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How to Install Downloader on Android TV



Downloader for Android TV

Quick Answer

  • You can install the Downloader app on your Android TV from the Google Play Store.
  • Install the app: Open Google Play Store → Search for Downloader app → Select the app → Tap Install.

As the Downloader app is available on the Google Play Store, you can directly install the app on your Android TV. To access this app, you need to enable the necessary permissions on your Android TV settings.

Downloader is one of the best applications meant for sideloading the app when you are unable to find apps on the Google Play Store. You can sideload any apps using Downloader through the APK file.

In this article, we will help you know how to install and access the Downloader app on your Android TV to sideload your desired apps.

How to Get Downloader on Android TV/Android TV Box

1. Navigate to the Android TV home screen and open the Google Play store.

Open Google Play Store on Android TV

2. Tap on the Search bar and search for the Downloader app.

3. Click on the Downloader app and tap on Install to get the app.

Select the Downloader app

5. After the installation, click on the Open option to launch the app.

6. On opening the app, tap on Allow to allow Downloader to access photos, media, and files on your device.

Hit the Allow on Downloader

7. Click on the OK option by reading the Quick Start Guide.

Tap on Ok on Downloader

8. Head over to the Settings panel on the left side of the Downloader home screen and enable Javascript to use the app.

How to Enable Install Unknown Apps for Downloader

To sideload any of the apps on Downloader, tweak the following settings on your Android TV.

1. Head over to the Android TV home screen and hit Settings.

Open Settings on your Android TV

2. Tap on Device Preferences and hit Security & Restrictions.

Choose Security & restrictions

3. Click on Install unknown apps and turn it on for Downloader.

Turn on Downloader on Android TV

How to Use Downloader to Sideload APK on Android TV

You will need to download the browser plugin to enable the downloader features on your TV device.

1. Launch the Downloader app and type on the URL box. Click Go.

2. Tap Install to install the Downloader Browser Plugin to browse the web pages inside the Downloader app.

Install Downloader Browser Plugin

3. Click on the Done option to browse any of the web pages on the Downloader app.

Hit the Done option

4. Now, a pop-up will appear. Click the Settings option to enable the Install unknown apps toggle. Click the Cancel button if you have already enabled it.

Hit the Settings on Downloader app

5. Enter the APK Link of your desired app on the URL field and tap Go.

Tap on Go on Downloader app

6. After downloading the app, a pop-up message will appear. Click on Install to download the app on Android TV and hit Done after installation.

Tap on Install option on Downloader to sideload the app on Android TV

7. It is highly recommended to delete the APK file after installing the app to save up space on your device. Click on Delete to delete the APK file of the app and hit Delete again for confirmation. If you want to store the APK file, just click Done.

Hit the Delete option on Downloader

8. Then, open the sideloaded app and access it on your TV.

How to Fix Downloader Not Working on Android TV Box

If the Downloader app stops working on Android TV, you may find it difficult to sideload the app. Follow these troubleshooting tricks to overcome the issue.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Downloader free?

Yes. You can get the Downloader app for free to sideload the apps on your Android TV or Google TV.

2. Is Downloader available on Play Store?

Yes, the app is available on the Play Store. A few weeks ago, the Downloader app was removed from the Play Store. But, after a week, the app was later added again.

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