Article ID : 00200367 / Last Modified : 03/22/2021

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

    A Google or Android TV is any TV that uses the Android™ Operating System (OS) from Google Inc. Android TVs have been included as part of Sony’s TV line-up since 2015, and 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
    Remote control

    Home Menu screen

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

    Google TV

    Google TVs will display a Home menu screen as shown below:

    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
      • There is a Google account icon in the 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

    Android TVs will display a Home menu screen as shown below.


    • The Home menu screen on an Android TV is similar to the Google TV Home menu screen, but there is no Google account icon on the upper right corner of the screen. Instead, a Clock or (Settings) icon will be displayed.
    • The display on the upper right of the screen depends on the models or settings.

    Other LCD/LED type TV

    The following examples are Home menu screens from other TVs which do not use the Android OS.

    Note: The Home menu screens may differ depending on the models and apps available.

    Remote control

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



    • Even with Google or Android TVs, 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 located above the Search field, and then scroll down to the Software section.

    If Android is listed under the Operating System field on the model Specifications page, then it is an Android TV.