Google Assistant on SHIELD TV

USING GOOGLE ASSISTANT

With Google Assistant on SHIELD you can find Movies and TV Shows, launch apps and games, and control your smart home.  It's everything you love about Google Home, but enhanced for your living room.

AVAILABILITY

Google Assistant for SHIELD is currently available for the following languages

  • US English
  • UK English
  • Canadian English
  • Australian English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Additional support for other countries is planned but not yet available.  

USING YOUR GOOGLE ASSISTANT

On your SHIELD remote:

  1. From any app or the home screen press and release the Voice search button Voice Search
  2. Hold your SHIELD Remote in front of you and say your question.  Your assistant results appear as soon as you finish speaking.
NOTE: If you are in a room with a lot of background noise or other people speaking, when you are done speaking immediately press Select on your SHIELD remote to submit the voice search. This will stop the voice detection from continuing to listen.

DISPLAYING MORE RESULTS

In most cases, you can get more results by pressing UP on the SHIELD Remote.  Search results from other apps are displayed in this menu. 

HANDS FREE “OK GOOGLE”

If you own a SHIELD Controller 2017, you can say "OK Google" or "Hey Google" to begin your request.

To enable this feature, go to Settings > Device Preferences > Google Assistant > Enable “OK Google” Detection

WHAT YOU DO WITH GOOGLE ASSISTANT ON SHIELD

Check out the examples below to learn about some of the things you can do with Google Assistant on SHIELD TV.

Turn your TV and SHIELD Off (requires HDMI CEC control enabled)

  • "Turn off the TV"

Search for Movies or TV Shows

  1. Search by title
    • "Show me Batman movies"
    • "I want to watch Arrested Development"
  2. Search by director or actor
    • "Show me movies directed by Steven Spielberg"
    • "Show me TV shows with Chris Pratt"
  3. Use any combination of search terms
    • "Show me action movies with Tom Cruise"
    • "Show me comedies with The Rock"

Instantly play your favorite shows

Some apps like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and HBO Now can start playing shows automatically.

  • "Watch Stranger Things on Netflix"
  • "Play cat videos on YouTube"

Launch your favorite app

  • "Open NVIDIA Games"
  • "Launch Netflix"

Control your smart home

By linking your smart home devices to Google Assistant, you can control your lights and switches using your voice.

  • "Turn on the living room lights"
  • "Dim the lights to 50%"

Plan your day

  • "What's my first meeting today?"
  • "How long is my commute this morning"

Show photos from your Google Photos account

  • "Show me my pictures from 2010"
  • "Show me my pictures of cars"

And More

Follow this link to see examples of what you can do with your Google Assistant

WHAT APPS SHOW UP IN SEARCH RESULTS

You may also see search results from apps you've installed on your Android TV.  These results will show up in a separate row.  Some search results will be available in a few different apps.  When you select the content, you'll be able to choose the app you'd like to use.  You may customize results by going to Settings > Device Preferences > Google Assistant > Searchable apps and enable the apps you want to see results from.

PERFORMING A VOICE SEARCH WITHIN APP

You may also use voice search within many apps.  If you initiate a voice search within an app, you will get search results only from that app.

ADDITIONAL HELP AND INFORMATION

For help with setting up Google Assistant on SHIELD TV visit http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4554

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