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How to Install Aptoide TV on Android TV

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Aptoide on Android TV

Aptoide TV is a free open source platform for Android tv to download apps and games. Aptoide TV is one of the best alternatives for the Play Store. In the Aptoide TV, you will get more than 2500 apps and games for your Android TV. The Aptoide TV APK file is only 12 MB in size. You can get the Aptoide TV on any Android device with Android version 4.2 and above. All the apps and games available on the Aptoide TV are free. There is no subscription or sign-up process needed on the platform.

Similar to Play Store, you can search for apps and games for Android TV in different categories like Social, Communication, Puzzle, Arcade, Entertainment, and more. The important thing about the Aptoide TV app is that the platform is not geo-restricted. You can access Aptoide TV in any country with ease.

Aptoide TV home screen on Android TV

Supported Android TV Models

  • Sony Smart TV
  • TCL Smart TV
  • Panasonic Smart TV
  • Sharp Smart TV
  • Skyworth Smart TV
  • JVC Smart TV
  • Philips Smart TV
  • Mi Smart TV
  • Hisense Smart TV

Supported Android TV Boxes

How to Install Aptoide TV on Android TV

#1. Launch the Google Play store on your Android TV.

#2. Navigate to the Search Bar and type Downloader.

#3. Select the Downloader app.

#4. Tap the Install button to get the Downloader app on Android TV.

#5. Once installed, go back to the home screen and open Settings.

device preference on settings

#6. Select Device Preferences > Security & restrictions.

security & restrictions

#7. Tap on Unknown Sources and turn on the Downloader toggle.

Install unknown apps

#8. Launch the Downloader app.

downloader by aftvnews

#9. Download the AFTVnews Plugin using the URL (browser.aftvnews.com).

#10. Then, enter the Aptoide TV Android TV APK URL and click the Go button.

download url link for Aptoide TV

#11. Install the APK file by tapping the Install button.

Install option for aptoide tv

#12. After it gets installed, launch the app. If you can’t open the app, get the Sideload Launcher for Android TV to access APK files.

Open option for aptoide tv

#13. Now, you can more than 2500 apps and games for your Android TV.

How to Use Aptoide TV on Android TV

Like the Downloader app, you need to enable unknown sources for Apotide TV to install the apps (Settings > Device Preferences > Security & restrictions > Unknown sources > Aptoide TV).

#1. Open the Aptoide TV app.

Aptoide TV home page

#2. Click OK on the New Update screen.

Aptoide what's new message

#3. Tap on Allow to access your photos, videos, and media stored on your device.

Allowing permissions on Aptoide TV

#4. You can find more apps by clicking on the Discover option.

Discover option

#5. Under the Categories section, you can find the apps in Tools, Social, Communication, Games, and more.

Categories section

#6. If you click on Games, you can see the subcategories like Educational, Music, Casual, Action, Casino, and more.

Games section

#7. Select the app you want and tap Install to download it on your Android TV.

Install option

While installing apps or games from Aptoide TV, make sure that the APK is not corrupted. Some of the APK files on the Aptoide TV are corrupted and installing them will harm your Android TV OS. If you can’t install any APK file from the Aptoide TV, you must update your Android TV to its latest version.

Other Supported Devices

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Amazon Firestick
  • Kindle Fire Tablet
  • Android (Smartphone/Tablet)
  • Chromecast with Google TV

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Aptoide safe for TV?

Yes, it is safe to use. Apps with a green shield checkmark are tested and free from malware.

2. Is Aptoide owned by Google?

No, Aptoide is open-source software released on November 17th, 2009.

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