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NVIDIA adds support for the new Xbox controller to its Shield TV

NVIDIA continues to be the best supporter of Android TV and its update program for the Shield TV continues to roll along. The latest, version 8.2.2, is now rolling out to Shield TV owners and of particular interest is support for the new Xbox controller that shipped alongside the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, as well as Sony’s DualSense.

“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.”

The pairing process is a breeze and once done you’ll be able to use the controller not only as a makeshift remote but to play games. The Shield TV is a pretty potent little gaming box, with native Android ports of games like Half Life 2 and Tomb Raider available from the Play Store for it, as well as access to NVIDIA’s GeForce Now cloud service.

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The Shield TV has also, on account of being an Android box, been pretty handy for Xbox Game Pass cloud game streaming, but since it’s not an officially supported platform there’s always the chance that could change down the line.

In any case, if you’re looking for a good controller to use with the Shield, you now have a couple of additional options.

The Xbox One controller gets refined for the new generation, keeping the superb design and adding some bonus features like a dedicated share button.

$60 at Microsoft

The NVIDIA Shield is everything you need to have a great streaming and gaming experience, in a handy tube you can hide pretty much anywhere.

$150 at Amazon

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This post was written by Richard Devine and was first posted to WindowsCentral

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