The Netflix button on the new SHIELD TV remote can be remapped
NVIDIA recently announced the newest additions to the SHIELD line of devices, which includes an upgraded set-top box and a brand new streaming stick. The streaming stick is simply named the NVIDIA SHIELD TV while the higher-end, more expensive set-top box gains the “Pro” moniker. These devices have been popular topics due to NVIDIA’s stellar track record with Android TV support, but one noteworthy aspect both devices have is a completely revamped remote.
The new SHIELD TV remote includes hardware keys for everything you’d expect, plus a shortcut to Netflix, which may come in useful if you’re deep into binge-watching. However, if you’re not a huge Netflix person, you might find this button sort of annoying. You might want to remap that button to something more useful. Luckily for you, users have figured out a way to remap this button to whatever you want. This method employs an app called “Button Mapper” by XDA Recognized Developer flar2, which has existed for a little over 3 years, yet Redditors managed to figure out how to use it to effectively remap the remote’s Netflix button.
If you’re interested in trying it out with your SHIELD TV, then head over to the Google Play Store and download the app to your device now. It doesn’t need root or any other modifications. When you open the app for the first time you’ll want to select “Add Button.” You can then assign whatever function you want to the button. You can also choose to disable the button altogether.