Harmony experience with NVIDIA SHIELD TV

It's compatible with Harmony hub‑based products



Set up your SHIELD TV and install the apps you'd like to use (e.g., Netflix, Hulu+, Plex).
Connect Harmony and SHIELD TV
Once connected, you may use Harmony to control your SHIELD TV and trigger Activities in which SHIELD TV is included.

Add NVIDIA SHIELD to your Harmony setup

  1. Launch the Harmony app and connect to your Harmony hub.
  2. Select MENU, then Harmony Setup > Add/Edit Devices & Activities > DEVICES.

  3. Harmony app

  4. Select the ADD DEVICE button at the bottom of the screen, followed by ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE.
  5. Enter the manufacturer and model number for your device, then select ADD.
  6. Once added, Harmony will prompt you to create an Activity. Select Yes.
  7. Continue through the series of questions to build your Watch Shield TV Activity.
  8. Once you have selected your devices and inputs, the Harmony App will display the Bluetooth pairing instructions to pair with your Nvidia Shield.
  9. Once created, Harmony will be able to control your Nvidia Shield.

Please follow the Mobile set-up steps to pair your Nvidia Shield with your Harmony Remote.


Harmony hub‑based products can control all Nvidia Shield, and also add additional capabilities. Using the Harmony app

  • Control icon lists commonly used Nvidia Shield buttons.
  • Gestures allows you to control your Activity using simple swipe gestures over your phone screen. For example, swiping up/down will change your volume and left/right can rewind and fast-forward.
  • Voice and Text entry allows you to use your mobile device's keyboard and/or microphone for text input.


Adjust the physical buttons on your remote

Harmony has already optimized the buttons on your remote; however you can further customize these buttons depending on your preference.

Add, remove or rename commands on your remotes screen

Harmony displays commands specific to your Watch SHIELD TV Activity on your remote screen. You can add, remove or rename them.

Customize Harmony app buttons

You can view common SHIELD TV commands on your phone or tablet screen. You can add, remove or rearrange these commands.

Set your own swipe gestures

By default, swiping up or down on the gestures screen will change volume. There are 22 gestures in total, view and customize them from the app.


Adding NVIDIA SHIELD TV to your Harmony setup

  1. Launch the Harmony Express app and tap Edit Setup.
  2. Next, tap + to perform a Wi‑Fi scan, and select your device.
    • If your device isn't found, ensure it's on the same Wi-Fi network as Harmony Express.
    • If you still have issues, reboot your device and router then try again.
  3. Tap Continue and follow the on-screen prompts.
Add Device to Harmony Express



You can use your voice to send commands such as turn on, turn off, and more. Tap What to say in the Harmony Express app to see sample commands for your device. Launching apps using your voice is not supported for this device.

For more information on how to use your voice with Harmony Express, see: Voice commands on Harmony Express


Although Harmony has already mapped default commands to your remote buttons, you have the ability to assign custom commands to them. For more information, see: Customizing physical buttons on your remote

Supported apps


Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the Amazon app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, FastForward and Rewind commands work.


Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the Netflix app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, FastForward and Rewind commands work. Netflix allows you to move a frame forward or backward using the direction left and right arrows.


Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the Hulu app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, FastForward and Rewind commands work. Hulu allows you to skip 10 seconds forward or back using the direction left and right arrows.


Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the YouTube app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, FastForward and Rewind commands work. YouTube allows you to navigate between videos using the Direction Right and Left commands.


Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the Browser app.

Media Keys are not used within the Browser app.

Other apps

The behavior of other apps may vary depending on the app's design.

Integration details

Harmony Express remotes Hub‑based remotes

Harmony pairs and controls this device using Bluetooth. Your Harmony hub and this device must be within 15 feet (5 meters) of each other; however, they do not require direct line of sight. You will be prompted to pair Harmony with this device during setup, or on first time use for Harmony Ultimate or Ultimate Home remotes.

Harmony Express pairs and controls NVIDIA SHIELD TV using your home Wi‑Fi network and Bluetooth. Please ensure your Nintendo Wii (or Wii U) is connected to the same home network as your Harmony blaster. Your Harmony blaster and Wii (or Wii U) must be within 15 feet, or 5 meters, of each other. However, they do not require direct line of site.

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