[APP] [Windows] Nvidia Shield TV Utility App v0.11

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imtiajmeah

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Hi Guys,

I've created GUI app to easily sideload your apks to the Nvidia Shield TV via USB or over the Network. I will be updating it over time with extra bells and whistles.

The link below will direct you to the download page where you will find the app.

attachment.php

Mod edit: download links removed (PPC links are not allowed).

1. Unzip the folders to "C:\NSTV"
2. Launch app "Nvidia Shield TV Utility App.exe"

Confirmed working on Win7, Win8 and Win10


Feel free to ask any question's, post any comments or concerns, or make suggestions for things you might like to see

Donation's are never expected, and always appreciated.
 

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Changelog v0.11

Updated - SPMC 1-Click latest stable release to version 16.4.2
BugFix - Fixed download bug with SPMC referencing KODI

Changelog v0.10

Updated - Kodi 1-Click latest stable release to version 16.1
Updated - SPMC 1-Click latest stable release to version 16.4

Changelog v0.09

Updated - Kodi 1-Click lastest stable release to version 16.0
Added - SPMC 16.2.0 to 1-Click download and install
Added - SPMC 16.x Data Backup
Added - SPMC 16.x Data Restore
Added - SPMC 16.x Delete temp files
Added - SPMC 16.x Custom Splashscreen Install/Remove

Changelog v0.08

Removed - As of OTA2.0 We no longer need ADB over Network.This can be enabled on the device under developer mode on your NSTV
Bugfix - Uninstall button disappearing fixed
Updated - Kodi 1-Click lastest stable release to version 15.2
Added - Now can select multiple apk files to install all at once
Tweak - Code cleanup

Changelog v0.07

Updated - Kodi 1-Click lastest stable release to version 15.1.1
Updated - Now able to Sideload\Install\Delete file in File Path with spaces

Changelog v0.06

Added - 1-Click Download and install latest stable Kodi 15.x
Tweaked - Code cleaned up
Tweaked - ADB over network

Changelog v0.05

Tweaked - ADB over network
Tweaked - Recorded Video transfer
Added - Record Video to Internal or External SDCard
Downgraded - ADB drivers to version 1.0.31 as seems more stable and less device offline errors
Fixed - A few more old code ref to c:\FTV\ which was causing app to crash... Hopefully all bug now squashed
Updated - Virtual Keyboard Input image

Changelog v0.04

Updated - Connected status tip update to advise its a guide only not to be relied upon as ADB app does not provide live connection status.
Added - Push OBB folder to /SDCard/Android/OBB/ (Place the OBB folder you wish to push in "C:\NSTV\Apps\OBB_Folder")

Changelog v0.03

Added - Check for valid file and path when installing 3rd party apk apps (User will be informed of any whitespace in file path)
Added - Reboot into Bootloader to access Fast Boot (Make sure you are connected via USB cable)
Added - Reboot (Shutdown and Restart)
Fixed - Details popup now shows connection status from NVidia Shield TV
Updated - App XDA Developers URL now that we have a dedicated forum page
Updated - Removed Generic ADB USB drivers and added NVidia official ADB USB drivers with installation instructions
Updated - Renamed some missed reference from AFTV to NSTV

Changelog v0.02

Fixed - Cleaned up all previous reference links from Amazon FTV to NVidia STV
Fixed - Check for update
Added - Video capture
Added - Power On or Standby toggle button
Updated - GUI Logo and tweaked colours
Tidy - Cleanup of coding

Changelog v0.01

Initial release
At the request of many of my supporters I have ported my Amazon FireTV Utility App for the Nvidia Shield TV.
You might come across some links in the app referring back to Amazon FireTV Utility which will be cleaned up in the next release.
 
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Changelog v0.02

Fixed - Cleaned up all previous reference links from Amazon FTV to NVidia STV
Fixed - Check for update
Added - Video capture
Added - Power On or Standby toggle button
Updated - GUI Logo and tweaked colours
Tidy - Cleanup of coding
 

JohnHenryIron

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This may be a dumb question, but I can't seem to get the windows adb drivers installed. I was trying to update drivers for "Shield Android TV" and get the message "the folder you specify doesn't contain a compatible software driver for your device. If the folder contains a driver, make sure it is designed to work with windows for x64 based systems"

I'm not coming up with any unknown devices or any devices with an exclamation point in device manager.

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imtiajmeah

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What is the benefit of this over just putting the apps onto a USB drive?

Download and have a play. Hopefully will answer your own question ;)

Its more than just an app sideloader from the comfort of your chair. It has many additional functions and will grow over time.

Currently to get you started:
Sideload apps directly from PC without having to transfer to USB.
Uninstall apps remotely from PC
Extract apk files remotely from PC
Take Screenshots and transfer to PC directly
Take Video and transfer to PC directly
Turn On or put device to Sleep from PC
Customise your Kodi
Backup and restore your Kodi settings
Virtual Keyboard and remote from PC
 

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Update - I got the ADB drivers installed. I downloaded then from nvidia. Google "SHIELD Family Windows USB Driver" and it's the 3rd result down. Update - I got the ADB drivers installed. I downloaded then from nvidia. Google "SHIELD Family Windows USB Driver" and it's the 3rd result down. /gameworksdownload
 

imtiajmeah

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Do you have to use adb with this app or do you use it just to help sideload a apk via a usb cable to the NVS console tv?

You need the ADB USB Windows drivers installed on your PC if you want to connect via the cable.

Until NVidia decides to turn ADB over Network you will manually need to do this with a USB cable so you can run the app over your network without a USB cable attached.
 

imtiajmeah

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Update - I got the ADB drivers installed. I downloaded then from nvidia. Google "SHIELD Family Windows USB Driver" and it's the 3rd result down. Update - I got the ADB drivers installed. I downloaded then from nvidia. Google "SHIELD Family Windows USB Driver" and it's the 3rd result down. /gameworksdownload

Thanks for that. I added the generic Drivers in my app that work fine, but good to know they have their own.

Would be good to find a user guide somewhere how to download and install them on the PC.... I've been asked a few times but can't find the time... I will try and do a nice user giude when I can.
 
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Changelog v0.03

Added - Check for valid file and path when installing 3rd party apk apps (User will be informed of any whitespace in file path)
Added - Reboot into Bootloader to access Fast Boot (Make sure you are connected via USB cable)
Added - Reboot (Shutdown and Restart)
Fixed - Details popup now shows connection status from NVidia Shield TV
Updated - App XDA Developers URL now that we have a dedicated forum page
Updated - Removed Generic ADB USB drivers and added NVidia official ADB USB drivers with installation instructions
Updated - Renamed some missed reference from AFTV to NSTV
 
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No able to open URL.. Pls share direct link if possible.
 

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imtiajmeah

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I keep getting error device not found but it says its connected over ip

Hi its currently only a guide on which box your requested to connect to... ADB is limited on what it reports back when it connects. I am working on a solution.

If you click on the connected status at the bottom it will popup a box with the current status

or

If you select "Normal debug mode" in settings then click "Connect via IP" from "File" menu. A cmd window will open and report of any issues if not connected.
 
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This looks like an awesome tool for the Shield Tv. I'll definitely check it out once my shield arrives later today. I see you have a Kodi configuration section in the tool, and I was wondering if it would be possible to add this feature in to change the Kodi data directory. I can see this being very useful for owners of the 16GB model.

Also for reference they are discussing this is the Kodi forum here
 
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imtiajmeah

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This looks like an awesome tool for the Shield Tv. I'll definitely check it out once my shield arrives later today. I see you have a Kodi configuration section in the tool, and I was wondering if it would be possible to add this feature in to change the Kodi data directory. I can see this being very useful for owners of the 16GB model.

Also for reference they are discussing this is the Kodi forum here

I will check it out thanks for the feedback ;)
 
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    Hi Guys,

    I've created GUI app to easily sideload your apks to the Nvidia Shield TV via USB or over the Network. I will be updating it over time with extra bells and whistles.

    The link below will direct you to the download page where you will find the app.

    attachment.php

    Mod edit: download links removed (PPC links are not allowed).

    1. Unzip the folders to "C:\NSTV"
    2. Launch app "Nvidia Shield TV Utility App.exe"

    Confirmed working on Win7, Win8 and Win10


    Feel free to ask any question's, post any comments or concerns, or make suggestions for things you might like to see

    Donation's are never expected, and always appreciated.
    7
    Changelog v0.11

    Updated - SPMC 1-Click latest stable release to version 16.4.2
    BugFix - Fixed download bug with SPMC referencing KODI

    Changelog v0.10

    Updated - Kodi 1-Click latest stable release to version 16.1
    Updated - SPMC 1-Click latest stable release to version 16.4

    Changelog v0.09

    Updated - Kodi 1-Click lastest stable release to version 16.0
    Added - SPMC 16.2.0 to 1-Click download and install
    Added - SPMC 16.x Data Backup
    Added - SPMC 16.x Data Restore
    Added - SPMC 16.x Delete temp files
    Added - SPMC 16.x Custom Splashscreen Install/Remove

    Changelog v0.08

    Removed - As of OTA2.0 We no longer need ADB over Network.This can be enabled on the device under developer mode on your NSTV
    Bugfix - Uninstall button disappearing fixed
    Updated - Kodi 1-Click lastest stable release to version 15.2
    Added - Now can select multiple apk files to install all at once
    Tweak - Code cleanup

    Changelog v0.07

    Updated - Kodi 1-Click lastest stable release to version 15.1.1
    Updated - Now able to Sideload\Install\Delete file in File Path with spaces

    Changelog v0.06

    Added - 1-Click Download and install latest stable Kodi 15.x
    Tweaked - Code cleaned up
    Tweaked - ADB over network

    Changelog v0.05

    Tweaked - ADB over network
    Tweaked - Recorded Video transfer
    Added - Record Video to Internal or External SDCard
    Downgraded - ADB drivers to version 1.0.31 as seems more stable and less device offline errors
    Fixed - A few more old code ref to c:\FTV\ which was causing app to crash... Hopefully all bug now squashed
    Updated - Virtual Keyboard Input image

    Changelog v0.04

    Updated - Connected status tip update to advise its a guide only not to be relied upon as ADB app does not provide live connection status.
    Added - Push OBB folder to /SDCard/Android/OBB/ (Place the OBB folder you wish to push in "C:\NSTV\Apps\OBB_Folder")

    Changelog v0.03

    Added - Check for valid file and path when installing 3rd party apk apps (User will be informed of any whitespace in file path)
    Added - Reboot into Bootloader to access Fast Boot (Make sure you are connected via USB cable)
    Added - Reboot (Shutdown and Restart)
    Fixed - Details popup now shows connection status from NVidia Shield TV
    Updated - App XDA Developers URL now that we have a dedicated forum page
    Updated - Removed Generic ADB USB drivers and added NVidia official ADB USB drivers with installation instructions
    Updated - Renamed some missed reference from AFTV to NSTV

    Changelog v0.02

    Fixed - Cleaned up all previous reference links from Amazon FTV to NVidia STV
    Fixed - Check for update
    Added - Video capture
    Added - Power On or Standby toggle button
    Updated - GUI Logo and tweaked colours
    Tidy - Cleanup of coding

    Changelog v0.01

    Initial release
    At the request of many of my supporters I have ported my Amazon FireTV Utility App for the Nvidia Shield TV.
    You might come across some links in the app referring back to Amazon FireTV Utility which will be cleaned up in the next release.
    3
    Changelog v0.09

    Updated - Kodi 1-Click lastest stable release to version 16.0
    Added - SPMC 16.2.0 to 1-Click download and install
    Added - SPMC 16.x Data Backup
    Added - SPMC 16.x Data Restore
    Added - SPMC 16.x Delete temp files
    Added - SPMC 16.x Custom Splashscreen Install/Remove
    2
    Great application @imtiajmeah !

    ..but, this gives me an idea, can I install apks by sideload directly from my phone?

    Thanks!
    I believe you can. I tried it with my M8s box but haven't yet with the Shield. Use ES file Explorer, go to network and add android tv and add the Shield. Now i believe you have to have the app installed. There will be a section on ES File titles "APP" go to that find your app and long press it. One of your options will be install to phone or install to Android tv. Choose TV and it installs.

    Sent from my Sammy S6 using Revolution 1.0
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    Changelog v0.05

    Tweaked - ADB over network
    Tweaked - Recorded Video transfer
    Added - Record Video to Internal or External SDCard
    Downgraded - ADB drivers to version 1.0.31 as seems more stable and less device offline errors
    Fixed - A few more old code ref to c:\FTV\ which was causing app to crash... Hopefully all bug now squashed
    Updated - Virtual Keyboard Input image