can suggest content in the Recommendation Row, or reorder games and apps in the download section.
Nvidia promised to keep updating Shield with "industry-leading" software upgrades.
New Games For Nvidia Shield
As previously mentioned, the highly-acclaimed Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance video game for Konami is landing on Shield, "pushing the boundaries of graphics, style and lightning-speed gameplay on a media streaming device."
Starting on Thursday, Jan. 7, Shield owners will be able to enjoy the new hit story in the great universe of Metal Gear by controlling Raiden, a human/cyborg hero. Raiden used to be a child soldier, but now has only one thought on his mind: revenge.
New Shield Apps
A wide variety of options became available for the Android ecosystem ever since Nvidia launched its Shield TV back in May 2015, and the latest additions further bolster Shield's position at the top of the media streaming category.
New apps include UltraFlix, which brings a vast trove of 4K content with more than 600 hours of Ultra HD video on demand, as well as other popular choices such as HBO GO, HBO Now, Twitch and Showtime, among the highlights.
Nvidia is pushing hard to place its Shield offerings at the top of the line, and CES 2016 served as the perfect venue to announce the latest news and additions.
"What better time than during CES to pass along an update," the company further touts.
Check out the video below to get a better idea of what's in store.