This is a step-by-step guide on how to install and use the Mouse Toggle app on NVIDIA Shield TV & Android Box.
The Mouse Toggle app is a virtual mouse pointer that can be controlled with your Shield TV remote. There are times when apps (especially third-party apps) do not seem to function properly on your Android TV such as NVIDIA Shield TV.
One may need a mouse pointer in such situations to ensure the smooth functioning of their device. The mouse toggle app lets you use all features and access every application on the device of your choice.
How to Install Mouse Toggle App on NVIDIA Shield
Mouse Toggle App is available on the Play Store at $2.99. To download the free apk version of the app, you will have to use another app called Downloader.
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Go to the Google Play Store from the Home Screen of your NVIDIA Shield
Step 2: The Home Page of the Google Play Store will appear on the screen
Step 3: Click on the Search icon appearing at the top of the screen
Step 4: Type Downloader in the search bar
Step 5: Tap on the Install option
Step 6: Wait for the app to install
Step 7: Click on Open to get started
Step 8: Select the Allow option to give the app access to photos, media, and files
Step 9: Tap on OK when a Quick Start Guide Appears
Step 10: Go back to the Home Screen of your device and go to Settings
Step 11: Go to Device Preferences in General Settings
Step 12: Go to Security and restrictions
Step 13: Go to Unknown sources
Step 14: Enable the Downloader App
Step 15: Go back to Security and Restrictions and disable the Verify apps option
Step 16: Go back to the Home Screen of your Shield TV and open the Downloader App
Step 17: The Home Screen of the app will appear on your TV
Step 18: Type the following URL bit.ly/4445551 and hit Go
Step 19: The download process will start now. Wait for it to complete
Step 20: Once the download is complete, click Install
Step 21: The device will once again ask for your permission to install the app. Click on Install
Step 22: Wait while the app installs
Step 23: Now, click on Done
Step 24: Once again, go to the Settings from the Home Menu and select Device Preferences
Step 25: From there, go to Accessibility
Step 26: Select the Mouse Toggle App
Step 27: Enable the app
Step 28: The App is now enabled on your device
Step 29: You can now see and use the mouse pointer on your screen
How to Use Mouse Toggle App on NVIDIA Shield TV
After enabling the Mouse Toggle App on your NVIDIA Shield, you can use your TV remote to use the app. Use the D-pad of your remote to move the mouse pointer on your screen. Simply push up on the D-pad to get the mouse cursor moving on your screen.
Toggling between normal remote mode and mouse mode uses different combinations of buttons specific to the device:
- On NVIDIA Shield remote (2015/2017), tap the volume player four times.
- On NVIDIA Shield remote (2019), quickly tap the Volume Up button, then the Volume Down button or simply press the Play/Pause button twice.
For the Google Nexus player, hit the Play/Pause button two times. For Mi Box S, quickly hit the Volume Up button and then the Volume down button. You can also press the Home key on your remote to toggle out of the mouse mode.
Features of Mouse Toggle App
This premium app available on the google play store costs $2.99. It has plenty of amazing features that make it worth all those bucks. Some of the features of the Mouse Toggle app include:
- Your remote can be used as a mouse
- Easy and smooth access to all features of your device
- Functions similar to a regular mouse
- Features like clicks, drag, long click, wheel down, and wheel up
- Easy to switch between usual remote and mouse modes
- The free APK version can be installed through the downloader app
- The considerably large mouse pointer is easily visible from a reasonable distance
Why should Android Users Use Mouse Toggle Version 1.52 APK?
It is highly recommended for Android users such as those who own NVIDIA Shield to opt for the 1.52 APK version of Mouse Toggle. The Android TV 8 (Oreo) update resulted in some bugs in the Mouse Toggle App.
The same issue has been observed in many other apps too. The developers of the app came up with a solution to fix those bugs and created a 1.52 APK version of it.
FAQs – Mouse Toggle
Can you use a USB hub on Nvidia Shield?
NVIDIA Shield TV does support a USB hub.
Can you use the keyboard and mouse on GeForce now?
Geforce does support a Bluetooth gamepad. External mouse and keyboard can be connected to Geforce but users often face issues like jerky movements, double mouse cursor, and incorrect keyboard mappings.
Mouse Toggle App lets you access all the features of your device by providing a virtual mouse pointer. Follow the detailed guide in order to install and use the Mouse Toggle App on your NVIDIA Shield TV.
Make sure you install the 1.52 apk version if you have an Android TV in order to avoid bugs in the app. There are other alternatives available to this app too.