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How to Install YouTube Vanced APK on Android TV

by Natalie
YouTube Vanced on Android TV
Download LinkYoutubevanced ATV APK: bit.ly/46rLZR8
YouTube Vanced Dark: bit.ly/3EQk5Tt
Vanced_MicroG: bit.ly/3ZwGqPi
 SizeYoutubevanced ATV APK: 57 KB
YouTube Vanced Dark: 77 MB
Vanced_MicroG: 11 MB
FeaturesAd-block, Background play, Forced HDR mode, PIP mode, and more
Latest Versionv18.49.36

If you are looking to unlock the premium features of YouTube for free, then YouTube Vanced will be the best app to fulfill all your needs. Since the application is unavailable on the Google Play Store, you cannot install the app officially on your Android Smart TV. But still, you can access YouTube Vanced APK on Android TV through sideloading or screen mirroring methods.

Here, we’ve covered the sideloading method with the help of Solid Explorer, and the screencast technique in order to use YouTube Vanced on Android TV.

How to Sideload YouTube Vanced APK on Android TV Using Solid Explorer

1. Install Solid Explorer on Android TV from the Play Store.

2. Download the following APK files using the download link.

Youtubevanced ATV APKbit.ly/46rLZR8
YouTube Vanced Darkbit.ly/3EQk5Tt

3. On your Android TV, go to the Settings menu.

4. Choose the Device Preferences option.

YouTube Vanced on Android TV

5. Click the Security & Restrictions feature.

Get Solid Explorer to install YouTube Vanced on Android TV

6. Select the Unknown Sources option.

7. From the Install Unknown Apps section, turn on the toggle for the Solid Explorer app.

8. Then, launch the Solid Explorer app and navigate to the destination folder where you downloaded the files.

SolidExplorer app

9. install the downloaded APK files in the following order.

  • YouTube Vanced Dark
  • Youtubevanced ATV APK
  • Vanced_MicroG

10. After installing those APK files, you will get the YouTube Vanced app with login access on your Android TV.

11. If you can’t see the YouTube Vanced app, install the Sideload Launcher on Android TV. Sometimes, the sideloaded apps won’t appear on the home screen by default.

How to Use YouTube Vanced on Android TV

1. Launch the YouTube Vanced app on your TV.

2. As the app is not a legal one, don’t use any of your primary Google accounts. Use any unused accounts or create a new Gmail account.

3. For the first time, the app will take more than five minutes to load.

4. After that, you can stream YouTube on your Android TV without any ads.

How to Cast YouTube Vanced on Android TV

The YouTube Vanced application has built-in Cast support. With that, you can easily cast the YouTube content from your smartphone to Android TV if you don’t want to sideload the app.

1. Sideload the YouTube Vanced app on your Android smartphone.

2. Connect Android TV to a WiFi network. Similarly, connect the smartphone to the same WIFI.

3. Open the YouTube Vanced app on your phone and log in to your YouTube account.

4. Play the content you want and click the Cast icon on the app

Tap the cast icon to stream YouTube Vanced on Android TV

5. Choose your Android TV from the list of available devices.

6. Then, you can watch YouTube media content on your TV.

Supported Android TVs and Boxes

Smart TVsSmart TV Boxes
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
Skyworth Smart TV
Nvidia Shield TV
MXQ Pro 4K
Mi Box 4K

YouTube Vanced Not Working on Android TV: How to Fix

As said earlier, YouTube Vanced is not a legal app, so you might face some performance issues with the app on your TV. If you have any such issues, try the following fixes.

Problem with DescriptionSolution
YouTube Vanced is not developed for a TV interface. So, you can’t use the TV remote to access the appYou need to connect a keyboard or mouse to Android TV to access the YouTube Vanced app.
The app will run in the background and play videos even after you close the appYou need to change this in the app’s settings. Go to the Settings menu and disable the Background play feature.
The YouTube Shorts won’t play properly on the app. Sometimes, the short video resolution may be stretched out or played in the landscape format.Try not to play YouTube shorts in this app.
You can play the video on full screen. When you press the full-screen icon, the video will play in landscape formatRight-click on the mouse to switch back
Sometimes, the app is not loading and delivering the content properly.Ensure your Android TV and the app have the required Internet speed.
Temporary bugs in this app may cause an annoying experience while streaming our favorite contentReboot your Android TV to resolve it
You may encounter slow-loading issues with this appClear the app cache files accumulated on your device

YouTube Vanced Alternatives

If you feel that YouTube Vanced isn’t for you or are unsatisfied with its service, you can switch to some other platforms to access YouTube for free. Here are the best options you can choose as an alternative solution to YouTube Vanced.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does YouTube Vanced have its official app for Android TV?

No. Since it is an illegal platform, you can’t find the YouTube Vanced app on the Play Store of Android TV.

2. Is YouTube Vanced discontinued?

According to the developers of Vanced, the application has been shut down on March 13, 2022. However, the app works well as of now (Jan 1, 2024). If you have any issues with the Vanced app, You can use its new version named YouTube ReVanced APK on your Android TV as an alternative.

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