Do I need a Google account / ID to use my Android TV™ or Google TV™?
What functions of the TV require a Google Account?
You can enjoy some functions of the Android TV or Google TV even without a Google account logged in. You can watch TV programs and enjoy all Sony applications, home network functions for the Media Player app, Album app, the Music app, the Video app and the Network Electronic Program Guide (EPG).
In addition, certain functions such as the Google's voice search function (except for Google TV model), Chromecast built-in (Google Cast) function, 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.
- To check the type of your TV, refer to the How to check if your BRAVIA TV is a Google TV, Android TV, or other TV article.