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SmartThings Link turns Nvidia Shield into a smart home hub

With the affordable $40 SmartThings Link, the Nvidia Shield becomes a smart home hub.

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SmartThings Link

The SmartThings Link plugs into the Nvidia Shield, allowing you to use your streamer as a smart home hub.

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SmartThings Routines screenshot

Set up routines in the SmartThings app. 

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SmartThings bundles

This $60 bundle contains two Sengled programmable smart bulbs and a SmartThings Link. 

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SmartThings bundles

A $90 bundle consists of two Sengled bulbs, a SmartThings Link and a SmartThings motion sensor. 

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USB port

The SmartThings Link plugs into the USB port on an Nvidia Shield. 

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SmartThings on your TV

Once the SmartThings Link is connected, a pop-up notification prompts app installation. 

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SmartThings Link Hub

Once connected to the Nvidia Shield, the SmartThings Link shows up in your SmartThings app as an online hub. 

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Voice control

Use either the Nvidia Shield's remote or game controller to issue voice commands to Google Assistant. 

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Device controls

View devices and control options in the SmartThings app. 

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