NVIDIA Shield adds next-gen controller support: How to connect your PS5 DualSense or Xbox Series X/S controller

If you're one of the few people who are lucky enough to own a PS5 or an Xbox Series X, then that's nice for you, but don't rub it in.

The new controllers are both pretty exceptional, and they have uses far beyond just the consoles themselves.

One of the latest bits of tech to use the new controllers is NVIDIA Shield.

Here's what you need to know to connect a DualSense or Xbox Series X controller to NVIDIA Shield.

How to connect your Dualsense or Xbox Series X controller to NVIDIA Shield

So, the first thing you'll need is NVIDIA Shield. Then, you'll need either your PS5 controller or your Xbox Series X controller. Assuming you've got all of those, and we'd hope so if you're reading this article, you already have everything you need.

Head to the Bluetooth section of your NVIDIA Shield, then make sure it's searching for devices.

All you need to do now is to have your controller want to connect, and you can do that by pushing the PlayStation home button on your DualSense, and the pairing button on your Xbox Series X controller.

That's literally it, congratulations. Just in case you are here because you're curious though, here's what you need to know about NVIDIA Shield.

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What is NVIDIA Shield?

NVIDIA Shield is a device that allows you to stream PC games to your TV as well as allowing you to use online services like Netflix and whatnot.

It's a good resource for those who have a decent PC, but nothing else attached to a TV in a different room.

It's also just a good way to enjoy your PC library when not at your desk, which is something worth paying for for some people.

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