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Stadia rolls out support for 5.1 surround sound and an on-screen keyboard for gamepads in Chrome

Stadia just picked up an update that adds a few new features to the gaming platform, including 5.1 surround sound audio when playing games through the web (i.e., Chrome), plus an on-screen keyboard that works with gamepads through Chrome. When playing on the go, you'll also get notifications for your connection quality.

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Casting to NVIDIA SHIELD TV now supports 5.1 Surround Sound in some apps and 4K YouTube at 60fps

NVIDIA's SHIELD TV is one of the best Android TV set-top boxes on the market (though the competition isn't that heated threr), but it's also quickly becoming one of the best overall video set-top boxes, even with Roku, Amazon, and Apple in the game. It was only a couple of weeks ago that the SHIELD TV added 4K streaming from Google Play Movies, and now it's announcing a couple of other improvements to its casting feature.

A new Google Cast Receiver update has opened up new capabilities to the SHIELD TV and NVIDIA was quick to jump on board and verify they all work as intended.

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