Nvidia Shield gains Amazon Alexa support

30 Oct 2018 | Rasmus Larsen |

Nvidia Shield now supports both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, making it the first streaming player to do so, according to the company. Alexa can control video playback and more.

Control video playback, more

Amazon and Nvidia have announced that an Alexa skill is now available for Nvidia Shield. You also need an Amazon Echo speaker or another compatible speaker for voice commands.

- ”Shield is the only streamer you can control with both Amazon Echo and Google Home devices. Available through a new Amazon Skill, you can ask Alexa to help with navigating and enjoying your favorite movies, TV shows, music and more,” the company said.


 Nvidia Shield Amazon Alexa


The company explained that you can use Alexa voice commands for playback controls, to launch apps, and to turn on/off the media player. Examples of supported voice commands are included in the table below. To enable Alexa functionality you must open the Alexa mobile app and activity the skill. It is currently available only for users in the US.

Nvidia used the opportunity to highlight that Shield also supports Dolby Atmos pass-through from Amazon Prime Video. Amazon currently offers Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan in Dolby Atmos, with more titles to follow.

Amazon Alexa on Nvidia Shield

Here are some of the voice commands that currently work, with more on the way:

Getting Started
“Alexa, turn on SHIELD.”
“Alexa, turn off SHIELD.”

Controlling The Volume
“Alexa, set volume to 80 percent on SHIELD.”

Opening Entertainment apps
“Alexa, open Prime Video (on SHIELD).”
“Alexa, open HBO NOW (on SHIELD).”

Using Media Controls
“Alexa, pause (on SHIELD).”
“Alexa, play (on SHIELD).”
“Alexa, next (on SHIELD).”
“Alexa, previous (on SHIELD).”
“Alexa, fast-forward ten minutes (on SHIELD).”

Navigating SHIELD
“Alexa, go to settings (on SHIELD).”
“Alexa, go home (on SHIELD).”
“Alexa, go to control settings (on SHIELD).”

Note: Following the first command, Alexa will assume subsequent relevant commands are for SHIELD. Where "on SHIELD" is noted in parentheses, you can continue controlling SHIELD with just the command.)
- Source: Nvidia



Share on:


Latest news

Samsung HW-Q60R soundbar

Samsung unveils 2019 soundbars - HW-Q70R with Dolby Atmos & DTS:X

26 Mar 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Apple TV

Apple releases tvOS / iOS 12.2 with Siri-to-TV, new AirPlay 2 features

26 Mar 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Apple TV+

Apple unveils Apple TV+ video streaming service

25 Mar 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Apple TV app

Apple 'TV' app launching in 100+ countries on Apple TV, Smart TVs, Roku, FireTV

25 Mar 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Apple Arcade

Apple Arcade is a game subscription service for Apple TV, iOS & Mac

25 Mar 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
TCL TV

TCL developing 'H-QLED' display technology - hybrid QLED / OLED

25 Mar 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |

TCL joins WiSA - may bring wireless audio support to TVs

21 Mar 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
FuboTV

FuboTV adds more 4K sports, expands support to additional devices

21 Mar 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |