Article ID : 00185439 / Last Modified : 19/07/2018

How to connect a smartphone to the TV with a USB cable and display content

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Smartphone Plug and Play is a feature that allows you to operate the TV’s remote control to watch content (Photos, Music, Videos) in an Android smartphone by connecting the Android smartphone and TV with a Micro USB cable.

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[A] Android smartphone
[B] TV’s remote control


Supported products:

  • BRAVIA TV:
    • X70xxE Series
    • W77xE Series, W75xE SeriesW62xE Series, W67xE Series, W61xE Series, W66xE Series
    • R4xxE Series, R3xxE Series
  • Smartphone: Android 4.1 or later
     NOTE: Other smartphone OSes, including iOS and Windows, are not supported. This feature may not be supported depending on the Android smartphone model.

Supported file formats:

   For details about file formats, refer to the manual of your TV.


Operating procedure:

  1. Prepare the Android smartphone and Micro USB cable.
  2. Connect the TV and smartphone with the Micro USB cable.
  3. Set the USB setting of the smartphone to File Transfers or MTP mode.

    Example of the screen:

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  4.  Open the TV’s Media Player app.
    1.  Press the HOME button on the remote control.
    2.  Select Media.
    3.  Select Photo, Music or Video.
  5.  When you select Photo, Music or Video two folders are displayed as shown in the following figure.

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    Content in each folder from the smartphone’s internal and external memory.

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    All photo/music/video content from the smartphone’s internal and external memory.


    NOTE: If there is a Picture folder in both the internal memory and external memory of the smartphone, both Picture folders will appear separately.

  6. Select content with the TV’s remote control. The color keys can be used to toggle between Photo, Music and Video.