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How to Install Solid Explorer File Manager on Android TV

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Solid Explorer File Manager for Android TV

Managing offline files is one of the hectic things to do. You have to create folders for each format and store files in a specific folder. To simplify this, file manager apps were introduced. Among the File Managers for Android TV, Solid Explorer is the most popular and powerful file manager app. With the Solid Explorer on Android TV, you can organize files under categories like Downloads, Recent, Documents, Photos, Apps, and more. You can also manage cloud storage like Google Drive on Android TV.


You can use Solid Explorer for free for two weeks. After that, you have to pay $1.99 to access the app. The payment is for a lifetime.

Solid Explorer on Android TV

You can install the Solid Explorer app on your TV from the Play Store. If you can’t find the Solid Explorer app, you can sideload the app on your Android TV.

Supported Android TVs

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

Supported Android TV Boxes

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

How to Install Solid Explorer File Manager on Android TV

#1. Open the Google Play Store on your Android TV.

#2. Type Solid Explorer File Manager on the search bar and locate it.

Solid Explorer

#3. Click on the Install option to download the app.

#4. Then, open the Solid Explorer File Manager app on your TV.

#5. It will ask you to allow the necessary permissions.

#6. Tap the Allow option and continue with the on-screen prompts.

#7. Now, the file manager app will categorize your local files and save them in separate folders.

#8. To add a folder, click the Plus icon and enter the name of the folder.

#9. Move the files to the new folder and manage them with ease.

Solid Explorer storage

How to Sideload Solid Explorer on Android TV

#1. On your Android TV, open the Google Play Store.

#2. Click the Search icon and type Downloader.

#3. Select the Downloader by AFTVnews app.

#4. On the next screen, get the Downloader app on your Android TV by tapping the Install button.

#5. Once installed, get back to the home screen and open Settings.

#6. Select the Device Preferences option.

device preferences on settings

#7. Now, choose the Security & restrictions option.

security & restrictions

#8. Tap on the Unknown Sources menu and enable the Install Unknown Sources toggle for the Downloader app.

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

Downloader by AFTVnews

#10. Type the AFTVnews Plugin download URL (browser.aftvnews.com) and download the URL to install APK files.

Enter Solid Explorer Apk URL

#11. Then, enter the Solid Explorer Android TV Apk URL in the search bar.

#12. Now, tap on the Go button to install the Solid Explorer APK file.

#13. Click the Install button.

#14. Now, you can organize your files stored on your Android TV.

Solid Explorer file manager on Android TV

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Solid Explorer safe?

Solid Explorer offers AES256-bit encryption. It is one of the safest file manager apps.

2. Which app can open all types of files on Android TV?

Powerful file manager apps like Solid Explorer and X-plore File Manager can open all types of files on your TV.

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