Set up your Android TV and remote

After you get your Android TV, you’ll need to set it up and connect your remote.

Before you start

Check that you have:

  • A Wi-Fi internet connection
  • A Google Account

If your TV doesn't have Android TV built in, you'll need:

  • An external device with Android TV
  • One TV or monitor that has HDMI ports and supports HDCP 
  • One HDMI cable

Step 1: Connect your Android TV

If Android TV is built into your TV, plug it into an outlet and turn it on, then skip to step 2.  

If you have a separate Android TV device, you’ll need to connect it to your TV monitor:

  1. Turn off your TV or monitor.
  2. Connect your Android TV device to your TV or monitor with the HDMI cable.
  3. Plug your Android TV device into an outlet.

Step 2: Pair your remote

  1. Turn on your TV or monitor.
  2. To select the right input for your Android TV device, press the Source or Input. You should find an image of a TV, a remote, and a timer.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to pair your remote.

When the remote connects to the TV, a check mark appears on the screen. If it doesn’t connect right away, try step 3 again.

Step 3: Set up your Android TV

​If you haven’t already, choose a language before starting the sign-up process.

  1. When your TV says, “Quickly set up your TV with your Android phone?” Use your remote to choose Skip
  2. Connect to Wi-Fi.                                                             
    • Your system may need time to update.
  3. Choose Sign in and then Use your remote.
  4. Sign in to your Google Account.
  5. To finish setup, follow the on-screen instructions.

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