Nvidia’s gaming and streaming media player SHIELD recently received its 20th software update. Although this might seem like a pretty insignificant change the SHIELD Software Experience Upgrade 7.1 even supports the first model released all the way back in 2015. This new update has brought along with it a lot of well-anticipated changes which were sought after from the consumers for quite a while now.
The first and the most exciting change of all would be the In-game voice chat support for games like PUBG Mobile and the game streaming service GeForce Now, featuring games like Fortnite, which would be done through the headsets connected to the 3.5mm jack in the SHIELD controllers. They also added the keyboard and mouse support for the GeForce Now service which does support games like Call Of Duty series and the Bioshock Trilogy which are extremely fun to play with a keyboard and mouse.
They brought about changes in improving the mouse accuracy, adding hotkeys for better navigation with the keyboard, and support for AZERTY style keyboards.
With this update, they also brought back the Nvidia Share feature which was earlier removed by Nvidia saying they were working on making it better. Now it allows users to quickly take screenshots and record their gaming moments just how the Share feature works on a pc through GeForce Experience, but now it will also allow the players to stream their gaming sessions to Twitch by going to the Settings and enabling the feature. The userbase was pretty disappointed in the removal of this feature and would be extremely happy welcoming it back.
They also released the NVIDIA Shield TV companion app for a virtual keyboard and mouse that would make entering usernames, e-mails and passwords much easier. Other than that they also added support for 120Hz monitors and TVs which would give the players and edge in competitive games like PUBG and Fortnite.
Along with all this, they also added quick settings for Power Off, Restart and Sleep for increased QOL for the users. All of the changes talked about above can be read at Nvidia’s Blog post about the update.