- Hisense Smart TV are off different OSes. Based on OS, the method to download apps varies.
- Roku OS: Streaming Channels → Search Channels → App Name → Add Channel.
- Android OS: Play Store → Search → App Name → Install.
- Google OS: Home → Search → App Name → Install.
- VEWD OS: VEWD App Store → App Name → OK.
- Opera OS: Stan App Store → App Name → Install.
Hisense Smart TV comes with different OSes. VIDAA, Roku, and Android, to name a few. Though there are some preinstalled apps on Hisense Smart TV, you must manually install some essential apps from the App Store. Based on your Hisense Smart TV’s OS, you must follow different methods to install apps and games. Here is a detailed guide on how to download apps on Hisense Smart TV in all the available OSes.
Methods to Add Apps on Hisense Smart TV
Based on the TV model, you might be using different app installation procedures.
- On Hisense Roku TV
- On Hisense Android TV
- On Hisense Google TV
- Using App Store
- Old Version
- Using VEWD App Store
- From Stan App Store
How to Download Apps on Hisense Roku TV
#1 Turn on your Roku TV and navigate to the home screen.
#2 From the home screen, click on the Streaming Channels.
#3 Then, choose Search Channels if you want to download any particular app. You can also choose apps from any categories like Featured, New, Most Popular, Top Free, Roku Recommends, Movies & TV, TV Everywhere, and Games.
Note: In the new version of Hisense Roku TV, some of the categories won’t appear.
#4 Select the app from the search results.
#5 Click the Add Channel button to install the app on your Hisense Roku TV.
How to Add Apps on Hisense Android TV: Using Play Store
In the Play Store, there are two different ways to install apps on your Hisense Smart TV. One is using the Google Play Store to install apps on your Hisense Smart TV. The other one is sideloading.
#1 Press the home button on the Hisense TV remote.
#2 On the home screen, click on the Play Store from the Apps menu.
#3 Click the Search icon.
#4 Now, browse for the app you would like to download.
#5 You can also search for the app by typing the app’s name in the search field.
#6 Select the app and navigate to the app information screen.
#7 Click the Install button, then press the OK button on the remote.
How to Download Apps on Hisense Smart TV: Google TV OS
In the Hisense Google TV, you can install apps and games from the Play Store (same as Android TV models). But, the steps will vary slightly.
#1 On your Hisense Google TV, go to the Search option. You can also go to the Apps option and choose the Search for Apps button.
#2 With the on-screen keyboard, search for the app that you want to download.
#3 Select the app from the search result and tap the Install button.
#4 Click the Open button to launch the app on your Hisense Google TV.
How to Install Apps on Hisense Smart TV Using USB
By using a USB drive, you can sideload apps on your Hisense Android TV and Google TV models. For this method, you have to change some settings on your TV.
#1 Install any of the third-party installers like File Manager or Downloader on Hisense TV from the Play Store.
#2 Go to the Settings menu on your TV.
#3 Choose the Device Preferences option.
#4 Select the Security & Restrictions option.
#5 Tap the Unknown Sources feature.
#6 Here, choose the third-party installer app and turn on the toggle.
#7 Now, download the apk you want to add to your TV on your PC.
#8 Copy the application to a USB Drive.
#9 Plug the flash drive into your Hisense TV.
#10 Now, launch the File Manager and open the Flash Drive.
#11 Choose the apk file. Then, click Install.
#12 If you can’t install the app, then the APK version is not compatible with your Hisense TV OS. Update the Hisense TV to fix the issue.
How to Download Apps on Hisense Smart TV: Old Models
As the name suggests, it is the most common way to add apps to your Hisense Smart TV. With the following steps, you can install apps on any Hisense Smart TV with ease. Before getting into the steps, ensure your Hisense Smart TV is connected to WiFi.
#1 Activate the on-screen keyboard on your Hisense Smart TV by tapping the remote button.
#2 Now, enter the app name that you want to install.
#3 You can use the D-pad or navigation keys for navigation.
#4 There will be a green color button on your TV remote. Press the button to initiate the app installation.
#5 After the installation, you can access the app on your Hisense TV.
How to Add Apps on Hisense Smart TV: Using App Store
#1 Turn on your Hisense Smart TV and press the Home button.
#2 Click on the App Store icon to open it.
#3 Now, browse for the app that you want to add in the Apps section.
#4 Choose the app that you want to install and then press the OK button.
#5 The chosen app will be added to the Hisense Smart TV.
How to Add Apps on Hisense Smart TV: Using VEWD Store
#1 Press the Apps button on the Hisense TV remote.
#2 Choose the VEWD App Store and press the OK button on your smart TV remote.
#3 On the top of the smart TV screen, you can see a filter option. Categories of apps include New, Popular, Movies & TV, Series, Music, Sports, Technology, Games, and many more.
#4 Now, choose any one of the categories and browse for the app.
#5 Select the application you want to download and press the OK button.
#6 Now, the app will be added to your Hisense Smart TV.
Using Stan Apps
#1 Open the Stan app on your Hisense TV
#2 If your TV home screen doesn’t have the Stan app, then click on Opera TV and find the Stan app.
#3 Open the Stan app and follow the on-screen prompts.
#4 Choose any of the available apps on the next screen.
#5 Install and access the app on your Hisense Smart TV.
These are the different methods to download and install apps on your Hisense Smart TV. Based on the TV OS, the download steps may vary. Pick a method for your TV OS. Of all these methods, sideloading is the least recommended way of installing apps on your smart TV. If you can’t find the APK, you can screen mirror the app from your smartphone to Hisense Smart TV. To get maximum performance from those apps, you must update apps on Hisense Smart TV frequently.
In the Hisense Android TV, most of the Google apps will be preinstalled. If you want, you can install apps from the Play Store.
VIDAA is a fork of Android but has a different UI and app store.