Thank you for choosing the NVIDIA® SHIELD™ tablet.

Your NVIDIA device is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra K1 mobile processor and the Google Android operating system. The included apps take full advantage of the NVIDIA Tegra K1’s Kepler graphics core.

Your device also comes with several additional apps so you can get started right away -- surf the web, check your e-mail, take pictures, play games, and more.


DirectStylus Launcher

The DirectStylus Launcher provides quick access to apps that work well with a stylus. For more information, see How to Use the Stylus.

NVIDIA Dabbler

NVIDIA® Dabbler™ is a drawing and painting app that provides watercolor, oil painting, and sketching capabilities. For more information, see How to Use NVIDIA Dabbler.

NVIDIA Lasso Capture

NVIDIA® Lasso Capture provides a quick and easy way to take screenshots of all or part of your screen. You can also annotate and share the captures.

For more information, see How to Use NVIDIA Lasso Capture.


NVIDIA® SHIELD Hub is the place to find Android and PC games that are optimized for your SHIELD devices, providing a console-quality gaming experience wherever you are. Read professional game reviews and view high-resolution screenshots, HD videos, and behind-the-scenes footage. For more information, see How to Find Games and Gaming News.

Additional Apps

Adobe Reader by Adobe

Adobe Reader allows you to view and annotate PDF files on your device. To learn more, visit Adobe Reader in the Google Play store.


SHIELD Camera provides slow-motion video, enhanced HDR, and integrated stylus support in addition to a number of shooting and editing features. To learn more, see Use SHIELD Camera.

ES File Explorer by ES APP Group

ES File Explorer is a file and application manager. Kill tasks, manage downloads, and store files in the cloud. ES File Explorer also allows you to access your media on other Android devices and computers. To learn more, visit es File Explorer in the Google Play store.

Evernote by Evernote Corporation

Evernote helps you remember things across all of your devices. Your notes, images, voice reminders, and lists are all searchable wherever you are, from any device. To learn more, visit Evernote in the Google Play store.

JusWrite by Plackal Tech

JusWrite is a handwriting-friendly organizational app. Use your stylus to write lists by hand. You can categorize and prioritize your lists, mark list items complete, and more. To learn more, visit JusWrite in the Google Play store.

Write by Stylus Labs

Write is a word processor for handwriting. Use your stylus to write, edit, sketch, organize, and bookmark handwritten documents on your tablet. To learn more, visit Write in the Google Play store.

Twitch by Twitch Interactive

With the Twitch viewing app, you can watch live broadcasts of the games you love and chat with the players you follow.  To learn more, visit Twitch in the Google Play store.