Google Assistant Comes to The Nvidia Shield With Free YouTube Red




Today Nvidia is rolling out their SHIELD Experience Upgrade 6.0, download now, that brings Google Assistant to your living room.

Now you can Ask your Nvidia Shield questions and tell it to do things.

The New Google Assistant

The Google Assistant is enhanced for the TV experience. It can search apps on SHIELD and control your media with voice commands like “pause” or “play Game of Thrones.” Plus, by taking advantage of the TV screen, you get an enhanced visual response to your questions.

With the visual context means that when you ask how your favorite team is doing, you’ll get the latest score, plus divisional standings, onscreen. Other visual enhancements include: seeing items on a menu, and being shown different purchase options when shopping.

In a statement from Nvidia they said “The Google Assistant on SHIELD makes your living room a command center. With your Google Assistant, you can browse movies and TV shows, but you can also ask it questions, or ask to see your Google Photos: sharing photos from your trip overseas or the latest hiking adventure is simple and fun to relive on the big screen. You can also ask your Google Assistant what’s on your agenda for the day, and rather than a long-winded audio response, integration with Calendar means you’ll see what’s on your schedule when asking about your day at a glance.”

You can also use the Google Assistant on SHIELD with supported Assistant devices. Allowing you to dim the lights and change the temp in your house.

How to use Google Assistant on the Nvidia Shield

There are two ways to activate the Google Assistant – by pressing the microphone button on the remote (the SHIELD button on the controller), or with a hands-free command: you can just say, “Ok Google,” from within shouting distance of the SHIELD controller. 


Three Months Free of Ad-Free Music on YouTube

To celebrate launching the Google Assistant on SHIELD, Nvidia is giving new and existing SHIELD owners three months of YouTube Red for free. YNow ou can enjoy no ads, no breaks, no worries, no matter where you are. with YouTube Red. Visit for more details.

SmartThings Link, the key to unlocking SHIELD as a SmartThings Hub, is coming soon. Priced at $39.99 regularly, SmartThings Link will launch at a promotional price of $14.99.

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