Set up Nexus Player and pair remote
If you’re unsure whether you have a Nexus Player, learn about what comes with a Nexus Player.
Step 1: Connect your Nexus player
- Make sure you have everything you need.
- TV or monitor that supports High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) and has HDMI ports
- HDMI cable
- Internet connection via Wi-Fi
- A Google Account
- Turn off your TV or monitor. Then, use an HDMI cable to connect your Nexus Player and TV (or monitor).
- Plug in your Nexus Player to an outlet. You’ll see a white light on the bottom of your Nexus Player.
Step 2: Pair your remote
- Turn on your TV (or monitor). Press the Source or Input button until you see an image of a TV, remote, and timer.
- On your remote, press and hold the Back and Home buttons at the same time for 5 seconds.
- You will see a check mark on the screen when you’ve successfully paired the remote. Try these troubleshooting tips if your remote won’t pair with your Nexus Player.
Step 3: Set up your Nexus Player
To finish setting up your Android TV, follow the onscreen instructions or use an Android phone or tablet to set up your Nexus Player.
- If you don’t know how to control your Nexus Player, you can learn how to use your Nexus Player remote.
- After you connect to Wi-Fi, you can use your phone or tablet as a remote (and use the keyboard).
- You can turn on Google's screen reader (TalkBack) during set up. When you are asked to choose your language, press and hold the Back button on your remote for 7 seconds. You'll see a message that TalkBack is on.
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