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Step-by-Step Nvidia Shield TV 2017 Setup Guide with Screenshots

In time for the release, we bring you the step-by-step Nvidia Shield TV 2017 setup guide. The all new second generation Nvidia Shield TV will be available on January 16th. In our Nvidia Shield TV 2 review, we covered how the new iteration is better than the previous one released in 2015. Yesterday, my new Shield TV 2nd gen was delivered. So far I am loving it. With Amazon Video support, I am inclined to crown it the best media streamer in the market today. So here is my first guide on how to setup Nvidia Shield TV 2.

Nvidia Shield TV 2017 Setup Steps

Nvidia Shield TV 2 initial setup is very similar to any android phone or device. Having an Android phone or table connected to the same network as your Shield TV can simplify the process. However, in this guide we will cover all possible scenarios involved in the setting up a brand new Nvidia Shield TV 2017 from scratch. Without further ado, let’s move on. [Read: 20 Best Streaming Apps for Nvidia Shield TV 2017: Movies, Music & More]

When you turn on your Shield TV Gen 2 for the first time, you will have will have to go through initial setup. The first step in the Nvidia Shield TV 2 setup is selecting the language.

Select Nvidia Shield TV 2 Setup Language
Select Nvidia Shield TV 2 Setup Language

Nvidia Shield TV 2 Setup with Android Phone/Tablet

If you have an Android Phone or Tablet, then follow the instructions in this section (if not, skip to the next section). This can simplify Nvidia Sheild TV 2017 initial setup. Say “Yes” and move forward.

Setup Nvidia Shield TV 2017 using Android Phone or Tablet
Setup Nvidia Shield TV 2017 using Android Phone or Tablet

Open your Android phone or tablet and go to Google Now or say “OK Google”. Then search “Setup My Device” (voice or text) as shown below, on your phone.

From 'OK Google' search for "Setup My Device"
From ‘OK Google’ search for “Setup My Device”

Your phone will enable Bluetooth and Wifi briefly and search for any available devices. Nvidia ShieldTV should show up as shown below.

Select Nvidia Shield TV 2 Device
Select Nvidia Shield TV 2 Device

Upon selecting the device, your phone should begin connecting your Nvidia Shield TV and display a pairing code on both devices for verification.

Verify Pairing Code for Setting up Nvidia Shield TV Gen 2
Verify Pairing Code for Setting up Nvidia Shield TV Gen 2

If the codes are the same, click “Next” on phone to connect the devices. When done, you should see a confirmation as shown below.

Nvidia Shield TV v2 Connected to Phone/Tablet
Nvidia Shield TV v2 Connected to Phone/Tablet

Press continue on your phone and choose an account to transfer that Account and Internet connection information from your phone/tablet to Nvidia Shield TV 2017.

Transfer Google Account and Internet Info
Transfer Google Account and Internet Info

Finally, you will be prompted on your phone to install the Android TV remote, which can be used to control your Nvidia Shield TV from phone. If you prefer, click “Install on this device” and Android TV remote will be installed on your phone.

Copy Account and Internet Info from Phone to ShieldTV
Copy Account and Internet Info from Phone to ShieldTV

Half of the Nvidia Shield TV 2017 setup using Phone/Tablet is now complete. If you do not have an Android device, follow the next section instead of the one above.

Go to Page 2 – Nvidia Shield TV 2 Setup

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Anand

Anand is a self-learned computer enthusiast, a part-time blogger, and a Food Scientist by career. He has been blogging since 2010 on Linux, Ubuntu, Home/Media/File Servers, Smart Home Automation, and related HOW-TOs on htpcbeginner.com and smarthomebeginner.com.

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