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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 Watch TikTok On Android TV & Fire TV

TikTok is one of the most popular social media platforms, but it always frustrated me that there’s no dedicated app on Android TV or Amazon FireStick. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to install it from either the Amazon App Store or the Google Play Store. So I wanted to create a quick tutorial to help …

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How To Rotate Your Android TV/Fire Stick Screen To Landscape

One of the issues with sideloading an app designed for your Android smartphone on to your Android TV or FireStick is that it doesn’t always look like it should. Sometimes the screen is rotated into portrait mode when you need it in landscape mode. Other times, the orientation is stretched out across the screen, making …

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Is the Chromecast with Google TV Worth It? [Review]

After almost ten years, the Google Chromecast is finally worth buying. Even though the Chromecast had sold over 55 million units, it started to lose ground to Roku and Amazon’s Fire TV back in 2017. Similarly, Google’s own Android TV operating system was considered a great platform, but was confined to high-end devices like the …

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How To Reset Kodi On Android [Without Uninstalling]

I’ve reset Kodi back to the default settings dozens of times over the years. I’ve done it on my Android boxes, my NVIDIA Shield Android TV, and even on my Windows PC. Compared to most other operating systems, it’s a super-easy process on Android and Android TV. In fact, it’s so easy, you can reset …

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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 Autostart Kodi (or Any App) When You Boot Android TV

It’s always frustrated me that there was no easy way to autostart Kodi as soon as you turned on your Android TV box. Evidently, I was wrong. In fact, the method I’m going to show you in this article is so easy, that I’m surprised that box manufacturers don’t enable it right out of the …

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How to Use Android TV Without a Google Account [Shield TV]

I have a problem: I love Android TV but I’m beginning to hate Google. So I started thinking on whether I could use my NVIDIA Shield and my other Android TV devices without linking a Google account to them. It turns out that it’s possible, but harder than you might think. Note: All screenshots on …

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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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