Get Started


Here's what you'll need to start using your SHIELD TV Pro:

  1. TV or monitor with HDMI port (HDCP compatible)
  2. High-speed HDMI 2.0 cable
  3. Internet connection via Wi-Fi or Ethernet
  4. A Google account


Here's how to plug in your SHIELD TV Pro and connect your remote:

  1. Connect your SHIELD TV to your TV with a high-speed HDMI 2.0 cable.
    • Make sure your TV or monitor is off and plug one end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI port on the back of your SHIELD TV.  Plug the other end of the cable into an HDMI port on your TV or receiver.
  2. Connect your SHIELD TV to power, using the power cord.
    • Plug one end of the power cable into the back of your SHIELD TV and plug the other end into a power outlet. SHIELD TV will automatically power on as you plug it in, and you will see the green light turn on. When you are not using it, it will automatically go into sleep mode.
  3. OPTIONAL: Connect your SHIELD TV to Ethernet. If you do not use an Ethernet connection, you can connect to your Wi-Fi network later.
  4. Turn on your TV and change to the HDMI input that your SHIELD TV is plugged into.
    • Check the label on the HDMI port on your TV or monitor.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to sign into your Google account and to connect to Wi-Fi (if needed)


SHIELD Remote comes automatically paired with your SHIELD TV. Just press the Select button to get started.


If your network requires web authentication (captive portal), SHIELD TV will bring up the authentication web page and allow you to sign in.

Try these troubleshooting steps if your device won't connect to Wi-Fi.


Your SHIELD remote can control your TV/AVR using IR.  To set up IR or CEC volume control, go to Settings > Device Preferences > Display & Sound > Volume control

Options for volume control are:

  • HDMI-CEC (recommended if your TV or receiver supports it)
  • IR (requires you to point the remote at your TV or receiver)