Nvidia has launched an Alexa SKill enabling Shield TV users to control the company’s set-top box from your Amazon Echo. With the Nvidia Sheild TV Skill enabled you will be able to say “Alexa, Turn on my Shield TV”. The Nvidia Shield Skill does not stop at just on and off, however, you will also be able to change channels, control volume, and launch apps making it very useful. I would like to see the same functionality we just got on the Fire TV Cube (allowing us to navigate in apps) but I am sure Amazon, for now, is keeping that to itself.
On top of the launch of the Nvidia Shield TV Skill, you can also get an Echo Dot for free right now with the purchase of a Shield TV through Amazon so if you are in the market for a Sheild TV this might be enough to sweeten the pot for you.
Do you own a Nvidia Shield TV, and have you tried out the new Nvidia Shield TV Skill? Let me know your thoughts on the integration in the comments below.
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