Article ID : 00115362 / Last Modified : 01/26/2021

Do I need a Google account to use my Android TV?

    You can enjoy some functions on your Android TV™ device without a Google™ account. You can watch TV programs and enjoy all Sony® apps, 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.