- You can install apps on Panasonic Smart TV in three different ways.
- MyHomeScreen OS: Home → Apps Market → Categories → Install.
- Android OS: Apps → Play Store → Search → App Name → Install.
- Essential OS: Home → Apps → Add Mode → Market → Choose the app → Install.
Panasonic Smart TV comes with some in-built apps to stream movies, series, TV shows, and live TV channels. But, these built-in apps won’t be enough for the user. You can install additional apps on your Panasonic Smart TV from the Apps Market or Play Store. If an app you are looking for is unavailable on the app store, you can cast the app using your smartphone.
Steps to Add Apps on Panasonic Smart TV
If your Panasonic Smart TV runs on MyHomeScreen OS, you can use the Apps Market to install apps.
(1). Turn on the Panasonic Smart TV and go to the home screen.
(2). Choose the Apps Market on the home screen.
(3). Browse the Categories to search the app and select the app.
(4). Click Install to add the app to the Panasonic Smart TV.
(5). Select Open to open the app.
Steps to Add Apps on Panasonic Android TV
The Panasonic TV also comes in Android TV OS, and you can download any app from the Google Play Store.
(1). Launch the Panasonic Android TV and click Apps on the home screen.
(2). Select Google Play Store and tap the Search icon at the top.
(3). Enter the App Name in the search and select the respective app.
(4). Click Install to install the app from the Google Play Store.
(5). Select Open to open the app on the Panasonic Smart TV.
How to Sideload Apps on Panasonic Andriod TV
In the Panasonic Android TV, you can sideload Android apps using the APK file. The sideload option is not available for other OSes.
(1). Open the Play Store and install the Downloader app on your Panasonic Android TV.
(2). Go to Settings and choose Device Preferences.
(3). Choose Security & Restrictions and open the Unknown Sources menu.
(4). Select the Downloader app and turn on the toggle.
(5). Now, open the Downloader app and go to the search bar.
(6). Enter the APK download link that you want to sideload on your Panasonic TV.
(7). Download the APK file and tap the Install button to install the app.
How to Install Apps on Panasonic Smart TV: Essential OS
In the Essential OS Smart TVs, you have to follow a unique set of steps to add apps. Essential OS is powered by Firefox OS.
(1). Click the Home button on the Panasonic TV Remote.
(2). Navigate to the Apps icon and tap on it.
(3). Select the Add More button.
(4). Now, choose the Market option.
(5). A screen will appear with all the compatible apps. Choose the app that you want to add. Unlike the other two OSes, you don’t have the Search option in the Essential OS.
(6). On the next screen, tap the Install button to add the app.
Some streaming apps like YouTube and HBO Max on Panasonic Smart TV require activation. After the installation, you have to activate the app using the activation code. Follow the on-screen prompts to activate the app. If you don’t want to activate apps, you have to enable screen mirroring on Panasonic Smart TV and cast the app from your smartphone.