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NVIDIA updates its Shield, PS5 and Xbox Series controller compatibility
Always very popular, the NVIDIA Shield benefits from regular updates for an absolutely exemplary follow-up.
The Shield is what we generally call a multimedia box dedicated to content streaming. The machine is compact, but it has a good reserve of power thanks to the presence of the Tegra X1+ SoC. In its latest version - which dates back to 2019 - the Shield comes with the Android 9.0 'Pie' software suite and among the latest features is support for Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision. That's it!
The Shield is often used for streaming video content like movies and TV shows, but it's also a great solution for video streaming: it's possible to use it to stream content from a big gaming PC or GeForce NOW games in the living room. The latest update - 8.22 - deployed by NVIDIA goes in this direction. While its developer emphasizes, for example, the support for Control4 automation and home automation systems or the availability of UHD channels for myCanal, game enthusiasts will be more interested in the support for new gamepads.
Indeed, thanks to the 8.22 update, the Shield is now fully capable of running the latest gamepads designed by Microsoft and Sony. With the arrival of the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, both manufacturers have designed new controllers - Xbox Series and DualSense - that can be paired without any hassle thanks to the Shield's Bluetooth: with the DualSense, this is done by pressing the PlayStation and Share/Clip buttons simultaneously, while on the Xbox controller, it's done via the dedicated pairing button. Nothing could be easier!