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How to Get Hik-Connect for Android TV

by Natalie
Hik-Connect Android TV

Security is one of the important aspects of our life. Irrespective of wherever we are, we should be aware of our surroundings. Likewise, we should always monitor our home to avoid any mishappenings. Nowadays, we have a lot of options to remotely operate security devices. One such app is the Hik-Connect app. With the app, you can remotely monitor all secured devices like cameras, NVRs, DVRs, and more. The highlighting thing about the Hik-Connect app is that you can install the app on Android TV and other smart TV.

Hik-Connect helps us to get access to control devices, intrusion alarms, and video intercoms. So, you will never be away from things that belong to us even if we are physically apart. Hik-Connect software is accurate and timely. Also, it has a very simple interface that lets the users control their devices with touches.

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.

How to Sideload Hik-Connect for Android TV

Hik-Connect doesn’t have its version for an Android TV. This makes it necessary to sideload the app on your Android TV.

1. Turn on your Android TV and connect to the internet.

2. Click on the Apps tab and launch the Google Play Store.

Google Play Store

3. Next, click the Search icon and type in  Downloader by AFTV news.

Search for Downloader

4. Pick up the Downloader app and click on the Install button.

Install the Downloader app

5. Now, launch the Settings of your Android TV and choose Device Preferences.

Device Preferences on Android TV

6. Select the Security & Restrictions option.

Choose Security & Restrictions

7. Click on the Unknown Sources option on the menu.

Unknown Sources on Android TV

8. Select the Downloader app.

9. Turn on the Install Unknown Apps toggle for the Downloader app.

Enable Downloader toggle to install Hik Connect on Android TV

10. Launch the Downloader app on your Android TV.

11. Select the Allow option when a prompt appears on your screen.

Downloader on Android TV

12. Then, enter the AFTVnews plugin URL browser.aftvnews.com and install it. Without the plugin, you can’t browse the webpage.

AFTVnews Plugin

13. Enter the Hik-Connect Android TV APK URL.

Download the APK

14. Then, click on the Go option.

15. Tap the Install button to get the Hik-Connect App on your Android TV.

16. Launch the Hik-Connect app and sign in to your account.

17. Monitor all the security devices on your TV.

Other Devices That Support Hik-Connect

  • Windows PC
  • Mac
  • Android devices
  • iOS devices

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I run Hik-Connect on a PC?

No, you can’t run the Hik-Connect app on PCs.

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