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How to Install NewPipe on Android TV

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How to Get NewPipe on Android TV

NewPipe is a streaming app that is the best alternative to YouTube, with no ads and a huge library. It is one of the open-source media players with a lot of active users on the internet. The NewPipe app is only available in an APK format and is not available on Android TV Play Store. So you need to download and install its APK file on your TV device.

With the NewPipe app, you can download audio/video for offline streaming, Play in the background, create/ import playlists, access watch history, and much more. The app is also lightweight and offers more privacy than other third-party apps with GPL 3.0 license. Apart from this, you can access the PeerTube, Bandcamp, media.ccc.de, and SoundCloud platforms on Android TV using the NewPipe app for entertainment.

Eventhough the app is unavailable in the Play Store, you can find the sideloading app tutorial in this article. Also, we have bought you the casting procedure to stream the content from your Smartphone itself.

How to Sideload NewPipe on Android TV

The NewPipe app is not available for Android TV. So, to stream its content, you need to sideload it using the Downloader app.

1. Install the Downloader app on your Android TV from the Play Store.

Install Downloader app on Android TV to install NewPipe app

2. Click the Settings icon on your Android TV.

3. From the options, go to Device PreferencesSecurity & Restrictions.

Select Security & Restrictions

4. Click Unknown Sources → Turn on the Downloader toggle.

5. Now, open the Downloader app on Android TV from the home screen.

6. Tap Allow to accept the storage permissions.

7. Choose Home from the left pane, and enter the download link of NewPipe APK [https://bit.ly/47JvSA8] in the URL field.

Sideload NewPipe on Android TV using Downloader app

8. Click Go to download the APK file on your Android TV.

9. Once the file is downloaded, open it and click Install.

10. Then, click Open to launch the app and watch the content.

How to Cast NewPipe App on Android TV

If you don’t want to sideload the NewPipe app on Android TV, then you can screen mirror its app from your Android smartphone to your TV screen.

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

2. Sideload the APK on your Android smartphone.

3. Launch the app and log in with your credentials if needed.

4. Play the video content on the app.

5. Go to the Notification Panel and tap the Cast icon.

Hit Cast icon on the screen

6. Choose your Android TV. Now, the video content will appear on your Android TV.

Supported Android TVs

  • Sony Smart TV
  • TCL Smart TV
  • OnePlus Smart TV
  • Sharp Smart TV
  • Vu Smart TV
  • Philips Smart TV
  • Xiaomi Mi Smart TV
  • Hisense Smart TV

Supported Android TV Boxes

  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Airtel Xstream
  • MXQ Pro 4K
  • Mi Box 4K


1. Is the NewPipe app available for Philips Android TV?

No, the NewPipe app is not available for Philips Android TV.

2. Why NewPipe app is not working on Android TV?

This might happen due to corrupted cache files and bugs on your streaming device. To fix the NewPipe not working issue,
> Restart your Android TV
> Reboot the app
> Clear cache files on Android TV
> Uninstall and reinstall the NewPipe app

3. What are the alternatives for NewPipe?

The alternatives are Bandcamp, PeerTube, F-droid, SoundCloud, and many more.

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