NVIDIA Shield Receives Android 4.3 Update, Console Mode, Gamestream Support

Posted Oct 28, 2013

NVIDIA has upgraded the Shield gaming system to Android 4.3.  The update includes a Console Mode, which allows players steer the TV-connected Shield through a Bluetooth gamepad.  NVIDIA is supplying a button mapping utility that adds hardware controls to games.  Gamestream is no longer in beta, which means that there is official PC-to-Shield streaming for over 50 games.  The update also includes actionable notifications, restricted profiles, and the ability to move files to an SD card.  The NVIDIA Shield updates should be rolling out soon.  NVIDIA has also dropped $100 from the price of a bundle that includes a GeForce GTX graphics card and copies of Assassin’s Creed 4, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Splinter Cell: Blacklist.
[Source: NVIDIA Blog]