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How to Install Sideload Launcher on Android TV

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Sideload Launcher on Android TV

Sideload launcher is one of the useful applications for Android TV. When you install an app on Android TV, it will open under the Apps category. However, when you sideload an application on your Smart TV, you can’t find it in the Apps category. In that scenario, you need an application called Sideload Launcher. The application will let the users launch the apps that are sideloaded (open-source platform) on your TV. This application was developed by Chainfire. The following guide will show the necessary steps to install Sideload Launcher on Android TV.


Sideload launcher is free to download and use. It does not offer any subscription plans right now to view the apps installed via Downloader, ES File Explorer, Aptoide TV, or any other medium.

Sideload Launcher on Android TV

Sideload Launcher is free to download from Google Play Store. You can install this app on your tv and make use of its benefits.

Sideload Launcher on Android TV

Supported Android TVs

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

Supported Android TV Boxes

  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • DIRECTV Stream Box
  • Mi Box 4K

How to Download Sideload Launcher on Android TV

#1. Switch on your smart tv and connect it to the internet.

#2. Launch the Google Play Store from the app drawer.

#3. Navigate to the search bar and type Sideload Launcher to locate it.

Sideload Launcher icon

#4. Click on the respective app and tap on Install.

#5. After it gets downloaded, open Sideload Launcher.

#6. It will organize the apps to display them on your tv.

#6. That’s it. Now you can see all the apps from the third-party source.

Sideload Launcher on Android TV

Alternative Way to Install Sideload Launcher on Android Smart TV

You can also install Sideload Launcher on your Android TV by sideloading it from third-party sources. For this method, you need to install Downloader on Android TV. You can find this app officially on the Google Play Store.

#1. First of all, you need to enable the unknown sources setting for the Downloader app to sideload apps.

  • Go to Settings.
  • Select Device Preferences.
  • Open Security & Restrictions.
  • Scroll down to Downloader and enable the unknown sources option.
Enable Unknown Sources

#2. Now, launch the Downloader app.

#3. Navigate to the URL section and enter the Sideload Launcher apk URL for the Android TV.

Enter the URL

#4. Click on the Go option and download the apk file.

#5. Run the downloaded file and install the Sideload Launcher on your TV.

#6. After installation, launch the Sideload Launcher and access the sideloaded apps on your TV.

Sideload Launcher – Other Supported Devices

  • Android (Smartphone/Tablet)
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Amazon Firestick
  • Chromecast with Google TV

Frequently Asked Questions

1) What is the Sideload Launcher?

It is a simple Android TV app that will display all the apps that you have sideloaded from third-party sources.

2) Does Sideload Launcher safe?

Yes. Sideload Launcher is completely safe and secure to use.

3) Is Sideload Launcher legal for tv?

Yes. It is completely legal to use Sideload Launcher.

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