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How do I set up an Android TV for the first time?

    The Initial setup starts when you first turn on an Android TV™ after purchasing it or after a factory data reset was performed. During the Initial setup, you can connect to the internet, add Google™ accounts to use Android™ apps, and perform tuning to receive TV broadcasts.

    To make the most of your TV, follow the instructions provided below to complete the Initial setup and sign in to your Google account.

    Before you start

    • Instructions for the Initial setup procedure are displayed on the TV screen. Setup can usually be completed by following the on-screen instructions. If something appears on the TV screen that isn't included in these instructions, follow the on-screen instructions.
    • The screenshots provided in this article are only for reference.
      • The actual screen and procedure vary depending on your TV model and OS version.
    • Use the   directional arrows on the remote control to highlight the desired item, and then press the  (ENTER) button to select it.
    • This procedure assumes that the Initial Setup starts automatically. If it doesn't, you can also manually start it from the TV menu:
      1. Press the HOME button.
      2. Select Settings.
      3. The next steps will depend on your TV menu options:
        • Select Device PreferencesInitial Setup.
        • Select Initial setup or Auto start-up.
      4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

    Complete the Initial setup

    1. On the Welcome screen, select your preferred language.
    2. On the Set up your TV with an Android phone or tablet or Do you have an Android phone or tablet? screen, select Yes or Skip.
      • If you select Yes, follow the on-screen instructions to easily transfer account and network details from compatible Android devices with a few simple clicks.
    3. On the Select your Wi-Fi® network screen, select your preferred network settings from the list of available options. You can either select the wireless network you would like to connect to or use a wired connection (LAN cable).

    4. On the Enter password for... screen, press the ENTER button to display the on-screen keyboard, and then enter your password.
    5. Select NEXT.
      • A message Connected Successfully displays on the screen when connection is complete.
    6. On the first Make the most of your TV screen, select Skip(for this walk-through).
    7. The next screen may display Make the most of your TV, Sign in to your account, or Sign in to Google. You will be able to select from two or three options:

      • Select Use your remote or Use your password for easy Google sign-in.
      • Select Use your phone or computer or Use your phone or laptop if you like to hide your Google account and password from being displayed on the TV screen.
        • Your phone or computer has to be connected to the same network as your TV.
      • Select SKIP if you want to sign in later to access certain Google apps and services on your TV.
    8. Enter your Google account information, and then press the ENTER button.
    9. On the Google Terms of Service screen, read the Terms of Service, and then select ACCEPT to agree.
    10. On the Location screen, select Yes or No to agree to allow Google and third party apps to have permission to use your device's location.
    11. On the Help improve Android performance screen, select Yes or No.
      • This sends diagnostic information to Google.
    12. On the Choose a name for your... screen, select your preferred name from the list or select Enter custom name to create your own name for your TV.

    13. Select your country.
    14. If the Meet your Google Assistant screen appears, follow the on-screen instructions.

      Note: The Google Assistant isn't supported in all regions. Refer to the supported countries and regions article for details.

    15. On the Privacy Policy screen, read the Privacy Policy, and then select Agree or Agree all.
      • This allows your TV to receive software downloads automatically.
    16. On the Parental Lock screen, enter any 4-digit PIN code.
      • A message PIN code has been sent to confirm the activation of your new PIN.
      • You'll need your PIN code when you change the Parental Lock settings or when you temporarily unblock a blocked digital or satellite service.
    17. On the Do you want to start Satellite Auto Tuning screen, select Start or Skip.
      • If the IR Blaster setup screen (Control your TV and set-top box with one remote) appears, check the how to set up the IR Blaster to control your TV and set-top box article for more details and applicable regions.
      • If you select Start, the Select the broadcast type to automatically search for services screen appears. Select from the following options.

        • Digital and Analogue
        • Digital
        • Analogue
        • Skip
    18. On the Specify how your TV is positioned screen, select either Table-top Stand or Wall Mount.
    19. On the Remote start screen, select On or Off.
      • This function allows an external device to turn on your TV.
    20. A message Setup completed displays on the screen and your TV should now be ready. Select Complete.
      • Depending on the OS version of your TV, the TV introduction (tutorial) screen may appear. Press the right arrow button on your remote control to proceed. Make sure you don't skip this section.

        series of overlapping screenshots of the Welcome to Android TV, Home is your guide to entertainment, and Watch TV programs with the TV button introduction tutorial screens

      • Your TV now takes you to the HOME screen.