Article ID : 00200367 / Last Modified : 07/06/2023Print

How to check if your TV is a Google TV, Android TV, or other TV

    A Google TV™ or Android TV™ are TVs that use the Android Operating System (OS) from Google Inc. Android TVs have been included as part of Sony’s TV line-up since 2015, and the Google TVs were introduced in 2021.

    You can use the following methods to check whether your TV is a Google TV, an Android TV, or an LCD/LED type TV.

    Home Menu screen

    On the supplied remote control, press the HOME button to access the Home Menu screen.

    Google TV

    Note: The features displayed on the Home menu screen of a Google TV depend on whether or not you have logged in to your Google account.

    • When you sign in to your TV with your Google account:
      • There is a Google TV display in the top left of the screen or upper right.
      • There is a Google account icon in the upper left or upper right corner, and clicking it will bring up the dashboard.

    • When you do not sign in to your TV with your Google account:
      • There is a display about Google TV at the bottom of the screen.

    Android TV


    • The Home menu screens on an Android TV and Google TV are similar. For the Android TV, there's a Clock or (Settings) icon displayed in the upper right corner of the screen, and for the Google TV, you'll see a Google account icon.
    • The display in the upper right of the screen varies depending on your model and settings.

    Other LCD/LED TV models

    The Home menu screens from other TVs which do not use the Android OS vary, depending on the model and apps available.

    Remote control

    If the supplied remote control has a Mic button (or Mic icon), the TV is a Google TV or Android TV model.


    • Even with Google TV or Android TV models, there may not be a Mic button (or Mic icon), depending on the region and model.
    • For the xxC series, the Mic button is on the touchpad remote control.


    Go to your model support page , click the Specifications link on the page, and then scroll down to the Software section.

    If Android or Android TV is listed under the Operating System field, it is an Android TV or Google TV.