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How to install apps on Android TV

Hello friends! The most important thing about an Android TV is the apps. After all, that’s where you’re going to get your content from. It’s also the difference between an older TV and a more modern one. If you want to install apps on your Android TV and you are not sure how to do it. In this post, we will show you how to install apps on Android TV. Using the simplest to the most complex methods. So you can take advantage of all the potential that your Android TV can give you.

From Google Play on TV

This is undoubtedly the easiest way to install applications on Android TV. And it is the one that Google wants us to use: going through the official app store of the brand: Google Play Store. Android TVs usually come with the Google Play app preinstalled. Although it may not be in plain sight. Go to the Apps section and you should see it there.

Follow the steps below to install apps on your Android TV:

First step

From the main screen of your Android TV go to the “Apps” section.

go to the "Apps" section install apps on Android TV
go to the “Apps” section

Second step

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Then search for the App or game you want to install and select it.

Then search for the App or game you want to install and select it. install apps on Android TV
Then search for the App or game you want to install and select it.

Third step

After that, tap the “Install” button.

After that, tap the "Install" button. install apps on Android TV
After that, tap the “Install” button.

Using your Android phone

A recent addition to Google Play is the ability to install apps on other devices on which we use the same Google account. Including TVs with Android TV. It is a more convenient way as you can check all the details of the app before installing it.

To install an Android TV app using your phone follow the next steps:

First step

Open the Google Play app from your phone. Remember that it must be the same account that is associated with your Android TV.

Open the Google Play app
Open the Google Play app

Second step

Then tap the “Apps” button

tap the "Apps" button
tap the “Apps” button

Third step

After that, tap the “other devices” tab. Next, tap the “TV” button.

tap the "TV" button
tap the “TV” button

Fourth step

Then select an app.

Then select an app.
Then select an app.

Fifth step

Finally, tap the arrow next to the install button. Make sure to mark your Android TV and tap the “install” button. And that’s it. After a few seconds, you will notice how the app is installed on your Android TV.

From your PC

Same as before, you can also do it from the Google Play website. In any web browser like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, for example, on your home PC. Similarly, you have a button at the top to filter apps or games for TV. The next step is to click Install and choose the TV from the list displayed. This sends the download request. That will be completed as soon as the TV is turned on and connected to the Internet. It does not need to be on at that time, but you do need to use the same Google account that you are using on the web.

With the help of a USB Flash drive

An unconventional option to install applications on a TV with Android TV. It is using a USB storage drive preloaded with an APK file. Here you will depend on whether the TV comes with a complete file manager or not. It is possible that it only allows you to view multimedia content (photos, videos, etc), and not do anything with the APK. If so, you will need a complete file explorer like X-Plore File Manager or File Commander. With such a tool you are more likely to be able to install an APK from a USB Flash drive. After granting them permission to install apps from unknown sources. Thanks for reading us. Bye!

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