When it comes to messaging, WhatsApp is the name that comes first on our minds. It is one of the leading Messaging platforms that allows you to send messages, images, audio, video, and documents. Apart from messaging, you can also make video and audio calls for free anywhere around the world. Accessing WhatsApp for messaging on Google TV is not a good idea as it is not optimized or compatible with TV usage. You can still use it to watch the share the media files, and make a video call right from your TV. To know how to add WhatsApp on the Google TV device, continue reading the article.

How to Sideload WhatsApp on Google TV

[1] On the home screen of Google TV, click on the Search menu.

WhatsApp on Google TV

[2] Using the Google assistant enable remote, type Downloader.

WhatsApp on Google TV

[3] Select the Downloader icon from the suggestion list and click on Install.

Install

[4] Once installed, get back to settings and enable Unknown sources for Downloader.

Downloader

Settings >> Apps >> Security & Restrictions >> Unknown sources >> Downloader >> Turn on Toggle

[5] Now launch the Downloader and enter the WhatsApp apk URL in the URL tab (https://bit.ly/2MjNoG9).

[6] Click on Go to download and install the WhatsApp on your device.

WhatsApp on Google TV

[7] After installation, click on Open to launch the WhatsApp.

[8] Login with your Mobile number and start using WhatsApp.

WhatsApp

Note: Make sure the mobile number provided is not in use on any other device.

Alternative method

  • Instead of sideloading, you can cast WhatsApp from your smartphone or PC to the Google TV device. While casting, you can view the video call on your big TV screen by placing the smartphone in front of your Google TV device.
  • If you are using WhatsApp only for video calling, then you should also check out Skype on your Google TV device, which is an even more flexible and dedicated application for video calling/conferencing.

These are the possible ways to use WhatsApp on “Chromecast with Google TV” device. Right now, there is no official WhatsApp application available in its store. Hope, several messaging applications will come to the store very soon. Until then, use the guide to access WhatsApp on your device.