Android TV Com Setup

Not sure how to set up your new Android TV? Want to set up your Android TV as soon as possible? We got you covered with our article. Learn how you can do Android TV Com Setup in under 10 minutes. See how you can upgrade the Android version on your Android TV. See how you can customize the home screen and use the Google assistant or the voice search. If you want to read more useful articles then check out our page. And if you want to watch useful videos then check out our youtube channel.

Whether you got a new Android TV or made some changes, we got you covered in our article. Since the settings on the Android TV remain mostly the same and are different from your phone. We will see how you can get the most out of your Android TV and how you can set it up. After this article, you do not need to read anything else about your Android TV.

If you don’t need to set up your Android TV then you can skip the setup part. Since we will also be seeing some useful apps which you should have on your Android TV. Also, we will see how to check for software updates and what are the features of your Android TV.

Android TV Com Setup

What are the pre-requirements for setting up Android TV?

Now there are some things that you should know before setting up your new Android TV. However, you can skip this section if you like since during the Android TV Com Setup, you will know what’s missing. Here are the two most important things which you should check right away:

  • Stable high-speed connection: Not only for setting up your Android TV but it is also required to stream content without buffering.
  • Google account: This should not be a problem if you are an Android user, but if not then creating a Google account is not hard.

NOTE: If your Android TV does not have built-in, then you will need to buy an external WiFi. Or you can connect a LAN cable for internet access. It is extremely rare that an Android TV does not include internal WiFi support.

Now if you have both of these things available then we can move to the next section. We have included multiple ways of setting up your Android Tv and you can use those. These include setting up Android TV with remote, laptop, smartphone, etc. Also, feel free to skip the section where you feel it’s not useful in your case.

Initial Android TV Com Setup

The initial steps will be the same no matter which way we want to set up our Android TV. So do not skip this section as we will see the detailed steps on the step up.

Follow the steps mentioned below to start with the setup of your Android TV:

  1. Take out the Android TV from the box and set up the power supply and internet connection (no need to do anything for WiFi).
  2. Power on your Android RV and pair the remote. The pairing process will be shown on screen when you first start the TV. But if you are not able to see any instructions, then see the manual which came in the box.
    NOTE: Every Android TV will have different steps for pairing the remote and it depends on the brand. You can see a guide on youtube for your Android TV model, it’s important to see the guide for the same model.
  3. Once the remote is paired successfully, complete the quick set up which will come on the screen. In this setup, you will need to log in with a Google account (can be the same as your phone).
  4. Now we will see the different ways in which we can complete the setup process in different ways. Pick any of the methods mentioned below for completing the Android TV Com Setup.

How to set up an Android TV using an Android phone?

This is the best way of setting up your Android TV, follow the steps mentioned below to set up your Android TV:

  1. From the options, you need to select “Quickly set up your TV with your Android phone?”. The name for the option may vary but it will say to set up the Android TV with your smartphone. Click “Yes” once you see the option and move to the next step.
  2. Now open your Android smartphone and open the “Google” app (the app is pre-installed).
  3. Once you open the app, type or say “Set up my device”, and wait for the results to come up.
  4. Now follow the steps mentioned on-screen in the app and after it, you will see a code. You need to enter this code on your Android TV to establish the connection. After you connect phone and TV, then you can directly stream content from phone to TV. This feature is present in apps like YouTube and other content streaming apps.
    NOTE: Make sure the code on your phone and TV is the same.
  5. Now complete the setup and then you will be good to go with your Android TV.

How to set up an Android TV using the remote?

This is the most convenient way of setting up your Android TV, follow the steps mentioned below to set up your Android TV with a remote:

  1. From the options, if you see “Quickly set up your TV with your Android phone?”. Click “Skip” and you will be taken to a new screen.
  2. Now connect your Android TV with the WiFi, you will be asked for the same in this step.
  3. After you connect your Android TV with the WiFi, you may need to wait for the update to complete.
    NOTE: If it asks permission to update, then you should update first before moving to the next step.
  4. Once done, log in to your Google account (the account could be the same as the one you have on your phone). You have the option to skip this section, but we would recommend not to.
  5. Now follow the introductions mentioned on-screen to finish the setup process.

How to set up Android TV using a computer?

This is not the best way of setting up your Android TV, but it’s possible. Follow the steps mentioned below to set up the Android TV with your computer:

  1. From the options, if you see “Quickly set up your TV with your Android phone?”. Click “Skip” and you will be taken to a new screen.
  2. Now connect your Android TV with the WiFi, you will be asked for the same in this step.
    NOTE: Make sure your computer and TV are on the same WiFi network.
  3. Once connected, log in on your Android TV with a Google account. Open your system and sign in to the Google account.
  4. Now you need to follow the on-screen instructions and complete the setup.

Check for software and app updates

Here we are going to see how we can update our Android TV to the latest Android version. This is important since new features are introduced with every update and security patches are also released. Even if you are not in the habit of updating your phone or TV, then also you should try it once.

Many Android TVs come with an older version of Android TV OS out of the box. However, many older Android TVs are stuck with Android 8 and can not be updated further. We will find out if our Android TV can update or not by following the steps in this section.

Follow the steps mentioned below to update your Android TV:

  1. Open your Android TV and click on the “Settings” icon (gear icon).
  2. Once the settings open, head over to “Device Preferences” and click on it.
  3. Under it, open “About” and then click on “System Update”. The OS should look for an update and notify you if it’s available.
  4. If the update is available then click on “Update Now” and wait for it to be completed.

NOTE: If the OS shows the message “Your system is up to date”, this means there’s no update available. You can wait for the update to roll out if your Android TV is new. But if it’s old then it’s highly unlikely that the update would come out. Even without the update, your Android TV will work optimally and without any problem.

How to update apps on Android TV?

This should be obvious since the apps on the Android TV are the same as the apps on your phone. So to have the latest features available we need to update all the apps. The process is the same as on your phone and you can skip this section if you already know about it.

Follow the steps to update apps on your Android TV:

  1. Start your Android TV and head over to the Play Store (there can be another app store on your TV).
  2. Now search for the app you want to update or go to “My Apps” and check if there’s an “Update Now” button.
  3. If an update is available then click “Update Now” or “Update All”.

NOTE: If you want to set the apps to update automatically, then go to Play Store (Other stores) -> Auto-update apps -> Auto-update apps at any time. The settings can vary but the name will be “auto-update” for the setting.

How to customize the home screen on Android TV?

Just like the Android phones, we can customize the home screen on our Android TV. However, the level of customization will vary from Android version to version on your TV.

The most basic thing we can do is the ability to rearrange the app icons on the home screen and change channels. But we can also adjust the auto-play settings by going to Settings -> Device preferences. With this setting, we can customize the audio preferences and enable or disable video previews.

There are new features introduced with every Android version and TV, explore the settings on your Android TV to know more.

How to use Google Assistant and voice search on Android TV?

This is one of the most important and life-saving features since you can not type properly on Android TV. Along with being used as a keyboard alternative, we can also do some cool things.

Nowadays, all Android TVs have their own remote with a dedicated assistant button. This button can be either used to call the assistant or open the voice search. Now with the help of your remote, you can simply say commands (The mic is in-build the remote itself).

If you want to use Google’s Assistant then you can say ”Ok Google”, “Hey, Google” or simply tap the assistant button. You can also connect your Alexa to your TV and other smart devices.

Just like the Google Assistant on your Android phone, you can give commands like play music or increase volume. If you want to see all the voice commands that you can give, then click here.

Summary

In the article, we saw how we can set up our Android TV and what things you should keep in mind. After the Android TV Com Setup, we learned how to update the Android version and check for software updates. And finally, we saw some frequently asked questions which would get the most out of your Android TV.

We would suggest that you check the settings on your Android TV since not all TVs are the same. Some will have custom features or software which are exclusive to the brand. Samsung TVs often come with custom software just like their smartphones. You can also check any Youtube video for the model of Android TV you are using.

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