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How to Install NewPipe on Android TV

by Natalie
NewPipe Android TV

NewPipe is an open-source media player app developed mainly for Android devices. With the NewPipe on your Android TV, you can watch YouTube videos without ads. After the YouTube Vanced app was shut down, a lot of users were moved towards the NewPipe app. As the app is open-source, you can find the source file on the GitHub platform. Apart from YouTube, you can also use NewPipe to stream content from SoundCloud, MediaCCC, PeerTube, and Bandcamp.

How to Sideload NewPipe on Android TV

NewPipe doesn’t have a native app on the Android TV platform. So, you need to sideload the NewPipe app on your TV.

1. Go to the Apps section on Android TV and launch the Google Play Store.

Google Play Store

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

3. Select the Downloader app from the list.

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

5. Launch the Settings menu on your Android TV.

6. Next, click on the Device Preferences option.

Device Preferences option

7. Choose the Security and Restrictions option and select the Unknown Sources option.

Security & Restrictions on Android TV

8. Go to the Downloader app and turn on the toggle.

Downloader toggle

9. Launch the Downloader app on your Android TV.

10. Click on the Allow option as soon as a prompt appears on your TV screen.

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

AFTVnews Plugin

12. Enter the NewPipe Android TV APK URL and click the Go button.

NewPipe Android TV APK URL

13. After downloading the APK file, click the Install button,

14. When the download completes, launch the NewPipe app.

NewPipe on Android TV

15. Choose the platform that you want from the drop-down button and access it without any ads.

How to Cast NewPipe to Android TV

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

2. Install the NewPipe app on your Android smartphone.

3. Then, pull down the Notification Panel on your Android smartphone and choose the Cast or Screen Cast option.

Cast icon

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

5. Within a few seconds, the Android device screen will mirror on your TV.

6. Launch the NewPipe app on your smartphone and stream the required media to watch it on the TV.

Supported Android TV

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

Supported Android TV Box

  • AirTV
  • AT&T TV
  • DIRECTV Stream Box
  • Epson
  • Mi Box and Mi Box S

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is NewPipe part of YouTube?

No, NewPipe has nothing to do with YouTube. Both are separate platforms.

2. Can I download videos on NewPipe?

Yes, you can download videos and save them offline.

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