Supports PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X gamepads added in the firmware update for NVIDIA Shield TV consoles – SHIELD Software Experience Upgrade 8.2.2. Shield TV and Shield TV Pro owners can now use the PS5 DualSense or Xbox Series X controllers to play Android or PC games with the NVIDIA GeForce Now streaming service.
To “make friends” the PS5 DualSense controller with the set-top box, you need to go to the Bluetooth section on the Shield TV, and then press and hold the PlayStation button until the indicator flashes blue. For Xbox Series X | S controllers, you need to hold down the pairing button until the Xbox button flashes.
In addition to the controllers, the update notes also mention support for the Control4 smart home system – you can use the Control4 remote control or the proprietary Shield TV user interface navigation application to launch applications.
The update also contains the latest Android security fixes from December 2020.
NVIDIA has been consistently updating Shield TV software over the years – last year, developers implemented more advanced AI upscaling up to 4K and advanced remote control settings, as well as support for digital projectors and the ability to adjust volume using CEC and IR emitter.