How Do I Install an APK on My Mi Box?

APK, APK Installations

Are you a proud owner of a Mi Box and wondering how to install an APK on it? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Installing an APK on your Mi Box is a simple process, and we’ll guide you through it step by step.

Before we begin, let’s first understand what an APK is. An APK (Android Package Kit) is the package file format used by the Android operating system for distribution and installation of mobile apps. Installing an APK on your Mi Box will allow you to access apps that are not available on the official Google Play Store.

Now that we know what an APK is let’s move on to the steps:

Step 1: Enable Unknown Sources

  • Go to the home screen of your Mi Box.
  • Click on ‘Settings. ‘
  • Select ‘Security & restrictions.

  • Scroll down and enable ‘Unknown sources. ‘

Step 2: Download the APK File

  • Open a browser on your Mi Box.
  • Search for the app you want to download along with ‘APK’ in the search bar.
  • Select a reliable website from where you can download the app’s APK file.

Step 3: Install the APK File

  • Navigate to the folder where your downloaded APK file is located.
  • Select the downloaded file.
  • A pop-up window will appear asking if you want to install this application. Click ‘Install.’


If you get a warning message saying that installing from unknown sources could harm your device, don’t worry. This warning appears because you have enabled unknown sources in Step 1. As long as you download files from trusted sources, there is no harm in installing APK files.

Step 4: Enjoy Your App

  • Once the installation process is complete, click ‘Open.’
  • You can now enjoy the app you just installed on your Mi Box.


Installing an APK on your Mi Box is a simple process that can help you access apps that are not available on the Google Play Store. However, it’s important to remember to only download APK files from trusted sources to avoid any potential harm to your device.

We hope this guide helped you install your desired app successfully. Enjoy exploring new apps on your Mi Box!