How to Download & Install Downloader App on Android TV / Smart TV? (2024)

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How to Download & Install Downloader App on Android TV

Are you struggling to find your favorite app on Android TV’s Store? No worries, it often happens, when you are searching for your desired app on the Google Play Store, and you see the app is unavailable from the Google Play Store due to regional limitations or a general lack of availability on the storefront.

So in that case, you have to use the Download Manager to download the APK file of that desired app and install it on your Android TV device. One of the most popular Download Manager tools out there is Downloader by AFTV News, also famous as Downloader App.

In this guide, you will learn everything about the Downloader App, How to Download Downloader App? How to Install Downloader App on Android TV? and How to Use the Downloader App on Android TV?


Why is Downloader App Important for your Android TV?

As, I already explained earlier, in most cases, apps have some geo-restrictions, due to which we cannot access them through our Android TV Store. And here comes the Downloader App makes it possible to get goe-restricted apps on our Android TV.

With the help of the Downloader App, you can sideload the apps on your Android TV device using the APK file.


How to Download Downloader App on Android TV?

To get the Downloader app on your Android TV, you have to either get the app from your TV App Store or install it manually. However, due to recent reports by Smart TV users, the Downloader App has been removed from the Google Play Store / TV Store and is no longer available on Google Play Store / TV Store.

Now the Downloader App is not available on Google Play Store / TV App Store anymore, we have to go for an alternative method. So let’s see the method Step-by-Step.


Step 1: Download the Downloader App APK File on your Smartphone

First, pick up your smartphone web browser and download the latest version of the Downloader App, from the given link below.

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Downloader App APK File Latest Version Download


Step 2: Upload the Downloader APK file to your Google Drive

So, after downloading the Downloader app APK file, Open Google Drive on your smartphone.

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Get Downloader App installed on your Android TV – Fig.01

Next, Tap on the Plus rectangular button and Tap on the Upload button.

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Get Downloader App installed on your Android TV – Fig.02

Now, you have to browse the downloaded APK file, as all the downloader files on Android goes into the Download folder. So, we have to browse the Download folder. Just Tap on the hamburger icon.

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Get Downloader App installed on your Android TV – Fig.03

And, from there you can clearly see the Download folder. Tap on the Download folder. And upload the Downloader APK file to Google Drive.

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Get Downloader App installed on your Android TV – Fig.04

Once the uploading is finished, we are ready to move towards the installation process. In the next section, we will learn how to Install the Downloader App on Android TV / Smart TV.


How to Install Downloader App on Android TV?

Now, after downloading the file, we are ready for the installation process. Just follow the procedure to install the Downloader app APK file on your Android TV:


Step 1: Install the File Commander App on your Android TV

  • Turn on your Android TV and make sure it has an active internet connection.
  • Navigate toward the Apps tab to launch the Google Play Store / TV Store on your Android TV.
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Get Downloader App installed on your Android TV – Fig.05
  • And, Search for the File Commander app in the search bar. And Click on the Install button to install the File Commander app on your Android TV.
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Get Downloader App installed on your Android TV – Fig.06

Step 2: Enable the Install Apps from Unknown Resources for File Commander App

  • This step plays a vital role, so please carefully follow the instructions. Click on your Android TV Settings.
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Get Downloader App installed on your Android TV – Fig.07
  • Select Apps from the settings.
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Get Downloader App installed on your Android TV – Fig.10
  • Next, select the last option “Security & Restrictions”.
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Get Downloader App installed on your Android TV – Fig.08
  • In Security & Restrictions further select the Unknown Sources option.
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  • From Unknown Sources, Find File Commander and Toggle Enable the File Commander option. It will allow the File Commander to install APK files.
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Get Downloader App installed on your Android TV – Fig.11

Step 3: Install Downloader App Using File Commander

  • Now go to the home screen by pressing the Home button on your Android TV Remote. And Launch the File Commander app from the home screen shortcut.
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Get Downloader App installed on your Android TV – Fig.12
  • File Commander app, will ask you to allow permission to access files on your Android TV. Simply Click on Allow button.
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Get Downloader App installed on your Android TV – Fig.13
  • Now, From the Left Side Menu, Move down to the Cloud Sync option and then Select the option “Google Drive”, and sign in to your Google Drive Account in the Downloader App APK is stored.
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Get Downloader App installed on your Android TV – Fig.14
  • Now, browse the Download App APK file from your Google Drive and Click on the Downloader App APK file to install the Downloader App.
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Get Downloader App installed on your Android TV – Fig.15

After, that you can Launch the Downloader App from Homescreen. One thing, you have to do to access the Downloader app is to Enable the Install Apps from Unknown Resources for Downloader App.


How to Access Downloader App on Android TV

So, finally, we have successfully installed the Downloader app on our Android TV. Now, in order to access Downloader App on Android TV, we have to grant access to the Downloader app to allow the installation of third-party apps on our Android TV.

So, follow the instructions to enable Downloader App to install Unknown apps on Android TV:

  • First, Open the Settings on your Android TV from the home screen.
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Get Downloader App installed on your Android TV – Fig.16
  • Navigate to the Security & Restrictions section.
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Get Downloader App installed on your Android TV – Fig.17
  • After that select the very first option “Unknown Resources“.
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Get Downloader App installed on your Android TV – Fig.18
  • Search for the Downloader app and toggle enable the switch button, this will allow the Downloader app to Install third-party apps on Android TV without any restrictions.
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Get Downloader App installed on your Android TV – Fig.19
  • Now, Open the Downloader app from the home screen shortcut.
  • When you first time open the Downloader app, it will ask you to Allow the Downloader to grant access to files on your Android TV. Simply Click on Allow button.
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Get Downloader App installed on your Android TV – Fig.20

After all these steps, you have finally done everything correctly and now you can use the Downloader app to download and install unknown apps from third-party resources.


How to Use Downloader App on Android TV

So, after executing all the procedures, you are just a step away from installing your favorite preferred app on your Android TV, using the Downloader app. If you are a newbie and did not know the procedure for using the Downloader app.

Dont Worry! We are here to assist you. Let’s see how to use the Downloader app on Android TV.

  • Launch the Downloader app from the home screen shortcut.
  • Navigate towards the URL section of the Downloader app and type the URL browser.aftvnews.com and then Click on the Go button.
  • After that, an APK file will start downloading, wait for it to, and once it finished downloading, Click on the install button. (This plugin enables you to use the Downloader app as a browser)
  • Now paste or type the APK file URL in the field, and the Downloader app will show you 3 options: Install, Delete, and Done.
    Install: Click on the Install button to install the APK file on your Android TV.
    Delete: Click on the Delete button to delete the APK file.
    Done: This will leave the APK file as it is, and close the Downloader app.
  • Now, go ahead and find the link to your favorite app and use the Downloader app for your purposes.

The Downloader app requires you to enter/type the APK file link to get the APK downloaded and installed on your Android TV. So, where can you get the APK file links to sideload apps on Android TV?

Well, there is no specific website for getting the links of APK files for sideloading. There are a bunch of websites available on the web. We recommend you go for trusted websites like APK Done, APK Pur….etc.


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Final Worlds

So that’s it for now. Hope you like this article and find it interesting. If you have any type of queries related to this topic, feel free to ask in the comment section.

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