How Do I Install an APK File on My LG webOS TV?

APK, APK Installations

If you own an LG webOS TV, you may be wondering how to install APK files onto it. An APK file is an Android package file that is used to distribute and install applications on Android devices.

While LG webOS TVs are not Android devices, they do support some Android applications. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install an APK file on your LG webOS TV.

Step 1: Enable Developer Mode

The first step in installing an APK file on your LG webOS TV is to enable developer mode. To do this, follow these steps:

Step 1.1: Press the Settings button on your remote control. Step 1.2: Navigate to the General section and select About This TV.3: Scroll down and locate the TV Information section.

Step 1.4: Press the remote control buttons in the following sequence: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up.5: A message will appear asking if you want to enable Developer Mode. Select Yes.

Step 2: Connect Your Computer and TV

The next step is to connect your computer and LG webOS TV to the same network using a wired or wireless connection.

Step 3: Download the APK File

Once your computer and LG webOS TV are connected to the same network, download the APK file that you want to install onto your TV.

Step 4: Install Sideload Launcher

To install an APK file on your LG webOS TV, you will need to use a third-party application called Sideload Launcher. Follow these steps to install Sideload Launcher:

Step 4.1: On your LG webOS TV, open the LG Content Store.
Step 4.2: Search for Sideload Launcher and install it.

Step 5: Install the APK File

Once you have installed Sideload Launcher on your LG webOS TV, follow these steps to install the APK file:

Step 5.1: On your computer, open a web browser and enter your LG webOS TV’s IP address into the address bar. Step 5.2: Click on Enter and a screen will appear asking for a username and password.3: Enter your LG webOS TV’s username and password (if you have not set one up, leave both fields blank).4: Click on Login and a screen will appear showing your LG webOS TV’s file system.

Step 5.5: Navigate to the location where you saved the APK file on your computer.6: Drag and drop the APK file onto the screen showing your LG webOS TV’s file system.7: Once the transfer is complete, use Sideload Launcher to navigate to the location where you transferred the APK file.8: Select the APK file and follow the prompts to install it onto your LG webOS TV.


You have successfully installed an APK file onto your LG webOS TV using Sideload Launcher! You can now enjoy all of the great features that this application has to offer on your big screen television.