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How to turn NVIDIA SHIELD into a SmartThings Hub

Turn your NVIDIA® SHIELD™ into the brain of your smart home with a SmartThings Link.

How it works

Getting Started

Sign up for SmartThings and add NVIDIA SHIELD as a Hub (New users)

Add NVIDIA SHIELD as a Hub (Existing Users)

Remove the NVIDIA SHIELD + SmartThings Link

 

How it works

When you add SmartThings Link to your NVIDIA SHIELD, it works as a SmartThings Hub and turns into the brain of your smart home. It connects wirelessly with a wide range of smart devices and make them work together.

Get the SmartThings Link, plug it into the back of your NVIDIA SHIELD and add smart devices such as lights, cameras, locks, thermostats, sensors, and more to build your own smart home.

Note: If you do not have the SmartThings Link, the NVIDIA SHIELD will only work with certain compatible LAN and cloud-to-cloud devices. To unlock the full potential of your NVIDIA SHIELD and connect with the full range of Works With SmartThings devices, you need the SmartThings Link which includes both ZigBee and Z-Wave radios.

 

Getting Started

First, set up your NVIDIA SHIELD by following the instructions that came with your product.

Next, insert the SmartThings Link into the USB port on the back of the NVIDIA SHIELD using the provided USB extension cord.

Then, on your TV, go to the Google Play store and download and install the SmartThings for NVIDIA SHIELD app.

 

Sign up for SmartThings and add NVIDIA SHIELD as a Hub (New users)

On the TV, open the SmartThings app:

  1. Select I’m new to SmartThings if you have never used SmartThings
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to download the SmartThings mobile app on your smartphone or tablet. Get the free SmartThings mobile app available for Android or iOS
  3. You will complete setup in the mobile app. When prompted, enter the Activation Code displayed on your TV screen into the mobile app

 

Next, sign up in the SmartThings mobile app.

  • I do not have a Samsung account
  • I already have a Samsung account
  1. Open the SmartThings app
  2. Tap New to SmartThings
  3. Tap Create account
  4. Tap Agree for the Samsung Terms and Conditions, Terms of Services, and Samsung Privacy Policy
  5. Enter your email address
  6. Enter your password (at least eight characters containing at least one number and one letter)
  7. Confirm your password
  8. Enter your first and last name
  9. Enter your ZIP code and date of birth
  10. Tap Next
  11. Tap Done
  12. Select your country
  13. Tap Continue
  1. Open the SmartThings app
  2. Tap New to SmartThings
  3. Enter your Samsung Account ID and password and then tap Sign In
    OR if you’re already logged into your Samsung account on your Samsung device, simply tap Continue
  4. Confirm your full name is entered correctly and tap Save
  5. Select your country
  6. Tap Continue

After signing up for SmartThings, you will add NVIDIA SHIELD as a Hub.

On your phone:

  1. Enter the 8-character Activation Code displayed on the TV
  2. Tap Next
  3. Tap Grant Location Permission
  4. Tap Allow to give the SmartThings app permission to know your phone’s GPS coordinates. (By doing so, SmartThings can trigger different actions to happen automatically when you enter and leave your customized Location)
  5. Name your Location (defaults to “Home”)
  6. Tap This Is My Location to confirm your physical location
    1. If needed, tap Change Location
    2. Long press the pin in a new spot on the map, or tap and hold the pin to drag it
    3. Tap and drag the blue dot to change the size of the geofence surrounding your home
    4. Tap Save
  7. Wait for the success message
  8. Tap Done

 

Now you’re ready to connect your smart devices! Here are some helpful articles that can help you get started:

 

Add NVIDIA SHIELD as a Hub (Existing Users)

  • Create a new Location
  • Use an existing Location

In the SmartThings mobile app:

  1. Tap the menu (Android) / More (iOS)
  2. Tap the dropdown arrow
  3. Tap Add New Location
  4. Select your country
  5. Tap Continue
  6. Tap Yes, I have a Hub to connect

In the SmartThings mobile app:

  1. Tap the menu (Android) / More (iOS)
  2. Tap the gear icon beside the Location
  3. Tap Add a Hub (Android) / Connect a Hub Now (iOS)
    Note: This option is only available if the Location does not already have a connected Hub

Next, you will add your NVIDIA SHIELD as a Hub.

On your phone:

  1. Enter the 8-character Activation Code displayed on the TV
  2. Tap Next
  3. Tap Grant Location Permission
  4. Name your Location (defaults to “Home”)
  5. Tap This Is My Location to confirm your physical location
    1. If needed, tap Change Location
    2. Long press the pin in a new spot on the map, or tap and hold the pin to drag it
    3. Tap and drag the blue dot to change the size of the geofence surrounding your home
    4. Tap Save
  6. Wait for the success message
  7. Tap Done

 

Now you’re ready to connect smart devices with the NVIDIA SHIELD and SmartThings Link!

 

To remove the NVIDIA SHIELD + SmartThings Link

To fully remove and reset SmartThings from your NVIDIA SHIELD, you must (1) reset SmartThings within the SmartThings app on your SHIELD TV and (2) delete the Location in the SmartThings mobile app.

Open the SmartThings app on your TV:

  1. Go to About
  2. Select Restore Factory Settings
  3. Select Reset to confirm

 

Next, open the SmartThings mobile app on your phone:

  1. Tap the menu (Android) / More (iOS)
  2. Tap the gear icon
  3. Tap Remove Location
  4. Tap Delete to confirm

 

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