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How to Get xCloud on Android TV

by Natalie

Xbox Cloud Gaming is often known as the xCloud. The service was launched as a beta program in November 2019. Then, for the public release, it was renamed as Xbox Game Pass. But, you can still get the xCloud APK and play cloud games on your smart devices. For Android TV and Android TV Box, you can sideload the xCloud app and play cloud games like Gears 5, Sea of Thieves, A Memoir Blue, and more.

How to Sideload xCloud APK on Android TV

Since the xCloud app is not available on Google Play Store, you have to sideload the app on your Android TV. To sideload APKs and applications on your Android TV, you have to install the Downloader app on Android TV.

1. From your Android TV home screen, open Google Play Store.

Open Play Store to install Xcloud on Android TV

2. Click on the Search icon and search for the Downloader app.

3. Choose the Downloader app from the search results.

4. Click the Install button to get the Downloader app on your Android TV.

5. After installing the app, open the Settings page on your Android TV.

6. Click on the Device Preference option.

Device and Preference

7. After that, select Securities and Restrictions and choose Unknown Sources.

Unknown Sources

8. Turn on the Downloader toggle to install the apps from unknown sources.

9. Now, open the Downloader app on your Android TV.

10. Click the Allow button to give permission to the Downloader app.

11. Install the AFTVnews Plugin on your Android TV using the URL browser.aftvnews.com. This is the plugin you use to install the APK files on your Downloader app.

Sideload Xcloud APK on Android Smart TV

12. After that, enter the xCloud APK for Android TV on the search box and click on Go.

13. Download the APK file and tap the Install button.

14. Once the app is installed, play all the Xbox Cloud games on your Android TV.

How to Play Xbox Cloud Games via Website

1. Open a web browser on your Android TV.

2. Go to the Xbox official website.

Play Xbox Cloud Games via Website

2. Click on the Profile icon that is available at the top right corner of the page.

3. Sign in with your Microsoft account.

Sign in with the Microsoft account

4. After that, click on any games that are displayed on the screen.

5. After that, start playing the game on your Android TV.

6. For some games, you need to use the gamepad on your Android TV.

Supported Android TVs

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

Supported Android TV Boxes


1. Can I play Xbox games on Android TV?

Yes. As of now, you can only sideload the Xbox Game Pass app to play Xbox games on Android TV. But Microsoft is working on the Xbox for TV app. The app will be launched soon.

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