Know Your SHIELD TV

SHIELD TV

SHIELD TV Side View
 
ETHERNET
 
 
POWER IN
 
 
REMOTE LOCATOR
 
 
HDMI
 
 
microSD SLOT

SHIELD REMOTE

SHIELD Remote
 
BUILT-IN MICROPHONE
 
 
POWER
 
 
SETTINGS
(customizable in Settings > Devices & Accessories > Customize Settings button)
 
 
NAVIGATION RING (Up, Down, Right, Left)
 
 
SELECT
 
 
BACK
 
 
HOME
 
FAST-FORWARD
 
 
PLAY/PAUSE
 
 
REWIND
 
 
VOICE SEARCH
 
 
INCREASE VOLUME
 
 
DECREASE VOLUME
 
 
OPEN NETFLIX

HOW TO USE SHIELD REMOTE

To Action
Navigate Use the navigation ring (Up, Down, Left or Right)
Select an item Press Select button
Go to the previous screen Press Back button
Go to Home screen Press Home button
Access recent apps Double press Home button
Access all apps Press and hold Home button
Broadcast and record games Press and hold Home button (NVIDIA Share must be enabled)
Access Settings Press Settings button or hold the BACK button (from the home screen)
Sleep SHIELD Press Power Button (TV will power off if HDMI-CEC or IR power control are enabled)
Voice search with Google Assistant Press and release the Voice Search button and then say your command. Try "Play Stranger Things" or “What’s the weather?”
Adjust volume Press the volume up or volume down buttons.
Mute Press +Vol and -Vol together
Fast-forward Press the fast-forward button
Rewind Press the rewind button
Play or Pause Press the play/pause button
Put remote in pairing mode Press and hold the Home + Back button until the buttons flash

HOW TO CONNECT YOUR REMOTE

SHIELD Remote comes automatically paired with your SHIELD TV out of the box.  Simply press the Select button to turn it on.  To connect a new remote to SHIELD, follow the instructions at http://www.nvidia.com/connect.

NOTE: SHIELD remote turns on and off automatically. If the remote does not respond, you may need to replace the batteries in your remote. The battery level can be checked in the SHIELD accessories app.

CUSTOMIZABLE SETTINGS BUTTON

The Settings button opens Settings by default but can be customized to perform your favorite activities. To change the Settings button behavior, go to Settings > Remotes & Accessories > Customize Settings button.

LOCATE LOST SHIELD REMOTE

Your SHIELD Remote has a locator feature. When activated, your SHIELD remote will play an audible tune. This audio finder will stop playing after 10 seconds. There are several ways to activate this feature:

Remote locator button on SHIELD

  • Locate the remote locator button on one end of your SHIELD (above the HDMI port) and press to start locating your SHIELD.

SHIELD TV mobile app (iOS/Android)

  • Download the SHIELD TV app for your device is you have not already done so.
  • Tap “more options” in the app (three dots in the upper right-hand corner).
  • Tap “Find my remote”

Google Home

  • Important note: Your Google Home must be on the same network as your SHIELD and use the same Google Account you have signed into your SHIELD with.
  • On a Google Home device, say “OK Google, start SHIELD remote locator”

Amazon Echo devices

  • Important note: You must have already paired your Echo device to SHIELD using the Amazon Alexa skill.
  • On your Echo device, say “Alexa, Ask SHIELD to find my remote”

Note: The remote locator will only work if your SHIELD remote is connected to your SHIELD. Common reasons the locator feature may not work include:

  • Power is lost to your SHIELD (check power cable connection).
  • Critically low/empty battery levels on your remote.
  • Pairing between remote and SHIELD are lost.

Customize Remote Name

  • Your SHIELD Remote can be given a custom name. To rename your SHIELD Remote, go to Remotes & Accessories > SHIELD Accessories > Active controller > Accessory name.

Battery Replacement

Your SHIELD Remote uses (2) AAA batteries to power the remote. To replace the batteries, follow these instructions.

  1. Slide cover off the back of the SHIELD remote.
    • Locate the downward arrow on the back of the SHIELD remote.
    • With your thumb, press in and down to slide the back cover off.
  2. Replace the batteries with the "+" terminal facing down.
  3. Slide the battery tray back into your SHIELD Remote until a soft click is heard.

ENABLE AUTOMATIC SYSTEM UPGRADES

Your SHIELD can automatically download and install system upgrades. To enable this feature, go to Settings > Device Preferences > About > System upgrade and turn on “Auto-upgrade”. You can also specify a time for SHIELD to apply the upgrade.

CHECK FOR SYSTEM UPGRADE

System upgrades are pushed to your SHIELD TV directly from NVIDIA.  A notification banner will appear at the top of the SHIELD TV home screen when an upgrade is available. Select “Details” on this notification and your SHIELD TV will automatically download and apply the update. You can also manually check for updates by going to Settings > Device Preferences > About > System upgrade.

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