Nvidia Shield Gets Android 4.3 And More

Nvidia’s handheld gaming console is now receiving a major update that brings additional functionality and flexibility to the Nvidia Shield. For starters, the update will bring the long-awaited GameStream mode to the Shield. This will allow the console to stream PC games into the device and will support over 50 of the top games including Batman: Arkham Origins, Assasin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Splinter Cell: Blacklist to name a few.

 

Nvidia’s handheld gaming console is now receiving a major update that brings additional functionality and flexibility to the Nvidia Shield.

For starters, the update will bring the long-awaited GameStream mode to the Shield. This will allow the console to stream PC games into the device and will support over 50 of the top games including Batman: Arkham Origins, Assasin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Splinter Cell: Blacklist to name a few.

There’s also a Console Mode that will allow the Shield to extend the display to an external screen with the help of a secondary Bluetooth controller. Moreover, this feature will also allow the streaming of the aforementioned PC games to the TV.

Nvidia also introduced the Gamepad Mapper that will allow games to play games that were originally created for touchscreen devices to be played on the Nvidia Shield. Users can either set custom physical controls using the mapper or download the company’s auto profiles from the cloud.

Lastly, there’s the part of Android 4.3 on the update that brings features such as restricted profiles, expandable and actionable items and improvements that make the system more responsive and fluid.

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