Today is the 20th software update put out by Nvidia for the SHIELD TV. Listed below are some of the notable addition in the 7.1 update.
- In-game voice chat support – for communicating in top GeForce NOW games like Fortnite – with headsets connected to the 3.5mm headset jack on SHIELD controllers
- Improved keyboard and mouse support in GeForce NOW
- Smoother, more accurate mouse movements
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Keyboard and Mouse games row
- More day-and-date releases includingMonster Hunter World and F1 2018
- The upcoming release of Shadow of the Tomb Raider
- NVIDIA SHIELD TV companion app with a virtual keyboard and mouse that makes entering user names, email addresses and password simple
- The triumphant return of NVIDIA Share features (Broadcast to Twitch, recording and screenshots)
- 120Hz modes for supported TVs and monitors
- Quick settings for power off, restart and sleep
Two things on this list excite me the most, the companion app because we all know how painful controller or remote input is with emails and passwords and NVIDIA Share because it’s so powerful and easy to use. It also shares a resemblance to the built in Android TV remote app.
For those Fortnite fans out there the in-game voice chat will be a huge addition to make it feel more like a normal console experience.
Now go out there and update!