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How to Get Hik-Connect for Android TV

by Natalie
Hik-Connect Android TV

If you use a HikVision product, you need the Hik-Connect app to track the surveillance monitor devices of your home and business areas. If you have a Smart TV like Android TV, you must be looking to install the Hik-Connect app to monitor videos on the big screen. Unfortunately, Hik-Connect doesn’t have a standalone app for Android TVs and other Smart TVs as well. Currently, the app is available only for smartphones.

If you still looking to use the app on your TV, you can download Hik-Connect on your Android TV by sideloading an APK file. The Hik-Connect app can be easily connected with cameras, security control panels, NVRs, and DVRs. Apart from tracking, you can even receive notifications on the app, when the alarm device is tripped.

How to Sideload Hik-Connect APK on Android TV

The Hik-Connect app is unavailable for Android TV. To use the Hik-Connect app, you need to sideload it using the Downloader app.

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

2. Click the Settings icon on your Android TV.

3. From the options, go to Device PreferencesSecurity & 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 Hik-Connect APK in the URL field.

8. Click Go to download the Hik-Connect APK on your Android TV.

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

10. Then, click Open to launch the app.

Features of Hik-Connect

  • You can monitor all the security devices with PTZ control.
  • You will be notified instantly of alarms with pictures and videos.
  • If you want, you can share videos directly from the app.
  • You can protect the app with fingerprints and pattern locks (available only for smartphones).
  • For guest purposes, you can enable the Visitor mode.

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 Hik Connect app available for Sony Android TV?

No. Unfortunately, the Hik Connect app is unavailable on Sony Android TV. Alternatively, you can install the app using Downloader with the support of an APK file.

Does the HiK Connect app compatible with a PC?

No. The Hik-Connect app doesn’t support working on Windows PC and Mac devices.

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