Article ID : 00127193 / Last Modified : 10/24/2017

How Can I Add an Emoticon or Smiley on the Android TV?

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Before You Start

You will need the following:

  • A mobile device.
  • The Video & TV SideView™ app  paired with the Android TV™. For more information on pairing, contact your mobile device's manufacturer.


  • You can't enter an emoticon or smiley on the software keyboard of the TV.
  • You can only use an emoticon or smiley that Android operation system supports.

Add an Emoticon or Smiley

To add an emoticon or smiley on the Device name of your TV, follow the steps below:

  1. Launch the Video & TV SideView app.
  2. On the virtual remote control, press the HOME button.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Under the TV category, select About.
  5. Select Device name.
  6. Select CHANGE.
  7. Select Enter Customized Name or +Enter Custom Name.
  8. Key in the device name with the emoticon or smiley that you prefer to use.