Google Chrome is one of the most secure and best web browsers, especially for Android users. Although it comes from the Google.Inc, Chrome Browser is not available on the Android TV and its Play Store. However, you can install the app by sideloading via Downloader. If you can’t sideload it, use the casting method to share the browsing screen of Chrome from your smartphone to the TV.
In this session, you will learn how to use the Chrome browser on your Android TV using two different methods.
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How to Sideload Google Chrome APK on Android TV
As we mentioned earlier, the Google Chrome app is not available for Android TV. So, you need to sideload its APK file with the help of Downloader on Android TV to stream its content.
1. Turn on your Android TV and head to the Apps section.
2. Locate the Google Play Store and launch it.
3. Click on the Search icon and type Downloader in the required field.
4. Locate the Downloader app developed by AFTVnews and hit the Install button.
5. Wait for a while to download and install the Downloader app on your device.
6. Once the Downloader app is installed successfully, press the home button on your remote.
7. Now, navigate to the Settings icon from the home page.
8. From the options, go to Device Preferences → Security & Restrictions.
9. Click Unknown Sources → Turn on the Downloader toggle.
10. Now. go back to the home screen and launch the Downloader app.
11. Accept the storage and other permissions asked by the app on your TV.
12. Choose Home from the left pane, and type the below-mentioned URL in the required field.
Download link for Google Chrome APK latest version: bit.ly/3RXA7ke
13. Click Go to download the APK file on your Android TV.
14. Once the file is downloaded, open it and click Install.
15. Then, click Open to launch the app and browse the internet.
How to Cast Google Chrome on Android TV
If you aren’t interested in sideloading the Google Chrome apk, you can cast the app from your Android smartphone to TV. Unfortunately, there is no built-in cast support available on this provider, so you need to screen mirror the app using the casting feature of your mobile.
1. Connect the Android TV to a WiFi network in which your smartphone is connected.
2. Install the Google Chrome app from the Google Play Store.
3. Launch the app and log in with your Google account to finish the setup.
4. Now, browse any content on the Google Chrome app.
5. Next, go to the Notification Panel and tap the Cast icon.
6. Choose your Android TV. Now, the web page you searched will appear on your Android TV.
Supported Android TVs and Boxes
|Smart TV Boxes
|Sony Smart TV
TCL Smart TV
OnePlus Smart TV
Panasonic Smart TV
Sharp Smart TV
Vu Smart TV
Philips Smart TV
Xiaomi Mi Smart TV
Hisense Smart TV
|Nvidia Shield TV
MXQ Pro 4K
Mi Box 4K
Google Chrome Not Working on Android TV: How to Fix
Since we’ve installed the Google Chrome app on Android TV by getting it from third-party sources, you will face many issues with the app while streaming on your TV. In such cases, you need to perform the troubleshooting fixes listed below to resolve those problems.
- Make sure that your Android TV and the app get the proper internet speed.
- Restart your Android TV to resolve the temporary bugs associated with the device and app.
- Clear the app cache files for Google Chrome accumulated on your Smart TV.
- If there is a new version available for Google Chrome, uninstall the current one and sideload the latest version.
- Update your Android TV firmware.
- Reset your Android TV to solve the major problems, then set up your Smart TV to install the app again.
Google Chrome Alternatives
If you feel that Google Chrome isn’t for you or if you are unsatisfied with the service it provides, you can switch over to some other platforms to surf the internet. Here are the best options you can choose as an alternative solution to Google Chrome.
No, you cannot install Chrome on Android TV. Instead, you should sideload it using Downloader.
You need to sign in with your account and accept the sync permission to use all your saved bookmarks on Google Chrome across any device you use.