The full NVIDIA Shield offering

The Nvidia Shield TV adds Xbox Series X and PS5 controller support

If there’s one set-top box to rule them all it’s the Nvidia Shield. You know how much I love it and it’s now Mr Agius’ device of choice in his new home theatre setup, but the reasons appear to just keep on coming with the company updating the software to support the latest console generation’s controllers.

In it’s latest 8.2.2 software update all models of the Nvidia Shield TV can now connect to next-gen consoles via Bluetooth pairing. This wasn’t always available in the past with console manufacturers sometimes using proprietary radio signals instead of Bluetooth.

For those unaware of why you’d want to pair your console’s controller with the AndroidTV box. The Nvidia Shield allows you to stream games from your PC to your living room as well as install a range of titles directly on the device.

Nvidia also have their own internet game streaming service GeForce NOW, which is currently unavailable in Australia, but we can always dream!

For more details on the software update and how to pair your controllers read Nvidia’s update page here.

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