Android TV randomly screaming 'Sorry something went wrong, try again in a few seconds?' You aren't alone

In 2014, Google released Android TV, which is the successor to the much dreaded Google TV. Android TV greatly improved upon its predecessor and lets users access its vast collection of apps from the Play Store.

With the user interface designed around using voice search and new content, using Android on a TV allowed Google to bring video streaming platforms such as Netflix, Twitch, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and many more without much hassle.

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The Mountain View-based company even ported Google Assistant from Android over to Android TV. It was a big deal since users no longer needed to press buttons but instead can comfortably talk to their TV from the couch.

That being said, some Android TV users are now reporting that their TV randomly says Sorry something went wrong, try again in a few seconds. Many say that they were freaked out the TV read the message at full volume in the middle of the night.

Users said they tried unplugging all smart devices one by one but not the TV since they did not expect it to turn on and say the message out loud. It looks like those affected had kept their Android TV in sleep mode at all times.


We just got our Android TV. We only use it for Netflix, Hulu, and some Youtube and besides some occasional buffering suffer no problems when in use. Android and Alexa assistants turned off, we don’t chromecast to it. Almost every day, usually when we’re sleeping, the TV will scream at max volume “Something went wrong, please try again in a few seconds”.

The last couple nights my Sony Bravia X800H has randomly started saying out load “something when wrong” at random intervals. The tv is off, in sleep mode. Any idea what it is causing this? It is creepy and I don’t want to have to unplug the TV at night lol.

It looks like the issue is related to Google Assistant and probably a bug on Google’s end since it is prevalent on different makes and models of Android TVs. If you want your Android TV to stop talking automatically, the only way is to either turn it off when not in use or disable Google Assistant.

With Google yet to acknowledge the issue, it looks like the only way to stop your Android TV from screaming “Sorry something went wrong, try again in a few seconds” is to disable Google Assistant.

If and when they do acknowledge the issue, we will update this article with new information so make sure you keep checking this space.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Android TV Section so be sure to follow them as well.

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Anurag Chawake

My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.