NVIDIA Shield TV 5.0 Supports Xbox and PlayStation Controllers

Since the NVIDIA Shield TV received its 5.0 update, there have been a lot of new tweaks and features that have come to light. We were able to find most of them, but some individuals on Reddit and XDA Developers found one that may be useful to hardcore gamers.

Users will now be able to pair Xbox and PlayStation controllers over Bluetooth and play games with them just you would expect. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox S controllers pair directly over Bluetooth, though you’ll need to connect the PlayStation 3 gamepad over USB to the Shield before pairing occurs.

This seems to be a feature exclusive to the Shield, even with its new Nougat update. There is a public bug in Android for supporting the Xbox S controller which is still open. Whatever has changed, it’s not a change made by Google.

Are you able to pair your controller? Let us know in the comments below.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub (http://github.com/fleker) Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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