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Do I Need A Google Account to Use My Android TV?

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You can enjoy some functions on your Android TV™ device without a Google™ account. You can watch TV programs and enjoy all Sony® apps, such as the Video & TV Sideview™ app, home network functions for the Album, Music, and Video apps and use the Network Electronic Program Guide (EPG).

In addition, certain functions, such as the Google voice search function, Chromecast™ built-in (Google Cast), internet browsing, and the YouTube™ app, are available without logging in to a Google account. However, you will not be able to rent or buy movies, TV shows, and apps from the Google Play™ Store.

Note: Check the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service for additional information.

*Google, Android TV, YouTube, Chromecast built-in and Google Play are trademarks of Google LLC.