Fix a slow or laggy Google TV device

If your Google TV device freezes, starts up slowly, responds slowly when you search, or takes a long time to open apps, this article can help fix the issue.

Restart your device

  1. From the Google TV home screen, at the top right, go to the profile icon.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select System and then Restart and then Restart.

Close background apps

  1. From the Google TV home screen, at the top right, go to the profile icon.
  2. Select Settings and then Apps.
  3. Under ‘Recently opened apps’, select an app.
  4. Select Force stop and then OK.
  5. Repeat the steps for all your recently opened apps.

Check for app updates

Important: Your TV might be slower while app updates are in progress.

  1. On your TV, search for ‘Google Play Store’.
  2. When Google Play opens, at the top right, go to the profile icon.
  3. Select Manage apps and games and then Updates and then Update all.

Tip: To update apps automatically, in the Play Store, go to Settings and select Auto-update apps.

Check for system updates

  1. From the Google TV home screen, at the top right, go to the profile icon.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select System and then About and then System update.
  4. If an update is available, follow the on-screen instructions to install it.

Turn on quick start option

Important: These steps can vary by device. For more info, contact your device manufacturer.

  1. From the Google TV home screen, at the top right, go to the profile icon.
  2. Select Settings and then System and then Power and energy.
  3. Turn on Quick start.

Get more help

If you tried all of the steps above but still have trouble, you can:

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