SHIELD Remote: Tips and Tricks

Updated 09/29/2021 01:08 PM

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

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 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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