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Nvidia Shield TV update 8.2.2 adds PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X/S controller support with other bug fixes

PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X/S controllers | Photo credit: Lukas Hellebrand (@aguynamedlukas) / Unsplash

The gaming-focused digital media player has finally received the update that adds support for the controllers of the new-generation consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. Nvidia Shield TV version 8.2.2 also delivers bug fixes along coinciding with the addition of new games to the GeForce NOW service.

Nvidia Shield TV: How to add PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X/S controller support

Nvidia Shield TV needs to be updated to version 8.2.2 to start the process of connecting the PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X/S controllers to the media player. Once that is done, users can start by pairing the controllers to the Nvidia Shield TV via Bluetooth.

When pairing is complete, PS5 DualSense users need to press the Create button placed above the arrow keys until the blue light starts flashing. Note that the Create button is used to be known as the Share button on the DualShock. As for Xbox Series X/S controllers, press the pair button on top until the Xbox button starts blinking.

Nvidia Shield TV version 8.2.2: What other updates and bug fixes to expect

The Nvidia Shield TV 8.2.2. patch notes also include support for the Control4 remote controller and mobile app. Discovery+ app has been added where users can access Food Network, HGTV, Animal Planet, and Travel Channel shows. Child-friendly app Noggin is also available in the latest update, where parents can find learning games and eBooks that feature popular Nick Jr. characters.

A list of bugs has also been addressed in the update, including display issues that appear when using 4K displays and when viewing in portrait mode. Before the update, Nvidia Shield TV users also encountered problems when manually setting audio output formats. Version 8.2.2 brings back the function to take screenshots in 4K.

The latest update for Nvidia Shield TV also coincides with the release of new titles to the GeForce NOW subscription service. The list includes some highly anticipated AAA games from 2020, such as “Cyberpunk 2077,” “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla,” “Watch Dogs: Legion,” and “Destiny 2: Beyond the Light.” The breakout game of 2020, “Among Us,” is now available to subscribers as well. The cloud gaming service offers limited slots only, and its monthly plan is currently unavailable. New users can opt for the six-month membership that costs $24.95.

Featured photo by Lukas Hellebrand on Unsplash

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