NVIDIA Shield is probably one of the coolest external streaming devices you can use. In a nutshell, it allows you to stream a wide variety of entertainment options on your TV, including video games from other devices. The NVIDIA Shield also allows you to access your games and stream them from different parts of your home. This way, you can engage in a thrilling multiplayer mode with your friends or family. In addition to this, you can cast your mobile device onto your TV using the Shield. You can even stream online movies and TV shows. Well, what if you could how to turn your Firestick into an NVIDIA Shield? Well, you actually can and in this guide, we will be giving you some practical steps on how to do this.
In essence, we will show you how to install the Shield launcher into your Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Before We Start
Follow these steps first:
1. The first thing you should do is to go to the Settings section of your Fire TV Stick. Scroll across and click the “My Fire TV” button.
2. On the drop-down menu that appears, go to “Developer Options.”
3. On the pop-up menu, scroll down and make sure you turn on ADB Debugging.
4. Make sure you turn on “Apps from Unknown Sources” as well.
Once you’re done with changing the settings above, it’s now time to start downloading the required apps. We will need to get the FileLinked app first before we proceed with the next steps.
If you have the FileLinked app installed on your Fire TV stick, simply click open and we are ready to go on.
How to Turn Your Firestick into an NVIDIA Shield
In case you didn’t know, Android launcher refers to your device’s home screen. This is where you’ll see all the menus, recommendations and apps on your device. Ideally, any device’s home screen should be intuitive and easy to use. At least that’s what Android set out to do when they created the latest version of the Android TV launcher. But they seem to have missed the mark completely.
There’s no shortage of complaints from users who say that the device’s home screen is cumbersome and difficult to use and they want to turn their Firestick device into an NVIDIA Shield. If you’re experiencing this problem, you’ll be glad to know that Android allows you to replace the launcher if it’s not working for you.
What we would suggest is to use FileLinked to install different launcher apps until you find what fits your needs bests.
Install Apps From FileLinked
FileLinked is a file-sharing app that you can use as a tool to sideload apps onto your Firestick. In this article, we are going to use launchers, installed from FileLinked, to turn your Firestick into an NVIDIA Shield.
Let’s take a look at different WebSafetyTips’s articles related to launcher apps and shortly choose your favorite launcher to install into your Firestick.
How to Install Launcher Apps From FileLinked
The procedure of installing app from FileLinked is straightforward and easy as you don’t have to type long URLs with your remote. Just one click is enough!
How to Install Leanback Launcher from FileLinked
1. Don’t skip the important step of enabling apps from unknown sources, explained earlier in this article.
4. Search for “Leanback Launcher for Fire TV” as seen in the photo below.
7. The Launcher Leanback app is ready to open. Click on Open.
Note: In order for Leanback Launcher to do its work and launch on default (when you launch your Firestick or Fire TV), you need to install also the “Launch on Boot” app.
Check this article to find out how to install “Launch on Boot” on your Firestick and make an app run at startup.
As we mention earlier, there are plenty of other launcher on the market for you to choose your best fit. Check these detailed guides below and let’s us know which launcher worked best for you!
Attention: Read before you continue
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How to Go Back to Your Original Home Screen
If the launchers mentioned above no longer appeals to you, there’s a way to revert back to your original launcher. It’s a simple process that shouldn’t take more than two minutes.
Well, that’s it, folks. That’s how to turn your Firestick into an NVIDIA Shield. Even though the process looks a bit complicated, if you follow the step-by-step guide above, you should be fine. However, if you run into any issues, let us know in the comments.
Be sure to also tell us about your experience using the launchers on your Fire TV Stick in the comments below.