How to Access Dropbox on Android TV [Alternate Ways]

Dropbox on Android TV

Dropbox is the best-known cloud storage service that allows users to store and share files from anywhere. Since it is incorporated with advanced sharing options, the users can send files and docs of any size. While Dropbox is compatible with smartphones and PC, it isn’t yet made available for smart TVs, including Android TV. So, there is no official way to install the app, or you cannot get it from the Play Store. The article covers the alternative ways you can access Dropbox on your Android TV to store and share your files.

Some of those Android Smart TVs that may support Dropbox are Sony Smart TV, Sharp Smart TV, TCL Smart TV, Hisense Smart TV, Philips Smart TV, MI Smart TV, and Panasonic Smart TV.

How to Install Dropbox on Android TV

Since you cannot directly install dropbox on your TV, you need the help of third-party apps like the Downloader.

[1] Navigate to the Google Play Store on your Android TV and install the Downloader app.

[2] Once the installation is complete, head over to the Settings of your Android TV.

Head over to the Settings to get Dropbox on Android TV

[3] Choose the Security & Restrictions option.

Choose the Security & Restrictions  to get Dropbox on Android TV

[4] Click on the Unknown Sources option and choose the Downloader. Turn on the Toggle button next to the downloader option.

Click on Unknown Sources option and choose the Downloader.

[5] Now, open the Downloader app on your Android TV.

[6] Hit the Allow option when you get any prompts.

[7] On the https:// field, you need to enter your Dropbox apk URL using the on-screen keyboard.

[8] Finally, tap on the Go button and allow the installation of the APK file for the Dropbox app to complete.

[9] Once the installation of the Dropbox Android TV apk is over, you’re ready to use it.

Alternative Way: How to Use Dropbox on Android TV with a Browser

[1] Navigate to the web browser on your Android TV. If you don’t own one, search for it on the Play Store and install it.

[2] Head over to the official Dropbox website (

Enter login details of Dropbox on Android TV

[3] Sign in with your Dropbox account credentials or Google or Apple account.

[4] Hover to the left side panel, and click on the Files option to access all your files.

Undoubtedly, Dropbox is the best option to share or take files anywhere without relying on an external storage device. These are the two alternative approaches in which you can install and use Dropbox on your smart TV. If you have Fire TV, you shall access Dropbox on Firestick as well.


[1] How do I get Dropbox on my Android TV?

As there is no official app available on Play Store, you cannot directly install Dropbox on your TV. You will have to download third-party apps like downloader.

[2] How do I access files on Android TV?

To access files on your Android TV, navigate to the file manager.

[3] Can I access Dropbox on Smart TV?

Yes, you can access Dropbox on Smart TV provided your smart TV is compatible.

[4] Can I cast Dropbox to Android TV?

Yes. You can cast it to Android TV from your Android phone or Chrome browser.