How to connect the NVIDIA Shield TV to Wi-Fi

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NVIDIA branched out with their Shield line in 2019 when they launched the Shield TV. Similar to a Fire TV, it plugs into your television and allows you to access streaming apps and even some games.

However, the first point of call for the device to access the internet, is to make sure that it's connected to the home Wi-Fi network.

While there are external peripherals to connect it through a wired method by Ethernet, it's much easier to connect this wirelessly.

With this in mind, here's how to connect the NVIDIA SHIELD TV to your Wi-Fi connection.

Connect your NVIDIA Shield TV to Wi-Fi

Getting to the point, here's a few steps in connecting your Shield to the Wi-Fi.

  • Go to your Shield TV's Settings and select the Network Settings.
  • Choose the Wi-Fi option and make sure it's on.
  • Find the available connection. Once you've found it, select the network.
  • Enter the password related to the network, and press connect.
  • Once the Shield accepts the password, it will now be linked to your Wi-Fi connection.
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If your NVIDIA Shield TV does not connect to Wi-Fi, here's how to fix

If it doesn't connect to the Wi-Fi, there's some troubleshooting you can do to try and fix it.

One method is to restart your Shield TV. Turn it on again after 3 minutes and attempt the steps mentioned above. You could also restart your Wi-Fi router if there's issues there instead.

If it still doesn't connect, it may be useful to log in to your router through the 'Admin' IP Address, and see whether it's even finding the Shield TV.

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