Getting started with your Sony TV
If you have an existing 2020 Sony TV with Android 8.0, you've got one of the best versions of Google's Android TV operating system, and we've got a guide to help you learn the basics. These instructions will guide you through setting up your TV for the first time, activating the Google Assistant and installing new apps, and updating your Sony TV's software to receive the latest features and security updates.
Set up the Sony Android TV
Setting up your Sony TV for the first time in more than just pulling it out of the box and plugging it in. This guide will walk you through the first-time setup process, including pairing the remote, connecting to Wi-Fi, and establishing a connection with all of your home theater devices.
Set up Google Assistant on the Sony Android TV
As part of the initial setup, you'll also want to set up Google Assistant, which not only lets you control your Sony TV with voice commands and interact with all sorts of smart home gadgets as well as search both the app store and the web for information ranging from weather to stock prices.
Install and remove apps
Thanks to Sony's use of Android TV, your new smart TV has access to a huge ecosystem of apps and services, with everything from streaming shows and movies to games, networking social, and more. Whether you want to install favorites like Netflix or Disney Plus, find new services for live sports or stream free TV, you can find these apps with an easy search.
Here's how to find the apps you want, how to browse the Google Play app store, and how to organize the app menus and remove unwanted apps.
How to update Sony TV software
Updating your Sony TV with the latest version of Android TV not only gives you the best TV experience but also keeps you safer with the latest security fixes, allowing you to enjoy features and new capabilities, even get improved interface and menus.
We've reviewed many Sony TVs over the months and years and have put together some helpful how-to articles that guide you on How to use your Sony Android TV. With step-by-step instructions and illustrations to help you navigate menu options, we're here to make using your Sony Android TV a little easier.