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Changes with the Home Menu After the Software Update

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You will see some changes with the Home menu of your Android TV™ device when you update to Android™ 8.0 Oreo™ operating system.

Home Menu Screen

You can now see Apps, Play Next, your viewing history, Channels, and icons for Inputs, Timers, and Settings in the new home screen.

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Menu Before UpdateMenu After Update

Apps Icon

Select the Apps Apps icon to show a list of apps installed on your TV. You can also display the apps if you press and hold the HOME button on the supplied remote control.

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Menu Before UpdateMenu After Update

Inputs Icon

The home screen no longer shows the TV inputs such as HDMI1 and HDMI2. Select the Inputs Inputs icon to access and change the TV input. You can also press the INPUT button on the remote.

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Inputs Before UpdateInputs After Update

Settings and Timers

The icons for Settings and Timers are now on the upper right of the Home menu screen.

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Settings and Timers Before UpdateSetting Timers After Update

?Help Icon

Help is now on the list of apps. To see it, you can select the Apps Apps icon or press and hold the HOME button on the remote.

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Help Before UpdateHelp After Update

Network Signal Strength

Wi-Fi® signal strength is no longer displayed on the home menu screen. To locate the signal strength icon, press the HELP button on the remote and select View network status.

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Wi-Fi Before UpdateWi-Fi After Update

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