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How to Determine the Operating System on a Sony TV

Determining the operating system (OS) on a Sony TV can be useful for various purposes such as installing applications, performing updates, or troubleshooting issues. In this article, we will discuss how to find out which operating system is installed on your Sony TV and provide instructions on locating the OS version in the TV’s menu.

The easiest way to find the OS version is through the TV menu. If this is not possible, you can use an indirect method by identifying it through the model number.

How to Find the Operating System Version in the TV Menu

There are four types of operating systems that Sony has used for their TVs over the years. Two of these are considered outdated and are no longer supported by the manufacturer, as it has been over 10 years since they were installed on TVs. These are Sony TVs with Internet TV and Smart TV OS. Some applications still work on the Smart TV platform, but streaming services are gradually phasing out support for apps on this platform.

To find the exact operating system version on your Sony TV, follow these steps:

Google TV: 2021-2024

  1. Go to the settings menu by selecting the profile icon in the upper right corner.
  2. Select “Settings” > “About” > “OS Version”.

Android TV: 2015-2020

  1. Open the settings menu by selecting the gear icon in the upper right corner of the home screen.
  2. Go to “About TV” and find the OS version information.

Smart TV: 2011-2014

  1. Go to the “Settings” menu.
  2. Select “System” > “About TV” to view the OS version.

Internet TV: 2009-2010 Since these models are outdated, they may not have detailed OS version information in the settings menu. However, you can find firmware information in the “System” section.

Determining the Operating System by TV Model

You can determine which operating system is installed on your Sony TV by its model. Every year new TV models are released, allowing you to identify the release year of the TV. More detailed information about Sony TV markings can be found in the article “Sony TV model number decode“.

Google TV (2021-2024): Models:

  • J (2021)
  • K (2022)
  • L (2023)
  • K-65XR90 (2024)

Characteristic interface features: The top left corner of the screen displays “Google TV” and the top right corner shows your Google account image.

Android TV (2015-2020): Models:

  • C (2015)
  • D (2016)
  • E (2017)
  • F (2018)
  • G (2019)
  • H (2020)

Characteristic interface features: The Android logo is displayed during startup. The top right corner of the home screen contains the settings icon and clock.

Smart TV (2011-2014): Models:

  • 2 (2011) EX820 HX820
  • 5 (2012) EX850 HX850
  • A (2013)
  • B (2014)

Note: TVs from this period are considered outdated and no longer receive software updates.

Internet TV (2009-2010): Models:

  • Z (2009) Z5000
  • 0 (2010) EX800 HX800

Note: These TVs had limited internet functions and did not support app installation.

Vladislav Mashirenko
Vladislav Mashirenko
I'm currently a lead editor and owner of Splaitor. Also, I'm the chief editor at Tab-tv.com.

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