If you are using a Home Theater system (Soundbar, A/V Receiver, etc.) to output the sound from your TV, an issue may occur after the Android™ 8.0 Oreo™ update (v6.5830) where you will not hear sound through your Home Theater system if the TV remains on standby for too long.
A new version (v6.5850) of the Android™ 8.0 Oreo™ update which resolves this issue is now available.
The automatic update for Android 8.0 Oreo resumed at the end of April on a staggered schedule so it may take some time before this new version it is sent to your TV. If you don’t want to wait, you can download the update from your and follow the instructions to manually install it (requires a USB flash memory drive).
If, however, you prefer to wait for the automatic update, you can follow the workarounds below to temporarily address the sound issue.
Follow the workarounds provided in order. If the symptom(s) persists, use the next workaround.
- Select [HOME] > [Settings] > [Sound] > [Audio system prioritization]
- Turn off your audio device using the audio remote control.
- Turn off your TV using the TV remote control.
- Turn on your TV using the TV remote.
- Change the Speakers settings to TV speakers.
- Select [HOME] > [Settings] > [Sound] > [Speakers] > [TV speakers].
- Turn off the TV with the TV remote control.
- Turn on the TV with the TV remote control.
- Set the BRAVIA Sync control option to Off.
- Select [HOME] > [Settings] > [External inputs] > [BRAVIA Sync settings] > [BRAVIA Sync control]
- Select [Yes] when [Remove recognized devices from the list] is displayed.
- The BRAVIA Sync control will be switched off.
- Set BRAVIA Sync control to On again.
- The Speakers settings will switch to [Audio system] automatically.
We thank you for your patience and apologize for any inconvenience caused.
*Android and Android TV are trademarks of Google LLC; Oreo is a trademark of Mondelez International, Inc. group.