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    How do I add applications to my Philips Google TV?

    Published on 2022-06-23
    To add applications (beyond those that were pre-installed) to your Philips Google TV, you will need to be connected to the internet and signed into your Google Account. If you setup your Philips Google TV as a Google TV (and not a Basic TV) and connected it to both your network AND a Google account during initial setup, skip to the next section.

    If you chose not to connect your TV to the Internet, and/or to a Google Account during initial setup (you setup as Basic TV and not Google TV and/or skipped the internet setup), you will need to do both now. To do so, follow these instructions:
    1. Press the home button on the remote control (it has an outline of a house on it).
    2. Using the thumb pad on the remote control, navigate to the Blue Icon with a Gear on it labeled “Dashboard” and then select it by pressing “OK”
    3. You will see a popup dashboard and should find that “Settings” is already highlighted. Select “Settings” by pressing “OK” on the remote
    4. “Set up Google TV” should be highlighted on screen. Select it by again pressing “OK” on your remote
    5. You will see a screen allowing a choice of “Set up Google TV” or “Continue using basic TV” and “Set up Google TV” will be highlighted.
    6. Press the OK button to begin the setup of Google TV.
    7. At this stage you can setup the TV by either using the remote or by using the Google Home App on your phone.
      1. Using the App is easier, and it is the default option. To do so, open the Google Home app on your phone and select “Setup Google TV device”
        1. Then follow the instructions on your phone and on the TV to complete setup of both internet and Google Account.
        2. This method is faster because the Google Home App will copy over your wireless settings and your Google Account and you will not have to type the passwords, etc.
      2. To use the remote instead, you will need to navigate down and highlight “Setup on TV instead” You will note that this option cautions that this method may take longer and will require typing with the TV remote. If you wish to do so, press OK on the remote after navigating to the "Set up on TV instead" option and caution.
        1. The TV will walk you through connecting to your network and adding a Google Account.
        2. If you had already set up internet, your already connected Network and Password will be entered for you so you will not have to type those in again

    How do I add applications to my Philips Google TV once it is connected to the internet and a Google Account?

    You will use the Apps section of the main menu at the top of the home page.
    1. Press the "Home" button on the remote control (it has an outline of a house on it).
    2. Using the thumb pad on the remote control, navigate up to the top row of options and then move to the right to highlight the option labeled “Apps”
    3. You will see the screen change to show a variety of apps and an input area labeled “Search for apps and games”
    4. Navigate down to the input area until it is highlighted
    5. Press OK to bring up the on-screen keyboard
    6. Type in a few letters of the app you are looking for. NOTE: it usually only takes 3-4 letters to find the app.
    7. Navigate to the magnifying glass and press “OK” to search.
    8. Navigate to the app in the results shown using the thumb pad on the remote and then press “OK” to see the full app description and the button for installation.
    9. The “Install” button will be highlighted so once you verify that this is the app you want, press “OK” again to begin the install
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