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How to Install Mozilla Firefox on Android TV

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Firefox on Android TV

Mozilla Firefox is one of the efficient browsers that won’t occupy much of your device’s storage. When compared to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox has the minimum requirements in terms of specifications. Due to these reasons, the Firefox browser is preferred for low-end devices like Smart TVs and streaming devices. For Android TV and Android TV Box, you can sideload the Mozilla Firefox browser to surf the internet.

Firefox on Android TV

Mozilla Firefox is a web browser that is known for its speed. The app has a neat and clean interface with easy access to all the features. All the common features like Bookmarks, Group Tabs, Shortcuts, Personalized Feeds, and Sync across multiple devices are available in the Firefox browser. That is why Firefox is featured as one of the best web browsers for Android TV and Android TV Box.

Supported Android TVs

  • Sony Smart TV
  • Philips Smart TV
  • JVC Smart TV
  • Panasonic Smart TV
  • Mi Smart TV
  • Toshiba Smart TV
  • Sharp Smart TV

Supported Android TV Boxes

How to Sideload Firefox on Android TV / Android TV Box

1. Open the Google Play Store app on your Android TV.

Google Play Store

2. Click on the Search icon on the Play Store.

Search icon on Play Store

3. Search for the Downloader app.

Firefox on Android TV

4. Choose the Downloader app from the search results.

5. Tap the Install button and get the Downloader app on your Android TV.

6. Firstly, open the Settings app on your Android TV and select Device Preferences.

Tap Device Preferences option

7. Select the Security & Restrictions option.

Choose Security & Restrictions

8. Select the Unknown Sources option.

Unknown Sources option

9. Select the Downloader app and turn on the toggle.

Enable Downloader toggle

10. Then, launch the Downloader app on your TV.

Downloader app

11. If prompted, click on the Allow option.

12. Go to the Search Bar and enter the AFTVnews Plugin URL (browser.aftvnews.com). This will download the AFTV plugin. Without the plugin, you can’t install any APKs.

13. Then, enter the Firefox Android TV APK URL and click the Go button.

Firefox Android TV APK URL

14. Download the APK file and tap the Install button.

15. As soon as the browser is installed, launch the browser by tapping the Open button.

Firefox on Android TV

16. If you can’t open the Firefox APK file, install the Sideload Launcher on Android TV to access the APK file.

Since you have sideloaded the mobile version of the Firefox browser on your TV, we suggest you use the Mouse Toggle app on Android TV for better navigation. If possible, connect a keyboard or mouse to your TV.

How to Sideload Firefox on Android TV Using Aptoide TV

Using Aptoide TV, you don’t need to enter any APK URL. Aptoide TV is more like Google Play Store. You can use the Aptoide TV to install apps and games on your Android TV.

1. Install the Apotide TV app on your Android TV.

2. Enable Unknown Sources for Aptoide TV (Settings → Device Preferences → Security & Restrictions → Unknown Sources → Aptoide TV → turn on the toggle).

3. Go to the search bar and type Firefox.

4. Hit the Search icon and select the Firefox for TV app.

Firefox on Android TV

5. Tap the Install button. The app will be installed on your Android TV.

6. Now, launch the Sideload Launcher app and open the Firefox browser.

7. Surf the internet with ease.

Other Supported Devices

  • Windows (7 and above)
  • Mac (10.9 and later)
  • Android Smartphones and Tablets (Jelly Bean and Later)
  • iPhones and iPads (11.0 and later)
Firefox on Android TV

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can you get Chrome on Android TV?

No, the Chrome browser is unavailable on the Play Store for Android TVs. You have to sideload the Google Chrome browser on your Android TV.

2. Is there any browser for Android TV?

Yes, web browsers like Puffin TV, TV Bro, and TV Web Browser are officially available for Android TV in the Play Store.

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