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How to open and use the Internet Browser on an Android TV™ or Google TV™

    This article provides basic information on how the Internet browser works.
    Note: The official name of the browser is Vewd Internet Browser (formerly Opera).

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    Accessing the Internet Browser

    1. On your TV remote control, press the HOME button.
    2. For Android™ 8.0 or later, Select Apps.
    3. Select Internet Browser.

    Exiting the Internet Browser

    1. Move the cursor towards the upper right-hand corner of the screen, and select the Vewd icon.
    2. On the menu list, scroll down and select Exit.
    3. Under the Exit screen, select OK.

    Entering a URL Address

    1. Press the up arrow button repeatedly until the cursor reaches the upper part of the screen where the address bar is.
    2. Press the enter button.
    3. On the soft keyboard, key in your desired search term or web address.
    4. Select GO or the (right arrow) button.

    Click or Select an Item

    1. On the remote control, use the up, down, left and right arrow buttons to move the cursor on the TV screen to select an item.
    2. Press the enter button to select the desired item.

    Note: For TVs released in 2015, to scroll the TV screen using the touchpad remote control, swipe up or down along the right side of the touchpad.

    Reload and Navigate Webpages

    • To reload webpages, move the cursor to the top part of the screen and select round arrow.
    • To go to the next web page, move the cursor to the top part of the screen and select right arrow.
    • To go back to the previous web page, move the cursor to the top part of the screen and select left arrow.

    Note: If your remote control has color buttons, you can go to the next web page by pressing the BLUE button or back to the previous web page by pressing the YELLOW button.

    Register a Bookmark

    1. Load the page that you want to register to your Bookmarks.
      • Method 1:
        1. Using the remote control, move the cursor to the top part of the screen, and select Bookmarks.
        2. Select Add to Bookmark.
      • Method 2:
        1. Using the remote control, move the cursor to the upper part of the screen, and select the Vewd icon.
        2. On the menu list, select Add to Bookmark.
    2. Select OK when the Add Page to Bookmarks screen is displayed.

    Enlarge the Screen

    1. On the remote control, move the cursor to the upper part of the screen to select the Vewd icon.
    2. On the menu list, select Settings.
    3. Select Zoom.

    Note: You can also enlarge the screen by remote control. For details, refer to the article How to zoom in when using the Internet Browser on Android TV or Google TV?

    Erase History

    1. On the remote control, move the cursor to the upper part of the screen to select the Vewd icon.
    2. On the menu list, select Settings.
    3. Select Clear history.

    Turn On the Accessibility Mode

    1. On the remote control, move the cursor to the upper part of the screen to select the Vewd icon.
    2. On the menu list, select Settings.
    3. Select Accessibility Mode Off.
      Note: This will change to Accessibility Mode On once you selected the option.

    Always Show Menu Bar

    1. On the remote control, move the cursor to the upper part of the screen to select the Vewd icon.
    2. On the menu list, select Settings.
    3. Select Always Show Menu Bar Off.
      Note: This will change to Always Show Menu Bar On once you selected the option.

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