Article ID : 00114775 / Last Modified : 12/07/2018

How do I watch broadcast television with my Sony Android TV?

    When you power on your Sony Android TV, the HOME interface is launched. In order to start watching broadcast or satellite TV, there are a few different alternatives to choose from. Select the option that is the most convenient for you.

    1. Through the Action Menu
    2. By changing the input of the TV
    3. From the HOME menu
    4. Through the Discover menu

    Remote directions Remote directions
    Use the arrow buttons on your remote to navigate around the TV menu Select options by pressing the "plus" button. This is the round button in the centre of the circular Menu area of your remote.

    Through the Action Menu

    1. Start by pressing Action Menu on the supplied remote controller.

      Action Menu on the remote controller

      NOTE: This feature is only available on the KDL-xxX9xxC and KDL-xxX8xxC television models.

      If you use the One-Flick remote, you can access the Action Menu either by click the top button, or by performing a flick down movement.
      Action Menu on the One-Flick controller
    2. A drop down menu will now appear on your screen.

      • Select Broadcast in Display & Sound
      • Select Return to TV

        Action Menu screen capture

    3. You should now be able to watch television broadcasts.

    By changing the input of the TV

    1. At the top of the remote controller, press the INPUT button, located on the top left of the supplied remote controller.

      Action Menu screen capture
    2. A new menu will appear on the left hand of the screen, showing all the different inputs of your television.
      Select
      Analogue, Digital or Satellite, depending on the signal received from your broadcast provider and confirm.

      Action Menu screen capture
    3. You should now be able to watch television broadcasts.

    From the HOME menu

    1. Press the HOME button on the supplied remote controller.

      Home menu on the W7 and W8 models

      Home menu on the X8 and X9 models

      KDL-xxW75xC
      KDL-xxW8xxC

      KDL-xxX8xxC
      KDL-xxX9xxC

      If you are using the One-Flick remote, the HOME button is located mid-right.

      HOME menu on the One-Flick remote
    2. An on-screen input menu will now appear.
      Proceed by selecting Analogue, Digital or Satellite depending on the signal received from your broadcast provider and confirm.

      HOME input menu


    Through the Discover menu

    1. Press the DISCOVER button on the supplied remote controller.

       Discover button on the W7 and W8 models  Discover button on the X8 and X9 models
      KDL-xxW75xC
      KDL-xxW8xxC
      KDL-xxX8xxC
      KDL-xxX9xxC

      If you use the One-Flick remote, you can access the Discover menu either by click the top button, or by performing a flick up movement.

      HOME menu on the One-Flick remote
    2. The Discovery menu will open up, where you can directly access your favourite channels. You can scroll the lists with arrow up/down buttons, or with the flick up/down movement.
      When clicking the Plus button Let's add favourite channels! you can personalize the menu according to your preference. 

      Discover top picks 
      • From My Apps you can add your favourite apps to the Discovery menu.
      • From the Settings you can select the displayed categories in Discover menu as well adjust the size of the menu and select the sorting order for the TV programmes displayed.

    NOTE: The screenshots provided here are for reference only. The actual screen might differ slightly according to your country, model or firmware version.