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How to Add and Access Microsoft Teams on Android TV

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Microsoft Teams on Android TV

Microsoft Teams is a video calling app used primarily among corporate users. With the Microsoft Teams app, you can easily communicate with your colleagues, handle 1:1 meetings, chat with your friends, and more. To access Microsoft Teams, you need external devices like a USB camera, an APK download link for the Teams app, and the Sideload Launcher on Android TV.

Like Zoom, Google Duo, and Skype on Android TV, the Microsoft Teams app also has some cool features. You can create groups in the chatbox to communicate with your team easily. You can video call anyone in the chatbox just by tapping the Video Call button.


Microsoft Teams have both free as well as Premium tiers of subscription. In the Free Plan, you will get limited features like 100 people per call, 60 minutes time period, and 5 GB of cloud storage. You can get the subscription based on your requirements. There are different plans like For Home and For Business.

For Home

  • Microsoft 365 Personal – $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. 1 TB of cloud storage, 30 hours time period, and add up to 300 users.
  • Microsoft 365 Family – $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. 6 TB of cloud storage and access up to six profiles.

For Business

  • Microsoft Office Teams Essential – $4 per user per month. 10 GB of cloud storage, 30 hours time period, and up to 300 users.
  • Microsoft 365 Business Basic – $6 per user per month. 1 TB cloud storage and access to Microsoft applications.
  • Microsoft 365 Business Standard – $12.95 per user per month. All the features are available without any restrictions.

Supported Android TVs

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

Supported Android TV Boxes

How to Sideload Microsoft Teams on Android TV

Microsoft Teams isn’t available for Android TV and Android TV Box in the Play Store. You have to use any third-party installers like ES File Explorer or Downloader on Android TV to get the app. Before getting into the steps, connect the USB camera and MIC-enable headphones to your Android TV.

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

2. Select the Apps tab and open the Google Play Store.

Microsoft Teams on Android TV

3. Select the Search icon and type in Downloader by AFTV news.

Microsoft Teams on Android TV

4. Select the Downloader app and click on the Install button.

5. Launch the Settings of your Android TV from its home screen.

6. Click on the Device Preferences option.

Device Preferences option

7. Tap on the Security & Restrictions feature.

8. Choose the Unknown Sources menu and turn on the Downloader toggle.

Security & Restrictions option

9. Then, launch the Downloader app on your Android TV.

Click the Open button

10. When a prompt appears on your screen, click on the Allow option to give the necessary permissions.

11. Download the AFTVnews Plugin using the URL (browser.aftvnews.com).

AFTVnews Plugin

12. Then, enter the Microsoft Teams Android TV APK URL (https://bit.ly/3KU3sIJ) and click the Go button.

Microsoft Teams APK URL

13. Download the Teams APK file on your Android TV.

14. Tap the Install button to get the Microsoft Teams app on your TV.

15. Open the Microsoft Teams app and sign in with your account.

16. Now, open the invite link to join the meeting or host a meeting on your Android TV.

How to Screen Mirror Microsoft Teams to Android TV

If the sideloading feature is too lengthy for you, you can screen mirror the Microsoft Teams app to your TV. When screen mirroring, only the video will appear on the TV. For audio controls, you have to use a smartphone.

1. Connect your Android TV and smartphone/tablet to the same WiFi network.

2. On your Android device, access the Notification Panel by swiping down the screen from the top.

3. Click the Cast icon.

Cast icon Android

4. From the list of devices on your screen, select your Android TV.

5. Allow permission to mirror Android devices on your TV.

6. Open the Microsoft Teams app on your smartphone. If you don’t have the app, install it from the Play Store.

7. Start a video meeting. The video will appear on your Android TV.

Other Supported Devices

Microsoft Teams supported devices

Anyone can access Microsoft Teams on the following devices.

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • Web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, and Safari)

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I use Google home for Microsoft Teams?

No, you can’t integrate the Microsoft Teams app on the Google Home smart devices.

2. What is the difference between Google Meet and Microsoft Teams?

With the Google Meet app on your Android TV, you can only make video calls. But, with the Microsoft Teams app, you can make video calls, chat with your friends, connect with audio calls, and more,

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