NVIDIA SHIELD TV 8.0.2 Update Arrives With Xbox Elite 2 Controller Support And More
SHIELD Experience 8.0.2 adds support for the new 2019 SHIELD Remote to older SHIELD TV devices. The newest remote is a big upgrade over its predecessor thanks to backlit buttons, customizable menu button, dedicated buttons for volume/mute, and a remote locator feature.
Also included with this update is support for the new Xbox Elite Series 2 wireless controller, which will be a boon for native Android games playable on the SHIELD TV and PC games made available via the GeForce Now streaming service. The Elite Series 2 controller was on sale for a low $159.99 earlier this month. In addition, there's newly included support for the Sanscrit USB DAC and the Channels DVR app how has the ability to store recorded media on a NAS.
NVIDIA launched its all-new SHIELD TV Pro and SHIELD TV in late October with the new SHIELD Remote. Both 4K media streamers are powered by NVIDIA's latest Tegra X1+ processor which promises a 25 percent uplift in performance. They also come with Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and Dolby Digital Support.
The primary difference between the two comes down to their form-factors. The SHIELD TV Pro looks more akin to its predecessor and includes dual USB 3.0 ports for storage expansion. The standard SHIELD TV, however, is a dongle shaped like a cylinder and can only be expanded via a microSD slot.
The SHIELD TV Pro is available now for $199.99 at Amazon, while the smaller SHIELD TV is priced at just $129.99. Both come with free one-day shipping and free returns for Prime subscribers. You can read the HotHardware review of the new SHIELD TV right here.