Plenty of streamers and cord-cutters across the world have had issues accessing or installing ES File Explorer as of late.
Currently, it is not available in the Google Play Store.
Reports have indicated the company who owns ES File Explorer, DO Global, was clicking ads’ in user’s apps without permission. DO Global responded to these claims with the following:
“In the past week, we have noticed a series of reports about our apps by the media. We fully understand the seriousness of the allegations. As such, we immediately conducted an internal investigation on this matter. We regret to find irregularities in some of our products’ use of AdMob advertisements. Given this, we fully understand and accept Google’s decision. Moreover, we have actively cooperated with them by doing a thorough examination of every app involved.
We would like to thank the media, our partners, and the public for their support. Moving forward, we will strictly follow relevant regulations and continue conducting a comprehensive review of our products. Lastly, during this process, we have caused misunderstandings and great concern due to our being unable to communicate in a timely manner and provide complete information. We offer our sincere apologies.”
With this information, it is unclear if or when ES File Explorer will return to the Google Play Store.
For those who use ES File Explorer to install and manage applications on your Android TV Boxes, an alternative is needed.
Luckily, there is still an easy way to install and download your favorite applications that works better than ES File Explorer.
The Downloader App is 3rd-party application installer used by millions of people across the world. It allows users to quickly enter a URL to install APK’s on their streaming device.
Use the guide below to install Downloader App on your Android TV Box. The video within this guide will also show you How to use Downloader to install your favorite apps:
Or, if you are a Firestick/Fire TV owner, use this: