The NVIDIA Shield TV is getting an updated home screen somewhat similar to Chromecast with Google TV with an update due to the new Discover tab.
Discover NVIDIA Shield TV
It’s not an update for Google TV yet, and NVIDIA Shield TV will continue to run on Android TV after the update. However, it has a very similar feature to the For You tab in the Google TV interface. Nvidia calls it Discover or Discover and 9to5Google Share a screenshot of it, which you can find below.
The Discover section displays content from various applications that may be of interest to the owner of NVIDIA Shield TV. This is very similar to Google TV For You which also shows personalized content. Unfortunately, this part is not yet available in Benelux, as you can read in our Chromecast with Google TV review, because the HDMI dongle is not yet officially announced here. If you have an NVIDIA Shield TV, you’ll get something similar with this update.
The update is rolling out today in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany and Australia.” NVIDIA Shield TV owners in Italy and Spain will also receive the update but without the Discover tab. Nvidia expects the rollout to be completed in a week from today, we asked NVIDIA if an update Shield TV is also coming to the Netherlands and Belgium, and we’ll update this article as soon as we have an answer.
The NVIDIA Shield TV is a cylindrical streaming stick that is similar to Chromecast in terms of functionality. This device is equipped with 2GB RAM, 8GB Flash Storage, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi. The dongle is powered by a Tegra X1+ processor that supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos audio technologies and can upscale HD streams to stream 4K images using AI. The NVIDIA Shield TV also runs Android TV and has Chromecast 4K built in.