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-55XG7005.
Cloud is now accessible via many devices.
This is also the case on your SONY KD-55XG7005.
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-55XG7005.
Movies, series and videos on SONY KD-55XG7005
TV programs on your SONY KD-55XG7005
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- 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-55XG7005.
Mirroring your smartphone
There are 3 main protocols to connect your SONY KD-55XG7005 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-55XG7005, 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-55XG7005
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-55XG7005 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-55XG7005
A Smart TV is a television with many more features than traditional TV.
Your SONY KD-55XG7005 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-55XG7005. Functions such as listening to music, watching videos, surfing the Internet, viewing photos, etc. can be activated.
Your SONY KD-55XG7005 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-55XG7005, 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-55XG7005 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.
– Adjust the volume.
– Select the channel.
– Select the input source of TV.
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 I get TV channels on my SONY TV?
– Press the HOME button.
– Under Settings, select Preferences.
– Select Channel.
– Select Signal Type.
– Select Antenna.
– Select Add Digital Channels.
– Select OK.
7 ancillary questions
How do you get to the home screen on a Sony TV?
Press the HOME button on your TV remote to open the Home tab.
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.
Why is my Sony TV not finding channels?
On the supplied remote control, press the (Quick Settings) or HOME button (depending on the model). Select Settings.
Select Channels & Inputs → Channels → Cable/Antenna → Show/Hide channels → Shown channels.
Navigate up and down to select the check box for show channel, and unselect to hide channel.
Which HDMI port to use on Sony Bravia?
When connecting a BRAVIA Sync-compatible digital audio system with Audio Return Channel (ARC) technology, find the HDMI jack (socket) that carries the “ARC” mark (HDMI IN 1 or HDMI IN 2, depending on your model/ region/ country) and connect to it with an HDMI cable.
How do I get my antenna to pick up channels?
– Adjust The Position.
– Switch To An Outdoor Or Attic Antenna.
– Keep The Cable Away From Power Cords.
– Upgrade Your Cable Splitters.
– Install An Antenna Rotator.
Why is my TV antenna not picking up channels?
If hills, trees, buildings, or other geographic features are in between the broadcast towers and the antenna, the signals might not be able to reach your antenna.
Elevating the antenna, either by placing it in a higher location or using a taller mast, will increase the signal reception.
Where is HDMI 1 port on Sony Bravia?
The Sony Bravia ports are located behind the television.
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