How to Install Downloader on Google TV for Sideloading Apps

Downloader on Google TV

Sideloading is the process of installing apps that are not available on the built-in store. It involves the process of getting the installer file from unknown or third-party sources and then installing it on your device. When it comes to sideloading, Downloader is the best tool that one can access to install any kind of app by simply entering the URL. It also has a plugin to browse the web page to get the installer file. If you are using Chromecast with Google TV, you can easily install the app on Google TV from the Play Store.

How to Install Downloader on Google TV

Connect the Google TV to a strong WiFi before installing the Downloader app.

1. Turn On your Google TV and hit the Search menu on the top right corner of the screen.

2. Type and search for the Downloader app in the search bar. You can also use voice commands to search the app.

3. From the list of search results, select the Downloader app offered by AFTVnews.

4. Click on the Install button to get Downloader on Google TV.

Install Downloader on Google TV

How to Sideload Apps on Google TV Using Downloader

After installing the app, you need to modify a few changes to your Google TV settings to install the apps. First of all, you need to enable developer mode on Google TV. To do it, refer to the steps below.

1. On the home screen, click the Profile icon in the upper right corner and then choose the Settings menu.

Tap Settings on Google TV

2. On the settings screen, move to System and click the About menu.

Click About

3. Select the “Android TV OS build” option 7 times to enable the developer mode. You will see a message stating, “You are now a developer” at the bottom of the screen.

Select Android TV OS build

4. After enabling that, you need to allow permission for sideloading apps via Downloader.

5. Get back to Settings and scroll down to choose “Device preference.”

6. On the next screen, click on Security & Restrictions and select the Unknown sources menu.

7. Choose Downloader and slide the toggle located next to the Downloader.

Enable Downloader on Google TV

8. Return to the main screen and launch the Downloader app.

9. Select “Allow” to grant access to the required permissions.

click Allow to grant permission

10. Now, you need to install Downloader Browser Plugin. It helps you in browsing web pages.

11. Enter in the URL field and click GO.

install Downloader Browser Plugin

12. Once it is downloaded, select Install on the pop-up menu.

Download Browser Plugin

13. Now, move to the Browser section and enter the APK link of the app you want to download.

Enter Downloader APK link

14. After downloading the apk file, tap Install on the app info page to download the app on your Google TV.

How to Fix Downloader Not Working on Google TV

If you find any issues in installing or using the Downloader app on Google TV, make use of the troubleshooting steps listed below.

  • Connect the Google TV to a strong Internet connection.
  • Close and reopen the Downloader app.
  • Restart the Google TV.
  • Update the Downloader app to the latest version.
  • Update your Google TV to the latest firmware.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I install the APK file on Google TV?

Yes. By using Downloader, you can install the APK file of any app on Google TV.

2. Do I need to use VPN while streaming videos from third-party apps on Google TV?

If you are streaming content on third-party apps, make sure to install and use VPN on Chromecast with Google TV to stream the content anonymously.