Since NVIDIA rolled out the Marshmallow update to its Shield Tablets earlier this month, owners of the NVIDIA Shield Android TV have been impatiently waiting for their update roll out to be released. In spite of the slight hiccup that came with the first Marshmallow roll out that left many users handicapped in the Wi-Fi connectivity department, the upgrade for its Shield Tablet is complete, and NVIDIA is now focusing on Android TV users to endow with the Marshmallow goodness. To upgrade the NVIDIA Shield TV, users first need to boot up the device. On the screen, a pop up dialogue will appear, prompting you to choose the Experience Upgrade 3.0 installation, which is part and parcel of the software upgrade to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. You will also have a slew of UI updates for a cleaner and much smoother navigation experience on your Android TV. Perhaps the first noticeable difference made by the Marshmallow update is the live Permissions feature. This feature gives you the power to limit app permissions to any app you choose to install on your device. Another nifty feature is the ability to use your voice to setup your account. On the other hand, the UI now includes a useful menu on left for more natural switching between apps and accounts with the content categories being more navigable and logical for browsing through. Additionally, the update brings support for Vulkan API on the Shield TV thus we can expect NVIDIA to release more Vulkan-powered content to Shield devices during the course of 2016.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool