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How to Get YouTube Vanced on Android TV

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YouTube Vanced for Android TV

Everyone is annoyed with the YouTube ads. You must buy YouTube Premium to skip the ads. But for Android TV and Android TV Box, you can get YouTube Vanced to skip ads for free. YouTube Vanced is a MOD APK to skip YouTube ads and get additional features in the app. In the YouTube Vanced APK, you can access AMOLED black theme and a video player similar to VLC and MX Player. Using the ES File Explorer, Solid Explorer, or Downloader on Android TV, you can sideload the YouTube Vanced APK on your Android TV.

YouTube Vanced Shut Down

Update: July 07, 2022: YouTube Vanced is a free or MOD version of YouTube Premium. And obviously, it is not legal to use such apps. As the MOD app became popular, Google noticed the app, and the apk was taken down on all the websites. Many old users complain that the YouTube Vanced app no longer works for them. As of now, you can’t use the YouTube Vanced app on any of your smart devices.

Supported Android TVs

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

Supported Android TV Boxes

  • AirTV
  • AT&T TV
  • Epson
  • Mi Box and Mi Box S

How to Sideload YouTube Vanced on Android TV Using Sideload Explorer

1. Install Solid Explorer on Android TV from the Play Store.

2. On the other hand, download the following apk files and upload them to your Google Drive.

  • Youtubevanced ATV APK
  • YouTube Vanced Dark
  • Vanced_MicroG

3. On your Android TV, go to the Settings menu.

4. Choose the Device Preferences option.

YouTube Vanced on Android TV

5. Click the Security & Restrictions feature.

Get Solid Explorer to install YouTube Vanced on Android TV

6. Select the Unknown Sources option.

7. In the Install Unknown Apps, turn on the toggle for the Solid Explorer app.

8. Then, launch the Solid Explorer app and go through the on-screen instructions to set up the app.

SolidExplorer app

9. Now, click the Google Drive option.

10. Login with your Google account.

11. After syncing the account, install the downloaded apk files in the following order.

  • YouTube Vanced Dark
  • Youtubevanced ATV APK
  • Vanced_MicroG

7. After installing those apk files, you can use YouTube Vanced on your Android TV.

How to Sideload YouTube Vanced on Android TV Using Downloader

1. Connect your Android TV to WiFi with a stable internet connection.

2. Open the Google Play Store and click on the Search icon.

Play Store

3. Search for the Downloader app.

4. Click the Install button and wait for the installation to complete.

5. Open Android TV Settings and go to Device Preferences.

6. Select the Security and Restrictions option.

7. Choose the Unknown Sources option.

8. From the menu, find the Downloader app and enable the toggle.

9. Launch the Downloader app from the Android TV home screen.

10. The app prompts you with a confirmation that you need to click the Allow option.

11. Download the AFTVnews Plugin using the URL (browser.aftvnews.com).

12. Then, enter the YouTube Vanced Android TV APK URL.

YouTube Vanced Android TV APK URL

13. Select the Go option to download the APK file.

14. Install the YouTube Vanced APK on your TV by tapping the Install button.

15. Launch the app and stream YouTube videos on your Android TV without any ads.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where can I download YouTube Vanced APK?

As of now (September 06, 2022), you can get the YouTube Vanced APK as the app is shut down.

2. What is the alternative to YouTube Vanced?

You can use the NewPIpe app as an alternative. But, the UI and playback screen are completely different from the YouTube app.

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