Download Play Store for Smart TV
TVs have evolved into Smart Devices that run on operating systems. Most of the Smart TVs run on Android OS. This is due to the operating system popularity since its launch.
With Smart TVs running on the Android OS, you have access to unlimited applications. The Google Play Store app gives you access to thousands of apps, which makes endless entertainment possible - TV shows, movies, games, books and more.
But there is a challenge that many Smart TV users encounter. In one way or the other, some Smart TVs don't have Google Play Store installed, although this is not a big problem.
There is a way to install the Play Store on your TV using an external APK file. Click on the “Download” button and follow the instructions to obtain the app.
This article will walk you through the step-by-step process of downloading and installing the Google Play Store app store for your TV. This procedure is valid for all Android TVs such as the Samsung Smart TV or the Xiaomi Smart TV.
Installation of the Google Play Store for Smart TV involves the following steps:
- Enable Installation from Unknown Origins.
- Download the Play Store APK.
- Install the Play Store APK.
- Launch and start using the Google Play app.
Below are detailed steps on how to successfully get the Google Play Store app on your Smart TV:
Step 1: Activate Installation from Unknown Sources
- On your Smart TV menu, select Settings.
- Go to Security.
- Tap on Unknown sources.
- Enable Unknown sources. This allows your Smart TV to install apps from external sources.
Step 2: Download Google Play Store APK
- On your Smart TV, open a browser such as Google Chrome.
- Access to this website or page.
- Download the latest version of Google Play APK.
Step 3: Install the Google Play Store APK
Access to the Downloads folder of the browser you used to download the APK. Tap on the downloaded APK file to install it. Follow the on-screen installation process.
Step 4: Disable Installation from Unknown Sources
To avoid security challenges, you need to reverse what you did in step 1 above. This will make impossible for you to install apps from external sources without evaluating the security implications.
Start Using the Google Play Store App
After installation, open the Play Store App and start using it. To download any app, you can browse through the Play Store sections or use the search bar to filter the app you want. Once you find the app you want, tap on it to download and install. It will also prevent malicious apps on your Smart TV (if there is any) from installing more applications.
To make the most out of your Smart TV, you need to have the Play Store installed. It gives you access to unlimited applications and entertainment. If you have followed this tutorial, you won't encounter problems. However, if things fail to work out, as explained, check out our other troubleshoot articles.