Philips 5505 Series, 5405 Series - Android TV Quick Start Guide

Philips 5505 Series, 5405 Series - Android TV Quick Start Guide

Also See for 5505 Series:


Philips 5505 Series, 5405 Series - Android TV Quick Start Guide

Product design and user interface are for illustrative purposes only. Actual product and user interface may vary.

What's in the box

What's in the Box

Using the remote

Using the Remote

Remote Buttons

  1. (POWER)
    Turns the TV on and off of standby.
  2. (TV GUIDE)
    Access to the Electronic Program Guide (EPG).
  3. The Google Assistant
    Press the Assistant button on your remote to talk to your Google Assistant.
  4. (BACK)
    Returns to the previous menu screen.
  5. (INPUT)
    Change input source.
    Select and change access to the attached devices such as Blu-ray player, gaming consoles, or cable box.
  6. (INFO)
    Displays input and resolution information.
  7. (OPTIONS)
    Displays a list of menu options applicable to the active screen.
  8. (CURSOR as ) and OK
    Moves to select an item and to determine on the various menu.
  9. (HOME)
    Access to your apps, Live TV, input devices, settings, and the Google Play store.
  10. PREV.CH
    Direct access to the Live TV channels.
    Displays the last selected terminal or channel.

Installing the stands

  1. Remove the tape on the bottom of the TV set and the plastic bag.
    Installing the Stands - Step 1
  2. danger Fasten the stand to the TV with provided screws. While fastening the screws, hold the stand to prevent it from falling.
    Installing the Stands - Step 2
  3. Both stands should now be securely fastened.
    Installing the Stands - Step 3
  • If you plan to wall mount your TV, refer to "Wall mount" in this guide for recommended wall mount bracket kit.

Connecting your devices

How to use external devices

Connecting antenna or cable / satellite / IPTV set-top box

Tip: Connect your external devices to your Android TV before powering on.

If connecting to an antenna via an RF cable

DTV programs that are broadcasted in your area can be received for free through a digital antenna.
Connecting to an Antenna via an RF Cable

If connecting a set-top box via an HDMI cable

If the TV is connected to a cable or satellite set-top-box via an HDMI cable, you must select the correct source by using (INPUT) on your remote.
Connecting a Set-top Box via an HDMI Cable

Changing input to devices that are connected to the TV

Press (INPUT) to switch input device list.

How to use Chromecast built-in

Casting allows you to mirror your favorite apps on the big screen.

Tip: The device you are using to cast to your television must be on the same Wi-Fi network.

  1. Open a Chromecast built-in enabled app.
  2. Tap .
  3. Tap the device you would like to cast to.

How to connect to your Bluetooth® devices

To pair your pair Bluetooth® devices, such as a wireless headset, keyboard, game controller, with your Android TV.

  1. On the Android TV home screen, select Settings in the upper right corner of the screen, and press OK.
  2. Select Remote & Accessories and press OK.
  3. Enable pairing mode on your device.
  4. Using your TV remote, select your device from the list shown on your TV.
  5. Your Android TV will pair with your device.

Tip: Some devices may require additional steps. Please consult your Bluetooth device manual for more information.

Connection overview

Connection Overview

Best experience

Google account

Unleash your television's true potential. With a Google® account you can effortlessly expand your entertainment library via the Google Play store and Google Play app and also keep apps up-to-date.

While you can enjoy this Philips Android TV™ without a Google Account via the preinstalled selection of applications, we recommend a Google account to download additional apps from the Google Play Store or use the Google Assistant.

danger Note: Simply login with your Google account.

Tip: It is recommended to create a new Google account specifically for your Android TV. A new account will prevent interference and syncing of your personal account. To create a new Google account, visit on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Network router

Wireless Connection:

The Philips 5000 series Android TV is equipped with wireless LAN 802.11ac for wireless streaming.

danger Note: Wireless performance may be affected by various factors, including the distance between the TV and your Wi-Fi router. To improve wireless performance, we recommend placing your Wi-Fi router within 15 feet of your TV. The use of open or unencrypted Wi-Fi networks is not recommended, as these networks are not secured, and your data could be at risk.

Tip: If your Wi-Fi router was set up by your internet service provider (ISP), you may find a sticker on the bottom of your router indicating your Wi-Fi SSID and password.

Set up Android TV with your Android smartphone or tablet

If you have an Android phone or tablet, you can quickly and easily set up your Android TV from your Android device. Pairing your Android device will allow you to wirelessly sync your Wi-Fi credentials, Google account, and Android TV compatible apps. During the initial setup, you will be prompted to set up your TV with your Android device, select Yes, and follow the on-screen instructions.

danger Note: Be sure to enable pairing mode on your Android device in the beginning.

Explore your television

From the Android TV home screen, you can easily access movies, TV shows, music, apps, input devices, settings, and more.

To go back to the home screen at any time, press (HOME) on your remote.

Home Screen

  1. The Google Assistant
    With the Google Assistant, quickly access entertainment, control smart devices, get answers on screen, and more using your voice.
  2. Inputs
    Toggle inputs between your favorite source devices.
  3. Network condition
    Display the network status and open network settings if selected.
  4. Settings
    Configure your television settings and connect to wireless devices.
  5. Apps
    Apps gallery
    You must sign in with a Google account to visit and download apps from the Google Play store.
  6. How to rearrange channels
    Within the row, you want to rearrange, press on your remote.
    To rearrange channels, select arrow (/) icon, and press OK. Use to move up or down. Press OK. To delete channels, select minus (-) icon, and press OK.
  7. Install Additional Apps
    Select the "+" and click on the Google Play Store to expand your entertainment library.
  8. How to move or delete applications
    Select the application and long press OK on your remote.
    To move, select Move in the list, and press OK. Use to move left or right. Press OK.
    To delete, select Remove from favorites in the list, and press OK.

Live TV/Antenna

The Live TV channels feature on Android TV loads television shows, sports, news, and more from your participating TV apps or Antenna / OTA TV tuner so you can watch them all in one place.

To select channels, use CH + / – on your remote. For installation of TV channels using a set-top box, go to "Connecting your devices".

Add channels

To add for the first time or additional channels, please follow the steps below:

  1. On the Home menu, go to the Apps row and select How to...
    Add Channels - Step 1
  2. Select Live TV to open channel installation page. Once open, select Setup and press OK.
  3. Select your signal type Antenna / Cable to start the channel installation.
    Add Channels - Step 2

Channel List

Press OK while viewing Live TV to open channel list. Based on the type of channels installed, select with the yellow color key Broadcast (conventional TV channels) or Network (internet TV channels).

Program guide

To view the latest TV program schedule, press (TV GUIDE) on your remote.

Tip: Live TV feature is only compatible with antenna and select cable broadcasting. To access your cable box or other source inputs, you must press (INPUT) on your remote.

The Google Assistant

Activate the Google Assistant

Tip: To enjoy all of the benefits the Google Assistant can provide, an internet connection and a Google account are required.

How to use the remote

Press your Assistant button on your remote to talk to the Google Assistant. To learn more about the Google Assistant visit

SafeSearch can help you block inappropriate or explicit images from your Google search results. The SafeSearch filter helps block most adult content from your television. Parental supervision is strongly recommended.

  1. On the Android TV home screen, select Settings in the upper right corner of the screen, and press OK.
  2. Select Device Preferences and press OK.
  3. Select the Google Assistant and press OK.
  4. Select SafeSearch filter and press OK.

Parental Control

Parental Controls

You can restrict your children from watching certain programs or channels, by setting parental controls using a rating lock.

How to set up Parental Controls

  1. On the Android TV home screen, select Settings in the upper right corner of the screen, and press OK.
  2. Select Channel > Parental Controls and press OK.
  3. Enter your PIN (*) > Program Restrictions > Ratings.
  4. Select Ratings as described in the table below and press OK.

danger Note: Default setting of PIN is "1234".
If you have forgotten the current 4-digit PIN code, you can reset the code by performing Factory data reset.
Program Restrictions is displayed only when the last selected input is not HDMI.

  • Rating types and restriction levels


Model # 32PFL5505, 32PFL5405
Type HD (1366 x 768 pixels 60 Hz)
Diagonal screen size / Aspect ratio 31.5 "/ 16:9
Viewing angles 178° (V) by 178° (H)
Built-in digital / analog tuner ATSC (digital) / NTSC (analog)
Mono / Stereo Mono, Stereo
Power output (RMS watts) 8 W x 2
Equalizer 5 band
Ease of use
Picture format SD (4:3 source) Automatic/Full/Unscaled/4:3/Movie expand
HD (16:9 source)
Channel coverage Over-the-Air DTV (ATSC) VHF: 2~13
UHF: 14~69 (Each channel may have e.g. 2.1~2.9, 3.1~3.9, etc)
Over-the-Air Analog (NTSC) VHF: 2~13
UHF: 14~69
CATV (Analog NTSC) 2~13, A~W
W+1~W+94 (Analog W+1~W+84), A-5~A-1, 5A
Tuning system Channel frequency synthesized tuning system
Channel access Direct access number keyboard, Programmable scan and Channel + (up) / - (down)
Composite video input 1
HDMI input 2 (selectable HDMI modes)
Supporting HDMI video signals: 480i/p, 720p, 1080i @60 Hz, 1080p
Supporting HDMI digital audio signals: LPCM, AC3, DD+
Supporting PC-input video signal up to 1920 x 1080
Analog audio L/R input 1 (L Audio / R Audio)
PC input Via HDMI and HDMI-DVI + Analog audio L/R
Wireless LAN Wireless LAN Supporting wireless standards: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)
Digital audio output 1
Supporting Dolby Digital
Power requirements 120 V~ +/- 10%, 60 Hz +/- 0.5 %
Operating temperature 41°F (5°C) to 104°F (40°C)

* Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.


Category Problem Tip
Accessibility Television is speaking prompts out-loud.
  • To disable the TalkBack on your television, press (HOME) on your remote, navigate to settings icon in the upper right corner of the home screen and select Device Preferences > Accessibility, select TalkBack, press OK to toggle between on or off.
Network Slow Data Connection or buffering.
  • Check the settings between your router and ISP modem or gateway (if applicable).
  • Connect to a stable wireless connection from home wireless or wired network.
  • The use of mobile hot spots or public wireless connections is not recommended.
Picture on HDMI Input Television has sound with no picture or abnormal picture.
  • Change the resolution output of your source device.
Sound on HDMI with external devices Television has no sound.
  • Please check to be sure the device is connected to the HDMI 2 (ARC) input on the TV.
Power No power
  • Ensure that the AC outlet supplies the proper voltage. Plug another electrical appliance into the AC outlet to ensure that the AC outlet operates normally.
  • If a power failure occurs, unplug the AC power cord for 1 minute to allow the unit to reset itself.
Remote Remote buttons are not functional.
  • Re-insert or replace the AAA batteries with their polarities (+/–) as indicated on the remote battery area.
The Google Assistant microphone on the remote does not work.
  • To pair the remote, refer to the step "Connecting your devices" and see "How to connect to your Bluetooth® devices". To enable pairing mode, press the Google Assistant button and vol down (-) button on your remote simultaneously for 5 seconds
Network Cannot connect the network.
  • Check if your router and/or modem is properly connected.
  • Power cycle the router and/or modem.
  • Check your network settings.
Picture Power is on but screen image is off.
  • Check if the connection for your source device is properly secured.
  • Check if the correct input is selected by pressing (INPUT).
  • Verify that your HDMI mode, for the input selected matches the resolution output of your source device. Change source input until you have picture and sound.
Performance Remote response is delayed or sluggish during initial use.
  • Your television is automatically, downloading and installing the latest applications, for the best user experience.
  • During this time, you may experience a delayed response from your remote. Upon successful installation, your remote will operate normally.

For further assistance, call the customer support service in your country.

  • To obtain assistance, contact Philips customer care center;
    In the U.S.A., Canada, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands 1 866 309 5962
    The model and serial numbers are located on the left side and the rear of the TV cabinet.

This product has been manufactured by and is sold under the responsibility of Funai Corporation, Inc., and Funai Corporation, Inc. is the warrantor in relation to this product.

The Philips trademark and the Philips shield emblem are registered trademarks of Koninklijke Philips N.V. used under license.

Call us: 1-866-309-5962

Chat with us:

Scan to call us:

Scan to chat with us:

Hours of operation:
9 AM to 9 PM EST > Monday – Saturday
9 AM to 6 PM EST > Sunday

Documents / Resources


Download manual

Here you can download full pdf version of manual, it may contain additional safety instructions, warranty information, FCC rules, etc.

Download Philips 5505 Series, 5405 Series - Android TV Quick Start Guide


Need Assistance?

Do you have a question about the 5505 Series that isn't answered in the manual? Leave your question here.

Error while submitting your question. Please, reload page and try again.

Thank you! Your question has been received!

Table of Contents