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Create a Home Screen Shortcut on Android TV & NVIDIA Shield

Sideloading is a great way to get additional apps on your Android TV or NVIDIA Shield. But I always hated that sideloaded apps didn’t automatically create a shortcut that I could put on my home screen. Sideload launchers can get around the problem, but it always felt a bit like hacking the system. So I …

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What Is NVIDIA GeForce Now? (Review for Shield TV)

I’ve always been curious about NVIDIA’s GeForce Now game streaming service. I’d never used it before, so for this article, I wanted to really put it through it’s paces and really see if it’s worth it for the casual gamer. Game streaming services haven’t caught on. At least not to the same level that music …

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How to Use an Xbox One Controller on NVIDIA Shield

When you put the NVIDIA Shield and Xbox One controllers side-by-side, there’s an obvious similarity. Still, whether it’s the sturdier feel or slightly better ergonomics, many people want to connect their Xbox One controller to their NVIDIA Shield TV. It’s a pretty easy process, as it turns out. You’ll lose some of the extra features …

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How to Use Dolphin Emulator for NVIDIA Shield [Best Settings]

Every time I stumble upon my old GameCube games, I get flashbacks of late nights in college playing Need for Speed when we should have been studying. I’ll bet you’ve had a similar experience at least once. Classic game consoles are becoming more and more expensive as time goes on, making those games harder to …

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Nvidia Shield TV vs. Pro (2015 vs. 2017 vs. 2019)

I own four NVIDIA Shield TV’s: a 2015 Shield TV Pro, a 2017 Shield TV, and both the 2019 Shield TV “tube” and the Shield Pro. It’s hands-down the most impressive streaming device I’ve ever used, complete with all the bells and whistles! But I’m often asked why I own three of them, and what …

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How to Install & Configure Emby Server on NVIDIA Shield TV

Emby released a server app for the NVIDIA Shield TV back in February 2019, but the installation process wasn’t as smooth as I’d like. My experience involved a lot of trial & error, and reaching out to the Emby community before I finally got it working the way I wanted. I’ll admit, there were a …

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How to Sideload Apps on an Android TV Box in 2022

One of the biggest complaints about Android TV is that there just weren’t that many apps available. What if I told you that there were thousands of apps for your Android TV device and all you needed to do was take a few extra steps to install them? There’s a process called sideloading that lets …

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