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How to Install Opera Browser on Android TV

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Opera on Android TV

Opera is one of the popular names in the browsing industry. Opera web browser may not be the fastest browser as Chrome, but it is having some regualr users. With Opera browser on your Android TV, you can surf the internet without any malware threats. As the Opera browser has a built-in VPN, you can use the internet on your Android TV without worrying about your privacy. One of the best features in the Opera web browser is the speed dial feature. With that, you can keep the frequently visited websites on its home screen. You can even add favorite sites to your speed dial by just clicking on a heart symbol or the plus button. Opera TV browser is the best choice for your Android TV as it can work well with a standard TV Remote with D-Pad. Therefore, a mouse or keyboard is no longer required.

Recently, Opera TV or the Opera TV App Store was renamed as Vewd. But, it has nothing to do with the Opera web browser. Opera TV is an app store for smart TVs. You can install apps and games similar to Play Store.

Features of Opera Browser

  • Equipped with built-in VPN for secured and private internet connection.
  • You will get personalized news updates from local and religional languages.
  • The browser is integrated with the ad-blocker. You won’t get any ads while surfing the internet.
  • You can switch to night mode with customizable brightness.
  • With the automatick Text Wrap feature, you can read any PDF files without any zooming.

Opera Browser on Android TV

To get the Opear browser on your Andorid TV, your TV should have at least Android version 4.1 or higher. If you are using an older version, update your Android TV to its latest firmware.

Opera Browser Supported Android TVs

  • Sony Smart TV
  • TCL Smart TV
  • Sharp Smart TV
  • Skyworth Smart TV
  • Philips Smart TV
  • Mi Smart TV
  • Hisense Smart TV

Opera Browser Supported Android Box

How to Install Opera Browser on Android TV

#1. Launch Google Play Store using your Andorid TV.

#2. Navigate to the search bar to type Opera browser and search for the browser.

#3. Select the Opera Browser from the results.

#4 Tap the Install button.

#5. Once it gets installed, launch the browser.

How to Sideload Opera Browser on Android TV

#1. Launch Google Play store on your Android TV.

#2. Navigate to the search bar and type Downloader.

#3. Click on Downloader by AFTVnews.

#4. Install the Downloader app on your Andorid TV.

#5. Then, install the Sideload Launcher on Android TV from the Play Store. Without the Sideload Launcher, you can’t access any APK files on Android TV.

#6. After it gets installed, go back to the home screen and open the Settings.

Device preferences on settings

#7. Select Device Preferences > Security & restrictions.

Security & restrictions option

#8. Tap on Unknown sources and click Downloader to enable the Install unknown apps toggle.

Allow option for unknown sources

#9. Go back to the home screen and launch the Downloader app.

Install Downloader on Android TV

#10. Download the AFTVnews Plugin using the URL browser.aftvnews.com. Without the plugin, you can’t install APK files on Android TV.

#11. Enter Opera Browser Android TV APK URL in the search bar.

Enter Apk URL for Opera Browser Apk

#12. Now, click on the Go option to download the Opera browser APK file.

#13. Once downloaded, tap the Install button to install the web browser on Android TV.

#14. Now, launch the Opera Browser and start surfing the internet.

Browsing on Opera/Vewd Browser

How to Use Opera Browser on Android TV

#1. When you open the Opera web browser on your Android TV, you will get the home screen.

#2. Click on the Search bar and enter the URL or search term using a virtual keyboard.

#3. Surf the internet on your Android TV.

#4. As the web browser is developed for Android TV, you can navigate within the browser using the remote itself. You don’t any keyboard or mouse on your Android TV to control the browser.

How to Cast Opera Browser on Android TV

#1. Connect your smartphone and Android TV to the same WiFi network.

#2. Download and install Opera browser from the Google Play store.

#3. Launch the browser and enter a URL to start browsing.

#4. Drag down the notification panel and tap Screencast.

screen cast option on Android TV

Note: You can also go to Settings > Connection Preferences > Cast to do the same.

#5. Select your Android TV from the casting device suggestions.

searching for casting devices

#6. Click Start Now to proceed.

Start now option to start casting

#7. It will start screen mirroring your smartphone to Android TV.

Other Supported Platforms

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Roku
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Apple TV

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does Opera browser hide IP address?

Yes, with the built-in VPN, Opera browser will hide your IP address while surfing the internet.

2. Is Opera safer than Chrome?

No, Chrome for Android TV has better security features when compated to Opera.

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