How to Download and Install Unofficial Applications on my Samsung or LG Smart TV via USB


The Smart tv it is an intelligent device, which allows you to carry out endless activities; from watching television, checking your social networks, downloading all the applications you need, to having fun and developing yourself, while you access your favorite content.

On the other hand, your Smart TV has many applications in its Playstore, some of them are not what you require at the moment, essentially, you need other unofficial applications that will also allow you to carry out your activities, but that you cannot download by your device through the official store, here we will teach you the correct way to install your favorite unofficial applications, from the USB port.

Factors to consider before downloading unofficial applications.

It is clear that unofficial applications, they don’t come with your device and it may happen that they are not compatible with it. For this reason, it is your responsibility, what may happen, but rest assured that this will not affect your Smart TV, the first thing you should do is know the correct model of your device.

The most serious thing that can happen if you make a mistake is that the application cannot be downloaded, thanks to this you will be able to verify that it is not compatible with the television, you must also realize that you have your internet connected correctly, and that in this way no failure occurs when downloading the application.

apps on smart tv screen

It is very important to have your Smart TV software updated; This will allow your device to be in the best condition to receive any external application; in the same way you must have your username, linked to your Play Store, since in a moment we will have to use it.

How to download and install unofficial applications to your Smart TV through its USB port?

The first thing you should have is a file managerIf your Smart TV doesn’t come with one, don’t worry, you can install it yourself. What you should do is: Enter the Play store and look for a file manager (you can choose the one you prefer); when locating the one you need, we will select the “Install” option; We waited a minute and your manager would be correctly installed.

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The second thing you should do is: Place the applications that you will use inside the pendrive, when you have it ready, we connect our memory to one of the USB ports on your TV, if you don’t have any ports available, you can increase the number of ports on your device; By doing so, you will be able to place your pendrive without any problem.

When entering it, we will see through our file manager, all the applications that the pendrive has, at this moment all we have to do is: Select the application you want to download; immediately it is reflected that the application is already being downloaded, at the end, we will select the “Open” option and voila, your unofficial application will be installed correctly on your device.

If you want the process to be even simpler, what you will have to do is: Insert your pendrive and the rest of the instructions mentioned above; you can do them by talking to your Smart TV through Sonos Beam, This will make the installation process easier for you.

Recommendations to install unofficial applications on your Smart TV

The file manager will become your main allocator when installing your application, since through it the files on your pendrive will be read correctly; By not having this manager, the files will not be read correctly, only images and videos will be reflected on the screen.

pendrive to download applications to your smart tv

For its part, it is recommended not having extra files on your pendrive; Make sure that it only has the applications that you want to install (no photos, documents or videos), since this causes delay and loss of time when looking for the applications, to start installing them.

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It should be noted that to ensure that the installed application will continue to be part of your device, the next time you turn it off and on; it is recommended that you go to “Settings” and disable automatic app update (From ON change it to the OFF option); this is done only to prevent the app from updating badly.

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