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How to install apps on Android TV from your phone

Android TV is a perfect choice for people who want to have an adaptable device where you can easily stream the content. Surely, if you’re new to this type of device, you may wonder about its features. The first thing that you should do after you have owned an Android TV is download your favorite apps.

How to get your favorite apps from the App Store on your Android TV

If you want to get some apps on your Android TV, the best way is to download them from the official Android app store that is named Google Play. If you’re an Android owner, you have already gotten acquainted with the terms of the work of its marketplace. So, if you want to get your favorite apps from Google Play on your Android TV, you should follow the prompts which are mentioned in the section below:

  1. First of all, you should switch on your Android TV and head to the home screen.
  2. After that, you should find the “Apps” section and then you should head to the Google Play Store. As it’s the Android’s default marketplace, it would be initially installed on your device.
  3. Then, you should search for the apps in the store. The search bar can be used to find the apps that you need, you should only type in the name of the app there. If you want look through the selection, you should swipe up and down between categories. When you have found the category which you’re interested in, you should swipe to the right side to see the apps in it.
  4. Next, you should choose the game or app you want to download.
  5. To finish the process, you should follow the prompts which would be displayed to establish the software on your device.

If you want to see the apps that you have already downloaded, you should follow the steps below:

  1. First of all, you should head to the TV’s home screen and scroll down to “Settings.”
  2. After that, you should click on the “Apps” section.

You can also see the list of downloaded apps in the Play Store. To do that, you should follow the steps below:

  1. First of all, you should open the Play Store app on your TV.
  2. After that, you should click on the “My apps” section.
  3. Then, you should click on “Apps installed”.

How to download APK apps on your Android TV

If you want to download APK Apps, you should do some steps before that.

The first step, you should allow apps coming from an unknown source

To do that, you should follow the steps below:

  1. First of all, you should head to the “Settings” menu from your Android TV’s home screen.
  2. Then, you should find the “Security and Restrictions” section.
  3. After that, you should find the “Unknown Sources” toggle which is located in the “Security” menu. Then, you should press on it to switch it on.
  4. To finish the process, you should give a permission to complete the setup.

The second step is to use send files to TV to move APK Files to the Android TV

To do that, you should follow the prompts which are mentioned in the section below:

  1. First of all, you should download the “Send Files to TV” app from the link above on your Android TV and your smartphone.
  2. After that, you should install an app like the File Commander. Basically, you can download any file manager which is available on your Android TV.
  3. Then, you should import the APK file on your smartphone.
  4. Next, you should click on the “Send Files to TV” app on both devices. There, you should do the on-screen prompts. In this way, you will be able to have an access to the main screen, where the “Send” and “Receive” buttons are located.
  5. After that, you should click on “Send” on your smartphone and locate the APK file.
  6. Then, you should choose your Android TV from the list of devices.
  7. In the end, you will see that the file will be displayed in the “Downloads” folder on your TV.

The third step is to install APK Files on Android TV

To do that, you should follow the steps below:

  1. First of all, you should open the File Commander app.
  2. Then, you should tap on the “Internal Storage” option.
  3. After that, you should find the APK file you sent from your mobile device.
  4. Next, you should click on the file name or icon and select “Install.”
  5. To complete the process, you should wait thill the process of installation will be completed and then you can fully use your TV.

All in all, now you know how to launch apps on your Android TV, so it shouldn’t be complicated.

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