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How to Install HGTV on Android TV

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HGTV Android TV

Home & Garden Television popularly known as HGTV. It is an American pay-TV channel network that focuses on streaming programs like re-arranging and decorating the home and garden. Moreover, you can also stream the TV shows and live TV channels. You can download the HGTV GO app from Google Play Store on your Android TV to stream the content from HGTV. The application doesn’t have any standalone subscription, you can stream the content of HGTV with a valid and active subscription to any TV Provider compatible with HGTV. Moreover, you can also share the content of the HGTV app from your smartphone to the Android TV with the built-in Chromecast option.

How to Install HGTV on Android TV from Play Store

1. Go to the home screen on your Android TV and click on Apps.

Select Google Play Store

2. Open Google Play Store and click the Search icon.

3. Enter HGTV Go in the search bar and locate the app.

4. Select HGTV Go from the suggested result.

5. Click Install to get the app on your Android TV.

6. Once the app is installed, click Open to launch the app.

How to Activate HGTV on Android TV

1. Open the HGTV Go app on your Android TV.

2. You will get the activation code. If you are not getting the code, click the Login button to get the code.

3. Now, go to HGTV’s activation website [https://auth.watch.hgtv.com/link] on your smartphone or PC.

4. Enter the code and click the Link TV Provider button.

Link your TV Provider to stream HGTV on Android TV

5. After that, sign in with your TV provider account to complete the activation.

6. Now, the HGTV app will be activated on your Android TV. You can access all the content.

How to Install HGTV on Android TV Outside USA

If you can’t find HGTV in the Play Store, it must be geo-restricted. Therefore, you need to use the Downloader app to sideload the APK file.

1. Install the Downloader app on your Android TV from the Play Store.

Get Downloader to install HGTV on Android TV

2. Click the Settings icon on your Android TV.

3. From the options, go to Device PreferencesSecurity & Restrictions.

Hit Security & Restrictions

4. Click Unknown Sources → Turn on the Downloader toggle.

5. Now, open the Downloader app on Android TV from the home screen.

6. Tap Allow to accept the storage permissions.

7. Choose Home from the left pane, and enter the download link of HGTV APK in the URL field.

Enter HGTV APK link and click Go button

8. Click Go to download the HGTV APK on your Android TV.

9. Once the file is downloaded, open it and click Install.

10. Install any of the VPNs on your Android TV, like NordVPN or ExpressVPN, and connect to your country server.

11. Then, click Open to launch the app and watch the content.

How to Watch HGTV Using a Browser

In the Play Store, there are quite a number of web browsers available for Android TV. You can use any of those web browsers on your Android TV to access the HGTV content.

1. Open a web browser on your Android TV.

2. Enter the URL [https://watch.hgtv.com] in the address bar and go to that website.

3. The home screen of the HGTV will appear on the TV screen.

Select the Link TV Provider button

4. Click the Link TV Provider button and sign in with your TV provider.

5. Then, you can access your favorite content on your Android TV.

How to Cast HGTV on Android TV

The HGTV Go app is compatible with built-in Cast support. With that, you can easily cast the HGTV app from your smartphone to Android TV.

1. Install the HGTV Go app from the Google Play Store.

2. Connect your smartphone and Android TV to the same WiFi network.

3. Open the HGTV Go app on your smartphone and log in with your account.

4. Play the video content that you want and click the Cast icon.

Tap Cast to stream HGTV on Android TV

5. From the list of devices, choose your Android TV.

6. Play the video content on the app. Now, the content will appear on your Android TV.

Key Features of HGTV

  • Select and choose your desired content with various genres
  • The app supports the Catchup feature to stream where you left off.
  • Add TV shows to My List to access them later.
  • You can turn on the Closed captioning to your TV program.
  • The application has to Continue watching the section to stream the episodes from where you have left.

Supported Android TVs

  • Sony Smart TV
  • TCL Smart TV
  • OnePlus Smart TV
  • Sharp Smart TV
  • Vu Smart TV
  • Philips Smart TV
  • Xiaomi Mi Smart TV
  • Hisense Smart TV

Supported Android TV Boxes

  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Airtel Xstream
  • MXQ Pro 4K
  • Mi Box 4K


Is the HGTV Go app available for Sony Android TV?

Yes, the HGTV app is available on Sony Android TV.

Is the HGTV Go app available on Google TV?

The HGTV app is compatible with Google Smart TV.

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