Android 6.0 Marshmallow & New Games For NVIDIA SHIELD

Written by Chris Daniel, NVIDIA

Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and new content are descending onto NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV. This week at CES 2016, in Las Vegas, we’re announcing new automotive and virtual reality technologies and partnerships. SHIELD continues to evolve, too, with a slew of new features, games and apps.

 

New NVIDIA SHIELD Upgrades

We’ve made a commitment to supporting the NVIDIA SHIELD family with frequent, meaningful software upgrades. We’re continuing to honor that pledge as Android 6.0 Marshmallow heads to SHIELD Android TV.

Among the biggest enhancements Marshmallow brings is Adoptable Storage, which helps you super-size your storage capabilities. When adding an SD card, USB drive or external hard drive, SHIELD Android TV can recognize the new storage as internal memory.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow & New Games For NVIDIA Shield

We’re also enhancing the startup process. So there are even fewer steps you need to take before launching your favorite apps, movies, music and games.

Additionally, recent updates allow SHIELD Android TV owners to take control of the Recommendation Row and edit the apps that can push suggested content. They can also re-order apps and games in the download section — or allow them to appear in most recent order in which you’ve used them.

We’ll continue to support SHIELD with industry-leading software upgrades.

 

New NVIDIA SHIELD Games

Konami’s acclaimed video game Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is coming to SHIELD; pushing the boundaries of graphics, style and lightning-speed gameplay on a media streaming device.

Starting this Thursday, Jan. 7, you can control the hero, Raiden, a former child soldier transformed into a half-man, half-machine cyborg ninja with a soul fueled by revenge.

A fantastic story set in the Metal Gear universe complements the hit game’s non-stop action. With cyborg technology now the norm, you’ll battle rival private military companies to subdue the war economy, stabilize regions, save lives and gain peace, all while leading a path for Raiden to resolve his troublesome past.

 

New NVIDIA Shield Apps

The Android TV ecosystem has blossomed since SHIELD Android TV launched last May, and recent additions to the app family further establish SHIELD as one of the leaders in the media streaming category.

UltraFlix, the world’s largest library of 4K content, is a streaming network that enables subscribers to choose from over 600 hours of pristine 4K Ultra HD video on demand. It joins a growing stable of media apps, including HBO NOW, HBO GO, Showtime and Twitch, among countless others.

There’s an infinite amount of content available at a moment’s notice and SHIELD continues to deliver it best at the highest resolutions.

And what better time than during CES to pass along an update.

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