How to set up Google TV profiles

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Google TV focus on recommendations, but what’s the use of them if someone with different tastes uses your account and fucks it up? Fortunately, Google TV has adult and child profiles. Let’s set it up.

Google TV profiles work with Google accounts. Each account has its own suggestions and Watch list. Apps installed on Google TV are available to everyone, but accounts are not shared between accounts.

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To get started, select your account icon in the upper right corner of the Google TV home screen.

Select your account from the menu.

Select an account from the menu.

Now select “Add account”.

Choose "Add an account."

You have the option to “Add an account” or “Add a child. ” We will do the first.

You will then need to sign in to your Google Account for the account. If you have an Android phone, you can scan the QR code. Otherwise you will have to type with the TV keyboard.

Scan a QR code or enter it manually.

Once signed in, Google will ask you to review and agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Accept the terms.

The next few screens will ask if you want to turn on Google Assistant.

Turn on Google Assistant.

If you decide to turn it on, you will be asked if you want Assistant to be able to search for your TV applications. Select “Enable” or “No, thank you”.

Allow the Assistant to search applications.

You can now select the applications for which you have a subscription. Select all that apply, and then click Confirm.

Select your applications and "Confirm."

It is! You will be taken to the Google TV home screen in the new account. Now is a good time to make it look the way you want.

google tv home screen

To switch to other accounts, follow the same steps as above to get to the account selection screen and select an account.

Select an account.

That is all! You already have your own space on your Google TV. Your activity will be synced to other devices you are logged in to, but not to other TV accounts. Your viewing habits will not interfere with other people’s recommendations and vice versa.

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