Latest NVIDIA Shield Update Adds Support for New PlayStation 5, Xbox Controllers

The latest update for the NVIDIA Shield TV streaming devices may not be as substantial as previous upgrades, but it does pack some niceties. Version 8.2.2 adds in support for the most recent Sony and Microsoft controllers, which hit the shelves this past November alongside the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S and Series X video game consoles.

Shield TV users can connect the new controllers to play games on the streaming device, including Android-based titles and via NVIDIA’s game streaming platform, GeForce Now.

Speaking of GeForce Now, the company also recently added several high-profile titles to the service, including the much-hyped Cyberpunk 2077 and Destiny 2: Beyond Light.

Elsewhere, home automation fans might be happy to learn this update also adds support for the Control4 platform. Once connected to your smart home ecosystem, you can use Control4 remotes or apps to, well, control your Shield.

In all, as the version number (8.2.2) suggests, this looks to be an incremental update compared to last year’s 8.2 release, which updated the Shield TV’s signature AI upscaling feature and added more remote control customization features. Still, support for the latest gaming controllers is a welcome addition and only adds to the powerful streaming device’s versatile skill set.