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How to Install the Amazon App Store on Android TV

I’m all about alternative app stores, and there’s arguably none that’s more well known than the Amazon App Store. The only trouble is, it’s not very easy to download it on your Android TV or TV box. Over the years, Google and Amazon have had several high-profile arguments. As a result, each company has pulled …

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How to Install & Use Mouse Toggle for Android TV

I used to get really frustrated when I sideloaded an app on my Android TV and then found out that it wouldn’t work with the normal remote. Some apps will let you use the D-pad to move the cursor around the screen. To me, that’s the perfect solution when you don’t want to hook an …

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The Best Keyboards for Amazon FireStick [Plus Setup Guide!]

One of the things I hate most about setting up a new device or new streaming service is entering in my email address and passwords. Let’s face it, remote controls just weren’t designed to do a lot of typing on. Thankfully, it’s really easy to add a keyboard to your Amazon FireStick or FireTV. Whether …

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How To Rotate Your Android TV/Fire Stick Screen To Landscape

One of the issues with sideloading an app designed for your Android smartphone on to your Android TV or FireStick is that it doesn’t always look like it should. Sometimes the screen is rotated into portrait mode when you need it in landscape mode. Other times, the orientation is stretched out across the screen, making …

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How to Use Android TV Without a Google Account [Shield TV]

I have a problem: I love Android TV but I’m beginning to hate Google. So I started thinking on whether I could use my NVIDIA Shield and my other Android TV devices without linking a Google account to them. It turns out that it’s possible, but harder than you might think. Note: All screenshots on …

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How to Sideload Apps on an Android TV Box in 2023

One of the biggest complaints about Android TV is that there just weren’t that many apps available. What if I told you that there were thousands of apps for your Android TV device and all you needed to do was take a few extra steps to install them? There’s a process called sideloading that lets …

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How to Disable the Onscreen Keyboard on Android TV

One of the things that I love most about Android TV’s is that you can navigate around the screen with nothing more than your TV remote. Sometimes though, it would be nice to have a full size keyboard, especially when you’re surfing the web or entering your Wi-Fi password. The trouble is the onscreen keyboard …

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