Article ID : 00142393 / Last Modified : 05/02/2016

How to access and use the Internet browser of the TV

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IMPORTANT:

  • Make sure the TV is connected to the Internet using either a wired or wireless connection before proceeding.
  • On some on R5xxC series TVs, the Internet browser may not be accessible even if you are connected to the Internet.
  • This solution only applies to Sony TVs with an Internet browser.

NOTE: Additional information on how to use the Opera Internet Browser on the Android TV  is available.

Accessing the Internet browser:

  1. Press the HOME or MENU button.
  2. Select Apps or Applications.

    NOTE: If Internet Browser is not displayed, select All Apps or All Applications, then select Internet Browser.

  3. Select Internet Browser.

  4. Press the Select button button.

Once you are finished using the browser, press the MENU or HOME button to exit the browser.

Entering a URL address:

Follow the instructions below to view a desired website.

When the address bar is displayed at the top of the browser screen

  1. Select the address bar using the arrow buttons on the remote, then press the Select button button.
  2. In the Option menu, select Enter URL.

    NOTE: A text box with a keyboard appears on the TV screen.

  3. Type the URL using the remote control as shown on the TV screen.
  4. When finished entering the URL address, select Enter.

    Address bar

    NOTE: The image above shows the address bar.

When the address bar is not displayed at the top of the browser screen

  1. On the supplied remote control, press the OPTION button.
  2. In the Option menu, select Enter URL.
  3. Type the URL using the remote control as shown on the TV screen.
  4. When finished entering the URL address, select Enter.

Clicking or selecting an item on the Web:

  1. Use the arrow buttons on the remote control to move the cursor on the TV screen and select an item.
  2. When the desired item is selected, press the Select button button.

Adding a Bookmark:

Follow the instructions below to add a bookmark.

When Show bookmarks (Show bookmarks) is displayed at the top of the browser screen

  1. Select Show bookmarks(Show bookmarks) using the arrow buttons on the remote, then press the Select button button.

    bookmarks

    NOTE: The image shows the Show bookmarks icon.

  2. Select Add Bookmark, then press the Select button button.

When Show bookmarks (Show bookmarks) is not displayed at the top of the browser screen

  1. On the supplied remote control, press the OPTION button.
  2. In the OPTION menu, scroll down and select Bookmark or Add Bookmark.

    NOTE: Once a Bookmark is added, pressing the option button again will display Remove Bookmark or Delete Bookmark instead of Add Bookmark.

  3. Bookmarks are kept and retrieved from Bookmark in the OPTION menu.

NOTES:

  • When you launch the Internet browser for the first time, the Sony website is displayed. The next time you launch it, the most-recently viewed website is automatically displayed.
  • You can add up to 30 bookmarks.

Follow these steps to navigate the page or advance between pages while browsing:

  1. Using the supplied remote control, press the Green button to go back to the previous page or press the Yellow button to go to the next page.
  2. Press the Red button to scroll down the page down or the Blue button to page up.

Refreshing the web page:

Follow the instructions below to refresh the web page:

When the Reload Current Page is displayed at the top of the browser screen
Select the Reload Current Page using the arrow button on the remote, then press the Select button button.

When the Reload Current Page is not displayed at the top of the browser screen
  1. Press the Options button.
  2. Select Refresh.
  3. Press the Select button button.

Changing font size:

  1. On the supplied remote control, press the OPTION button.
  2. In the Option menu, select Browser Settings.
  3. Select Character size.
  4. Press the up arrow or down arrow to change the character size.

Zooming:

  1. On the supplied remote control, press the OPTION button.
  2. In the Option menu, select Zoom.
    NOTE: If Zoom is not displayed in the Option menu, select Browser Settings or Show, then select Zoom.
  3. Select Zoom In or Zoom Out.