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Best Universal Remote for NVIDIA Shield TV (2019) in 2019

The NVIDIA Shield TV (2019) is the best Android TV box you can get. The traingular remote that comes in the box is pretty good, but there are better options available if you're looking for an all-in-one solution to control other devices. These are the best universal remotes you can get for your Shield TV (2019).

  • A truly great remote: Logitech Harmony Companion
  • The best money can buy: Logitech Harmony Elite
  • Hey Alexa, turn on the TV: Logitech Harmony Express
  • A different take: Caavo Control Center

There's only one brand you should consider

Logitech Harmony remotes

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Logitech's Harmony lineup is the only viable alternative if you're looking for a universal remote to use with your NVIDIA Shield TV (2019). The Shield TV lacks IR, and the remote that's bundled in the box works over Bluetooth. The fact that there's no IR connectivity makes most options incompatible with the Shield TV.

The Harmony remotes listed above, however, work over Wi-Fi by pairing with the Harmony hub. You'll have to plug the hub to your router via an Ethernet cable, and it allows you to control a wide variety of devices — including light bulbs and other smart home gear — with the Harmony remote or even from your phone. The Harmony Companion is a fantastic way to get started with the ecosystem, as you get the Hub along with a great remote that works over IR and Bluetooth.