How to download apps on Hisense smart TV

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If you want to know how to download apps on Hisense smart TV, then you have landed on the right page. 

Most Hisense smart TVs, including some of the best Hisense TVs, run on Roku, VIDAA, Google, Fire, or Android OS. So, the app downloading process is slightly different on each platform. But don’t worry – we have created a one-stop guide for all kinds of Hisense TVs, so you should be able to find some help here.  

With that being said, downloading apps from the built-in app stores is easy. However, installing third-party apps can be a bit complicated. But in any case, we are here to help you download apps on your Hisense TV.

How to download apps on Hisense Android TV

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Using the Google Play Store

If you have an Android Hisense TV, then you will have access to the Google Play Store, which should make it easy for you to find and install apps. 

Here’s how to do it –

  • Open the Home screen
  • Head over to the Apps section
  • Click open Google Play Store
  • Use the search bar to search for your app
  • Click on the relevant search result 
  • Tap on ‘Install’ to download the app

Your app will be downloaded.

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2

Downloading third-party apps

Now, if you have an Android Hisense TV, then you can download apps from third-party sources. 

This is possible only on Android TVs, and there are two ways to install the APK files – 

  • Get Chrome browser from the Play Store app to download APK files
  • Download APK files on another device and copy them to the TV via a USB device

To install the app, follow these steps – 

  • Head over to the Settings menu
  • Select ‘Personal’ option
  • Click open the ‘Security’ option
  • You will see the ‘Unknown Sources’ option, toggle it on
  • Locate the APK file in the File Manager
  • Proceed to install the file

After installation, you will be able to use the app. 

Please note that you should download third-party apps only from trusted sources.

How to download apps on Hisense Roku TV

If your Hisense TV runs on Roku, then the OS has its own app store built into it – so it’s quite simple and straightforward to download apps.

Step

1

Download apps on Hisense Roku TV from the app store

Here’s how to download apps on Hisense Roku TV – 

  • Open the Home screen
  • Click open ‘Streaming channels’
  • Then select the ‘Search channels’ option
  • Type in and search for the app’s name
  • Choose the right app from the search results and open it’s info page
  • Click on the ‘Add channel’ option, and the app will start installing
  • Once the app is installed, click on the OK button

How to download apps on Hisense VIDAA TV

If you have a Hisense VIDAA TV, then you can download apps from the VIDAA app store or the VEWD app.

Step

1

Download from VIDAA app store

Here’s how you can download apps from the VIDAA app store –

  • Open the Home screen
  • Head over to the My App menu
  • Click open the App Store option
  • You will now see a variety of apps 
  • You can search for a specific app using the search bar
  • Once you find a preferred app, install it

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2

Download applications from the VEWD app

Here’s a rundown on how to install apps from the VEWD app –

  • Head over to the App menu from the Home screen
  • On the left panel, you will see the search option that you can use to find apps
  • Once you find an app that you are looking for, you can install it right away

How to download apps on Hisense Google TV

Compared to Roku TV, it is easier to download apps on a Hisense Google TV.

Step

1

Download apps on Hisense Google TV

If your Hisense TV uses Google TV, then here’s how you can install apps – 

  • Head over to the Google TV Home page
  • Click on the search icon located at the top-left side of the screen
  • Type and search the name of the app you want to download
  • Click on the relevant search result and install the app

How to download apps on Hisense Fire TV

If your Hisense TV has Fire TV OS, then you should be able to download apps from the Amazon App Store quite easily.

Step

1

Download apps from the Amazon app store

Here’s how to download apps for your Hisense Fire TV – 

  • Open the Home screen
  • You’ll see a search icon right next to the profile icon
  • Type in the app’s name and search
  • Select the right app from the search results
  • Click the ‘Download or ‘Get’ option to install the app

After the installation is complete, you will be able to access it from your TV. 

How to download apps on old Hisense smart TV

If your Hisense smart TV is a little older, then you will have to use the built-in app store to download apps.

Step

1

Download apps from the list

Here’s how to download apps on old Hisense TVs – 

  • Open the Home screen
  • Go to the ‘Apps’ menu
  • You will see a list of available apps here
  • Select any app that you want to download
  • Click on ‘Install’

Your app will now start downloading and will be available for use after installation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you install third-party apps on Hisense TV?

Yes, you can install third-party applications, but it is possible only on Hisense Android TVs. To learn more on how to do it, refer to the section above – ‘How to download apps on Hisense Android TV.’

Conclusion

To sum up, if you have a Hisense smart TV – old or new – you should be able to download apps on it. While the download process varies from one TV to another, the general process is the same – you have to use the built-in app store to install apps. Depending on the OS of your Hisense TV, the availability of the apps will vary.

If you need more help with your Hisense TV, then you can check out our guides on how to reset Hisense TV and how to deal with a Hisense TV that doesn’t turn on.

Nitisha is a content writer and editor and she has over 3 years of experience in writing about video games and tech.