Best gaming controllers for NVIDIA Shield TV 2024

NVIDIA updated its Shield TV consoles in 2019, and the new tube and Pro models are still the best Android streaming devices for gamers. That refresh went a long way, and years later, this device is still holding up even with no major changes since then.

There are so many great ways to play games on your Shield, from the growing collection of the best Android games as well as AAA PC games streamed through NVIDIA's GeForce NOW service. If you want a controller or two for some couch multiplayer, you'll be happy to know that the NVIDIA Shield TV offers Bluetooth support for some great third-party gaming controllers.

Pair your games with the best NVIDIA Shield TV controllers

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Often overlooked for its gaming prowess, the NVIDIA Shield TV offers a plentiful variety of ways to play, whether you're downloading games from the Google Play Store or streaming games from NVIDIA GeForce Now. The most reliable option is still the NVIDIA Shield Controller because it will connect reliably every time and features volume controls and a headphone jack.

Beyond that, we recommend the 8Bitdo SN30 Pro, which also works well with smartphones and PC gaming. It gives you that retro look and feel that can't be understated and made an extremely welcome comeback in 2020. Plus, you'll be able to game for hours with long-lasting battery life, which is perfect for those intense retro gaming sessions.

Of course, if you already play games on your Xbox Series X|S or PS5 console, then you might want to just on using the controller that came with your system, which is a valid option. Both are fantastic choices that are great ergonomically, though you should keep in mind that the battery life of the DualSense isn't particularly strong for long-term playing sessions.

Andrew Myrick
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Andrew Myrick is a Senior Editor at Android Central. He enjoys everything to do with technology, including tablets, smartphones, and everything in between. Perhaps his favorite past-time is collecting different headphones, even if they all end up in the same drawer.

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