Article ID : 00202265 / Last Modified : 01/11/2022Print

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 video streaming service YouTube™.
    We’ll explain the process from preparation for watching Internet content to enjoying such content.


    Connecting the TV to the Internet

    There are two ways to connect to the Internet: wireless or wired connection. Refer below to configure the settings.

    Using a wireless connection

    1. Press the HOME button on the remote.
    2. Select  Settings.
    3. Select Network or Network & Internet.
    4. Select Network setup.
    5. Select Easy.
    6. Select Wi-Fi, and then connect to your wireless router. For details, refer to the article How to connect the TV to a network using a wireless connection.

    To establish a wired connection, refer to the article How to connect the TV to a network using a wired connection.

    Adding a Google account

    To download apps and content, add a Google account to the TV. 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. In such cases, refer to step 2.

    1. Create a new Google account.
      Use a computer or smartphone to go to the Google homepage and create an account.
    2. Add the Google account to the TV.
      For details, refer to the article How to set (add) a Google account.
      Note: If a Google account name is displayed above Add account, the Google account is already added. To switch to a different Google account, follow the same procedure.

    Enjoying contents

    Installing a new app

    On Bravia TVs with Android TV features, you can download various apps from Google Play and watch your favorite Internet content.
    Once the TV is connected to a network, try downloading new apps.

    Note: To use video streaming services that are pre-installed on the TV such as YouTube or Netflix, select the tile in the Home menu.

    1. Open Google Play Store.
      1. Press the HOME button on the remote control.
      2. Select Google Play Store under Apps.
        Note: If the sign in screen is displayed, follow the on-screen instructions and sign in.
    2. Select an app you want to install.
    3. When you select Install, the download and installation start. Wait until installation is complete.

    Enjoying movies with spectacular picture and sound

    You can set the picture and sound quality for each input source. Refer below to watch with realistic picture and sound based on the type of content, such as movies, sports, or music performances.

    Recommended settings for movies

    • Picture mode: 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.
    • Sound mode: Cinema
      You can enjoy surround effects like in movie theaters.

    Using the remote control to adjust the picture and sound while you're watching

    1. On the remote control, press the (Quick Settings) or ACTION MENU button.
    2. Perform the following steps, depending on which way the menu is displayed on the screen.
      • When the menu is displayed on the top of the screen (Action Menu):
        Select Picture adjustments or Sound adjustments and set your preferences.
      • When the menu displayed on the bottom of the screen (Quick Settings): 
        Select Picture mode or Sound mode and select your preferences.
        You can adjust more detailed settings by adding Picture settings or Sound Settings via Edit in Quick Settings.
        Note: Sound mode is not available on all models.

    Enjoying sports with picture and sound as if you were there

    Recommended settings for sports

    • Picture mode and Sound mode: Sports
    • You can also use the Voice Zoom feature 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.

    Setting Voice Zoom

    1. Press the HOME button on the remote control.
    2. Select  Settings.
    3. Select Sound.
    4. Select Sound adjustments or Sound customization.
    5. Select Voice Zoom.
    6. Press the / (left and right arrow) buttons on the remote control to make adjustments. Moving to the left decreases the speaker's voice and moving to the right increases it.


    • The Sports mode and the Voice Zoom function are not available on all models.
    • Different picture and sound adjustments can be set for each input source such as network content from YouTube and Netflix, HDMI IN/VIDEO IN, or Live TV.
    • For details about Picture mode or Advanced settings, refer to the article Adjusting the Picture setting on my Android TV.