How to Get Dropbox on Apple TV [2 Easy Ways]

Dropbox on Apple TV

Dropbox is similar to Google Drive, a cloud-based storage service used by millions of people worldwide to store their photos, videos, docs, and other files. You can easily access all of your files instantly from anywhere, even without connecting to the internet, just by logging in to your Dropbox account. The other best advantage of using Dropbox is that you can easily share or transfer any size of documents with your friends and family. Dropbox is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. With that, one could Chromecast Dropbox to the TV screen. However, the below session will guide you on the possible ways to get Dropbox on Apple TV.

How to Get Dropbox on Apple TV

Dropbox for Apple TV isn’t yet officially made available on the Apple App Store. However, the below section will guide you with alternative ways.

Pre-Requisite: You need to connect Apple to WIFI and use the same WIFI connection on your casting device (iOS and Mac).

Steps to Screen Mirror Dropbox from iOS device

[1]  Open the App Store on your iOS device.

Dropbox on Apple TV- choose App Store

[2] Search for Dropbox, and on the app info page, tap the Get button to download the app from the App Store.

[3] After installing the app, click Open to launch it.

[4] Now, go to your Control Center on your iOS device and click on the Screen Mirroring option.

click on the Screen Mirroring option.

[5] From the list of available devices, select your Apple TV. Wait for your iPhone to connect to your Apple TV.

[6] Select the file from Dropbox, and it will mirror and appear on your TV screen.

Step to AirPlay Dropbox on Apple TV from Mac

[1] Click on the Apple menu icon on the top right corner of your screen.

[2] In the drop-down menu, select System preferences.

[3] Go to the Displays option in the System Preferences window.

 click on Displays option 

[4] Check the box next to Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available.

 Check the Show mirroring options

Note: Make sure your Mac and Apple TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network before you begin.

[1]  Click the AirPlay icon at the top of your Mac’s screen, the menu bar. The AirPlay icon looks like a rectangle with an upward arrow at the bottom.

 Click the AirPlay icon

[2] Select the device you want to AirPlay to in the drop-down menu.

[3] A password will appear on your Apple TV screen. Enter the code in the pop-up window that shows up on your Mac to mirror your Mac screen.

[5] Go to your browser, and visit the Dropbox official site.

[6] Now, you will see the Dropbox screen on your Apple TV.

You can use any of the above-mentioned ways to cast the Dropbox and enjoy watching the videos and photos on the bigger TV screen. If you’re looking for alternatives to Dropbox, you can use Google Drive on Apple TV.


Can you access Dropbox from Apple TV?

You can’t directly install and access Dropbox on tvOS. Alternatively, you can screen mirror or airplay Dropbox to the Apple TV using an iOS device or Mac.

How much does Dropbox cost?

It has three different subscriptions. Dropbox Plus- $9.99 per month, Dropbox professional- $16.58 per month, and the Dropbox standard – $15 per month.

Can I cast Dropbox to TV?

Yes. Using the Chromecast device, you can cast Dropbox files, videos, and photos to your TV screen.

How to use Dropbox on Apple TV 3?

You can rely on either of the methods discussed here in this article to use Dropbox on your Apple TV 3 generation.

Does Dropbox support video streaming?

Yes. You can stream the first four hours of videos on Dropbox either on the app or web.