How to Add Apps on Toshiba Smart TV [Three Ways]

How to add apps on Toshiba Smart TV

There is no shortage of apps for entertainment on a Smart TV. Most of the Smart TVs come with preloaded apps. But still, you can add all your favorite apps on Smart TV. Smart TVs are internet-based and you can add apps like adding them on your smartphone. As far as Toshiba TV is concerned, almost all models are based on Android or Fire TV. You can either add apps from Play Store or from the Amazon App Store. Let’s see the different ways to add apps on Toshiba Smart TV.

How to Add Apps on Toshiba Smart TV

As said earlier, you can either download and install apps from the Play Store in the case of Android TV or from Amazon App Store if you are using the Toshiba Fire TV. Apart from these, you can also sideload apps to your Toshiba TV as well.

  1. Add apps on Toshiba Android Smart TV
  2. Add apps on Toshiba Fire TV
  3. Sideload Apps to your Toshiba TV

How to Add Apps on Toshiba Android Smart TV

Quick Tip: Go to Apps section –> Open the Google Play Store –> Search for app –> Install it.

#1 Make sure to connect your Toshiba Android TV to the internet.

#2 Click on the Apps section under Explore Apps section.

Aps on Android TV

#3 Now select the Get More Apps option to launch the Play Store.

Play Store on Android TV

#4 Hover to the search field and type the desired app name and click Go. You can also browse for apps under the Featured and Movies sections.

Play Store on Android TVs

#5 Select the app that you want to install from the search results.

Add Apps on Toshiba Smart TV

#6 Click on the Install button. The app will get downloaded and installed on your Android TV.

Add Apps on Toshiba Smart TV

#7 Open the app and start using it.

Apps on Toshiba Smart TV

This is the most common method to download your favorite app on the Toshiba Android Smart TV.

How to Add Apps on Toshiba Smart TV (Fire TV)

Quick Tip: Click Find and choose Search –> Search for the app –> Click the Get or Download button –> Open the app.

#1 Make sure to connect your Toshiba Fire TV to the internet.

#2 From the home screen, hover to the Search icon. For the latest Fire OS, click the Find menu and choose the Search tile.

Home screen on Fire TV

#3 Type the name of the app you would like to download. Or browse the apps under the Movies and TVs section.

Search Apps on Fire TV

#4 Select the app you want to add to your Toshiba Fire TV from the search results.

Add Apps on Toshiba Smart TV Fire TV Edition

#5 Click Get or Download on the app info screen. The app will get downloaded on your TV.

Add Apps on Toshiba Smart TV Fire TV Edition

#7 Click on the Open tab to launch the app.

Add Apps on Toshiba Smart TV Fire TV Edition

If you are using Toshiba Fire TV, then the above method is the common way to add apps.

Sideload Apps to Toshiba Smart TV

Sometimes, you might not find your favorite app on your smart TV. If you still wish to install, then you can sideload these apps on your Toshiba TV. Sideloading means installing third-party apps.

On Android TV

[1] Go to Settings > Security and Restricted Options >>Turn on Unknown Sources. You can install any third-party apps only after enabling this.

[2] Download and install the Downloader app on your TV. For some models of Android TV, you have to turn on the Unknown Sources for the Downloader app specifically.

[3] Open the Downloader app and enter the APK link of the app you want to sideload.

Sideload Apps on Toshiba Smart TV (2)

[4] After the app gets downloaded, install it on your TV.

[5] This method is used to add third-party apps to your Android-based TV.

On Fire TV [New Version]

[1] Install the Downloader app from the Amazon App Store.

[2] Go to the Fire TV Settings and choose Developer options.

[3] Choose Install Unknown Apps and select the Downloader app.

Install Unknown Apps on Toshiba Fire TV

[4] Turn on the Install Unknown Apps toggle for the Downloader app.

[5] Then, open the Downloader app and enter the URL of the app that you want to download.

[6] Sideload the 3rd party app on your Toshiba Fire TV.

On Fire TV [Old Version]

[1] Enable apps from Unknown Sources. Go to Settings > My Fire TV or Device > Developer Options > Turn on Apps from Unknown Sources.

Add Apps on Toshiba Smart TV

[2] Install Downloader on your TV.

[3] Enter the App’s APK URL and click on the Go button.

[4] Now click Download to download the app.

[5] Install the application and start using it.

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The above are the various methods to add apps to your Toshiba Smart TV. You can follow the method depending on the type of OS. If you are facing any issues while installing, mention them in the comment section below.