Article ID : 00201619 / Last Modified : 04/23/2019

Enjoy apps and internet content on your Android TV

    On BRAVIA™ TVs with Android TV™ features, you can connect to the internet to enjoy a wealth of internet content, such as the YouTube™ video streaming service. We'll explain the process from preparation for watching internet content to enjoying such content.

    Getting started

    There are two ways to connect to the internet: wireless or wired. After your TV has established an internet connection, add a Google™ account to download apps and content. If the TV will be used by a family, we recommend adding a shared Google account. You can also add Google accounts used with computers or smartphones to the TV.

    1. Connect your TV to the network.
    2. On your TV, log in with your Google account.

    Open pre-installed apps or download new ones

    You can watch your favorite internet content with the pre-installed apps or download various apps from the Google Play™ Store. After the TV is connected to a network, try downloading new apps.

    • To use streaming services that are pre-installed on the TV, such as YouTube™ or Netflix® video services, select the tile (app) in the Home menu.
      1. On the remote control, press the HOME button.
      2. On the Apps menu, select the app you want to use.
      3. Follow the on-screen instructions if sign-in instructions appear.
    • You can also add apps from the Google Play store that are not pre-installed on your TV.

    Enhance your viewing experience

    You can set the picture and sound quality for each input source, such as network content from YouTube and Netflix, HDMI IN/VIDEO IN, or Live TV. Select a Picture adjustment and Sound adjustment setting based on the type of content you're viewing to watch it with realistic picture and sound.

    Using the remote control while you're watching a program:

    • With the ACTION MENU button:
      1. Press the ACTION MENU button.
      2. Select the suitable Picture adjustment and Sound adjustment for the type of program you are watching.
    • With the Quick Settings button:
      1. Press the Quick Settings gear icon button.
      2. Select Picture mode or Sound mode and then select your preferences.
        • You can adjust more detailed settings if you select Edit and then add Picture settings or Sound Settings.

    Recommended settings for movies and sports

    • Movies:
      • Set Picture mode to Cinema home. Contours and contrast are emphasized less, gradation even in dark scenes is smoother, and noise is less visible. You can further enhance the true atmosphere of the film by dimming the light in the room.
      • Set Sound mode to Cinema. You can enjoy surround effects like in movie theaters.
    • Sports:
      • Set Picture mode and Sound Mode to Sports. You can enjoy the picture and sound as if you were there.
      • Decrease Voice Zoom to increase or decrease the voice of commentators. Decreasing the Voice Zoom setting increases the stadium cheering, enhancing realism and allowing you to enjoy an atmosphere as if you were there.
        1. On the remote control, press the HOME button.
        2. Select gear icon Settings.
        3. Select Sound.
        4. Select Sound adjustments.
        5. Select Voice Zoom.
        6. Press the left and right arrow buttons to make adjustments. Moving to the left decreases the speaker's voice and moving to the right increases it.


    • The Sports mode and Voice Zoom function are not available on all models.
    • More information for the Picture mode settings is available.

    *Google, Android TV, and YouTube are trademarks of Google LLC.