Chromecast with Google TV is a new arrival in the streaming devices. The Google TV has an Android operating system, and thereby you can download the apps from the Google Play Store. Though the Google Play Store has almost all the app, some apps are missed out in the Store. You can install those apps on Google TV through jailbreaking. In the below article, we will discuss the steps to jailbreak Chromecast with Google TV.
What is Jailbreaking?
Jailbreaking is a method of unlocking the barriers of the device to install unknown apps or third-party apps. It is useful in streaming content from unknown sources for free. Jailbreaking provides the user with additional control and the ability to customize the device.
Is Jailbreaking Safe?
Even though Jailbreaking gives you additional control on your device, it is not safe. By jailbreaking Google TV or any other device, you will lose the security features and the warranty associated with the device.
Is it Possible to Jailbreak Google TV?
No. You can’t jailbreak Google TV. However, you can modify few changes on Google TV to access the apps and media content from unknown sources. By enabling the developer mode on your Google TV, you can easily install unsupported apps on Google TV via the Downloader app or File Commander.
(1). Launch Google TV and select the Profile icon at the top right corner.
(2). Click Settings in the menu. Scroll down and select System.
(3). Tap About and select Android TV OS build continuously to get the prompt “You are now a developer!“.
(4). Go to the home screen. Click Apps at the top and move to the Apps Categories.
(5). Select Search for Apps and enter Downloader in the search.
(6). Select Install to get Downloader on Google TV.
(7). Go back to the home screen. Click the Profile icon and tap Settings.
(8). Select Apps and click Security & Restrictions.
(9). Click Unknown sources and toggle the switch next to Downloader to allow installing unknown apps.
(10). After that, launch the Downloader app and tap Allow in the prompt.
Related Guide: Steps to Update your Google TV Device.
(11). Enter the third-party app URL in the browser and click GO. Follow the on-screen instructions and install the app.
As Google TV offers built-in support to install the unsupported apps, you don’t need to look for the Jailbreak option. At the same time, it is impossible to Jailbreak the Google TV. Don’t get fooled with a lot of websites showcasing different ways to jailbreak the device.