NVIDIA Shield TV adds support for Microsoft’s new Xbox Series X video game controller

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Shield TV owners received an operating system update today that brings their smart TV devices up to Version 8.2.2 and adds support for the new Xbox wireless controllers that launched alongside Microsoft’s new Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S video game consoles.

This update also adds support for the Sony PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller and Control4 home automation systems. Here’s the full release notes:

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

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