Finally, Nvidia has decided to make some worthwhile changes to the crappy user interface of its Nvidia Shield devices. The company announced that it will be getting a revamped user interface, and it will be similar to the other Android TV devices.
According to official sources, one of the biggest changes is a new Discover tab, which features content recommendations grouped by genre. Nvidia has tweaked the “All Apps” screen which will now be called “Apps” and uses a full-screen layout that Nvidia says shows more apps at once.
Nvidia seems to have drawn inspiration from the Google TV software on last year’s Chromecast. However, it’s worth noting that the new UI update will not be specifically similar to Google’s OS, but, there are some obvious similarities. We will see that the large circular app icons on the left side of the display have now disappeared, and Nvidia’s screenshot also shows a large promotion for Disney’s Loki at the top of the Home screen.
According to reports, Nvidia started testing out its changes to the UI back in April, and it was witnessed by a screenshot of the new design which briefly appeared in the Play Store listing for the Nvidia Games app.
The company has officially started to roll out the update starting yesterday, with the rollout expected to take around a week in total. Customers in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, and Australia will get the new UI and Discover tab, while those in Italy and Spain will only get the new UI.