SHIELD Remote: Tips and Tricks

Answer ID 4608
Updated 12/27/2017 10:34 AM

Your SHIELD Remote is packed with helpful shortcuts to enhance your SHIELD experience.

Command

Action 

Additional Notes

Quickly open power menu:

  • Sleep Now
  • Restart
  • Power Off (SHIELD 2015 or SHIELD Pro Only)

Hold Back button from home screen

 

 Toggle "Play/Pause" command

Double tap Volume Slider

Disable feature under your remote settings in 

Settings -> SHIELD accessories

Open SHARE menu:

  • Save screenshots
  • Record gameplay
  • Stream to Twitch

Hold  Home button

 

Open PIP (Picture in Picture)/task switcher menu:

  • Toggle full screen viewing from PIP
  • Switch between recently open apps
  • Close open apps 

Double tap Home button

 

Open context menu for additional options

Press and hold Select button 

Used in popular apps like Kodi, SPMC, or ES File Explorer

Power off TV (SHIELD Remote 2017 Only) Quickly tap Home + Back 

Required:  Configure IR Power control under

Settings -> Display & Sound ->  Power Control -> Change IR setup for TV


 

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