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How to Use Brave on Android TV / Android TV Box

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Brave Android TV

The Brave browser is not available for Android TV. The Play Store on Android TV won’t offer too many browsers. If you want to use the Brave browser on your Android TV, you need to sideload the browser using its APK file. For the sideloading process, you can use the Downloader app on Android TV.

Brave is a popular web browser available for smartphones. The best thing about the Brave browser is its independent search engine, Brave Search. With Brave Search, you can surf the internet without being tracked. Advanced features like built-in Firewall + VPN, Ad-blocker, Private Browsing, and Brave Rewards are available in the browser.

How to Sideload Brave Browser on Android TV

1. Turn on your Android TV and connect to a stable WiFi connection.

Brave on Android TV

2. Open Google Play Store from the home screen and select the Search icon.

3. Search for Downloader by AFTV news and click on the app icon.

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

5. Open the Settings menu on your Android TV and choose the Device Preferences option.

Device Preferences option

6. Select the Security and Restrictions option and then the Unknown Sources option.

Choose Security & restrictions

7. Select the Downloader option and turn on the Unknown Sources toggle.

Downloader toggle

8. Open the Downloader app from the Android TV home screen.

9. Go to the Search Bar and enter the AFTVnews plugin URL (browser.aftvnews.com). Without the plugin, you can’t install any APK files.

AFTVnews Plugin

10. Then, enter the Brave Android TV APK URL download link (https://bit.ly/3TJptOt) and click the Go button.

Brave Android TV APK URL

11. The Brave APK file download.

12. Tap the Install button to get the Bravo app on your Android TV.

13. Install the Sideload Launcher on Android TV to access APK files on your TV.

14. Open the Bravo browser on your TV using Sideload Launcher and surf the internet with ease.

Alternate Ways to Get Brave on Android TV

Apart from the Downloader, you can use other-party apps like Aptoide or ES File Explorer app to sideload apps on Android TV. In all the methods, you will use the Brave browser APK link to get the app. You can check out our detailed guide on how to sideload apps on Android TV to know all the possible ways.

Use any of the methods to get the Brave app. But, to launch the sideloaded app, you need the Sideload Launcher.

How to Use Brave on Android TV

As you are sideloading the smartphone’s version Brave app on your Android TV, the procedure to use the browser will be the same as your smartphone.

1. Open the Brave browser on your Android TV.

2. You will get the welcome screen. Here, you need to choose the search engine of your preference. You can choose from Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, Qwant, Yandex, StartPage, and more. Based on our preferences, choose the search engine from the list and click the Next button.

3. After that, you will get confirmation prompts for Brave Shields and Rewards. Click the Next button to confirm it.

4. Now, you will get the Brave home screen. On the top, you have the search bar to enter the URL or a search query.

5. On the right, you have Tabs and Settings menu. Below that, you have the shortcuts and add-tracking progress.

6. Some of the pre-installed shortcuts like Facebook, Amazon, and Wikipedia will appear on the home screen. If you want, you can change the shortcuts to your preference.

7. Tap the Back button twice to close the Brave browser.

Supported Android TV

Below is the list of Android TVs and TV Boxes that you can use to access the Brave browser.

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

Supported Android TV Box

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I get AdBlocker on Android TV?

Bravo browser is equipped with ads and a pop-up blocker. If you want, you can install a dedicated ad blocker app on Android TV to block ads.

2. Which browser is best for Android TV?

Android TV has some web browsers on the Play Store, like Puffin and TV Bro. You can also sideload web browsers on Android TV, like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. The best browser for Android TV is the Puffin TV web browser.

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