How to Install the Sony Video & TV SideView App

Introduction

The Video & TV SideView app can be used as a remote control or software keyboard for your Sony Blu-ray Player. You can also view the disc information during disc playback as well. This guide will show you how to install the app onto your mobile device.

Video and TV Sideview app.

Before you begin, ensure your mobile device and blu-ray player are connected to the internet through the same home network.

? What type of device are you installing the app on?

  1. Android
  2. iOS

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The Video & TV SideView app can be used as a remote control or software keyboard for your Sony Blu-ray Player. You can also view the disc information during disc playback as well. This guide will show you how to install the app onto your mobile device.

Video and TV Sideview app.

Before you begin, ensure your mobile device and blu-ray player are connected to the internet through the same home network.

Depending on what device (Smartphone or Tablet) and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar across all Android devices and generations.

To Check If Your Android Mobile Device Is Connected to Wi-Fi

  1. Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
    Android Settings.
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
    Wi-Fi
  3. Make sure Wi-Fi is turned On. The Wi-Fi network that you are connected to will say Connected under its name.
    Wi-Fi settings with Wi-Fi On switch and connected network highlighted.
  1. Launch the Play Store app on your Android device.
    Mobile app icon.
  2. Search for "av controller" in the search box. Select the AV Controller app from the list of results.
    Google Play search screen.
  3. Tap on Install.
    Mobile app landing page.
  4. Once installed, tap Open to launch the app immediately if you wish.
  1. Turn your Sony device and your TV set on.
  2. Switch the TV to the external input connected to the Sony device.
  3. Launch the Video & TV SideView app on your mobile device.
    Mobile app icon.
  4. If you're running the app for the first time, select your Country/Region and tap on Agree and Start.
    Mobile app greeting screen.
  5. Tap on the Menu in the top left corner.
    Mobile app menu access.
  6. Select Add device.
    Mobile app menu with option highlighted.
  7. Your new device should be listed automatically. Tap on it.
    Mobile app device detection screen.
  8. The TV screen will show a registration code. Type it into the app when requested.
    TV screen with registration code.
  9. Once the device is registered, you should get a confirmation screen.
    Mobile app device registration screen.

Depending on what device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch) and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be the same across all iOS devices and generations.

To Check If Your iOS Mobile Device Is Connected to Wi-Fi

  1. From the main screen of your device, look for and open Settings.
    iOS Settings icon.
  2. With Settings open, look for the Wi-Fi field. This field will display the current Wi-Fi status on the right hand side:
      • Off - the Wi-Fi antenna is currently disabled.
      • Not Connected - Wi-Fi is turned on, but your device is not currently connected to a network.
      • Wi-Fi network name - Wi-Fi is turned on, and the network name displayed is the network your device is currently connected to.
    Wi-Fi highlighted in iOS settings.
  3. You can also tap on the Wi-Fi field and make sure the Wi-Fi switch is in the On position. The switch should be green in color and will display the network that you are currently connected to directly beneath it with a check mark to the left.
    iOS Wi-Fi menu highlighting the Wi-Fi switch and the currently connected network.
  1. Launch the App Store on your iOS device.
    Mobile app icon.
  2. Tap on Search at the bottom of the screen.
    iOS search screen bottom bar.
  3. Search for "Video & TV SideView" in the search box at the top. Select the app from the list of results.
    Mobile app landing page.
  4. Tap on Get, then on Install. Once installed, tap Open to launch the app immediately if you wish.
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