Article ID : 00177168 / Last Modified : 23/06/2017

Video & TV SideView: Discontinuation of EPG and VOD functions

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TV Programs and Video on Demand functions offered on Video & TV SideView are now unavailable after the Version 5.0 update. For details, refer to the following questions:

NOTE: Some functions and services may not be supported in certain regions/countries.

Q1 : What functions are unavailable after updating to version 5.0?
Q2 : Can I still use the remote control function after updating to version 5.0?
Q3 : What functions are still available after updating to version 5.0?
Q4 : Is the EPG function of the BRAVIA TV also discontinued ?
Q5 : Can I install this application from Google Play / App Store?
Q6 : Are there any alternatives to the terminated functions?
Q7 : I want to start this application with the remote control function.



Q1 : What functions are unavailable after updating to version 5.0?
A1 : The following functions will be unavailable in Video & TV SideView.

  • Top Picks(excluding My Library for Android version)
  • TV Program guide
  • Timer REC / Reminder
  • Video on demand information (YouTube, PlayStation Video, Crackle, watchmi, Zattoo, PPTV, UseeTV and SerialAbTak)
  • My program search
  • Search TV progs/videos
  • My bookmarks
  • TV Start Notification (Popular)

Q2 : Can I still use the remote control function after updating to version 5.0?
A2 : Yes, you can continue to use the remote control function.

Q3 : What functions are still available after updating to version 5.0?
A3 : The following functions are still available.

For Android devices

  • Remote Control
  • My Library
  • Mobile device
  • Home network

For iOS devices

  • Remote Control
  • Home network

Q4 : Is the EPG (Electronic Program Guide) function of the BRAVIA TV also discontinued ?
A4 : No, it is not. The TV's EPG functions are expected to continue operating as before.

Q5 : Can I install this application from Google Play / App Store?
A5 : You can still install and update the application from the Google Play / App Store.

Q6 : Are there any alternatives to the terminated functions?
A6 : Please use the inherent functions of the BRAVIA TV for the EPG and Timer Rec.
NOTE : There are no alternatives to the Timer Rec and the Reminder from the mobile devices.

Q7 : I want to start this application with the remote control function.
A7 : Unfortunately, starting the Video & TV SideView application with the remote control function is lo longer supported. You can switch to the remote control function after starting the application.