4 Fascinating Android TV Tricks You Didn't Know About TCL

4 Fascinating Android TV Tricks You Didn’t Know About TCL

4 Fascinating Android TV Tricks You Didn’t Know About TCL ; Android TV, in most cases known as Smart TV, has changed the way people enjoy their time in the living room. Over 60% of the total TV trades are smart and it’s predicted that all TVs will be connected to the internet by 2025. For those of you who have owned or been planning to buy an Android TV, these 4 tricks will definitely make your TV time better.

4 Fascinating Android TV Tricks You Didn't Know About TCL

In case you don’t know yet how to connect your TCL Android TV to the internet, check out here.

1.First Tricks of Android TV

Google Assistant has gone beyond voice search on most Android TVs. You can say things like ‘Play some music on my TV,’ or ‘Play XYZ Movie on my TV’ and Google Assistant will automatically open the relevant app and get it done. It is making your experience much more convenient since you don’t have to search for things and play them.

2. Second Tricks of Android TV

Chromecast built-inAnother cool thing you can do with Android TV is mirror your phone, laptop screen to the TV. Thanks to the built-in Chromecast, all you need to do is to have a chrome browser installed on your device and click the vertical 3-dot button on the top right corner and select the Android TV you want to cast. With that within seconds, you’ll have your chrome screen mirrored and surf the internet on the biggest screen in your house.

3.Third Tricks of Android TV

Your mobile phone is a remote control Android TV usually comes with really nice remotes. However, when you need to type on the TV, a remote takes up too much effort. Good news is, Google has an “Android TV Remote Control” app (free), that offers a remote interface on your mobile. Just Bluetooth or WiFi connect the TV to your phone, you can easily go around the interface of your Android phone. When you enter text, for example connecting to a combination-protected WiFi , it’s much faster and easier with your phone.

4. Fourth Tricks of Android TV

Connect PS4 Controller for GamesAndroid TV is compatible to a wide range of games. If you have a PS4, you can also use your existing PS4 Dual Shock controllers and connect them with the Android TV.

Just follow these steps:·

 On your controller, press and hold the PS and Share buttons simultaneously to enter pairing mode. The light behind the controller will start blinking.
· On your Android TV, go to Settings, and then select Add accessory from the Remote & accessories option
· The Android TV will search for nearby Bluetooth accessories. Select Wireless Controller and your PS4 controller will be connected to the TV.

One of the great things about Android TV is that there are lots of customization possibilities for users to play with. Given the similarities between Android TV and Android on your smartphone, you can use the above tips and tricks to have better experience with them.

How does TCL Android TV Work?

Simply speak into the remote’s microphone. All Android TV’s have Google Cast built in. This allows you to stream content from your device to your TV as long as the device has the “Google Cast” icon, also known as Chromecast built in. In short, Android TV has more games than any other TV operating system.

(In case you don’t know: Everything you need to know about TCL Android TV; 4 Fascinating TCL Android TV Tricks You Didn’t Know About)

Before you begin using your TCL Android TV and access all the amazing content available to you, you need to connect your TCL TV to the Internet. There are two ways to do it.N.B. Some procedure may differ between TV models.1.Wired connection: Use the RJ45 (LAN) connector on the back panel.

 Ensure you have:

 An Ethernet cable long enough to reach your TV

 A router or modem with an available Ethernet port

A high-speed internet connection

 An Ethernet (LAN) port on the back of the TV

 Connect your Ethernet cable to the router and to the Ethernet port on the back of the TV.

 Use the Network & Internet menu to configure the TV:

Automatic detection (recommend)

 Press Home Button on the remote control to display the Smart TV homepage.

 Press ▲/◄/► to move the cursor to (Settings) on the right top of the screen and press OK to enter the system settings.

 Select network setting and switch on the Wired network button. Smart TV will automatic acquisition your internet.

 Wired network connected.2.Wireless connection: use the internal wireless or external wireless USB adapter and your home wireless network.

 Ensure you have:

A router broadcasting a high-speed wireless signal

A high-speed internet connection

 Use the Network & Internet menu to configure the TV:

Automatic detection (recommend)

 Press Home Button on the remote control to display the Smart TV homepage.

 Press ▲/◄/► to move the cursor to (Settings) on the right top of the screen and press OK to enter the system settings.

 Select network setting and switch on the WIFI button, enter your own WIFI password (Configure the network settings before using Smart TV applications)

 Wired network connected.

Frequently Asked Questions

1.How can I install apps and games on TCL Android TV ?

●From the Android TV Home screen, scroll down to the “Apps” row.

●Select the Google Play Store App

● Browse or search for apps and games,select the app or game you want.

2.How to delete an app on TCL Android TV?

 On your Android TV, go to the Home screen.

 Use the remote to scroll down to the app you want to remove.

 Drag it to the Trash can at the bottom of the screen.

 If you don’t see the Trash can, then the app can’t be removed.

3.Why is a certain app like YouTube or Facebook not working?

 If a specific app is not working, the app may need to be upgraded. This may be because the App owner has made some changes. If this occurs, contact TCL customer service, and they will advise you as to when an update is available.

4.How can I search movies on my TCL Android TV?

 If your remote has a microphone

 While you are on the Home screen, press the Voice search button Microphone on your remote.

 Hold your remote in front of you, and say your question. Your search results appear as soon as you finish speaking.

 If your remote doesn’t have a microphone

 Scroll to the top of the Home screen and select the Search Icon Search. A text window will open.

 Move to the right to bring up the onscreen keyboard

How do I use my TCL Smart TV?

  1. Press  on your remote to open the main screen
  2. Scroll down and select Settings
  3. Press the right arrow button and select Network
  4. Press the right arrow button and select Wireless
  5. Your TCL Roku TV will start scanning for available wireless network
  6. Scroll down and select your wireless network name from the list
  7. Press the  button 
  8. If your network is password-protected, use the on-screen keyboard to enter your wireless network password. 
  9. Scroll down and highlight Connect then press the  button
  10.  After you submit your network password, the TV will display progress messages verifying your connection as shown below.  Click here if you are are having issues connecting to your wireless network.

How to set up the Android TV Remote Control app

Android Mobile Device
  1. On your mobile device, go to the Google Play Store
  2. Search for “Android TV Remote Control by Google LLC”
  3. Press Install and follow the onscreen instructions.
  4. Connect your phone and Android TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
  5. On your phone, open the Android TV Remote Control app Android TV Remote.
  6. Tap the name of your TCL Android TV.
    • If it doesn’t show up, try the recommended troubleshooting steps. 
  7. A PIN will appear on your TV screen.
  8. On your phone, enter the PIN. Then, tap Pair.
Apple iPhone or iPad
  1. On your Apple iPhone or iPad, go to the Apple App Store
  2. Search for “Android TV by Google LLC”
  3. Press Instaland follow the onscreen instructions.
  4. Connect your phone and Android TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
  5. On your phone, open the Android TV Remote Control app Android TV Remote.
  6. Tap the name of your TCL Android TV.
  7. A PIN will appear on your TV screen.
  8. On your phone, enter the PIN. Then, tap Pair.

Is TCL Android TV a smart TV?

How to use your TCL Android TV. Android TV is a smart TV platform developed by Google. It integrates TV experience with Android ecosystem and offers wide range of apps from streaming services such as Netflix and Youtube to smart home functionalities.

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