Nvidia Shield TV adds supports for PS5 and Xbox Series X controllers

Last Updated: January 21, 2021

Nvidia Shield TV has just received a new update that supports PS5 and Xbox Series X controllers. With the new software update, The device is capable to be linked with the latest next-gen console controllers.

This is great news for those that own a Shield TV or Shield TV Pro device, as now you can now pair the PS5 DualSense or Xbox Series X controllers to play Android games or PC titles through Nvidia’s GeForce Now streaming service.

How to Pair Nvidia Shield TV to PS5 and Xbox Series X controllers.

The pairing process is very simple. For the PS5 DualSense controller, you just need to enter the Bluetooth section of the Shield TV, and then hold down the PlayStation button until the light pulses blue.

For Xbox Series X / S controllers, you can hold the pairing button until the Xbox button starts blinking.

Nvidia Shield TV bluetooth pairing

Alongside the controller support, the update brings the new Android’s December 2020 security patch, and Nvidia is also adding Control4 home automation system support in this Shield TV 8.2.2 update. This allows the Control4 remote or app to navigate around the Shield TV UI to launch apps.

The Shield TV has been getting consistent software updates of the years by Nvidia, adding IR and CEC volume controls, improving its AI-powered 4K upscaling features last year along with improvements to remote control customizations.

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