The NVIDIA SHIELD TV app lets you log in to your favorite GeForce NOW games on SHIELD even faster.
The app gives you instant access to a virtual mouse and keyboard, which makes it simple for you to enter your username and password into game services like Steam®, Blizzard® Battle.net®, and Uplay™.
-Virtual mouse touchpad
-Virtual keyboard (US English only)
-D-pad (up/down/right/left) and Select
-SHIELD TV navigation buttons (Back, Start/Play/Pause, Home)
To get started, connect your iPhone or iPad to the same network as your SHIELD.
Make sure your SHIELD is upgraded to the latest version 7.1 or later system software (Settings > About > System upgrade).
1. Pairing now persistent when connecting manually over IP address.
2. Improved reliability detecting available SHIELD on networks
Ratings and Reviews
So far so good but please add volume buttons
The NVIDIA shield tv is an awesome device keeping on giving even years after the release (only the included WiFi chip is subpar the rest of the devices performance). This remote is a nice addition especially since the original remote is sooooo easy to loose in the couch ;-) But please add volume control and a mute button to make this perfect.
Doesn’t connect to Shield
In order to connect I need to manually type in the IP address whenever I pull up the app. I thought it was just because my phone was connected to WiFi and the shield was a direct Ethernet connection, but even after switching the shield to the same WiFi as my phone it still requires me to type in the shields IP address into my phone. An IP address is pretty cumbersome to remember and type in anytime you want to use the remote. To be clear it doesn’t even remember the IP address after closing the app. I literally have to type in my Shields IP address each time I want to use the app. App has a couple other smaller issues too: The “mouse click” automatically opens what you click on. Sometimes I’d just like to select something and there’s no option to do that unless you use the buttons. The mouse doesn’t scroll on the home screen to anything beyond the first screen. A double finger slide should allow you to scroll around the page.
This is far & away superior to the generic AndroidTV remote.
Some posters here mention that this app doesn’t control volume. My new 2017 Nvidia Shield uses IR on the remote to control my Sony TV volume, and since I’m not aware that my iPhone has an IR transmitter I doubt that is possible.
Two suggestion though, first, ability to paste copied text into the screen. Also when I was loading a game from Nvidia Game Store, there was a prompt that this game required a keyboard & mouse, and alternately I could download this Nvidia TV app. I’m not much of a gamer, I was basically exploring everything included with Shield, but it was not intuitive of how the keyboard and mouse within this app could control the specific keys, and mouse movements on the game I tried.
However, it seems like it would be easy to include another screen with only the keys necessary for that game, and/or buttons for multi key presses, and a trackpad. Maybe I overlooked something, but It was just too difficult to use this app for gameplay, although I will primarily use this app for entering long strings of texts.
- NVIDIA Corporation
- 12.5 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Ukrainian
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 NVIDIA Inc
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.