How Do I Install an APK on My TCL Roku TV?

APK, APK Installations

If you’re looking to install an APK on your TCL Roku TV, you’re in the right place. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps to install an APK on your TCL Roku TV.

What is an APK?

An APK (Android Package Kit) is a file format used to distribute and install applications on Android devices. The TCL Roku TV runs on a modified version of the Android operating system, which means you can install some Android apps on it.

Step 1: Enable Developer Mode

Before you can install an APK on your TCL Roku TV, you need to enable Developer Mode. Here’s how:

  1. Press the Home button on your TCL Roku TV remote.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select System.
  4. Select Advanced system settings.
  5. Select Developer mode.
  6. Toggle Developer mode to On.

Step 2: Get the APK File

Once you’ve enabled Developer Mode, you need to download the APK file you want to install. You can download APK files from various websites online. However, make sure that the website is trustworthy and that the file is safe.

Step 3: Install the APK File

Now that you have the APK file, follow these steps to install it on your TCL Roku TV:

  1. Connect a USB drive to your computer and copy the APK file onto it.
  2. Eject the USB drive from your computer and insert it into one of the USB ports on your TCL Roku TV.
  3. On your TCL Roku TV remote, press Home and select Streaming Channels.
  4. Select My Channels and then select All Channels.
  5. Scroll down and select the USB drive that you inserted earlier.
  6. Select the APK file you want to install.
  7. Select Install.

Step 4: Launch the Installed App

Once the installation is complete, you can launch the app by following these steps:

  1. Press Home on your TCL Roku TV remote.
  2. Select Streaming Channels.
  3. Scroll down until you find the installed app.
  4. Select it to launch it.

Note: Some apps may require additional permissions or settings to work properly on your TCL Roku TV. Make sure to read the instructions provided with the app carefully.


Installing an APK on your TCL Roku TV is easy once you enable Developer Mode. Just make sure that you download APK files from trustworthy sources and that they are safe. With these simple steps, you can access a whole new world of apps on your TCL Roku TV.