SmartTV Guide

Sony TV owners can leverage the capabilities of the Screensaver feature to impress guests with a beautiful, custom-designed experience we designed for this type of screen.

To pair your TV display with your mobile app follow the steps outlined below:

Step 1 - Download the Blackdove mobile app

To get started with the Blackdove video art experience, download our mobile app for any of our supported mobile platforms.

Step 2 - Download the Blackdove TV app from the Google Play Store:

Step 3 – Pair your Display

To get started with the Blackdove video art experience, download our mobile app for any of our supported mobile platforms.
  1. Launch the app on your Sony TV
  2. Once the app loads, Artwork will immediately begin playing. This will be the first screen you see.
  3. From the above screen press any button (Up/Down or Left/Right) on your remote and you will see the left/right navigation arrows as well as the “Pair” button in the top-right corner.
  4. Use the Up button on your TV remote to highlight the “Pair” button and press “OK”/”Enter”.
  5. You will be taken to the “Pair” page where you will be presented with a QR code in the center of the screen.
  6. Open the Blackdove app on your mobile device.
  7. Sign-up or Login using the app.
  8. Once logged in, navigate to the “Devices” screen from the bottom menu.
  9. Press the “Add Device” button at the bottom of the screen.
  10. Select the Sony TV from the list of TV’s.
  11. Press the “Scan QR Code on TV” button.
  12. Now using your mobile device, point the camera at the QR code displayed on the TV screen, if done successfully you will be redirected to the home page in the mobile app and TV automatically.
  13. Set up screensaver on Sony TV
    1. Open the “Settings” page on your Sony TV.
    2. Select “Screen saver”
    3. Select "Blackdove"
  14. Congrats! Your TV is now paired to your mobile device. You can now use your mobile device to stream Artwork, create personalized Collections, and much more!

Step 4 – Scan your QR Code.

After your unique QR code appears on your television, please open up your Blackdove mobile app, choose artwork, and hit play. This will bring an empty list of available devices to cast artwork. Please click Add Device, name your device, set your screen orientation (landscape or portrait), and click save.

Step 5 – Select Blackdove from you screensavers list

On your Sony TV app, head to settings, select Screen Saver, then Blackdove, and then Screen Saver.You’re all set!
Now you can cast artwork on your Sony TV.