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Dropbox apps for Apple or Android TV

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Are Dropbox apps for Apple and/or Android TV available? If so where can I find them, if not when?

 
 
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Re: Dropbox apps for Apple or Android TV

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Second the question. An app for Android TV would be awesome. Specifically for photo view usage.

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It seems as though dropbox is falling behind on many of these new features, especially regarding TV apps. Let's hope they catchup soon.

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You'll want to look into what's known as "side-loading". There are dozens of Youtube videos out there on how to do it, but basically you need to get the APK file (Androids version of an EXE or an installer) from the phone version. You can download this on your PC from the browser version of the play store and putting it on a flash drive to get it to your Android TV. Android TV has an app that called ES Explorer that is a file manager you can use to install the APK (just open it). Before you install you will need to enable apps from unknown sources in the security settings. After you do that you will need an app called "sideload launcher" in order to view any apps that are not from the play store. It will be in that app automatically if it is installed. And there you have it. 

It sounds complicated the way I explained it, but it should not take 10 minutes even, and this process is very useful for any other android phone app that you wish to run on android TV. 

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Re: Dropbox apps for Apple or Android TV

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Hayden W , That's a good tip. Would still be nice if Dropbox made easy to use apps for Android (Sony) and Apple TV. Keeping fingers crossed.

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Re: Dropbox apps for Apple or Android TV

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I just found an easier way. Download ES File explorer, select "cloud" and "add new". You can link Dropbox there.

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Set Top Box (Apple TV)

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Could you please develop your app for use on Set Top Boxes such as Roku and Apple TV or for Smart TV's? This could be so useful for both home media use and business presentation use!!! 

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