Android 6.0 Marshmallow is finally arriving on the NVIDIA Shield. Although this update won’t exactly revolutionize your Android TV experience, it will bring along some nice perks that can make interacting with the device simpler, more intuitive, and more customizable.

For starters, Marshmallow will allow you to set up your NVIDIA Shield touch-free via your smartphone. All you’ll have to do is say, “Okay Google, set up my device,” and your Google account will be wirelessly transferred to your Shield. Moreover, this update will let users personalize their home screen by allowing them to pin apps to specific locations – much like how your phone’s home screen currently works. This ability to reorder icons should make navigating the Shield easier than ever before.

On a slightly more technical level, Android 6.0 will enable Shield users to use USB drives or SD cards as if they were internal storage. Effectively, you’ll be able to increase your internal memory for apps and games without requiring additional management from you. This isn’t a perfect solution, of course, but it’s a nice option to have available.

The aesthetic of the Google Play Store has also been renovated with this update, so now categories and “top” charts are much more streamlined. NVIDIA hasn’t given a specific date for when they will be rolling out the Marshmallowy update, but “soon” is still good enough news for now. We’d be surprised if Android 6.0 didn’t start rolling out to Shield devices within the next few weeks.

What are your thoughts about Android 6.0 Marshmallow arriving on the NVIDIA Shield? If you’re a Shield owner, what are you looking forward to most about this update? Let us know in the comments below!

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