Article ID : 00202409 / Last Modified : 27/06/2019Print

Home menu for Sony Android TV (Android 8.0 Oreo)

    When you press the HOME button on the remote control, the Home menu screen is displayed. From the Home menu, you can search for content and select recommended content, apps, and settings.

    [A] Search, Notifications, Inputs, and Settings


    Voice search/on-screen keyboard: Input keywords with the microphone on the remote control or the on-screen keyboard on the TV and search for various content.
    NOTE: For details on the voice search function, please refer to:
    How do I use the Voice Search function?

    Notifications: Displayed when there are notifications such as when there is a connection issue. The number indicates the number of notifications.
    Inputs: Switches the input device connected to the TV.
    Settings: Configure various TV-related settings.

    [B] Apps

    Display your favourite apps.

    • Displaying the list of apps:
      If you select  Apps or press the APPS button on the remote control, a list of installed apps is displayed.
    • Downloading apps:
      Select Google Play Store from the list of apps.
      Apps you install will be displayed in the list of apps.
    • Adding an app to favourites:
      Select Add app to favourites to add an app to favourites.
    • Changing the order of apps / removing a favourite:
      If you select an added app and press and hold the  button on the remote control, you can change the order or remove a favourite.

    [C] Play Next

    In Play Next, you can see content such as video programmes you have not finished watching, the next episode or new seasons of your favourite TV programmes, and the content you added to Play Next yourself.


    • You can add content to Play Next by selecting content on any channel and then pressing and holding the  button on the remote control.
    • Not all services and content can be added to Play Next.

    [D] Channels

    The rows under [B] Apps are called “Channels”. Here, you can watch recommended content from video streaming services.
    [C] Play Next is also included in Channels.

    [E] Customise channels 

    Customise channels is used to display or hide the selected channels.
    NOTE: To return to the Home menu, press the BACK button on the remote control.


    • Experiencing trouble?
      Tips and solutions to various problems and other support information are available by pressing the HELP button on the remote control or selecting the  Help icon in the list of apps.
    • When the Internet is disconnected
      When your TV is connected to the Internet, available services and apps are displayed on the Home menu. On the other hand, when the Internet is disconnected, "Wi-Fi is not connected", "Unable to access Internet" or "Ethernet is not connected" are displayed on the TV screen.
      By selecting DETAILS, the network settings menu is displayed on the TV screen.
      You need to connect to the Internet in order to make the message disappear.


    *Android, Android TV and Google Play are trademarks of Google LLC; Oreo is a trademark of Mondelez International, Inc. group.