Nvidia is updating its Shield Android TV software to include support for the latest next-generation console controllers. If you own a Shield TV or Shield TV Pro device, you can now pair PS5 DualSense or Xbox Series X controllers through Nvidia’s GeForce Now streaming service to play Android games or PC games.
To pair the PS5 DualSense controller, you can go to the Bluetooth section of the Shield TV, and then press and hold the PlayStation button until the indicator light flashes blue. For Xbox Series X/S controllers, you can press and hold the pairing button until the Xbox button starts blinking.
In addition to controller support, NVIDIA also added Control4 home automation system support in this Shield TV 8.2.2 update.
This allows the Control4 remote control or app to navigate on the Shield TV UI to launch the app. This Shield TV update also brings the device to the security patch level of Android in December 2020.
Nvidia has been continuously updating its Shield TV software for many years. Last year it improved its AI-based 4K upscaling function and also improved the customization settings of the remote control. Nvidia also added IR and CEC volume controls to its latest devices last year.