Article ID : 00177168 / Last Modified : 27/06/2019

Video & TV SideView: Discontinuation of EPG and VOD functions

    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.