After announcing SmartThings Link – the key to unlocking your NVIDIA SHIELD TV as a SmartThings Hub – in September, we’re excited to update our community that now, you’ll be able to find it standalone or offered in a bundle with SHIELD TV for $214.98 at Best Buy. You can also purchase the SmartThings Link in our SmartThings Shop.
Only SHIELD and SmartThings Link can control your entertainment and smart home with this range of products and entertainment options, all in one device. You don’t carry an mp3 player, flashlight, flip phone and pager anymore, so why buy a smart speaker, media streamer and separate smart hub? With SHIELD, you get all the functionality of smart home devices that work with SmartThings and your Google Assistant, plus hundreds of thousands of entertainment options – from movies to music and TV shows to games.
How Does SmartThings Work With Shield?
There are hundreds of Works With SmartThings devices and countless possibilities when it comes to setting up your smart home. SmartThings Link adds both ZigBee and Z-Wave support to SHIELD, two low-power wireless protocols optimized for battery operated smart devices that help expand the ecosystem of devices in the SmartThings world. Motion, door, window, and water leak, arrival sensors and more are all very important battery-operated devices that depend on these low power protocols.
With the Google Assistant now available on SHIELD, you can also control all these devices with your voice. And with your Google Assistant’s natural voice recognition, it’s easier than ever before. Once you’ve setup your SmartThings Link and configured the devices, all it takes is an “Ok Google” followed by “turn off the lights,” “set the thermostat to 72 degrees,” or “turn on the <insert what you’ve named your smart device here>.”
SmartThings also works with Amazon Alexa, so if you have an Amazon Echo or Dot, your Works With SmartThings devices can also be controlled by Amazon’s voice assistant.
We can’t wait for you to experience entertainment in a smarter way.
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