The latest update for the NVIDIA Shield TV streaming devices might not be as substantial as previous upgrades, but it does pack some niceties. Version 8.2.2 adds in support for the foremost recent Sony and Microsoft controllers, which hit the shelves this past November alongside the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S and Series X video game consoles.
NVIDIA Shield TV Adds users can connect the new controllers to play games on the streaming device, including Android-based titles, and via NVIDIA’s game streaming platform, GeForce Now.
Speaking of GeForce Now, the corporate also recently added several high-profile titles to the service, including the much-hyped Cyberpunk 2077 and Destiny 2: Beyond Light.
Elsewhere, home automation fans could be happy to find out this update also adds support for the Control4 platform. Once connected to your smart home ecosystem, you’ll use Control4 remotes or apps to, well, control your Shield.
In all, because the version number (8.2.2) suggests, this looks to be an incremental update compared to last year’s 8.2 release, which updated the Shield TV’s signature AI upscaling feature and added more remote customization features. Still, support for the newest gaming controllers may be a welcome addition and only adds to the powerful streaming device’s versatile skill set.
Connect next-gen console controllers to your SHIELD and enjoy playing Android or GeForce NOW gaming with your favorite controller. To begin, start Bluetooth pairing on your SHIELD and start pairing mode on your controller.
- DualSense: Hold PlayStation and Share/Clip button until light pulses blue.
- XBox Series X/S: Hold the pairing button until the Xbox button blinks.
SHIELD TV now supports Control4 home automation systems.
Use your Control4 remote or app to navigate your SHIELD and even directly launch installed apps. Contact your certified Control4 installer to add your SHIELD today.
- Includes Android security patch level December 2020.
- Improved IR volume control behavior with SHIELD Remote 2019 with Denon receivers.
- Additional bug fixes