SHIELD Remote: Tips and Tricks

Updated 12/22/2018 09:36 AM

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



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  Quickly tap Home + Back 

Required:  Configure HDMI-CEC power control

Optional - SHIELD Remote 2017 only:  Configure IR Power control under

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


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