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Switch Access

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Switch Access helps people with dexterity impairments operate the TV by connecting switch devices.
Instead of pressing small buttons on the TV remote control, Switch Access allows users to move the focus on your TV screen and select desired items, such as apps and Inputs, by pressing a button on a switch device.

NOTE: Switch devices are sold by companies such as AbleNet and Enabling Devices. Please check the compatibility with your TV beforehand.

 

Connecting USB switch devices to your TV

  1. Connect a USB switch device to the USB port on the TV.
  2. Follow the instruction manual of your switch device for further usage and additional information.
    an image of Bluetooth switch device

Connecting Bluetooth switch devices to your TV

Set your Bluetooth switch device into pairing mode.

  1. Press the Home button on your TV remote control.
  2. Select Settings, and press the Enter button.
    NOTE: For Android 8.0, the Settings icon is located at the upper right corner of the Home menu. For Android 7.0, it is located at the lower left corner of the Home menu.
  3. Press the Down arrow button to select Bluetooth settings, and press the Enter button.
  4. Press the Down arrow button to select Add device, and press the Enter button.
  5. Select your Bluetooth switch device when it is displayed on the TV screen, and press the Enter button.
  6. Your switch device name is displayed under Registered devices.
    an image of Bluetooth switch device

 

Enabling Switch Access

A computer mouse is required to enable Switch Access.

  1. Press the Home button on your TV remote control.
  2. Select Settings, and press the Enter button.
    NOTE: For Android 8.0, the Settings icon is located at the upper right corner of the Home menu. For Android 7.0, it is located at the lower left corner of the Home menu.
  3. Press the Down arrow button to select Accessibility, and press the Enter button.
  4. Press the Down arrow button to select Switch Access, and press the Enter button.
  5. Select Enable and press the Enter button.
  6. Select OK and press the Enter button.
  7. Wait for the Switch Access Setup Guide window to be displayed on your TV screen.
  8. Connect a computer mouse to your TV and select One switch or Two switches.
  9. Select NEXT.
  10. Select Linear scanning or Row-column scanning.
  11. Select NEXT.
  12. Press a switch to activate Switch Access.
  13. Choose your desired scanning speed from Slow, Medium, Fast, and Custom, and select NEXT.
  14. Test your setup by following the directions on your TV screen.
  15. Select FINISH.

By selecting PREVIOUS, you can go back to the previous page and change your setting.

 

NOTE: Operation is not guaranteed for all switch devices.