More time watching, less time searching: SHIELD TV upgrade brings your entertainment home

| May 24, 2018

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Your SHIELD TV is getting a major upgrade. SHIELD Experience Upgrade 7.0 introduces a brand new home screen that, for the first time ever on a media streaming device, brings your favorite TV shows, movies, music, games and apps to a single screen.Whether the content is live TV, video on demand, or locally saved movies or shows, the new user interface has a home for it all without having to open apps to find your favorite content. The new home screen is easily customizable, making sure you have the content you want, right in front of you.The Apps row is, you guessed it, the row with your favorite apps. You get to choose the apps and the order. Simply hold the Select button on an app to move it or remove it. At the end of the row, you’ll find the “+” tile, used to add apps to the screen. To access all your apps, simply hold the Home button or select the red Apps icon.

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