• When you start a PARTY as PARTY host,
you may face a time gap between the audio
output and visual display in the following
– The Audio Return Channel (ARC) function
– The video output of the equipment is
connected to the TV and the audio output is
connected to the digital or analog audio
input jacks on the receiver.
• Sources with copyright protection may not be
Press SHIFT, then hold down
PARTY until "START PARTY"
The receiver starts PARTY streaming as a
To close a PARTY
Press SHIFT, then hold down PARTY until
"CLOSE PARTY" appears.
Joining a PARTY
The receiver can join a PARTY that has been
started by another device so that you can enjoy
the same audio content being played in a
While the PARTY host device is
having a PARTY, press SHIFT, then
"JOIN PARTY" appears, and the receiver
joins the PARTY as a PARTY guest.
To leave a PARTY
Press SHIFT, then press PARTY.
"LEAVE PARTY" appears, and the receiver
leaves a PARTY.
If "Network Standby" is set to "On", the receiver
turns on and joins the PARTY automatically when
the PARTY host device starts the PARTY.
• You cannot join a PARTY in the following cases:
– you have a PARTY on this receiver.
– you have already joined another PARTY.
• If you press PARTY when no PARTY is started,
but a device complying with PARTY
STREAMING function is playing, the device will
be the PARTY host, and the receiver will join the
PARTY as a PARTY guest.
• The PARTY guest device function automatically
switches to HOME NETWORK when the device
joins a PARTY. Even if the PARTY guest device
leaves the PARTY, the function remains as
Updating the software
By downloading the latest version of the
software, you can take advantage of the newest
functions. The receiver accesses the Sony
server to update the software.
If a new update is available, "[New Software]
Perform Software Update." appears on the TV
screen when you are connected to the Internet
and using the Home Network or Music
Make sure that other equipment connected to
the receiver is stopped before updating the
For details on software update available, refer
to the customer support site (page 124).
• Make sure not to turn off the receiver, disconnect
the network cable or perform any operation on the
receiver while the updating operation is in
• If you try to update the software when the Sleep
Timer is on, the Sleep Timer will turn off
Press HOME NETWORK to
select the Home Network
The menu is displayed on the TV screen.