How to Access Dropbox Storage on Android TV

by Natalie

If you wish to add Dropbox to your Android TV, then you are here at the right place. In this section, we are exactly going to discuss in-depth adding the Dropbox app. Dropbox is a popular cloud storage platform that can be accessed by logging in to your account with proper credentials. With the Dropbox app on your Android TV, you can access all the stored files remotely with ease.

Unfortunately, the Dropbox app is not available for Android TVs in the Play Store. You need to sideoad the app on your Android TV using its APK file. Apart from that, you can use the web browser on Android TV to access the Dropbox website.

Pricing

Dropbox has a lot of different subscription options to choose from. Based on your requirements, you can choose the right one for you.

  • Plus (for individuals): $11.99 per month
  • Family (for families): $19.99 per month
  • Professional (for individuals): $19.99 per month
  • Standard (for small teams): $18 per user per month
  • Advanced (for larger teams): $30 per user per month

You can also customize the plans in the Enterprise section. Buy any of the subscriptions from the Dropbox website.

How to Add Dropbox on Android TV Via Sideloading

You can add Dropbox to your Android TV by sideloading it from a trusted third-party source. The process of sideloading involves the following steps.

  • Installing Downloader on Android TV
  • Enable Unknown Sources
  • Download Dropbox using Downloader

Installing Downloader on Android TV

To install third-party apps on your Android TV, you need the Downloader app. Downloader is already available in the Android TV Play Store for download. So, let’s download the app as follows.

1. Turn on your Android TV and launch the Google Play Store.

Play Store

2. Click on the Search icon and type Downloader in the search bar.

3. Choose the Downloader app icon from the search results and click the Install button to download the app.

4. Wait for a few minutes so that the app installation is complete.

Enabling Unknown Sources

With the default settings on your Android TV, you can’t install third-party apps. So, make the following settings alterations to install third-party apps.

1. Open the Settings app from the Android TV home screen.

2. Next, click on the Security & Restrictions option and select the Device Preferences feature.

Settings on Android TV

3. Click on the Unknown Sources option.

4. Choose the Downloader option and tap the toggle located next to it.

Sideload Dropbox using Downloader

Finally, you can install Dropbox on your TV as a third-party app.

1. Launch the Downloader app on your Android TV.

2. Further, click on the Allow option when prompted.

3. Type the URL for Dropbox (https://rb.gy/zb11l) in the Search bar.

Dropbox APK URL

4. Click the Go option and download the APK file for the Dropbox app.

5. Then, tap the Install button to get the Dropbox app on your TV.

6. Wait for the installation to complete and then launch the Dropbox on your TV.

How to Use Dropbox on AndroidTV

1. Open the Dropbox app and click the Sign In button.

2. Enter your Dropbox credentials to access your account.

3. You need to verify the Dropbox sign-in process on your smartphone or PC. Complete the verification.

4. Now, you will get the Dropbox home screen.

5. Access the file you want on your Android TV.

Other than the Downloader app, you can use other third-party installers like ES File Explorer on Android TV to sideload the Dropbox app.

How to Access Dropbox on Android TV with a Browser

You can access Dropbox from its website on your PC. Similarly, you can use the web browser on Android TV to access Dropbox. Web browsers that support Dropbox include Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.

1. Launch the web browser on Android TV.

2. Next, visit the Dropbox website (https://www.dropbox.com/).

Dropbox website on Android TV

3. Login with your Dropbox username and password. You can also sign in with your Google or Apple account.

4. Next, click the Files option on the left sidebar.

5. Now, you can access all your Dropbox files on your TV easily.

6. On the Home screen, you will get the suggested, recent, and starred files.

7. Go to the Photos section to access all the images and videos stored on your Dropbox account.

8. Open the Shared folder to see the files and documents that are shared with you.

9. In the Deleted files, you will get the recently deleted data. The deleted files will be stored here for 30 days. Then, they will be deleted automatically.

10. Using the Search icon, you can search for your files.

11. Click the Profile icon and click the Sign Out button to leave the Dropbox.

Supported Android TVs

  • Sony Smart TV
  • Sharp Smart TV
  • TCL Smart TV
  • Hisense Smart TV
  • Philips Smart TV
  • MI Smart TV
  • Panasonic Smart TV

Supported Android TV Boxes

  • AirTV
  • AT&T TV
  • Epson
  • NVIDIA Shield TV
  • Mi Box and Mi Box S

The unavailability of Dropbox is really bad news for a lot of users. Even on the Dropbox Community page, a lot of users are requesting the dedicated app on Android TVs and other Smart TVs. Let’s hope that Dropbox will look into it and release a dedicated app for Android TV in the near future.

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