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Although the Nvidia Shield can be used as a multimedia center thanks to the possibilities conferred by having Android as an operating system, we cannot deny that its reason for being is video games. And for that reason, the one that now happens to be compatible with PlayStation 5 DualSense and Xbox Series X / S controller It is remarkable news.

All those who are users of an Nvidia Shield can now access the most recent update of a machine that via OTA receives version 8.2.2 of the firmware that gives it life. An update that together with the compatibility with both controls, also adds some notable improvements.

Two controls better than one


The latest update that brings version 8.2.2 of its software, makes the Nvidia Shield compatible with the DualSense of PlayStation 5 and the controller of the Xbox Series X and Series S for enjoy games from both Google Play Store and GeForce Now.

How to connect the controllers of PS5, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X to your mobile phone via Bluetooth

On the Nvidia page, they also provide instructions to correctly pair both controllers after starting Bluetooth pairing on the Shield.

  • For DualSense of PS5: press and hold PlayStation and the Share / Clip button until the light blinks blue.

  • For XBox Series X / S: Press and hold the pairing button until the Xbox button flashes.

With this update, the Nvidia Shield continues to run Android 9, although with this update come other improvements. It is the case of December 2020 Android Security Patch, support for home automation using the Control4 app, improved IR support with Denon receivers, and bug fixes.

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