Mobile phones have ceased to be considered as pure devices for communication: they have become true multimedia tools.
Nowadays, how can you do without a smartphone? The same thing is happening with televisions today: all major manufacturers are offering additional functions.
In this article, we will show you how to make the most of your SONY KD-55AG8 TV OLED.
<h2Cloud functions on your SONY KD-55AG8 TV OLED
Cloud is now accessible via many devices.
This is also the case on your SONY KD-55AG8 TV OLED.
In particular, the Cloud allows you to play your films, series and other videos, music or even games in real time, without having to download the entire file before starting.
Here are some Cloud applications for your smart TV that you might want to install and use.
Many applications are available on your SONY KD-55AG8 TV OLED.
Movies, series and videos on SONY KD-55AG8 TV OLED
TV programs on your SONY KD-55AG8 TV OLED
Sport via SONY KD-55AG8 TV OLED
- Google Duo
Music on SONY KD-55AG8 TV OLED
Steam Link: you can play games directly on the big screen of your TV, thanks to your remote control, a joystick, or an additional game console.
This also saves you the cost of buying a game console.
A few precautions
Be careful, many of these services can be subject to a fee.
We recommend you to read the sales conditions before making a commitment.
Also, this list is not exhaustive, many other services are available on your SONY KD-55AG8 TV OLED.
Find all the information about How to use SONY KD-55AG8 TV OLED in our articles.
Mirroring your smartphone
There are 3 main protocols to connect your SONY KD-55AG8 TV OLED to your phone:
- The DLNA protocol for “Digital Living Network Alliance” and its “UPnP”
- The AirPlay push protocol
- The LELink (“Low Energy Link”) protocol
To use them best on your SONY KD-55AG8 TV OLED, we recommend that you use a dedicated application.
A drop screen data transmission protocol allows the phone to be connected to the same network as the television.
A dedicated channel, via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, is then created. By clicking on the “Drop Screen” button of your phone, your mobile starts to search for the corresponding services.
The TV is then searched, the phone sends a video address to the TV, and when the TV receives the file, it starts playing.
Your TV can then be fully controlled by your phone.
Use the “TV box” function of your SONY KD-55AG8 TV OLED
No need to pay cable or satellite to access additional programs.
Generally, Smart TVs are able to work with an integrated decoder: there is no need to buy a separate decoder.
This saves you money.
You can use the built-in TV box and watch many movies, TV series and various shows online.
External storage with reading function
A USB stick or mobile hard drive allows you to download a video file to your computer, copy it, and play it on your SONY KD-55AG8 TV OLED from this external media.
Video over the internet is often not very smooth when network conditions are not good.
Be careful to respect the copyrights when using this type of manipulation, however.
To summarize: using your SONY KD-55AG8 TV OLED
A Smart TV is a television with many more features than traditional TV.
Your SONY KD-55AG8 TV OLED works with a full operating system and contains a software platform that allows third-party application software developers to develop their own applications, which can then be installed on your SONY KD-55AG8 TV OLED. Functions such as listening to music, watching videos, surfing the Internet, viewing photos, etc. can be activated.
Your SONY KD-55AG8 TV OLED is an integration of a traditional TV set, a computer and a decoder.
On a smart TV, both the operating system and some applications are pre-installed.
These can be updated via the official menu on your SONY KD-55AG8 TV OLED, the App Store and other third party stores.
Updating via an app store is somewhat similar to what is available on today’s smartphones.
Of course, your SONY KD-55AG8 TV OLED can also connect to external devices such as a digital set-top box, a Blu-ray player, a game console, an external receiver and many more.
How does Sony OLED work?
Pixels are individually controlled on an OLED screen, with deep blacks and dazzling lights.
Powered by Cognitive Process XR and our unique panel control technology, color and contrast are boosted for exceptionally realistic pictures.
How do I connect my Sony OLED TV?
– Press the Home button on your Sony remote control, then scroll to Settings.
– Select Network and then Network Setup.
– Choose Wired Setup and then Auto.
– Select Save & Connect.
Your Sony Smart TV should now be connected to the internet.
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10 ancillary questions
To reset the remote control to the factory default settings, simultaneously press the POWER , TV/VIDEO , and VOL- buttons.
How do I set up my Sony Bravia for the first time?
– Press the HOME button.
– Select Settings.
– The next steps will depend on your TV menu options: Select Device Preferences → Initial Setup. Select Initial setup or Auto start-up.
– Follow the on-screen instructions.
How do you set up a smart TV for the first time?
– Turn On your TV.
– Select your desired language.
– On the country screen select your country.
– On the Auto Program screen, select OK to set up the channels on your TV.
How do I fix an unresponsive Sony remote?
On the remote control, press the Power button for three seconds.
Reinsert the batteries, making sure they are inserted with the correct polarity (-/+), then see if the issue is resolved.
If the issue is not resolved, remove the batteries again and leave them out for approximately 1 minute.
Then, reinsert the batteries.
Turn on your TV and press the “Home” button on the remote control. Use the arrows on the remote control to navigate to the “Settings” menu and select it. Scroll down to the “System” category and select it. Scroll down to the “Reset” option and select it.
Are smart TV easy to set up?
PRO: Set Up Anywhere The second biggest advantage of a smart TV is that you can set it up anywhere — all you need is a power outlet. Since all you need is Wi-Fi to operate all the apps, you won’t have to deal with finding a place for your cable box or streaming box.
Part 1: Manual Factory Data Reset with TV buttons Press and hold the Power button and Volume Down (-) buttons on the TV (not the remote), and while holding the buttons, plug the power cord back in. Continue to hold the buttons down until a green LED light appears near the Sony logo on the TV front.
What cable connection for Sony Bravia TV?
Sony recommends that you use an HDMI-authorized cable or HDMI cable made by Sony.
Be sure to use a High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet. Premium High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet is required for 4K/60p 4:4:4, 4:2:2, and 4K/60p 4:2:0 10 bit, etc. For this connection, you need to turn the Control for HDMI function on.
Why do I have to reboot my Sony TV?
If your Sony Android TV is rebooting continuously, or in other words, it’s stuck in an endless restart loop, you might have to perform a forced factory reset.
The continuous reboot issue can happen when the TV software crashes after a firmware update, and you’re unable to perform a standard factory reset.
What causes a TV to lose its signal?
Common Causes of Reception Issues Fault with the antenna, for example: UHF aerial is incorrectly aligned or obstructed. Satellite dish is incorrectly positioned or obstructed.
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