NVIDIA’s improved SHIELD Remote is now available and it works with older SHIELD TVs

NVIDIA’s improved SHIELD Remote is now available and it works with older SHIELD TVs

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NVIDIA announced the next generation of SHIELD TV devices back in October, the SHIELD TV and SHIELD TV Pro. The Pro model is largely an update of the previous SHIELD TV, but the non-Pro model marked a big form factor shift to a dongle. Both of these new devices come with a completely redesigned remote, which is finally available to purchase separately.

This is great news if you need an extra remote for your new SHIELD TV. More importantly, though, the new remote works with older SHIELD TVs as well. As great as the past generation SHIELD TVs are (and they are great), the remotes were not a strong suit. The redesigned remote seems to be an improvement in every way. So if you didn’t upgrade your SHIELD TV, you can still upgrade part of it for $29.99.

NVIDIA SHIELD TV/Pro XDA Forums

As a refresher, the updated remote includes back-lit buttons, a locator feature, a customizable menu button, actual volume buttons, and a harder-to-lose-in-the-couch thicker design. NVIDIA is sending out a SHIELD Experience update today that adds support for the new remote on older SHIELD TV models. SHIELD Experience 8.0.2 also adds support for the Xbox Elite 2 controller, support for Sanscrit USB DAC, the Channels DVR app can now store recorded content on NAS, and a number of new and updated apps. Check out the full changelog here.

Buy the SHIELD Remote (currently out of stock)