Smart TVs

Android TVs (certain Smart TV models of Roku, FireTV, TCL, and Sharp) can be deeplinked. This means that their content (supported apps) can be searched and the results will be displayed and launched from Control Center's search results page.  These TVs can be set as default devices for apps in Control Center settings.  The TV MUST be setup as IP Control instead of IR Control.

For example, TCL's line of 4K Roku TVs (series 4 and up) are unique smart TVs since it uses the Roku environment as its main user interface.

Accessing and navigating a Smart TV's Menus and Apps can only be done via "TV Mode".  If you wish to access your TCL Roku TV’s internal apps and services via "TV Mode" you’ll need to set up your TV as smart TV. You’ll need to complete your initial setup to start the smart TV setup process. After completing the initial setup press the Caavo button, select the settings gear, navigate to devices, choose your TV from the device menu, select control settings, then choose set up as a smart TV.

Use the following setup instructions so that the Control Center can optimally control your TV’s power state and volume functions.


TCL Roku TV Setup

Whether you're setting up the TV with Control Center for the first time, or replacing a TV that is connected to Control Center with a newer TCL Roku TV, please use the suggested TCL Roku TV settings for optimal use with Control Center.

  1. Ensure that the correct HDMI standard is being used.
    - Go to Settings > TV Input
    - Select the input that Control Center is connected to.
    - Select 'HDMI mode' and check the box for 'HDMI 2.0'.  This will ensure that you are able to receive 4K/HDR content thru Control Center.
  2. Ensure that the TCL TV is able to wake and go on standby via Control Center.
    - Go to Settings > System > Power > Power On
    - Select the input that Control Center is connected to.  This will automatically switch to the input Control Center is on when you wake the TV.
    - Go to Settings > System > Power > Fast TV Start, and enable it.  Fast TV Start uses a little more power but allows you to wake the TV with the Control Center remote instead of the TCL Roku TV remote.
  3. Enable proper audio control.
    - Go to Settings > System > Control Other Devices (CEC)
    - Enable 'ARC (HDMI (port number))' if you are outputting audio from the TV directly to a sound bar or AVR via an HDMI cable (disregard if you are using a fiber or analog connection).  Make sure that the HDMI cable connection from the TV to the sound bar is plugged into the correct HDMI port with 'ARC' labeled on it.
    - Enable 'System Audio Control'
  4. Allow Control Center to automatically switch the TV to use it as the active source/input.
    - Go to Settings > System > Control Other Devices (CEC)
    - Enable '1-touch play'


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