Connecting your Sony TV to your home WiFi network allows you to access internet streaming services, use casting features, and more. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to connect your Sony TV to a WiFi network:
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Before connecting, make sure you have the following:
- WiFi Network Name (SSID) – The name of your WiFi network you want to connect the TV to.
- WiFi Password – The password to access your WiFi network. Ensure it is entered correctly as passwords are case-sensitive.
- TV Software Updated – Check your TV has the latest software update installed for best connectivity.
It’s also recommended to place your WiFi router near the TV if possible, at least within range, to ensure a strong signal.
Access TV Settings
The steps to access network settings may vary slightly by model but generally:
- Press the HOME button on Sony TV remote
- Navigate to Settings > Network > Network Setup
- Select Set Up Network Connection or Wireless Setup
Select WiFi Network
You will be presented with a list of available WiFi networks. Select the name (SSID) of your WiFi network.
Enter WiFi Password
Enter the correct WiFi password when prompted using the on-screen keyboard. Select Connect once entered.
You should see a ‘Connected’ notification once successfully connected. To confirm, check the connection status displays ‘Connected’ under network settings. The WiFi network name should also now be visible on the media shelf near settings icon.
If having issues connecting or staying connected, try the following troubleshooting steps:
- Power cycle the TV and router – unplug both then reconnect power after 1 minute.
- Ensure no interference from other devices and minimum 1m distance between WiFi router and TV.
- Check WiFi signal strength. If weak, move router closer to TV or consider ethernet connection instead.
- Manually enter WiFi details instead of scanning for networks.
- Factory reset TV and attempt connection again from scratch.
Connecting your Sony TV to your WiFi home network provides great extra functionality and access to smart features. Following the steps above to connect, confirm connection status and utilizing some troubleshooting tips will have you streaming content in no time. Reach out for further support if issues persist in getting online.