Android TV is one of the most used TV operating systems on different models. We have the Android TV Google Play Store that hosts apps of all genres. You can access popular apps like Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+, Hulu, and more on your Android TV. Apart from these premium apps, Android TV supports a lot of free apps like Plex as well. However, there are several popular applications like Kodi and Google Chrome that cannot be accessed via Google Play Store. Those apps can be accessed with the help of the Downloader app on your Android Smart TV.
Downloader is a very useful app when it comes to installing third-party apps on your TV. Also, you can add apps that are unavailable because of geographical restrictions with the Downloader app. However, you need to make a few changes to your Android TV settings to sideload the apps.
There is no particular subscription plan on the Downloader app. Also, the app doesn’t interrupt you with unwanted ads. However, the app lets you donate small amounts to it. This small donation from the users helps the app developers add more useful features to the app and work more on it.
Downloader on Android TV
The Downloader app has made its place in the Google Play Store on your TV. So all you need to do is download the app on your TV like any other supported app.
Supported Android TVs
- Sony Smart TV
- Sharp Smart TV
- TCL Smart TV
- Hisense Smart TV
- Mi Smart TV
- Philips Smart TV
- Skyworth Smart TV
Supported Android TV Boxes
- AT&T TV
- DIRECTV Stream
- Mi Box and Mi Box S
How to Add Downloader on Android TV / Android TV Box
(1). Turn on your Android TV and connect to the internet.
(2). Choose the Apps tab and launch the Google Play Store.
(3). Click on the Search icon and type Downloader in the search field.
(4) Choose the app developed by AFTVnews and click on Install.
(5). Once the installation is over, select Open to open the Downloader app on the TV.
How to Access Downloader on Android TV
The default settings on your Android TV will prevent the installation of third-party apps. So, you need to alter the default settings in favor of the Downloader app to install third-party apps.
(1). Firstly, launch Settings on the Android TV from the home screen.
(2). On the Settings menu, select the Device Preferences option.
(3). On the menu, scroll down to click on the Security & Restrictions option.
(4). Further, choose Unknown Sources and find the Downloader app.
(5). Turn on the toggle to enable the Downloader app to install third-party apps.
How to Use Downloader on Android Smart TV
It will be a lot easier for you to install apps on your device with the Downloader app. Follow these instructions to add third-party apps to your TV.
(1). Launch the Downloader app you just installed and click on the Allow option.
(2). Go to the URL section of the app and type browser.aftvnews.com.
(3). Once done, click on the Go option.
(4). A plugin apk file will download on your TV.
(5). Select Install and the plugin will install on your TV.
(6). The Plugin will help you to browse web pages on Downloader.
(7). Now, enter the desired apk URL in the required section.
(8). Download the apk file and install the app on your TV.
Other Supported Devices
Apart from Android TVs, we have other devices that support the Downloader app.
- Amazon Fire TV
- Fire TV Stick
- Android Smartphones and Tablets
- Fire HD Tablet
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can install APK files on your Android TV. The Downloader app is one of the best choices when it comes to downloading APK files.
The Downloader app is supported on different platforms, including Android OS as well as Fire TV OS.
The Downloader app lets you download APK files of third-party apps on your TV. Also, you can download other files with an in-built browser of Downloader.