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An Easy Guide to Set Up Android TV

Android TVs are the most popular among smart TVs. Android TVs come packed with lots of essential entertainment apps, and you can download as many new apps as you like in the limited storage from Google Play Store. The easy setup and ease of use also make Android TVs popular among users. Setting up and using an Android TV is as easy as an Android smartphone as there is not much segregation of software. However, if you got a brand new Android TV, setting it up for the first time may look like a complicated process, so we have got you covered. In this article, we have elaborated on the process of setting up an Android TV. Let’s scroll down and understand how to set up an Android TV by following easy steps.

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The process of setting up an Android TV is easy after you meet the basic requirements. Before beginning the process to set up Android TV, you should make sure that you have an active Wi-Fi internet connection and a valid Google account. After ensuring the availability of basic requirements, you can set up your Android TV using your Android smartphone or TV remote by following the guide below.



The first thing to initiate the setup of your Android TV is pairing the remote. Like all other smart TVs, Android TVs come with a remote that uses a Bluetooth connection. To pair your TV and remote via Bluetooth, turn your TV on using the remote. Turning the TV on and off using your remote is possible even without pairing, as it uses an IR connection for that purpose but all other features will require the TV and remote to be paired using a Bluetooth connection. After you have turned the TV on, follow the directions on the screen and pair your remote. Once the TV and remote are connected, a checkmark will appear on the screen.



After pairing your Android TV with a remote, you can begin with the process of setting up the TV. Once the pairing is successful, you will get the option of setting up your TV using your Android phone or tablet. Follow the steps below to complete the setup of your Android TV using your smartphone-:

  1. Select Yes when TV prompts “Quickly set up your TV with your Android phone?”, using the remote. 
  2. Open the Google app on your Android smartphone. 
  3. Type “Set up my device.” or use voice command for the same. 
  4. Follow the directions on the screen of the smartphone until a unique code appears on the screen. The same unique code will also appear on your TV. Ensure that both codes are the same. 
  5. Click on the name of your TV.
  6. Follow the directions on the TV to complete the setup. 


Setting up Android TV using an Android smartphone is a simple process. However, if the process looks complicated to you or not working for any technical reason, you can also use the remote of your TV to finish the setup by following the steps below-:

  1. Use your remote and hit the Skip button when TV prompts “Quickly set up your TV with your Android phone?”.
  2.  Connect the TV to an active Wi-Fi connection. 
  3. Wait for the system update. 
  4. Use your remote and click on the Sign In button. 
  5. Enter valid credentials of your existing Google account and login. 
  6. Follow the directions on your screen to finish the setup. 

After you finish the initial setup of your Android TV, you will be able to start using the TV. However, it is recommended to update the software as a priority for a better experience. You can update the software by visiting the Settings (denoted as a gear icon) of your TV. Head to Device Preferences in the Settings and then click on About. After entering the About section, you will find the System Update option, and clicking it will update your TV to the latest updates available. Make sure your device is connected to the internet during the process. You should also update the pre-installed apps such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, and others to their latest versions by visiting Google Play Store on your TV.


Setting up a new Android TV can be a challenge if doing it for the first time. There is a risk of getting your TV malfunctioned or hanged if you do not handle the process the right way. In this article, we have elaborated on the process of setting up your Android TV. You can follow the simple process mentioned above and start using your TV with ease.


Wilder Zayn is a .NET developer and independent indie game designer. He likes to write about his favorite technology for major online magazines and websites in his free time. Wilder has 10+ years of programming experience, and he has worked with major tech companies in the US, UK visit on on


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