Video & TV SideView : Remote APK

Version 7.0.0 - com.sony.tvsideview.phone
Last updated: Sun, 09 May 2021 14:57:53 UTC
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Video & TV SideView : Remote apk

APP Information

Download Version 7.0.0 (107000000)
Apk Size36.21 MB
App DeveloperSony Corporation
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android6.0 and up
App Packagecom.sony.tvsideview.phone.apk
MD525dae5bdd49cbbdf786d9319b7646346
Rate4.55
Website http://info.tvsideview.sony.net

Download Video & TV SideView : Remote 7.0.0 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 4.55 by 40 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 6.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 7.0.0 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 APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 351007+ times on store. You can also download com.sony.tvsideview.phone APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Sony's TV remote control app Video&TV SideView will make your TV viewing experience more enjoyable.

Using a smartphone or tablet, you can use the app as a TV remote control for the home. 

Key features
1. Turn your smartphone and tablet into a quick remote controller.
2. The My library tab under Top picks lists video contents stored on your mobile device and plays them in a video player on the mobile device.
   
- Additional information
1. “Video & TV SideView” will work only 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.
 

App ChangeLog

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

App Screens

Video & TV SideView : Remote App Screen 1Video & TV SideView : Remote App Screen 2

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_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 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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Google Play Reviews

  1. Terry Jones-avatar

    Terry Jones

    2021-04-06T17:57:25.568Z

    I use this app all the time to turn on my television, select an output and jump between my peripherals including my Sony Blu Ray Player. . A note to all electronics manufacturers, please stop making appliances with battery driven remotes. Instead develop apps like this one that we can run through our phones or tablets we easily recharge daily. This app would also be very much improved if there was a private listening option similar to the latest Roku app so that I can use the same headphones that I use to listen to music on my phone. I have yet to find headphones that will pair with my Sony XBR-55X800E television. I understand this app may not be offered in the Google Play store after the end of the month and there will no longer be updates. Let me know if I am wrong. You have a good thing going here, why drop it? Just improve it with the suggestions I have made.

  2. Madness832-avatar

    Madness832

    2021-04-11T00:58:55.900Z

    apk download The remote part of this app used to control my new Sony XBR-49X800H TV. Now, while it still indicates that it's connected to said TV (via an Xperia XZs), none of the buttons do anything. The set's LED still flashes, however, when one is pressed. Not sure, but maybe a newer update for the TV broke it.

  3. Diane Gillies-avatar

    Diane Gillies

    2021-04-08T12:58:29.253Z

    ios Constantly have to delete and re-add to connect to tv again but this time even that is not working its all connected to same so shouldn't be having a problem as nothing has changed. I am only using this as my remote has gone missing once again. However I am always having trouble with this app, it needs sorting.

  4. Dejan Popovski-avatar

    Dejan Popovski

    2021-04-09T08:36:39.377Z

    iphone Make the remote control first screen, not the media library. Or add settings where we can change that.

  5. Nikhil Wasnik-avatar

    Nikhil Wasnik

    2021-04-08T08:22:12.531Z

    apple Separate permission and app for voice remote.. voice app not openable and permission need to be set through settings.

  6. Mathew Edathala-avatar

    Mathew Edathala

    2021-04-01T21:54:32.344Z

    download Cannot connect to my Sony XBR900E anymore...it says device cannot be found on network even though my phone and tv is on same network

  7. Cameron Murphy-avatar

    Cameron Murphy

    2021-04-06T06:24:01.446Z

    video-tv-sideview-quick-remote Very useful app but please fix layout for Pixel 5

  8. Mark McHale-avatar

    Mark McHale

    2021-04-01T09:55:12.330Z

    リモコン Not entire sure what this app is meant to do, haven't had time to sit down and see... Does it link your phone's videos up to your TV or something?

  9. Emmanouel Kats-avatar

    Emmanouel Kats

    2021-04-03T17:58:16.406Z

    دانلود It rarely connects with my sony TV

  10. Kyle Makavensky-avatar

    Kyle Makavensky

    2021-03-15T04:29:31.348Z

    descargar I remember this app when I had my Note 9 and it looks a lot better now. It could be the super awesome resolution settings on my new Note 5g though. I'll check. Well.. power saving mode isn't on at least. I like the look of this remote now. It's like a real remote. I wish I could put those colored buttons up top but thats fine. It WORKS and looks like the real thing. Frrrreeeeeee. Thanks

  11. Zach Lunsfor-avatar

    Zach Lunsfor

    2021-02-07T00:56:02.614Z

    Won't stay connected, works for one second then needs to reconnect everytime. Stuck at connecting screen even though I've already connected. Useless. Only way to make it work is uninstall and reinstall, then it works until I close the app. Then it won't work and I need to uninstall and reinstall and do that over and over.

  12. Brandon H-avatar

    Brandon H

    2021-02-03T02:32:47.829Z

    This app is much better than it was a year or so ago. I use it with an 850F, 900F and an A8H. Can switch between them and it connects well. Wish it wouldn't open your videos everything you open it. I have a gallery app. Overall I like it and am glad to have this option.

  13. Saathwik Galimutti Elia-avatar

    Saathwik Galimutti Elia

    2021-03-25T12:25:36.822Z

    It's a good app, control over my TV increased without reaching a remote.. Sad that it won't be available on playstore from April..wish u come back soon..it's been really nice using your app..cheers!

  14. jual mahal-avatar

    jual mahal

    2021-01-18T11:58:26.800Z

    It works fine on my KD-65X9000H (the X90H/XH90 series, Android 9 as at 2021) and KD-49X8300C (the X83C series, Android 7 as at 2020). All app's remote functions work fine. It just needs a good WIFI connection to work well. The app runs well on Samsung Note FE, Samsung S5, Samsung Note 5, Samsung A51, Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Huawei P9.

  15. Helleno File-avatar

    Helleno File

    2021-01-16T23:02:23.905Z

    Only just 4 stars. Loses 3+ because not easy to set up. Kept getting lost in some pointless loop. Dunno how I got out of it. Still haven't been able to display pics from mobile. Gains 2 stars because the app is far superior to the rubbish Sony remote that comes with the tv, a now ageing Brava kdl-42w705b. :-0.

  16. Needy Pets-avatar

    Needy Pets

    2021-03-06T11:41:07.637Z

    Used to work really well but now you can only connect to TV via WiFi. I've tried using ethernet and entering ip address manually but no joy. WiFi and ethernet connection are on the same network. As soon as I switch the TV to WiFi mode it appears within seconds in the app....

  17. Suhail Sait-avatar

    Suhail Sait

    2021-03-02T08:34:03.605Z

    Even though my WiFi has a download and upload speed of around 80-90mps, the latency is too high, if I click a button on the phone there is a delay of about 1 or secs before the TV reacts to it. Kindly fix the latency issues.

  18. J.P. JPGINVEST-avatar

    J.P. JPGINVEST

    2021-02-20T13:53:38.537Z

    Not working, poor design, as usual by Sony. Unlike Samsung or LG, they don't invest in a working ecosystem. It's like Sony Bluetooth headphones not working with Bravia TV, they just don't care. Sad to pay more for this brand and receive less in return.

  19. Ahmet Demirel-avatar

    Ahmet Demirel

    2021-03-14T15:22:12.908Z

    İt works great but needs update. You can send text message to play store search option. When you are using YouTube, Amazon prime and other applications search tools, you can't send text message. Please take care problems

  20. Mario Campos-avatar

    Mario Campos

    2020-12-01T23:42:37.785Z

    It works but I cannot agree with some design decisions. It always opens at useless Recently Added Videos tab. That is irritating if you just want to change TV volume. You cannot change the order of the apps in the list. Zero customization options. On the tablet screen, the remote shows small in the center, and you need to scroll down to see all the buttons. I could not make voice search work. And the design is simply ugly. It does not seem something in line with Sony's brand.

  21. Digitise & Deals-avatar

    Digitise & Deals

    2021-02-21T18:19:04.970Z

    Remove the junk. I just want a remote control preferably with mouse control like LG has. Remove the library, remove the sound effects, remove everything other than the ability to control the TV from the phone.

  22. John Sepmann-avatar

    John Sepmann

    2021-01-16T16:20:00.760Z

    Brand new Sony BRAVIA TV WD757 but this app doesn't even find my TV. Bought Sony TV with higher price assuming it will be as good as was old. Now need to send it back and buy Samsung or LG which can be controlled with phone.

  23. Riz Ali-avatar

    Riz Ali

    2021-03-04T09:09:46.534Z

    Awesome App. Works perfectly. Mouse control is impressive No connection issues App used on OnePlus7pro Don't know how I have survived without it

  24. teamzappa-avatar

    teamzappa

    2021-02-15T00:36:46.284Z

    Helps with my Sony A8H. Worked fine until I tried to control Hulu with it. It doesn't do anything on that app. Have to use actual remote.

  25. Balázs Tatár-Kis-avatar

    Balázs Tatár-Kis

    2020-12-13T23:51:47.901Z

    In the past the app worked properly. After a while I cannot control my Bravia anymore. Tried to reinstall the registration is okay but still cannot control the TV I dunno why. My tv is a KD55AF9. If you know the solution please let me know. Thanks.

  26. Chris-avatar

    Chris

    2020-11-22T16:58:44.194Z

    Samsung is so much better about this. Really Sony? I pay well over $2000 for a TV in 2020 and I need a physical remote? Heck, I can even turn my TCL on and off from a phone or smart speakers. I know this is possible on this TV because my Google Assistant speakers can turn the TV on but my cell phone cannot. This is really Bush league compared to other big brands.

  27. Darsan R S-avatar

    Darsan R S

    2020-12-25T03:06:16.785Z

    How can I connect my Sony tv model KD-49X7500H using this software. And the model is the latest one in 2020. I purchased Sony for a better viewing quality. Not user friendly. I think the developer should take efforts to solve this. If any of you know how to use the TV remotely from a mobile phone, please let me know

  28. Szűcs Tamás-avatar

    Szűcs Tamás

    2021-02-17T16:12:15.740Z

    Useless garbage, google remote could easily locate the new bravia tv, not this one. Tried by ip, multiple wifi networks etc

  29. raffy estrado-avatar

    raffy estrado

    2021-01-05T06:15:33.286Z

    It works pey fine , our remote was somehow dead💀 becausy my liitle sister stepped on ot and basically it cracked and there are some few things that are not working and thats how i found this app! Its nice and very usefull

  30. Hope Borseth-avatar

    Hope Borseth

    2021-02-10T14:24:01.440Z

    I wouldn't need this app if I could find my remote, but I need my remote to register the app so that I can use it.

  31. Lord son-avatar

    Lord son

    2021-01-07T06:05:17.114Z

    I love this app.... But the UI looks like old age When I open the app.. it's directly taking me to library. That's really annoying. Change the look.. And I will definitely give 5 star to this app😊

  32. Ray Mulford-avatar

    Ray Mulford

    2020-12-29T18:22:00.152Z

    App works as designed. Just wish the default screen was the remote control itself, not the media page. Better yet, let me choose which screen is the default via the settings

  33. Aravind Subramanian-avatar

    Aravind Subramanian

    2021-01-30T16:42:07.190Z

    Detects the television 2 out of 10 times. And refuses to connect. Just a msg that connection failed

  34. Andrew Smith-avatar

    Andrew Smith

    2021-03-05T07:33:38.186Z

    Such a shame that Sony are ending this app. It is so useful. I wish they would at least open the spec the app uses so others could write a replacement.

  35. David Arundel-avatar

    David Arundel

    2021-04-03T22:36:44.407Z

    It updates when auto update in DIS-ENGAGED.

  36. Surendra Babu Balamali-avatar

    Surendra Babu Balamali

    2020-11-25T15:38:36.945Z

    It's taking too much time to connect to TV and most of the time it's not connecting.. Please fix this I am using Android 10 version.

  37. Darknight3000 Gaming-avatar

    Darknight3000 Gaming

    2021-02-07T13:50:50.950Z

    This app is very good but if you guys add a gaming console type remote I will give 5 stars.Hope it will be avail in next update.Thank you

  38. Ian E-avatar

    Ian E

    2021-03-31T07:26:39.796Z

    *PLEASE* do not remove from the play store. I need this app because my dog chewed my remote control!

  39. Swami-avatar

    Swami

    2021-02-21T20:26:38.431Z

    Awful. Simply awful. The remote control works only part of the time

  40. Robert-avatar

    Robert

    2021-02-14T23:29:58.720Z

    works pretty good nice app to control my TV with but Quit collecting my data.

  41. Amandeep Dhaliwal-avatar

    Amandeep Dhaliwal

    2020-12-03T06:14:17.544Z

    After the recent software update on my tv... Won't able to connect the remote from my phone to my tv. So annoying!!

  42. Md.Wahidul islam-avatar

    Md.Wahidul islam

    2021-03-07T07:19:31.383Z

    A good experience to operate sony Android TV by this application through mobile device.

  43. marcus Vizcarra-avatar

    marcus Vizcarra

    2021-02-15T01:31:09.990Z

    This is great when my brother was watching i changed the video they were watching! Great app

  44. Fz Dezigns-avatar

    Fz Dezigns

    2020-11-19T14:43:31.441Z

    Please Remove Gallery Videos. We need only Remote and please update the UI. So far good working. Thnks...

  45. Rajesh Kongathi-avatar

    Rajesh Kongathi

    2021-01-06T08:38:56.429Z

    App should be redesigned completely. There is no widget. No shortcut for Sony Remote.

  46. gary pedro-avatar

    gary pedro

    2021-03-09T07:15:17.386Z

    This was a great app, why did Sony ruin it? And now it being discontinued.

  47. Peter Malaty-avatar

    Peter Malaty

    2021-03-07T13:54:24.414Z

    Piece of sh! Device registration failed after I Key in the passcode lol

  48. Aman Singh-avatar

    Aman Singh

    2020-11-28T05:44:32.848Z

    Unable to connect after tv firmware updated to oreo 8.0, remote feature is useless now

  49. Daniel-avatar

    Daniel

    2020-11-29T10:24:06.975Z

    No Bluetooth connection. Keyboard does not input character to tv.

  50. Arthur Poghosyan-avatar

    Arthur Poghosyan

    2021-03-31T06:18:04.112Z

    Sooo dear Sony would you provide your clients with a better application to control your very expensive TVs? I really hope you will

  51. vicko UK-avatar

    vicko UK

    2021-03-20T14:29:24.407Z

    After upgrade it cannot found mt tv.

  52. Der Amy-avatar

    Der Amy

    2021-03-31T13:28:50.163Z

    I don't understand about remote funtion ,how ?

  53. Amit Ghai-avatar

    Amit Ghai

    2021-01-11T14:08:25.655Z

    App stopped working recently and is showing device registration fail for my sony bravia

  54. Edward Burgin-avatar

    Edward Burgin

    2020-12-27T13:11:53.975Z

    Easy to setup, auto detected tv, shame no widget

  55. rahul kashikar-avatar

    rahul kashikar

    2021-01-04T21:57:14.800Z

    Stopped working on X900h. No Sony official mobile remote is shame for Sony!!!!#SonyTVRemoteMobileApp

  56. DNC webmedia daily news channel-avatar

    DNC webmedia daily news channel

    2021-02-16T16:59:21.450Z

    Good photo and video quality

  57. Kev Park-avatar

    Kev Park

    2020-12-26T20:41:52.672Z

    Most of remote buttons don't work on 2020 A8 tv

  58. Kathee Daniels-avatar

    Kathee Daniels

    2020-11-28T04:13:24.137Z

    It takes way too long to connect. Please fix this

  59. Ahmet Koylu-avatar

    Ahmet Koylu

    2020-12-12T22:59:33.264Z

    After recent version update, it stopped working for XG95. I hope it is a temporary issue.

  60. Mike Stanford-avatar

    Mike Stanford

    2021-01-25T08:51:42.845Z

    Originally was okay now hardly connecting to TV

  61. Vamsi krishna sai-avatar

    Vamsi krishna sai

    2020-12-01T14:20:44.530Z

    It doesn't work. It was updated and stopped working.

  62. Mbulelo Ndaba-avatar

    Mbulelo Ndaba

    2021-01-16T20:57:53.233Z

    What's the point of having a video player that can't cycle through a folder or all videos? It's frustrating having to install a second video app to do this. Please revert to player on the m4 aqua it was much easier to use.

  63. David Stewart-avatar

    David Stewart

    2021-01-21T12:04:00.180Z

    With Sony's announced end of library support, I fail to see why this app remains available. Does the world really need yet another mobile copy of a TV remote? No, I think not. And I don't need another Sony.

  64. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user

    2021-03-05T23:19:48.848Z

    While my google (SonyTV) , is connected to the same network, this app keep asking me to connect to the same network over and over again. poor!!!

  65. Karel Anctil-avatar

    Karel Anctil

    2020-12-15T11:36:01.127Z

    Won't connect after initial setup.

  66. P. T.-avatar

    P. T.

    2021-03-25T21:26:01.387Z

    Works great for me. Sony 900

  67. Mark A. Flower-avatar

    Mark A. Flower

    2020-11-12T06:26:04.604Z

    No issues so far, only thing is I didn't want the content of video's on my phone in the app. Seems you could display on TV. But no way to uninstall. Nor is there a way to install later. One star off for that.

  68. Yeslin Sequeira-avatar

    Yeslin Sequeira

    2021-02-03T06:17:48.257Z

    Worked fine for a long time, untill recently. The app doesn't even open. Keeps stoping. Very annoyed

  69. Francesco Varrato-avatar

    Francesco Varrato

    2020-10-23T16:37:19.744Z

    3 trackers and 30 permissions? Seriously? Why do you need all of this? It works, yes, but I wanted to use this instead of the simplistic Android TV app by Google itself... And wow, what a disappointment. I'll probably unistall both.

  70. Hrvoje Topolovac-avatar

    Hrvoje Topolovac

    2020-12-03T06:22:39.980Z

    Front screen should be remote

  71. Chris Smiddy-avatar

    Chris Smiddy

    2020-11-06T12:29:22.268Z

    The only thing on it I use is the remote but it's so unreliable. It's slow to connect or it just doesn't connect at all quite often. When it works it's great....but it's just so unreliable.

  72. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user

    2018-10-28T00:45:49.139Z

    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.

  73. Chris Chandler-avatar

    Chris Chandler

    2019-10-08T22:05:21.380Z

    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!

  74. M N-avatar

    M N

    2020-11-19T18:57:04.240Z

    Will not update, stuck in unsuccessful update loop for well over 8 weeks. Please, just make the remote work as well as the screen sharing/screen mirroring, screen cast work. Thx

  75. Nnokwanda-avatar

    Nnokwanda

    2019-01-26T05:06:11.823Z

    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!!

  76. Rekeza-avatar

    Rekeza

    2019-07-13T20:22:20.289Z

    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

  77. your customer-avatar

    your customer

    2020-04-11T09:21:43.376Z

    The app should have been great. It is in fact necessary since entering text in search fields with the onscreen keyboard is a pain and I don't want any voice features until they stop recording and sending data somewhere I don't have any control over. But, first of all, they seem to be removing functionality from the app, there's no Sideview anymore. Second, it only works on the same Wi-Fi, not the same home network. So if I connect the TV to the ethernet cable the app does not work.

  78. Andrei Ciobotaru-avatar

    Andrei Ciobotaru

    2020-06-03T21:40:48.903Z

    This app is getting worse with each new update. When I first used it some 5 years ago it was great, all the tools you would need from an app for controlling a smart tv. There was even support for the tv guide, it was genius. Now it does not even have the virtual keyboard suppport anymore. The only useful thing remaining is the pointer, but who knows, maybe that will be cut soon. Dissapointing, they call it progress....

  79. Melissa Sue-avatar

    Melissa Sue

    2019-06-02T14:28:39.430Z

    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.

  80. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user

    2018-10-21T10:40:08.684Z

    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

  81. Jason F-avatar

    Jason F

    2018-12-29T19:41:08.597Z

    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.

  82. karen griffith-avatar

    karen griffith

    2018-11-11T00:20:21.414Z

    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.

  83. Jean Noel-avatar

    Jean Noel

    2018-11-26T19:23:15.905Z

    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.

  84. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user

    2019-06-25T18:17:05.600Z

    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.

  85. Mark Entress-avatar

    Mark Entress

    2019-07-11T17:29:30.550Z

    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.

  86. David Shyken-avatar

    David Shyken

    2020-10-21T19:56:55.179Z

    Older version controlled all of my Sony TVs, latest version doesn't control my 43" Sony. App does not interface with Google Home.

  87. Ray cRong-avatar

    Ray cRong

    2018-10-18T11:39:14.198Z

    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.

  88. Sven Zethelius-avatar

    Sven Zethelius

    2020-07-13T02:14:27.715Z

    Whoever wrote the spec for the "Remote" functions of this app must not own a Bluray or DVD disk. It's supposed to control the Sony BDP players, but they left off Fast Forward and Rewind buttons, and then buried Play/Pause/Stop in an entire different Activity from the main Remote. Then it's got a bunch of other menu's that look like its trying to become a remote Wacom tablet. Update: found the play/pause/stop. The devs just made it the most undiscoverable possible by putting a scroll stop in, so not only do you have to scroll to find it, you have to make a special second scroll to even know its there. Somehow number inputs are more important and need an entire scroll area of their own than the basic controls used in every piece of playing media these days.

  89. Сергей Ращинский-avatar

    Сергей Ращинский

    2019-09-04T06:40:14.196Z

    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.

  90. Harry Theodorou-avatar

    Harry Theodorou

    2019-06-25T19:48:52.530Z

    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.

  91. Mario A-avatar

    Mario A

    2019-09-26T23:42:49.871Z

    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!

  92. Bryan Camacho-avatar

    Bryan Camacho

    2019-10-16T14:23:14.379Z

    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.

  93. exp 107-avatar

    exp 107

    2020-09-05T21:50:40.384Z

    Doesn't control the A8 range of OLED TVs, the status LED flashes when you press some buttons but the TV doesn't respond. The base Android TV app does a much better job of controlling the TV. Considering the remote control apps available from their competitors this looks outdated (even if it did work). As smartphone integration becomes the norm across av kit this app proves Sony clearly either don't care about or understand their customer base.

  94. Aaron Hedrick-avatar

    Aaron Hedrick

    2019-10-02T07:14:18.343Z

    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!

  95. abhishek singh-avatar

    abhishek singh

    2018-11-15T03:40:11.691Z

    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.

  96. Art Valencia-avatar

    Art Valencia

    2020-04-03T16:32:47.677Z

    It's been a great app to control my 1st Gen Sony/Google TV, but has its occasional glitches. Although I keep both my Android and TV on the same network, the app often loses its connection to the TV and can't seem to find it even though I'm still streaming from the same device. Have to reset/restart Android and TV a couple times before it can discover it again. It used to work great before all the recent updates.

  97. Mārs-avatar

    Mārs

    2020-11-08T15:12:40.349Z

    It's good little app if you want to sit back and have your phone at hand. But also using the keyboard and mouse interface

  98. BannanaBannana boys-avatar

    BannanaBannana boys

    2021-03-20T14:25:45.395Z

    Really good app all you need

  99. Wanderlei Silva-avatar

    Wanderlei Silva

    2019-11-04T14:17:50.896Z

    Great when it works. Mostly it is slow. It does not make the tv respond at all in most occasions. Frequent disconnects are annoying. I decided to use this as the physical remote drains battery like none other. Bravo Sony! Not!

  100. Shivanand K P-avatar

    Shivanand K P

    2020-11-27T10:14:44.882Z

    Sudden stop of tv remote function

  101. syamsul bahri-avatar

    syamsul bahri

    2020-11-02T08:13:49.579Z

    Updated. I not sure glitchy from phone or sony updated their software. Now seems flawless. After change to Huawei phone.

  102. Sandra Brady-avatar

    Sandra Brady

    2019-05-14T14:35:07.661Z

    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.

  103. Madiha Kanwal-avatar

    Madiha Kanwal

    2019-08-30T07:52:51.260Z

    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.

  104. Six Pr1me-avatar

    Six Pr1me

    2019-08-06T17:29:53.590Z

    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.

  105. Vidya Doddamane-avatar

    Vidya Doddamane

    2019-03-23T02:41:17.452Z

    For sideloaded apps, mouse function via touch from the app is working properly; google android remote was not able to do this, when I tried it. This app might have to map the intended scrolling to the intended scroll; scrolling seems to have problems.

  106. Simon Leuten-avatar

    Simon Leuten

    2019-09-07T09:14:24.355Z

    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

  107. Angel nt-avatar

    Angel nt

    2021-04-01T21:37:58.561Z

    Great for what it does.

  108. dave m-avatar

    dave m

    2020-01-12T00:45:18.448Z

    Mainly use it for the remote function for our TV. Pretty good since you have the option for keyboard, touch pad, and normal TV remote layout. In a lot of ways better than the physical remote, as you can make some selections without disrupting the image on the TV, i.e menus, app selections.

  109. Marty O'Hara-avatar

    Marty O'Hara

    2019-11-05T21:15:21.221Z

    Was really good. Latest update caused one push of the up and down buttons on the remote to go from the top to the bottom of any menu instead going to the next item. App should open on the remote control, not the phones gallery

  110. Ants Martin Vahur-avatar

    Ants Martin Vahur

    2020-03-28T11:55:54.683Z

    The text input mode doesn't work. I'm at the search mode in a text input box and try to change the app to a text input mode, so I could type in the text with my app keyboard, instead of the TV time-consuming arrow-typing, but the app tells me that I'm not in the text input mode. It used to work few years ago when I used it for the last time.

  111. Rob L-avatar

    Rob L

    2018-12-29T21:35:39.348Z

    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.

  112. Daryl Clifford-avatar

    Daryl Clifford

    2018-09-28T02:33:51.174Z

    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.

  113. Love-avatar

    Love

    2019-03-30T17:03:08.977Z

    Nice to have, but there is a lot of waiting for the remote to connect. And then there is a lot of clicking and/or swiping to do what I want: Change input. some shortcuts would be nice!

  114. Arthur Hagen-avatar

    Arthur Hagen

    2018-10-15T12:39:23.418Z

    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.

  115. Kelvin Harding-avatar

    Kelvin Harding

    2019-05-29T08:49:50.390Z

    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.

  116. Tha Sherminator-avatar

    Tha Sherminator

    2018-11-27T20:14:02.379Z

    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...

  117. MARITZA URBAEZ-avatar

    MARITZA URBAEZ

    2019-07-18T05:58:40.271Z

    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.

  118. J Jasonovich-avatar

    J Jasonovich

    2019-07-12T16:01:31.943Z

    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.

  119. Ariana P-avatar

    Ariana P

    2020-08-18T19:25:20.452Z

    A bit slow, but it's great to be able to control the TV with my phone. Has all of the functionality of the physical remote, but with a few extra features like selecting the individual TV app you want from a list. Just wish it would connect more quickly

  120. Rony Hassan-avatar

    Rony Hassan

    2019-02-01T22:29:02.124Z

    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!!!

  121. Kathrine Huggons-avatar

    Kathrine Huggons

    2019-07-24T21:39:35.770Z

    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.

  122. Simon Peter Adrole-avatar

    Simon Peter Adrole

    2019-08-25T03:23:28.435Z

    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.

  123. Atul Pushap-avatar

    Atul Pushap

    2019-08-30T14:49:53.230Z

    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.🥰

  124. Michon-avatar

    Michon

    2019-12-19T06:06:01.149Z

    It worked fine during initial setup. But hours later it the app wouldn't detect the TV. Here's how I fixed it. So what I did was unplug the tv for 20 secs then plugged it in. Once the TV turned up completely I opened up the app and the app connected to the TV successfully!

  125. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user

    2019-09-18T14:25:36.920Z

    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

  126. Sahib Soul-avatar

    Sahib Soul

    2021-02-21T07:25:52.554Z

    It has a wonderful trackpad the remote works like magic I love the app add cool updates like making your tv into windows 10 ifits is possible?

  127. Earl Digby-avatar

    Earl Digby

    2020-06-03T11:44:58.813Z

    Thank you Devs! Although I haven't used the app on a TV yet, 4 stars for the mere fact this app exists and is supported, I'm still waiting for Bravia KD-65X9500H to land in AU.... In this App I'm hoping to see (if not in this, then future versions) options such as: - Backup of User Settings. Layouts, Activities etc etc. -- Not just in App Cache but save to device & ext storage. - In 'per Device' Set Up menus, to allow tweaking of the remote send-timing/ i.e for specific commands or all device commands. --It prevents users complaining their 'buttons don't work'. -- Other advanced customizing options for layouts, buttons, icons, format, activities, timed power up/stdby sequence. When that new Bravia lands and I've had a play I hope to tap an extra star, stay tuned. Thanks for considering Devs. Cheers, DIGS

  128. Noain-avatar

    Noain

    2018-09-30T21:42:17.787Z

    Complete went to garbage. Worked perfectly & for some reason out of nowhere it doesn't work now. Both my phone & tv are conneced to same wifi network & it will not read my tv. Only time it reads it now is when it feels like

  129. midhun sekhar-avatar

    midhun sekhar

    2019-10-08T19:21:17.397Z

    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.

  130. INAKALIMBA-avatar

    INAKALIMBA

    2021-02-22T11:31:13.835Z

    We are on satellite cable, not wifi, can we connect smartphone to Bravia?

  131. Hardik Lakhalani-avatar

    Hardik Lakhalani

    2019-03-15T05:01:58.786Z

    1) Missing "Media Control" buttons. Pause/Play etc.. 2) Why does it show videos on the dashboard if it can't play on TV with casting. When we click on video it just open in phone only!

  132. eric domgaard-avatar

    eric domgaard

    2019-08-06T12:54:54.515Z

    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!

  133. cro magnum-avatar

    cro magnum

    2019-07-07T08:56:15.565Z

    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.

  134. Sheshender Singh-avatar

    Sheshender Singh

    2019-11-30T04:16:56.860Z

    App doesn't work properly. Even when my TV is registered with this AAP and connect to same wifi it doesn't connect. It's takes so much to connect then I had to remove and then add it's works for once and then we face the same issue. I hope Sony should work on this aap

  135. Taufik Lama-avatar

    Taufik Lama

    2018-12-17T16:47:30.780Z

    I bought this 70" sony TV late 2018 and I hate it too...it's the worst qpp+TV OS combo ever.if there is no internet i can't stream device content to the TV even with WiFi direct it won't let me.i stream through apple TV smoothly wether there is internet or not.AND PLEASE INCLUIDE THE SLEEP BUTTON SOMEWHERE!!!

  136. Danny Brown-avatar

    Danny Brown

    2020-08-21T16:38:10.323Z

    Its not a bad app it operates my sony t.v fine however I have the latest £400 sony db1080 Atmos surround sound reciever which has recently been deleted from thier remote control list. The thing is everytime i boot the app it says we have found your reciever and automatically adds it again for it to delete again come on Sony sort your act out ive always been a big fan of sony electronics even worked in one of thier shops in the past

  137. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user

    2019-02-10T05:55:47.540Z

    Very bad app, this Video app can not play "mkv" video format ...using VLC...much better. EDIT: STILL NOT PLAYING MKV VIDEO FORMATS CORRECTLY AFTER THIS UPDATE ... I'M GOING TO DISABLE THIS APP SOON. Edit: 10 February 2019: Samsung, Huawei, HTC can all play "mkv" format videos ... Why is Sony so bad in making proper smartphones... I'm changing phones soon.

  138. Shivam B D-avatar

    Shivam B D

    2019-03-03T17:21:42.181Z

    Can not use the text input. Says: can not send text at this time. (on each screen). using this app for almost 2 years and it was working recently. may be in last release

  139. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user

    2019-01-10T02:12:49.152Z

    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.

  140. Tech Leathercraft-avatar

    Tech Leathercraft

    2019-01-30T16:28:02.194Z

    So glad they make this App. Love being able to control the TV with my phone. Only wish they would automatically load into the remote control rather than the home/media screen.

  141. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user

    2019-02-01T22:14:16.181Z

    Sony give "wifi direct/Wlan" menu back on my tv😠....i acted so dumb when i updated tv software without reading bugs😡...what makes me sad mostly is screen mirroring☹and that is not possible with this app😥😪...you know back in 1984 our 1st color tv was 8channels sony triniton and 1984 is my birth year...still people feel proud when they purchase any sony products😎😎...sony is the best i know that❤❤❤❤ofcourse i have faith.believe.regards😇😇

  142. X N-avatar

    X N

    2020-01-14T23:28:08.939Z

    This app is missing one thing, and thats the ability to allow you to connect a headset to your phone, while video is playing on your tv and get the audio thru your phones headset as if it was a bluetooth headset. When video is streamed from phone, it might work, but doesnt when its played from tv.

  143. Thomas King-avatar

    Thomas King

    2019-12-31T06:49:00.176Z

    Sony is not the brand it use to be. Sony was high entertainment from devices to movies and music. I have had a Sony TV for 5 yrs and recently bought a Sony sound system. I'll be taking the sound system back. Sony is not the brand is used to be. I mean look at their phones. 21:9 aspect ratio. Their movies suck unless Disney is involved. I wish for Sony and Playstation to split. Sell off Sony.

  144. Koba Kobayashi-avatar

    Koba Kobayashi

    2020-06-10T19:48:03.870Z

    What I'm most disappointed about this app is unless TV is on, I cannot set a timer for recording a show in this app. It should automatically share the information with TV when TV gets turned on. I know the feature won't always work great but far better than the current setting

  145. Paul Griffiths-avatar

    Paul Griffiths

    2019-03-14T19:48:24.631Z

    Horrible. Had to disable as phone won't let me uninstall. Can see how this could be a lifesaver if you lose your remote, but can't envisage any other reason for attempting to use it. Poor.

  146. Tom Llewellyn-avatar

    Tom Llewellyn

    2018-11-14T22:25:57.990Z

    It works with my TV but I don't get why it's got my phone videos and stuff in it, just want a remote control. Seems like unnecessary/useless features.

  147. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user

    2018-11-14T04:14:40.816Z

    Taking off one star because I can only use it on my TV. Out here where I'm from most people just don't have the kind of TV that's compatible with this app. If you could make a version that'll work with a 98 zenith you'd get 5 stars.

  148. John Shaw-avatar

    John Shaw

    2019-03-26T17:53:32.915Z

    Awesome. Kids woke up at like 6am this morning TV super loud. I found this app downloaded and turned down the volume while in bed the whole time. Also this is the first time I've reviewed a app it's this good

  149. Christian Seidt-avatar

    Christian Seidt

    2019-06-17T01:20:47.575Z

    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.

  150. Manne Anand-avatar

    Manne Anand

    2019-09-12T04:12:11.949Z

    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.