NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV Can Now Be Controlled by Google Home

If you’ve read my previous review about the NVIDIA SHIELD, then you know how much I love it. The ability to watch YouTube, DirecTV Now, HBO, Netflix, as well as play games, makes it a must-have device not just in my home but also when I travel.

But the brand has just announced a new compatibility that is certainly worth checking out.

GearDiary NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV Can Now Be Controlled by Google Home

If you are a fan of the Google Home platform, you’ll be happy to know that all of the Google Home devices can now control your SHIELD TV from anywhere in your home, as long as they are connected to your WiFi. This makes it possible to do everything from asking your device to “turn on Netflix” to giving more detailed account access instructions such as, “ Ok Google, open Game of Thrones on Shield.”

GearDiary NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV Can Now Be Controlled by Google Home

Google Home already had the ability to work with the NVIDIA SHIELD as is, giving you basic controls, but with the latest update, and the fact that winter is coming, you can now sit on your couch, without reaching over to the remote on the table and do everything from dim your lights to order a pizza, all with the help of your Google Assistant.

If you’re looking to expand your connected home to a platform that’s open to virtually unlimited possibilities, one where with the simple phrase of “Hey Google” or “Ok Google”, you can get things done on your television, on your desktop, and even on your phone, you’ll want to check out . Below are some basic commands that work with the SHIELD TV that make it so useful:

Basic Commands

“Turn on SHIELD”

“Turn off SHIELD”

“Open [name of app] on SHIELD”

Volume Control

“Set volume to 50% on SHIELD”

“Increase/decrease volume on SHIELD”

“Mute/unmute volume on SHIELD”

Playback Features

“Play [name of Netflix, HBO NOW, CBS, Viki, or Starz show] on SHIELD”

“Play [name of song] on [name of app] on SHIELD”

“Watch [name of channel] on YouTube TV on SHIELD”

“Play on YouTube on SHIELD”

“Pause on SHIELD”

“Play on SHIELD”

Photos and Smart Home

“Show me my pictures from Egypt on SHIELD”

“Show me my pictures from last weekend on SHIELD”

“Dim the lights”

“Set the temperature to 72 degrees”

If you’d like more information on NVIDIA SHIELD TV, you can head over to NVIDIA’s blog for more details; to order an NVIDIA SHIELD, you can click here. Prices range from $179 to $219 depending on which NVIDIA SHIELD TV edition you select.


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Greg Alston
Diehard Apple fanboy, and lover of all things tech. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Greg enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, family and friends, live sporting events, good bourbon, Tetris, and pizza. In that order.