CNET Smart Home
Add SmartThings Link to your Nvidia Shield for home automationSmartThings introduces Link, a $40 USB device that turns your Nvidia Shield into a smart home hub.
[MUSIC] In video SHIELD's recent Experience Upgrade 6.0 brought Google Assistant to the $180 4K HDR streaming media player, and now Smart things is joining in on making the streamer as Do it all device. The smart things link feels like any other USB drive an end cap reveals the USB connector which plugs into the USB port at the rear of the shield. With both [UNKNOWN] and [UNKNOWN] radios this tiny hub integrates with the hundreds of work with smart things products out there already. Once your smart things link is connect via usb you'll be able to control your smart home setting from the smart things app on your mobile device or on the shield itself. From there you can connect devices, create routines and do everything the more expensive SmartThings hubs do. You will need a way to speak to Google Assistant or Alexa and Shield's newest controller contains an internal microphone for voice search and voice commands. A $60 SmartThings bundle includes blink and two single led programmable smart bulbs Well a $90 bundle gets you [UNKNOWN] two bulbs and a motion sensor. In video showed has proven itself as a high and alternative two streamers like Apple TV, [UNKNOWN] and Amazon Fire TV. If you already have [UNKNOWN] in your homes, Smart [UNKNOWN] lin is the simplest and cheapest way to get started in home moderation. [MUSIC]