How to download international apps for Android TV devices

Some apps may not be available to some users due to Google restricting the available apps on the Google Play Store according to the country the account is registered in. 

Let's say you're in the UK but you want to be able to download and install the Hulu or HBO Max app which are only available in the US. You have 2 options in this case:

  1. Get yourself an American Google Play account and login to to the Google Play Store with it to see all of the US apps
  2. Side-load the apps to your Android device outside of the Google Play Store.

In this guide, we'll be covering the second method and how we make it easier for you to get all of the apps you're interested in. 

Android TV devices (Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi Mi Box and all of the various TV Android Boxes)

Step 1:

Visit the app store on your device and search for the Downloader app. Download and install it.

On Fire TV devices specifically - please follow our guide on enabling unknown sources before continuing. You may also need to search for the Downloader app using the search or voice search functions from the Home screen.

Step 2:

Launch the Downloader app and allow access to files if asked. On the home page of the Downloader app, select the search box, enter  and select the Go button.

Step 3:

You may see a message that unknown source are not enabled, click “Settings” if prompted and it will take you directly to Settings. Click “Allow” for all unknown sources or specifically for Applinked and then click on Install like so

Step 4:

Launch the Applinked app and enter the following code in the field under "Add a store" -  70035020 and select Submit

Step 5:

Then click on saved stores and select the one you just added from the drop-down box and click open

Step 6:

Select the application you would like to download and click 'Download'

Step 7:

Once the download is finished, click on Install

That's it! You're all set to watch your favorite apps and services!

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