Here’s the complete NVIDIA SHIELD TV setup guide. Learn how to set up NVIDIA SHIELD to your TV to get it to work properly. If you have just purchased a new NVIDIA SHIELD TV, this tutorial is for you.
Following is the list of important steps to set up new NVIDIA SHIELD TV. First, let’s see what’s in the box. SHIELD TV comes with the following:
- SHIELD TV
- NVIDIA SHIELD Controller
- NVIDIA SHIELD Remote
- Power adaptor
- USB cable
- A Quick Start guide and Safety and Regulatory booklet are also included
Let’s dive in.
All these steps are necessary before you can enjoy your new NVIDIA SHIELD TV. Guidelines and requirements are listed on NVIDIA websites and you can find them here. Before you start, here’s what you’ll need:
- TV or monitor with HDMI port (HDCP compatible)
- High-speed HDMI 2.0 cable
- Internet connection via Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable
- A Google account
If every item in the above list is checked, let’s start.
How to set up NVIDIA SHIELD TV
1. Connect your SHIELD TV to your TV with a certified 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 turn On the power and you will see the green light turn On. It will automatically go into sleep mode when you are not using it.
3. This is optional. Connect your SHIELD TV to Ethernet or Wi-Fi network.
Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into the back of your shield TV and plug the other end into the modem or router port. If you do not use an Ethernet, you will have an option during setup to connect to a Wi-Fi network.
4. Turn on your TV and change to the correct HDMI input.
If you have trouble finding the correct input, check the label on your HDMI ports on your TV or monitor.
Connecting SHIELD TV Controller
If you have purchased a new SHIELD TV, the SHIELD Controller is automatically paired with your SHIELD TV device. Simply press the “A” button to turn it on.
Connecting SHIELD TV Remote
If you have purchased a new SHIELD TV, the NVIDIA SHIELD Remote is automatically paired with your SHIELD TV at the factory.
Connecting to Wi-Fi
SHIELD TV also supports captive portal, so if your network requires web authentication, SHIELD TV will bring up the authentication web page and allow you to sign in.
Done. You have successfully installed your NVIDIA SHIELD TV.