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The well-known Downloader App is currently not available in the Google Play Store for Android TV Devices and Boxes.
This is due to an absurd DMCA takedown request from Warner Brothers Discovery in India.
The Downloader App is used by millions of cord-cutters daily to sideload apps and APKs that are not available in their device’s respective app store.
Users attempting to install this application via the Google Play Store where it is usually located are no longer able to do so.
When selecting the Downloader App via Google search, you are met with the following screen.
If you do a search for Downloader within the Google Play Store itself, you will notice it is no longer available.
Table of Contents
- How to Install Downloader on Android & Google TV – Video Guide
- Please Donate to Elias @ AFTVNews Website
- How to Install Downloader App on Android TV & Google TV – Screenshot Guide
- Frequently Asked Questions
Why is Downloader Not Available in the Google Play Store?
Google has removed Downloader from the Google Play Store after a false DMCA request from Ishita Singh and MarkScan in India.
MarkScan represents Warner Brothers Discovery and has submitted the takedown request with no grounds for removal and Google has obliged it without attempting to verify its legitimacy at all.
This is just another example of Google bending to the pressure of a ridiculous claim from a foreign country.
In May of 2023, Downloader was removed for an absurd DMCA takedown request from Isreal’s Yes TV stating that the app allowed users to access a website that infringes their copyright.
This resulted in the app being unavailable for 20 days which resulted in a loss of 47% of active users.
You can help the developer of Downloader, Elias from AFTVNews, by retweeting the following tweet and letting Google Play know of the error it has made.
We will keep you updated on the details of this situation as more information is made available.
The Downloader app was never available in Google Play for phones, tablets, and generic Android Boxes.
However, it was available for systems running Android TV/Google TV such as NVIDIA SHIELD, Chromecast with Google TV, BuzzTV, onn. Google TV Box, and more.
How to Install Downloader on Android & Google TV – Video Guide
NOTE: In this video, we will reference the JioPages Browser. However, this application has now changed its name to JioSphere so this is what you will need to install and use to download the Downloader App on your device.
Please Donate to Elias @ AFTVNews Website
This is the absolute worst time that this could happen as Elias relies on donations sent through the application. Obviously, this is the busiest time of year for the app and this meritless removal will hurt him financially.
The Downloader app is the foundation for everything we do with our Android TV/Google TV & Fire TV systems and we need to show Elias our support during this time.
Here’s a link to a donation page for Elias on the AFTVNews Website. Please think about how much you use the Downloader app and if you can make a donation, Elias would greatly appreciate it. Every little bit counts!
How to Install Downloader App on Android TV & Google TV – Screenshot Guide
1. From the home screen of your device, select apps and click the search bar.
2. Type jio.
3. Select JioSphere.
4. Click Install.
5. Wait for the app to download.
6. Click Open.
7. Click Accept.
8. Select Standard Mode.
9. Choose Skip Tour.
10. You are then presented with the JioSphere home screen. Click the URL bar and type troypoint.com/tb.
11. Scroll down to find the Downloader App and click Download.
12. Click download anyway.
13. At the top of the screen you will see File Download message. Click Open.
14. You will then be prompted to enable unknown sources for JioSphere. Click Settings.
15. Click the toggle to enable unknown sources for JioSphere.
16. Click Install.
17. If prompted, click Decline.
18. Click Open.
19. Select Allow.
20. Click OK.
21. You are now presented with the Downloader App home-screen.
You can now install Apps and APKs of your choice using the Downloader App. Enjoy!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Downloader App?
The Downloader app is a tool used by millions to sideload apps & APKs on various streaming devices.
Why is Downloader not in Google Play Store?
It is unclear why Downloader is no longer available in Google Play. Hopefully, this is a small error on Google’s part that will be solved soon.
Is Downloader Free?
Yes. Downloader is absolutely free to install and use on any device including Firestick, Fire TV, and Android TV Boxes.
How do I Install Downloader?
The guide above provides both a video guide as well as a screenshot guide for installing Downloader when it is not available in the Google Play Store.
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