How to watch XXX videos on Google TV, Android TV, and Android Media Players (AMP)

There's no one-size-fits-all instructions for watching porn on Android TV, but we've covered the EASIEST way below.
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Watch Porn on Google TV / Android TV

Google has always been strict about adult content on the Google Play Store. However, you can still watch porn on an Android TV or set top box, it just involves a bit of setting-up and a process called sideloading, similar to the way you do on Android phones, or Fire TV devices

Unfortunately, the landscape of Android TV devices is a hot mess, so the instructions are a little complicated, but we’ve tried to provide the most straightforward way possible (not the only way). However, it will vary depending on what type of device you have –  so that’s the first thing you’ll need to find out. 

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Work out which device you have

For the purposes of this guide, we’ll be referring to Android TV (ATV), which is the specialized version of Android for big screens. More recently, it has been succeeded by Google TV (GTV), an updated version first seen on the most recent Chromecast device (Chromecast with Google TV). However, there are also millions of Android-powered Media Players (AMP) that use the standard version of Android too – and this is where it gets really complicated. You’ll be able tell very easily what type of device you’re dealing with.

  • If you have an ATV/GTV device, you’ll need to follow some extra steps marked “A”
  • If it’s an AMP device, there are some steps you can skip. In both cases, you’ll need access to your remote and an Android phone
  • Android TV apps can’t be sideloaded, so there simply aren’t any. However, with use of a launcher appas well, you can use regular Android APKS, including the ones in our Best Porn Apps guide.
Install Porn Apps on Google TV
Now you know which sort of Android TV device you need instructions for, we can continue with the 5-minute setup.
Choose Your APK/Apps First

You could do this step later, but there’s not a lot of point if you don’t find anything you want to install from all the apps available to download.

Android TV apps take the form of files with the extension .apk. It’s important to remember that sideloaded files pose an additional security risk as they bypass much of Android’s security protocols, which are tied to the Play Store.

Download the files to your phone, but don’t open them.

Consider Privacy (Optional)

If you’re concerned about privacy (and in these times, you should be), you should take a moment to ensure your device is secure. If you have a VPN subscription, you should be able to download a version for Android TV from the Play Store. If you don’t have one, check out our guide to VPNs here – remember, you get what you pay for, free VPNs rarely give you the same level of protection.

To leave even less of a footprint, it’s a good idea to clear the app cache after your session – the method to do this varies from device to device, or you can look for a Cache Cleaner app in the Play Store. 

Download SFTV (Free)

Next, we need to download an app called “Send File to TV” (SFTTV) on both your mobile device and the target Android TV/box. It’s free from the Play Store but there are some adverts and occasional nag screens until you slip the author the price of a coffee. That said, we had no issues using it for free.

Install it, run it, go through the introductory screens and then when prompted, “Allow” access to your storage. 

Enable Installation of Apps from Unknown Sources

Once SFTTV is installed on your Android box, you’ll need to give it permission to install apps.

Annoyingly, this process varies slightly on every device and every version of Android, but on our test device, it’s in the menu Apps>Security & Restrictions.

Click on “Unknown Sources” and scroll down till you see the listing for SFTTV. There’s a toggle switch next to it – switch that on. 

Install a Launcher App (ATV/GTV devices only. Android Media Player devices can skip this step)

Because Android TV apps are different to regular Android apps, you’ll need to install a launcher to open “ordinary” Android apps on your TV device.

There are a few of these around, we’ve used one called Sideapp, which is available in the Android TV Play Store. 

Send the File from Your Phone to the TV

Now we’re finally ready to transfer our .APK. Open SFTTV on your mobile device.

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Click on “Send” and navigate to the folder with your APK – it’s probably the ‘Download’ folder. Click on the file you want to send. SFTTV will list all the destinations on your network with SFTTV installed. Select your Android TV device. You should see the transfer taking place instantly on both devices.

Successful app installation

Once you see the word “Succeeded” on the TV, you can put your phone to one side, we’re done with that for now. 

Install the App on Your TV

With your remote, click on the file you’ve just downloaded. It should open and offer to install itself.

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Click ‘Install’ (of course). 

Open the Launcher App (Google TV/Android TV-only. AMP users can skip this.)

Use the remote to return to the home screen of your device. Find the Sideapps Launcher you installed earlier and open it – you should see all your apps – both TV and regular – in a layout that looks more like your phone’s app drawer.

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Enjoy!

Scroll to the app you installed (remember to put a VPN on, if you use one) and click on it to launch it.

You’re done. Enjoy. 

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Porn apps that work on Android TV / Google TV / Android Media Player

PREMIUM
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AdultTime

Adult Time is one of our stand-out favorite all-round porn sites (providing you don’t want interactive or VR scenes), not least of all because of the massive amount of content available: 250+ channels, 55,000+ scenes and 8 new releases every single day. It’s also a good choice if you’re looking to watch on a range of different platforms, as it supports mobile, desktop, Roku (channel deprecated), Chromecast and, as we’re interested in here, Google TV and Android TV.
$2.95 – $95.40239.40
PREMIUM
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Wankz

The Wankz recommendation is a little different to the other premium options in this list, not least because it’s the cheapest premium option available — however, it’s included in this list primarily for people who want access to ridiculously high-quality VR porn, as well as 2D on theAndroid TV/Google TV, Amazon Fire (or Android phone), via WankzVR.

If all you want is access to porn on your Google or Android TV, AdultTime is a far better option, as Wankz last updated its 2D porn in 2016, and it maxes out at 4K. WankzVR is still updated every week, and currently offers over 600+ scenes, in up to 7K UHD.
$1 – $79.92$239.40
TUBE SITE
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Pornhub

Pornhub is pretty much the go-to site for many people, or at least it used to be. The app has extensive categories, but some limited functionality. You can browse videos by popularity, and there’s the regular influx of new videos every day, making it easy to watch free porn on your FireTV.

If you want higher quality videos, however, you’ll probably want to look elsewhere, or stump up the cash for a Pornhub Premium subscription instead. Either way, the Pornhub app should work fine if accessing via a VPN too.
FREE – $95.88
TUBE SITE
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PlanetPron

PlanetPron is a tube-style site that offers access to hundreds of thousands of videos, for free – but like other free sites, you’ll need to pay for the higher quality scenes. The apps offers multiple app locking options – fingerprint, PIN or passcode – and it offers a dummy icon option. Privacy fans will be pleased to hear that it doesn’t require an email address to register either.
FREE – $5
BROWSER-BASED
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YouPorn

If you don’t want to install a native Android app, you can always try out the free YouPorn optimized browsing experience, plus it works on iOS and Android devices.. It features a simple interface with a wide variety of genres, and is compatible with VPN services. It does not keep your history but you can change its icon. There’s a particularly large catalog of group porn and lesbian videos.
AI-BASED SLIDESHOW
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Melondream

The Melondream artificial intelligence-based image-only app (review) is super-simple to use – once installed, just connect to the server by hitting the ‘enter’ button and then either sit back and enjoy the slideshows, or use the ‘Wander’, ‘Dream’ or ‘Trance’ options to gently navigate your way to new image sets that are more to your liking. It’s a novel experience, for sure.

Where’s the app for x site?

Most of the big porn sites have a download page for their Android app, if they have one. For example, here is the link for Pornhub’s app. Not every site has one, however – XHamster, for example, despite its size, has opted not to maintain an app. You may see search listings for it, but we’d strongly advise not going near them as they’re not official and may not be safe.

If your favorite site doesn’t offer one, you can always use a web browser – but we recommend downloading a separate one with privacy options (DuckDuckGo Browser is great for this, and available in the Play Store) and make sure you change the settings to remove all cookies and history on Exit – on DuckDuckGo, this can be done with a single button click.

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Chris M

Chris M

Chris has worked in technology journalism for over a decade, and brings his nerdy expertise to looking at what goes on under the hood of sex tech.

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