Marshmallow update rolling out on Nvidia's SHIELD Android TV

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    Nvidia SHIELD Android TV owners rejoice! Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now available for your device. Along with Marshmallow, this update brings official support for Vulkan and fully comformant drivers. This just means that developers who are using the new Vulkan APIs that were released last week for game development on Android won't have to worry about their games not being able to use Vulken on the Shield Android TV.


    NVIDIA has added a few extras as outlined in the GeForce forum post:
    • Access the power menu on the home screen by holding the Back button.
    • Seamlessly switch between surround sound and headset audio in Netflix app.
    • Added wireless support for SHIELD controller when charging via USB, including headset audio and voice search.
    • Improved color support for YUV 4:2:0 video playback.
    • Option to set 1080p 60Hz resolution on Ultra HD TVs.
    • Option to set RGB Full Range. Go to Settings > HDMI > Dynamic Range.
    • Improved support for Denon receivers.
    The upgrade weighs in at a little over 800MB, which shouldn't take too long to download and install on a decent connection.