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How to Factory Reset Sony Bravia Smart TV | Restore Sony TV as new build | Sony Android TV

Updated: Sep 18, 2019

If you need to factory reset / restore Sony Bravia Smart TV below are the instructions - No Sony TV App required. Steps are same no matter which Sony Android Smart TV model it is or what brand. Works for Sony TV, Samsung TV, LG , Philips etc. The Sony TV in demo is Sony Android TV. If you can't get the apps running as normal, your television hangs or TV is very slow - probably the best way to get it back new like is resetting it or rebuild television.

Steps to be followed while setting up your new Sony Bravia Android TV. Follow instructions for installation of your Smart TV after factory rebuild. These steps are applicable for any smart TV ( Samsung Smart TV, LG TV, Philips and all Sony Bravia TVs)

In this video, I'm aiming to help you construct and setup your new Sony BRAVIA TV, and also give you a few useful "Getting Started" tips too! Those of you with new Sony TVs who are completely new to the BRAVIA world will appreciate this as much as a Sony Expert!

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Sony Android Smart TV First Setup / Installation

It is helpful if you have an Android TV that you can connect to your Sony Android TV and place instructions from the mobile phone

Follow instructions in the video to setup your TV for first run. Instructions would allow you to -

  • Connect Sony Bravia Android Smart TV to WiFi

  • Connect Smart TV to an Android Mobile phone or tablet

  • Select Language preferences

  • Digital tuning / Satellite tuning for TV channels

  • Enable certain Pre-installed Smart TV Apps like YouView

  • Enable location tracking services on Smart TV

Any questions, please ask them in the comments and I'll do my best to get back to you ASAP!

The factory reset may take a few moments. Please wait until you are informed that the process has been completed.

  • After the Factory Reset process completes successfully, your TV proceeds into the Initial Setup wizard. You will need to agree to the Google Terms of Service and Google Privacy Policy.

  • The Touch-pad pairing sequence will have to be activated again after a factory reset.

Steps to be followed (which may differ as per TV Model):

  1. Turn on the TV.

  2. Press the HOME button on the remote control.

  3. Select Settings.

  4. Select Storage & reset.

Note: These steps are for Sony Bravia Android Smart TVs. Steps may vary slightly as per your TV model.

This video is a MUST watch for those who are not sure which TV should they be buying. With such wide variety of smart television in the market you need to be very careful with this 5+ year investment. This video clarifies what is the difference between Android TV and any other Smart TV available for sale. My recommendation is Sony Android TV by far. Watch the video to know more.

What you'll need

  1. A Sony Bravia Smart TV (capable of connecting to home broadband)

  2. A network router with internet connection

  3. A computer with internet access

Product Settings

You can choose to connect your router with or without a cable.

Wired Connection (connecting your BRAVIA to a router using a network cable)

1. Connect a network cable (not supplied) from the router to the LAN port on back of the BRAVIA 2. Turn on the BRAVIA 3. Using the remote, press HOME, then select > Settings > Network Setup 4. Select “Wired Set-up” 5. Select “Auto” in IP Proxy Server screen 6. Confirm settings by press the right arrow key, and then select “Save & Connect” 7. Once connection is successful, press “OK”

Wireless Connection(connecting your BRAVIA to a WiFi enabled home network)

1. Turn on the BRAVIA TV 2. Using the remote, press HOME, then select > Settings > Network Setup 3. Select “Wireless Set-up” 4. Select “Scan” in the “Wireless Network” screen 5. After a few moments, you will see a list of wireless networks 6. Navigate to, and select, your home network. Refer to your wireless router manual if you do not know the name of your network. 7. Enter your security key when prompted, using the remote and onscreen keyboard. If you do not know your security key, refer to your wireless router manual. 8. Select “Auto” in the “IP Address Proxy Server” screen. 9. Confirm settings by pressing the right arrow key, and then select “Save & Connect.” 10. After connection is successful, press “OK”

To use Quick�ix, your BRAVIA needs to be linked to an account 1. Using your remote control, press the HOME button and go to “Internet Content” and then scroll and select the “Quickflix” channel. 2. Take note of the registration code that is displayed on the screen 3. On your computer, go to 4. If this is the first time you’ve registered a Sony Internet capable device you will need to create an account by clicking on ‘Create a New Account’ 5. Register your BRAVIA and enter the registration code from step 2 6. Once you have registered your device go to ‘Devices’ and click on ‘HDTVs’ 7. Click on ‘Manage Premium Services’ 8. Select Quickflix and it will redirect you to their website. 9. Create your Quickflix account or if you’re already a Quickflix subscriber sign up for Sony BRAVIA

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How do I check all the installed apps on Sony's Android TV?

  1. Press the HOME button on the remote control.

  2. Select Settings.

  3. Select Apps in the TV category.

  4. Check Downloaded apps or System apps.

Sony Android TV reviewed. This one is a 43" W800 series. How you can download any TV app on your Sony Bravia Tv if you have google play store on your Android TV. Samsung Smart TV apps installation and download will require Samsung Smart Hub on Television. All these apps also work for LG Android Television.


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