Video & TV SideView : Remote APK

Version 6.1.0 - com.sony.tvsideview.phone
Last updated: 2019-11-07 10:03:23
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Control your Sony Bravia TV with Video & TV SideView

Video & TV SideView : Remote apk

APP Information

App Download Version6.1.0 (106010000)
Updated2019-11-07 10:03:23
Apk Size36.64 MB
App DeveloperSony Corporation
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up
App Packagecom.sony.tvsideview.phone.apk
MD5d7184fe9cd0b5d1dfb701c4255c5e45c
Rate4.5
Website http://info.tvsideview.sony.net

Download Video & TV SideView : Remote 6.1.0 APK

App Description

Video & TV SideView : Remote is sony,tvsideview,phone,video,players,editors,sideview, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.5 by 34 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Sony Corporation website who developed it. com.sony.tvsideview.phone.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 6.1.0 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than Video & TV SideView : Remote APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 311942+ times on store. You can also download com.sony.tvsideview.phone APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Are you ready for a whole new TV viewing experience? By downloading Video & TV SideView : Remote you’ll be able to turn your smartphone into a remote control! That’s right, now you’ll never have to worry about looking for the missing TV remote again since this app allows you to use your smartphone or tablet to control many Sony devices, including your TV, home theatre system, blue ray disc player, and many more!

Another great feature is that you can choose to play contents stored on your mobile device in a video player on the mobile device!

This app is compatible with Xperia™ devices, Samsung GALAXY devices, Google Nexus devices, and Android devices by all manufacturers, but it’s important to understand that some features may be limited depending on the model and version. Nexus9 for instances is not supported.

Important additional information:

1. “Video & TV SideView” will only work if your mobile device and your home device are connected to the same wireless network.

2. Some functions and services may not be supported by certain home devices.

3. Some functions and services may not be supported in certain regions/countries.

Don’t wait any longer! Download Video & TV SideView : Remote and enjoy all of the great features this app has to offer! 

App ChangeLog

  • 5.2.3
    - Improving the quality of operation
    Thank you for using Video & TV SideView.

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Reviews From google play store

The app works well enough when connected. However, like someone mentioned at the beginning of October, the app will disconnect you after only a few minutes of not using it constantly. Once you are disconnected, it will not reconnect, unless maybe you uninstall the whole thing and start from scratch.


While every notification on updates reads: 'Useful new function added!' I haven't seen new features since forever and I'm quite sure these updates are there to remind me that I have this app installed. Anyways, the app does the trick with my 2017 Bravia.


When I first installed it, this app was actually quite good. Now, every time there's an 'update' some feature or other is removed! Perhaps call them downdates...?


Installed the app because their cheaply-made remote broke. App is constantly disconnecting and not allowing me to reconnect. Deleted and reinstalled app, cycled tv power, restarted phone several times with no success. Sony has really become a mediocre brand if they are incapable of building a functional app - I will not use a Chinese brand, but Samsung must be better than this. What an embarrassment for this once great company!


Plz Update audio and video codec no audio most of format.. I have Sony 4k TV no audio most of format ex (. Mkv) and video codec is bad very, slow, not responding... Using mx player so good TV... Default player sucks..


This rating is give by my side when you open A speed (+ & -) option to watch the video and Play audio songs Thanking you


I can't find my device (Bravia TV 49X8500G) after use on my phone with android 10. Pls fixed it.


Please, add a possibility to control TV also using IR, since sometimes it's unable to connect the TV when it's in standby mode due to wifi connection troubles. And one more useful feature is sleep timer control button. Now it's required to go to home window and set it up via menu. It's unconfortable because I don't want to close working app on the tv and then open it again. Also I realized, that it's supported by the TV using third-party universal IR remote which has such button.


Am serious sony fan all my devises a Sony . 1)With video app in the Xperia Z3+ i could minimize the playing video while going thro other video i select which other video to play next which was great, in this & previous version its not possible, a very great feature dropped. Please restore that feature in the next immediate update. 2)Alternatively improve this app so that all videos run through like play list on mediago app in the next immediate update. 3)Apply 1&2 in the next update.


Zero support from Sony any their support team! Also not sure why my XZ3 has not received the app version 6 update, from the 10th July 2019. Update 6/08/2019 - never did receive 6.0.0. Did receive 6.0.1 today. I would like to see the "new" video notification completely removed, as not necessary and quite annoying to keep having to remove them all individually after a phone repair/restore. Also would be nice to be able to delete a video from within the app.


Doesn't work on Android 10. Finds a non-registered home device, but when I push the 'Add device' button it says 'Not connected to Wi-Fi Network. Connect to the same network as the device.' which I definitely am! My phone is a Pixel 2 XL


This app needs to improve in every aspect. Last video app was very satisfied, we can see all videos and play easily by after updated version we have to find video in folders which we want to play and have no other options to change settings, u need to improve it as soon as possible because this version is irritating.


For pixel phone users, use it with your location on, otherwise it will not work. I was frustrated when it was not working. Wondering what was wrong till I found the solution.


Since this is a remote control app please give the option to have the remote be the first thing to open when you open the app. I rarely use the app for looking at photos. It just makes sense to have the default be the remote control portion. Other than that it is a fantastic app, thank you!


NEW 10/10: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR FIXING. from 1 star to 5!: Old: it was great then it randomly stopped finding or registering my TV. I absolutely hate this app why did you guys push a new update?! nothing works now.


Everything works fine. Its cumbersome to connect but once its connected then it works fine. But one very annoying problem is that it doesnt connect when the mobile data is on... Its the biggest flaw... Just correct it and its a 5 star worthy app. Plz sony make it work.🥰


It says "not connected to the same wifi " It is. I reformmated 2 TV's I have and uninstalled/resinstalled app to no avail. Also. Please make app opening screen the remote control. That is all I want from this app


I connected using the same phone, it was on the registered devices, now I can't connect- error not connected to the same WiFi when I am on the same network. Uninstalled, reinstalled and nothing works. I use a pixel XL now, also have a pixel XL 2.


This app was good, but the remote control ability seems to be touch and go after I updated my XBR-49X900E to the most recent TV firmware running it work sometimes, other times not... Remote control function broken in Android 10.


This app worked fine on my Moto g6, it will not connect to my TV with my Pixel 3a. I use this as my TV remote.


Dear Sony, please simplify this app. It should just start up in the remote control interface, instead of the TV channel schedule menu. Nobody watches live TV anymore


it's very good but wish it would store all the videos under one single folder and play them back one after the other automatically


Used to be able to use as a remote control. Thanks for screwing it up and no longer offering this function.


Super unreliable, won't connect with tv on a routine basis.


This app is awesome because it lets me control Sony TVs & Sony Blu-ray Players perfectly.


Stopped working. Can't use this app for anything. And it's a pretty lame app that you have to go dig for the remote to use the remote.


Seems to be broken on Android 10, claims TV is not on the same WiFi network


Can't find my TV in the "add device" setup. Previously work for my old Bravia TV, but fail after change to new KD-55X7500F.


Problems with Android 10. It cannot find the devices in the same network.


4k movies doesn't support all codec..., Doesn't make any sounds...


Works great. I would like to have an option to use Bluetooth instead of WiFi though.


Remote works fine with Bravia Android Tv but doesn't have gamepad feature, like offered by other companies


It's unusable App. I tried with devices and it didn't work.


Doesn't works on Android 10. Please make tv remote more easy to reach and use


Quite useful but dunno why it is not available for Android since version 6.0


Great apps try so many apps can't work but it is working great for my home theater


It works the 1st time. No juggling with settings.


It is a very very useful app dor sony TV, and the app is very user friendly


Stopped working a while ago. Tells me I can add a device, then when I try to it tells me I'm not on a wifi network?


This is nothing compared to oppo's built-in remote control.


Sony support very poor and never reply on here, or to emails. Also, why should customers have to install this separate app, to the default Sony video app, to be able to watch a video. This is a stupid idea. Listen, learn and improve Sony! Finally version 6 available on play store for my XZ, but not my XZ3, which seems very odd.


Can not type using keyboard, useless app.


Works very good with Bravia...


Easy to use and intuitive. great when TV remote was spoilt or out of reach.


Does not work well with the Xperia 1, one click on the remote makes 4 clicks. Used to work flawless on the Xperia XZ premium


Remote only for the wifi enabled tv


Great for Sony Bravia Android Smart TV


please add Ac3 or dts audio codec support to play mkv files...


great but ridiculous it's discontinued


It's easy to use and it works


Great app!... Just fab! Thanks 👍


It does the job perfectly.


There's so bad lags to use play MKV video format.. Would hou fix it..?


No support Bravia kdl w660 model


if this app is no longer supported, is there a replacement app to control our Sony TVs through smartphones?


developer address not consistent.


Worked for over a year with few issues, but recently stopped working after upgrading to Android 10 (Pixel 3), it can identify the TV but can't actually connect to it to control it! Tells me that I'm not connected to the same wi-fi network... That's nonsense because the TV was identified as being on the network by the app itself in the previous step! Sony, figure this out, the TV is beautiful, but the app is broken!


I have typed my link in the browser using the keyboard in this app, where is the enter or search button?


Same issue with my Pixel XL 2 as other users have complained about. I'm connected to same WiFi as TV, but app says it isn't. Come on Sony, super rich company but can't make a good app in a time where there's an app for everything. TF! Listen to our issues, gather a team of smart app developers, and fix this. Shoot, have some college interns to do it and hire them on the spot if they can develop something better than this app. Please, of course!


Dont buy Sony... Poor support for Android smart TV with scale back of app as well. Shame on Sony.


It only work on Sony


Please sir add gamepad mode....


App takes forever to connect to tv. Then, when it does connect you have to choose remote from a menu so it takes even longer. If you look at a different app and come back, it takes forever to connect again. Really inconvenient and a poor customer experience. Sometimes it doesn't connect to the tv at all. So you're probably thinking why not just use the remote that came with the tv? Because it also has issues including line of sight due what's supposed to be a compatible sound bar.


this takes about 5-10 minutes to connect to the WiFi and TV, it just says "connecting" and they are on the same WiFi, which is very strong. When the app is finally connected, it's very glitchy and alwt starts on my photos. Also, when you lock your phone and turn it back on, or if you go to another app and go back, it takes 5 minutes to reconnect again. You're better off buying a remote


decent app, my experience is to use as remote control for AV receiver. HUGE (but simple for Sony to fix) FLAWS : 1) should be able to decide startup / default screen as preference. I primarily/only want to use this as a remote control, yet every time the app starts up it wants to start with my pictures and videos. 2) The app doesn't respect your wishes or privacy, there is no way to limit or direct the folders it searches for you photos and videos. Otherwise, the convenience of having the AV remote on your phone and or an old tablet/phone left around to supplement the remote that inevitably gets lost is quite nice. Very responsive. A few changes listed above would take this app to the next level.


The app is good but there are some negatives. It takes long to establish connection to tv when on the same network and sometimes requires the tv to turn on in order to get the connection. On the latest version the app keyboard does not activate when a text field is selected on the tv in youtube. This worked fine in previous combination of youtube/app. The option to scale size and see more options would be nice. This happened to me by accident/bug and that is how i saw how useful it would be.


it gets better with every update. I just upgraded Sony firmware to Android 8.0. and had some hickups with voice and text input and had to remove and reload and disconnect all past devices. now it works well. looking forward to update 6.0. I hope it will have a guide on the app using a tablet. how about providing DVR function with a USB hard drive plugged into the TV, but I guess this would be limited with only one tuner on the TV.


It's great. But it is my opinion to add some features like gamepad for this App because it would be so great that we use the TV app for gaming. Thank you.


The App is quite nice since the remote control that came with the TV is no longer working properly, it was really good alternative/replacement. Just a suggestion though, would you guys be able to take full advantage of the KEYBOARD of our Android Devices, that would be superb in terms of typing things like searching for movies or videos in Netflix or Youtube for example. Thanks and more power!!! Please add a keyboard feature in the app, thanks...


Terrible. App uses excuse to have access to all your photos, contacts for a worthless viewing feature you will never use. It also difficult to get the remote feature to the front. Garbage app.


This is Amazing BEST remote for Sony Bravia XBRA8F TV! Love it! Thank you Sony. It supports all features of fantastic TV, easy to use & see at night (unlike the factory Remote) & has NO ADS! Awesome air mouse pointer and keyboard with S9 Droid phone. Saved me about $100 for incompatible keyboards not fully functional. Works great with Puffin Browser & Netflix. Wish I had found earlier but Play Store doesn't use right search terms.


What seems like a great concept (a software remote by Sony so I can operate my Sony TV from my smart phone) is, unfortunately, a media library first that only secondarily has a remote I have to further select to use. And even when I finally get to the remote the button selections only work 60% of the time.


I would mainly use this app for keyboard and mouse functions but the mouse function is frustrating to use. It needs the ability to "tap to click". I have to switch from mouse to scroll just to select what I'm hovering over. Currently using a Sony AF8.


It has all the function that the original tv remote has. But it is not just a tv remote control... that's why I gave 4 stars. because I don't need this other function. If were just the tv's remote control, would be perfect.


limited support for a great TV, this app is available for my Pixel Slate, but fails to open.


app sucks. older apps for sony tv remotes were always better, just dont work with this version of android. it would be nice to have a remote app that isnt bloatware. would not recomend, better 5o just walk to the tv than use this bulky one size fits none app. i have multiple sony tvs.


love the free cursor feature but plz remove the library feature or put it in the menu and remote should be on top or simply make another TV Remote APP and also make the remote interface modern


I wanted a TV remote app and this app seems to work well with my Sony smart tv. However, there are a couple of wonky issues. First, it opens to a library of the videos on my phone. Why doesn't it open directly to the remote? This needs to be fixed. Also, all phones and tablets already have a video player. Why would anyone want to use your app to play their videos? Especially when your app plays them on my phone and not on the TV! I cannot give you a better rating until these issues are corrected.


Great app for product


When it works, it works fine. It does not consistently work, which causes some challenges in using the remote. It will gray out the tv and not connect at random times.


Functions removed for android hence1 star


App works no issues for me but is missing one major functionality that could set it apart from the default physical remote control, a keypad! Although available, it is not compatible with major apps installed on my Sony TV such as YouTube or Netflix (or the other way around). So still resorted to use the arrows and okay buttons to select characters from the on-screen keypad. Too many apps out there with little value because the development is so diluted.


There is room for improvements: It needs buttons for Recording, and for listing recorded programs. The Volume control should be a slider instead of the buttons IMHO. This list can be much longer


OMG!!! Thank you!!! My remote just stopped working last week and I've tried everything I could think of to get access to my Sony TV. Nothing worked and I been without TV in my room for a week it's been torture. Then I found this app its connected to my TV but I had no way to select ok till my Boo told me to connect mouse to my TV. BAM!!! I have TV in my room and didn't have to purchase another Google TV remote. Thank you!!


wide cross device using with Android and the bluray home theater. sadly the usage is limited and Youtube built in app no longer functioning. but this app allows device registration within the smartphone.


Needs development, looks like an Alfa version, connected to my 65xf9005 alright but when I tried features of the interface, TV stopped responding frequently, after trying couple of features in the program latency in response makes it completely useless. voice input stalls on screen, can send text to internet browser but cannot send enter, completely useless without enter, cannot send text to third party apps, please let me know when you are done with the development and release a version that is more like a complete app


Needs option to launch to Remote Control!! That's the main purpose for this app, but it launches to My Library, which i never use. Instead, have to manually tap over to the remote. At least add a widget to launch remote. Design not very well thought out, not as good as competitor remote apps.


It's impossible to register my TV with this app. It is on the compatible device list. The TV and my phone are on the same wifi network, everything is connected properly and the app simply will not see the TV when I scan for devices. Just wasted a lot of time trying to get this to work.


Now the only thing it does is playing a keyboard and mouse for TV. Still cannot understand why everytime I update it, there's a notification saying check out the new features of this app, and every times I checked, there's another feature gone and nothing get added.


good sony bravia 900e remote, but the app crashes every week to 2 weeks.you hit the remote section and it does the loading icon but never loads so you have to delete and re add app to get it working again.


it's not working in my tv.... my tv model is kLV-50W67G.... pls update this app.. for my tv version.. I need slideview in my tv..


The app has frequent disruption issues. Suddenly stops working. Also, the control are not in sync with the desired output. Needs a lot of development and upgradation of user interface. Hopefully Sony developers will take note.


limited functionality as a remote, No volume control, gotta use directional pad for searches can't use text. still looking for tv's remote between couch cushions


app only works about 25% of the time. it doesn't connect.


It's the only app left that runs on my network after changing my phone with infra red to one without it. It gives me all local channel info and the remote screen is exactly like the real remote. Don't like all the junk content, and especially the popup ad screens.


Sony give "wifi direct/Wlan" menu back on my tv😠.i acted so dumb by updating tv software without knowing the bugs...glad this app can do lost "wlan"when i connect with router through wire😡what makes me sad mostly,this app cant do is "screen mirroring"☹😥😪ofcourse people still feel prouds when they own a sony product...please add "screen mirroring" in video & tv sideview!!!


It's ok, takes over as a remote control but i really wish it had some more innovative features like quick Bluetooth connection and programmable keys. I'll stick to the regular remote as it's faster.


The app itself is good for use as a remote control, but the tie-in with other Sony apps like Video (which now cannot work anymore without this app) and lack of being able to hide content drops it too solid stars.


I wanted a remote control, this doesn't work at all. Could be that I won't accept a privacy policy that 'collects personal data' that 'may be used in prosecution' but I'm not sure why I have to release such data for a remote control.


App doesn't work for anything other than a mediocre video player. After some testing and troubleshooting for about 30 mins, I still wasn't able to add my TV (Sony Bravia 4k 2015) from either my Sony Xperia XZ or Samsung Galaxy Note 9...


Permissions

requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
android.permission.BLUETOOTH
android.permission.BLUETOOTH_ADMIN
android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_MULTICAST_STATE
android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_STATE
android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE
android.permission.INTERNET
android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE
android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
android.permission.VIBRATE
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
com.android.vending.CHECK_LICENSE
com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
com.google.android.finsky.permission.BIND_GET_INSTALL_REFERRER_SERVICE
com.sonyericsson.home.permission.BROADCAST_BADGE
com.sonyericsson.video.player.service.permission.PLAYBACK_STATE_INTENTS
com.sonymobile.dtcp.RemoteAccessRegister.permission.ACCESS_RA
com.sonymobile.home.permission.PROVIDER_INSERT_BADGE
com.sonymobile.media.permission.TILES_ACCESS
com.sonymobile.video.permission.CAPABILITY
com.sony.remotecontrol.permission.API
com.sony.tvsideview.dtcpplayer.permission.PLAYER_PLUGIN
com.sony.tvsideview.phone.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
com.sony.tvsideview.voiceplugin.permission.VOICE_SERVICE
android.hardware.bluetooth
android.hardware.faketouch
android.hardware.screen.landscape
android.hardware.wifi
view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

access Bluetooth settings
Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.

allow Wi-Fi Multicast reception
Allows the app to receive packets sent to all devices on a Wi-Fi network using multicast addresses, not just your phone. It uses more power than the non-multicast mode.

connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.

GET ACCOUNTS
Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.

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