Updating your Android TV Box apps

The preferred method to keep all your android TV Box applications current is via the Google Play Store. This can be achieved by selecting the menu function (three stripes just left of the search field) and then selecting ‘My apps’ from the drop down list.

How to ‘sideload’ install an application (*.apk file) to your TV Box

Some applications may not be available for download or update via the Google Play Store. These apps can be downloaded from our list below or from the internet. From the below list of most popular apps select the applications you require by clicking on them, the ‘download’ should start automatically. Now, go to your PC’s ‘Downloads’ Folder and copy all the downloaded files to an external USB flash or memory stick. Insert the flash drive containing the all the new *.apk files into any of the USB ports on your TV Box. Select the ‘App Installer’ if you have several applications or alternatively select the ‘file browser’ and click on the *.apk file to install it. To update these apps once installed on your TV Box you can use an app like Apkpure (see below). This manual method is known as ‘sideload’ installing an application.
Download a detailed guide to updating your Android TV Box here.

DSTV Now

Models: KM8/ KM9 only - This latest version is suitable for all google certified devices. App can be updated.

Netflix

Models: All - This latest version is suitable for all ‘open’ TV Boxes which are NOT Netflix certified. May require certain VPN’s to be off, app can be updated.

Showmax

Models: All - This latest version is suitable for TV Boxes. App can be updated, good value for money offering. Can login via DSTV Premium account.

Prime Video

Models: All - This latest version is suitable for all TV Boxes. App can be updated. Currently has limited content but good value for money.

APK Pure Updater

Models: All - Great app to search for new applications and also for keeping apps uptodate which are not updated via the Play Store. Alternative to Aptiode. if screen orientation is wrong contact us. Can be updated

YouTube Default

Models: All - This latest version is suitable for all TV Boxes. Pro’s easy navigation. Can be updated. Resolution to FHD must be set (top right corner).

YouTube HD

Models: KM8/ KM9 - This latest HD version is suitable for all TV Boxes. running ATV. Voice Commands requires a TV box remote with a microphone e.g our MX3. Can be updated.

Google Chrome

Models: All - This latest version is suitable for all TV Boxes. Powerful functions such a folders sync etc. Google Go preffered. Can be updated.

Puffin Web Browser

Models: KM8 / KM9 - Great browser suitable for all TV Boxes running android TV OS and is installed by default on the KM9. Can be updated.