How Do I Play Games on My Android TV Box?

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If you’re an avid gamer and also own an Android TV box, you might be wondering how to play games on it. Android TV boxes are a great way to enjoy your favorite movies, TV shows, and games on the big screen. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the steps of playing games on your Android TV box.

Check Your Android TV Box Compatibility

First things first, not all Android TV boxes are created equal. Some may not have the necessary hardware capabilities to run certain games smoothly. So, before you start downloading any games, make sure to check your Android TV box’s compatibility with the game you want to play.

Download Games from Google Play Store

The Google Play Store is the go-to destination for downloading apps and games on any android device. Simply open the Play Store app on your Android TV box and search for the game you want to download. Once you find it, click on the “Install” button and wait for it to download and install.

Side-Loading Games

If there are certain games that are not available in the Google Play Store or if you want to install a specific version of a game that’s not available in your region, then you may have to side-load them onto your Android TV box.

To do this, download the APK file of the game from a trusted source (make sure it’s not a pirated version). You can use a USB drive or external hard drive to transfer the APK file onto your Android TV box. Once transferred, use an APK installer app like “Easy Installer” or “Apps2Fire” to install the game.

Connect a Gamepad or Controller

Most android games are designed for touch-based controls. However, playing these games with a remote control can be cumbersome and difficult. To get around this issue, connect a gamepad or controller to your Android TV box.

Most modern gamepads and controllers come with Bluetooth connectivity, making it easy to connect them to your Android TV box. Simply go to the “Bluetooth” settings on your Android TV box and pair the gamepad or controller.

Launch and Play Games

Once you’ve downloaded and installed the games, and connected a gamepad or controller, it’s time to launch and play the games. You can find all your installed games in the “Games” section of your Android TV box.

Simply select the game you want to play using your remote control or gamepad/controller, and start playing. You can also adjust the graphics quality and other settings of the game from within its settings menu.


Playing games on an Android TV box is a great way to experience gaming on a big screen. By following these steps, you can easily download, install, and play your favorite games on your Android TV box.

So, what are you waiting for? Connect your gamepad/controller, fire up your favorite games, and enjoy hours of gaming fun!