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How to Watch MTV on Android TV

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Mtv on Android TV

MTV is an American cable channel run by MTV Entertainment Group, which is a division of ViacomCBS. It offers TV shows and entertainment programs on music. Enjoy The Challenge, Jersey Shore Family Vacation, and Teen Mom 2 are some of the popular shows available on the MTV app. You can even watch EMAs, MTV Unplugged, and VMAs that represent music awards for deserving artists. With the help of the MTV app, you can able to watch after-shows, bonus clips, sneak peeks, and exclusive digital series without any registration on Android TV.


MTV Channel is free to access, but you should have a valid TV provider or streaming service subscription. Some of the supported TV providers are AT&T U-verse, Spectrum, Cox, DIRECTV, Dish, Hulu, Optimum, Suddenlink, Verizon, and more. You can watch also MTV shows and programs with the appropriate streaming services without providing the TV provider subscription.

MTV Android TV

MTV on Android TV

MTV is an all-in-one platform, especially for music lovers. You can stay up to date with the latest stories about movies, celebrities, politics, music releases, and much more. Watch MTV Live by just signing up with your TV provider subscription. MTV app is available on the Google Play store for Android TV users.

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Supported Android TVs

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

Supported Android Box

  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Mi Box 4K
  • AT&T TV

How to Install MTV on Android TV

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

#2. Open the Google Play Store and type MTV in the search bar.

#3. From the suggestions, click on the MTV app.

Mtv logo on the play store

#4. Click on the Install option.

#5. Launch the MTV app on your Android TV.

#6. You will get an activation code for your TV.

#7. Visit the MTV activation website (mtv.com/activate) and enter the code.

Mtv activate your device webpage

#8. Click the Continue button and signin with your TV provider for verification.

#9. Now, the MTV app on your TV will be activated. You can watch all the movies and TV shows.

Mtv contents on Android TV

How to Cast MTV on Android TV

#1. Connect your smartphone (Android preferred) and Android TV to the same WiFi network.

#2. Download MTV from the Google Play Store.

#3. Launch the MTV app and log in with your username and password.

#4. Tap the Cast icon on the MTV app.

Cast icon on MTV app

#5. From the list of devices, select your Android TV.

#6. Now, play any content from the MTV app.

#7. It will appear on your Android TV.

How to Sideload MTV on Android TV

#1. Launch the Google Play Store on your TV.

#2. Click on the Search bar and type Downloader.

#3. Select Downloader from the suggestions and click Install.

Install Downloader to stream MTV on Android TV

#4. Now, go back to the home screen and open Settings.

device preferences on settings

#5. Choose Device Preferences > Security & restrictions.

Security & restrictions

#6. Choose Install unknown apps and select the Download app. Turn on the toggle.

Install unknown apps to get MTV on Android TV

#7. Open the Downloader app and click on Allow when the pop-up appears to access your files.

#8. Now, tap on the url field and enter the MTV Android TV APK URL.

MTV for Android TV APK URL

#9. Click the GO button. This will start downloading MTV app on your TV.

#10. After it gets installed, you will see a pop-up to delete the installation file.

#11. Click Delete to remove the apk.

#12. Finally, go back to the home screen and you can find the MTV app.

#13 Open the MTV app and stream your favorite content.

MTV Other Supported Devices

  • Android (Smartphone/Tablet)
  • iOS (iPhone/iPad)
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Chromecast
  • Apple TV
  • Roku

How to Watch MTV on Android TV Without Cable

As we mentioned earlier, there are few streaming services that provide access to live stream the MTV channel on supported devices. Here are the streaming apps that you can install on Android TV to stream MTV.

  • Philo – $25/month
  • Hulu + Live TV – $64.99/month
  • Sling TV – $35/month + $6/month (Add-on)
  • fuboTV – $64.99/month + $7.99/month (Add-on)
  • YouTube TV – $64.99/month
  • Vidgo – $55/month
  • DIRECTV Stream – $69.99/month

Frequently Asked Questions

1) Is the MTV app free?

Yes, you can watch MTV using a live streaming service. No cable/ satellite subscription is required.

2) Are MTV shows closed-captioned?

All the shows in the MTV app have closed-captions support.

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