If you own a Toshiba Android TV, you probably want to make the most of it by installing apps on it. Do you know how to download and install third-party as well as official apps?
Whether it is a new Toshiba Smart TV or an older android model, you can install apps on it in several ways, and in this guide, I will cover all the ways through which you can get more applications for your Toshiba Smart TV.
In this article, I will describe the steps to download and install official and third-party apps for Toshiba Smart TV (Android Version). Due to its Android operating system, we can utilize it to the fullest if we know the right way.
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How to install Apps on Toshiba Android TV
Your Android TV by Toshiba has so many apps and games you can install. No matter what the size of your storage drive, you are able to download and install more apps to enjoy better entertainment options.
So far if you wish to install normal apps on your Toshiba Android smart TV, you do not need to go with any manual or sideloading method and through its own app store, the normal apps can be easily installed.
To install regular apps on your Toshiba Android Smart TV, simply access the App Store section. Search for the app you want to install and then click Install.
Steps to Install Apps on Toshiba TV (Android)
- Ensure that your Toshiba Android TV is connected to the internet via Wi-Fi.
- To access the Apps section of Toshiba Android TV, launch the App Store.
- The next step is to find the app you would like to install.
- After you hit the Install option on Toshiba Android TV, the app will be downloaded on your TV.
Here you have seen how to download common apps, but what if you want to download and install more apps that are not published on its App Store.
In that case, you can use the sideloading method, and you will be able to install APKs on your Toshiba Android TV.
How to Install Third-Party Apps on Toshiba Smart TV (Android)
Do you know if you can install 3rd party apps on your Toshiba Android TV?
Well, Toshiba Android TV supports third-party apps. And, Yes, you can sideload 3rd party apps onto your Toshiba Android TV.
If you are wondering what sideloading is, Sideloading apps means that you will install apps that are not available in the Google Play Store on your Toshiba Android TV.
You will be able to access different sources outside the Google Play Store.
It is possible to choose the APK that you wish to install on your Toshiba Android TV from these different sources, and you can sideload it easily.
Note: Using an untrusted source can be risky if you’re sideloading apps.
Because of that, you need to make sure the source where you download the streaming app is reliable to prevent damage or harm to your TV.
In order to sideload and add applications to your Toshiba TV, you must first grant your smart TV permission.
Steps to enable apps from unknown sources on Toshiba Android TV:
- Navigate to the Settings section of your Toshiba TV.
- Next, go to Security & Restricted Options.
- Select the Unknown Sources option and enable it.
After you have enabled the permission on your TV for Unknown Sources, you will need to download the Sideload Launcher for Android TV and the File Manager application.
Steps to download sideload app and file manager on Toshiba Android TV
- On your Toshiba TV, Access the Google Play Store.
- Search for Sideload Launcher-Android TV and install it.
- Now get the file manager and the same steps apply to the File Manager app.
Once your smart TV has been set up, you will need to download the APK file of the app that you would like to install.
To avoid issues later on, make sure that you only use legitimate and secure sources.
Steps to download and install third-party Apk on Toshiba Android TV:
- On your browser, search for the APK file for your app which you wish to install.
- Make a copy of it on your computer and put it on your USB drive.
- Open the file on your File Manager in your smart TV after inserting the USB. Once you access it, you can use the Sideload Launcher for Android TV to install it.
Wrapping It Up
You can choose either of the two methods mentioned and explained above to add the apps to your Toshiba Android Smart TV.
In summary, you can download official as well as third-party apk files on your Android Toshiba TV, and you can access the official store for the normal apps, and sideloading for the third-party apps and manual APKs is entirely hassle-free.
I hope you will now be able to use your TV to its fullest extent. If you encounter any issues, please let me know below.
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Kazhiko Kuro is the Founder of StreamingStash.com. Over a span of 8+ years, He has tested, researched, and written hundreds of articles and guides on how to fix common issues with TVs, streaming media players, streaming services, and related devices. See our Editorial Guidelines and Content Integrity.