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How do I set up my Sony Android TV for the first time?

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This article illustrates how to set up your TV for the first time:

  1. If a Touchpad remote (optional accessory) was supplied with your TV, an image of the remote will be displayed. Follow the visual instructions appearing on the screen to proceed.

    Android - Touchpad remote
  2. Then, select your preferred language on the Welcome screen. In this instance, ENGLISH.

    Android - Welcome
  3. Next, choose your preferred network settings on the Select your Wi-Fi network screen. You can either select the wireless network you would like to connect to from the list of available options, or use a LAN cable for a wired connection.

    Android - Network connected
  4. After choosing your network, an Enter password... screen will appear. Press the OK button on your remote while the text field is highlighted to activate the on-screen keyboard. Then, input the password for your network and press NEXT/ENTER or FINISH to proceed.

    Android - Enter network password

    NOTE: You can also use a USB keyboard to input your password.
  5. On the Sign in to Google screen, you will have three options:
    3. SKIP

      Android - Sign in to Google

      Select your preferred option.

      NOTE: For easy Google sign-in, choose USE YOUR PASSWORD and fill in your details.

      Android - Google account email keyboard
  6. If you decide to use the option USE YOUR PHONE OR LAPTOP, your phone/laptop needs to be connected to the same network as your TV. This is the recommended option if you would like to hide your Google account and password from being displayed on your TV screen. After selecting USE YOUR PASSWORD, follow the on-screen instructions displayed on your TV.

    Android - Enter code

    NOTE: Please be aware that if you skip this section, you may need to sign in later to access certain Google apps and/or services on your Android TV.

  7. The confirmation message, Your device is connected, will appear on your screen, indicating that the connection was successful.

    Android - device is connected

  8. Regardless of the sign-in option you choose, the next screen will display the message, Success, to show that you have signed into your Google account.

    Android - Success

  9. The next screen will display three options:


      Select CONTINUE to proceed with the TV setup.

      Android - Google's privacy policy

      IMPORTANT: Use of this TV requires consent to the Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
  10. On the Location screen, choose either YES or NO to whether third party apps have permission to use your device's location.

    Android - location third party apps

  11. Select your country.

    Android - Select country

  12. Next, a Privacy Policy agreement will be displayed.

    Android - General privacy policy

    NOTE: Please be aware that to continue with the TV setup and get the most out of your TV (such as software updates), you must scroll down to the bottom of the screen using the down arrow button and then select the option AGREE. You must agree to the Sony Privacy Policy in order to receive software downloads. This way, as soon as an update is available for your device, it will start downloading automatically.

  13. The next screen will display the Upload TV Usage agreement.

    NOTE: Please be aware that to continue with the TV setup, you must scroll down to the bottom of the screen using the down arrow button and then select the option AGREE.

    Android - Upload TV usage

  14. After this, you will be required to enter a 4-digit PIN code. Apart from 0000, any combination will be accepted. You will have to enter your new PIN twice: the first time to set your code and the second time to verify that it matches what you originally chose. A new screen, PIN code has been set, will confirm that your new PIN has been activated.

    NOTE: Please remember your PIN and/or store it in a safe place.

    Your PIN code will be required when you change the Parental Lock settings or when you temporarily unblock a blocked digital/satellite service.

  15. You will now have the chance to tune your satellite receiver. Either START the process or SKIP to tune your TV at a later date.

    Android - Satellite Tunning

  16. A new screen, Select the broadcaster type to automatically search for services, will appear. Connect your TV cable before you choose the broadcast type for channel search, and choose one of the following:

    2. DIGITAL
    4. SKIPAndroid - Broadcast type
  17. After choosing your broadcast type, you need to optimize your sound system. Specify how your TV is positioned and choose either TABLE-TOP STAND or WALL MOUNT.

    Android - Optimise sound

  18. Finally, decide whether you want to Enable Remote Start, a function that allows an external device to power on your device. Select either ON or OFF.

    Android - Enable remote start

  19. Your TV should now be ready. Select COMPLETE on the Setup completed! screen to continue to the home menu.

    Android - setup complete

  20. You will then be taken to the Android TV Home screen.

    NOTE: You can also manually initiate the TV setup at any time by following these steps:

    HOME > Settings > TV - Auto start-up > YES


    Android - Home


    Android - settings

    TV - Auto start-up > YES

    Android - Auto start-up

NOTE: The screenshots provided here are for reference only. The actual screen might differ slightly according to your country, model, and firmware version.