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Nvidia releases remote app for Shield TV

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Nvidia has released a mobile app offering remote control for the Shield TV streaming box. It’s available for iOS and Android, letting you navigate the Android TV interface, enter text, and control a mouse pointer.

The app should make it easier to log into services on the Shield TV, while also alleviating one of the bigger problems I have with the box: the first-gen remote’s poor battery life. I often find that it’s drained when I pick it up, so this should at least put an end to the times where I’m using a tiny wireless remote plugged into a wall.

The remote app requires version 7.1 of the Shield TV software, the first update since 7.0 brought a major UI refresh with Android Oreo.