How to enable third party installations on Samsung Smart TV: If you are a Samsung Smart TV user, then you might have searched on how do I enable third party installations on my Samsung Smart TV? and may be you want to know how to allow third party installations on Samsung Smart TV. As you can’t find all apps on Google Play Store like MovieBox, ShowBox, PlayBox HD etc. you may need to enable 3rd party installations on Samsung Smart TV to install these APKs downloaded from internet. We have many third party APK sources like APKMirror, Aptoide, Tutu Helper etc. to get APKs which you can’t find in Google Play Store. Here we will see how to enable third party installations on a Samsung Smart TV.
To be able to install third party apps on Samsung Smart TV, first you need to download APKs of the files and to be able to locate the APK file, you need to have a good File Manager installed on your Samsung Smart TV. As per my knowledge, no Android TV comes with a Stock File Manager by default. Luckily, we can install some of the best File Explorers on Smart TV from Google Play Store. ES File Explorer is so far the best File Explorer for Android. Even though it has very advanced features, they are not needed in our case.
How to enable third party installations on Samsung Smart TV
To enable third party installations on Samsung Smart TV, you have to make some changes in Settings on your Samsung Smart TV. By default, Android devices won’t allow installation of apps from Unknown sources, to enable that please follow below steps on your Samsung Smart TV.
- Go to Settings and then tap on Security option.
- In Security options, scroll down until you see Unknown Sources option.
- You need to Toggle ON Unknown sources option to enable third party installations on Samsung Smart TV.
You can even browse for all your favorite APKs directly from your Samsung Smart TV if it has internet connection. If it does’t have internet connection, you can follow below steps to transfer APK files to Samsung Smart TV.
How to Copy/transfer APKs to Samsung Smart TV
You can transfer APK files to Samsung Smart TV using a Pendrive or a SD Card, which ever is available to you.
- Download all your favorite APKs to your PC or Android Phone.
- Transfer APK files to a Pendrive or SD Card.
- Now connect that SD Card or Pendrive to Samsung Smart TV.
- Using ES File Explorer, you can copy those APK files to your Smart TV.
How to Install APK files on Samsung Smart TV
To install APK files on Samsung Smart TV, just install ES File Explorer and copy your desired APK file to Samsung Smart TV. Now, just tap on the APK file to install it. When asked for confirmation, tap on Install button.
This is how we can enable third party installations on Samsung Smart TV using ES File Explorer. If you are facing any issues, please leave us a comment below.