Chromecast has got their upgraded version called Google TV, with which you can install various streaming applications and stream whatever contents you want, like Firestick. You can install apps from the Google Play Store. But not all the applications are available in the Play Store. So, if you want to add the applications that aren’t on the Play Store, you may need to sideload the applications with the Android apk file. And in order to sideload any application, you can use the Downloader app. So let us see how to use the Downloader app on Chromecast with Google TV.

Downloader on Google TV

Just like the Firestick, Downloader is used to sideload apps on your Google TV. To install apps on your Google TV with Downloader, you have to make some changes in the Chromecast with Google TV. Let’s see in detail how to install and use Downloader on Google TV.

How to Install Downloader on Google TV

1) Launch the Google TV and connect it to the internet.

2) From the home screen, click on the Search option.

3) Now, search for the Downloader App either by typing the name or by using the voice command.

4) Select the Downloader app from the search results.

5) Click on the Install button on the screen.

Install button

6) The Downloader app will be downloaded and installed on your Google TV.

Developer Mode on Google TV

Before launching the app, you need to Enable Unknown Sources and Developer Mode on your Google TV.

1) Click on the Profile icon on the top-right corner of the screen.

2) Then, choose the Settings option.

3) On the Setting screen, click on the System settings option.

4) Navigate to the About menu.

Downloader on Google TV

5) Now, scroll down and choose Android TV OS Build.

6) Continuously click on it until you see a message You are now a developer.

You are now a developer

Unknown Sources on Google TV

1) Click on the Profile icon on the top-right corner of the screen.

2) Then, choose the Settings option.

Downloader on Google TV

3) Navigate to the Apps screen from the Settings page.

4) On the Apps screen, click on the Security and Restrictions option.

5) Then, choose the Unknown Sources.

6) Flip the toggle near the Downloader to Allowed.

Downloader on Google TV

How to Use Downloader on Google TV

1) From the Google TV, home screen navigate to the Apps section.

Downloader on Google TV

2) Launch the Downloader app and select Allow to grant the necessary permissions. If you haven’t, you can later grant access. Go to Settings > Apps > Permissions > Storage Menu.

Downloader on Google TV

3) If the app you are downloading is on a browser, then install Browser Plugin. Just enter the URL browser.aftvnews.com on the URL field and click Go.

Install button

4) Once the plugin is downloaded, click on Install on the pop-up screen. Then select Done. On the next screen, click on Delete to delete the plugin apk.

5) To download the app navigate to the browser section and enter the URL of the browser.

Downloader on Google TV

7) Now, click on the Install button on the screen to install the application.

Downloader on Google TV

8) Once the installation is done, click on Open to launch the application. You can also find the app in the Apps section of the Google TV home screen.

Open button

FAQ

Can you install apps on Google TV?

Yes, you can install various apps on Google TV that are available on the Google Play Store. Likewise, you can also sideload the applications using the Downloader app.

Is there any alternative for the Downloader app?

Yes, you can also use the File Commander app instead of the Downloader app to sideload apps.