How to Install third party apps on Mi TV 4A, 4 Patchwall OS: Mi TV 4A and Mi TV 4 Smart TVs are the latest smart TV flagships from Xiaomi which has gained a huge amount of attention in Smart TV market. With its sleek design, awesome picture quality, Dolby audio, Patchwall OS with Artificial Intelligence enabled and reasonable price tags, Mi TV 4A and Mi TV 4 Smart TVs currently trending in the market. Even though it was not officially announced, there is a way to install third party apps on Mi TV 4A and Mi TV 4. Here we will see how to download third party apps on Patchwall OS running on Mi TV 4, 4A. If you have bought Mi TV 4/4A in US, then you need to change language from Chinese to English.
Patchwall is based upon Android 6.0 and it is also AI-enabled. Patchwall has knowledge to learn from the user viewing trends and make personalized video recommendations, which we have never seen in any of the Smart TVs that are available now. Even though Patchwall is based on Android 6.0, we can’t use PlayStore on Mi TV 4A, Mi TV 4. We can install it but it’s not working currently. But with the help of other TV App Stores like Aptoide TV, we can install third party apps on Mi Smart TV 4A, 4.
How to install third party apps on Mi TV 4A, Mi TV 4 Smart TV
To install third party apps on Patchwall OS, we need to enable unknown Sources on Mi TV 4A and Mi TV 4 Smart TVs. This we have covered in separate post; How to enable unknown Sources on Mi TV 4A, Mi TV 4 Smart TV.
Once you have enabled installation of apps from third party sources on Mi TV 4, 4A, now you need to follow below steps to install any third party Apk.
- Download Apk file to your computer and copy it to Pendrive or USB Drive.
- Insert USB Drive to Mi TV and open USB drive on Mi TV 4/4A.
- Select the Apk file that you want to install and click on Ok button on remote.
- Click on Install button in the popup window.
- Once the app is installed, click on Open button to launch the app.
Please be noted that not all the Android apps are compatible with Patchwall OS, so please make sure that the app is compatible with Patchwall OS before going to install it. I will post a list of Android apps compatible with Patchwall OS that you can install on your Mi TV 4, 4A soon.
Now you can use Android Apps on Patchwall OS same like you use it on your Android Phone. This is the simple procedure to install third party apps on Mi TV 4, 4A Smart TVs.