If it hasn’t arrived already, your new Telstra TV will be landing in your home any day now – and here we share a few quick tips on how to set it up and get the most of your new device and the new mobile app.

We’ve put a lot of work into ensuring that when your new device arrives, it will take only a few short minutes to set it up, creating a simple, enjoyable experience that is truly “plug in and play”.

Let’s start with installing the hardware

It’s as simple as connecting your HDMI cable, existing TV aerial cable and the power cable at the back of the device. From there the device will automatically turn on.

Now all you need to do is activate it

This involves connecting the device to your home Telstra Broadband network. Once you’re connected to the internet, the device will scan for free-to-air channels and download a selection of pre-loaded apps including; Foxtel Now, Bigpond Movies, Netflix, Stan, Hayu, YouTube, Roku Media Player and podcasts from TED as well as ABC iView, SBS On Demand, +7, 9NOW and Tenplay.

Using your Telstra TV remote and mobile app

With a range of shortcuts on the remote, you can open live TV, the TV guide, Foxtel Now and Netflix with the touch of a button.

Discover content without having to switch between different channels, apps or services and plan ahead with the mobile app, which lets you search on your way home from work, and line up shows ready to watch when you hit the couch.

The mobile app also acts as a remote control for your home device (which is great news because you can now literally ring your remote when you can’t find it!)

And if it’s not that simple to set it up in your home – we want to hear from you via our Crowd Support site.

Find more tips and helpful hints on how to use your new Telstra TV here.