How Do I Install an APK File on My Roku?

APK, APK Installations

If you are a Roku user and have been wondering how to install an APK file on your device, then you have come to the right place. In this tutorial, we will guide you step-by-step on how to install APK files on your Roku device.

Before we begin, let’s first understand what an APK file is. APK stands for Android Package Kit and contains all the necessary files required for installing an application on an Android device.

However, since Roku runs on a different operating system, it cannot directly install APK files. But don’t worry, there is a workaround that can help you do so.

Step 1: Enable Developer Mode
The first thing you need to do is enable developer mode on your Roku device. To do so, follow these steps:

1. Press the Home button on your Roku remote. 2. Scroll up or down and select Settings. 3. Select System.

4. Select Advanced system settings. 5. Select Developer options. 6. Select Enable installer and restart your Roku device.

Note: Enabling developer mode will void your warranty and can potentially harm your device if not done correctly.

Step 2: Download the APK File
Once developer mode is enabled, the next step is to download the APK file that you want to install on your Roku device. You can download the APK file from any trusted source online.

Step 3: Install Screen Mirroring Application
Now that you have downloaded the APK file, the next step is to install a screen mirroring application that will allow you to mirror your phone’s screen onto your Roku device.

There are several apps available for both Android and iOS devices that allow screen mirroring onto a Roku device such as AllCast, AirScreen, and more. Download and install any of these apps from their respective app stores.

Step 4: Mirror Your Phone Screen
Now that you have installed the screen mirroring app, it’s time to mirror your phone’s screen onto your Roku device. Follow these steps:

1. Open the screen mirroring app on your phone.

Select your Roku device from the list of available devices. Once connected, your phone’s screen will be mirrored onto your TV via Roku.

Step 5: Install APK File
Finally, it’s time to install the APK file on your Roku device. Open a web browser on your phone and navigate to any file sharing website such as Google Drive or Dropbox. Upload the previously downloaded APK file to the file sharing website.

On your phone, open the web browser and navigate to the same file sharing website. 4. Download the APK file onto your phone. Once downloaded, open the file and select Install.

And there you have it! You have successfully installed an APK file on your Roku device.

Note: Installing applications from unknown sources can be risky and can potentially harm both your device and data. We advise you to only download and install applications from trusted sources.


In conclusion, installing an APK file on a Roku device is not as straightforward as installing it on an Android device, but with this workaround method, it is possible to do so. However, we advise caution when installing applications from unknown sources and recommend only using trusted sources for downloads.

We hope this tutorial has helped you in installing an APK file on your Roku device. If you have any further queries or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment below!