Nvidia Shield updates to Android TV Oreo 8.0 with custom menus

From CNET: The expensive, geek-friendly Nvidia Shield TV streamer can pretty much do it all, but until now its menu system hasn't been as customizable as those of competitors Apple TV and Roku.

That changes with the latest software update, which brings the new version of Google's Android TV operating system, 8.0 aka Oreo, and with it a revamped home page.

Gone is the top row of large "cards" featuring your recent media interspersed with content Nvidia, Google or whomever wanted you to see. In its place is a series of rows and tiles that's more subject to your whim -- and includes thumbnails of actual TV shows, movies and music for easier access.

Apps that support channels at launch include Nvidia Games, YouTube, Netflix, Google Play Movies & TV, Vudu, Plex, Hulu, HBO Now, Showtime, Starz, Google Play Music, Twitch, Spotify, NBC, CBS All Access, Live Channels, Sling TV and PlayStation Vue. Nvidia says more will be added soon.

The update begins rolling out today as Shield Experience Upgrade 7.0

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