NVIDIA Shield TV v7.1 update brings in-game voice chat, 120Hz display support and more

SHIELD Experience 7.1

NVIDIA today announced the rollout of SHIELD Software Experience Upgrade 7.1 bringing a host of new features, improvements and the return of one community favorite. It brings new in-game voice chat support for communicating in top titles like Fortnite and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. You can now connect a headset and mic to the SHIELD controller 3.5mm jack.

The update also brings smoother, more accurate mouse movements, keyboard shortcuts, and a Keyboard and Mouse Games row on GeForce NOW. After collecting feedback, NVIDIA is bringing a virtual keyboard and mouse companion that significantly cuts down on login frustrations; you can download it for Android from the Google Play Store or iOS.

Shield Sharing

The NVIDIA Share feature allows you to capture screenshots, record game highlights and stream gameplay to Twitch; this feature is finally making its return. You can enable this within the NVIDIA Share menu in System > Settings. Finally, it is also bringing 120Hz mode for supported TVs and monitors; as well as additional methods for power off, restart and sleep. The Shield Experience V7.1 is rolling out starting today and you can download it from here.