You might have trouble finding, adding, or updating apps if you own a Philips Smart TV.
The TV comes with many preinstalled apps. However, some apps are essential and not included.
Updating the software is one way to get new apps for a Philips Smart TV. Nearly every update includes additional apps that can be installed. This is not the only way.
These are the three methods you can use for downloading and installing apps on your Philips Smart TV.
Download from the Philips Smart TV App Shop or Net TV
Follow these steps to add apps from the Philips Smart TV App Store and Net TV.
- Press Home
- Click on Apps, then click Philips Store
- Find the app that you wish to add
- Press Install
- Select OK
The default Store allows you to add apps to your Philips Smart TV for free. The Store offers a wider range of options than it did four years ago.
If you are unable to find a specific app, it is worth checking out the Google Play Store for Android-based TVs.
Get apps from the Google Play Store
You can also download and install additional apps via the Google Play Store. This feature is only available if your Philips Smart TV has Android.
Download and install an app on Google Play Store
- Press Home
- Choose Apps
- Click Google Play
- Choose the app that you wish to add
- Click to Install
Before you start this process, make sure that you have a Google Account. Not all apps in the Google Play Store can be downloaded for free.
Add a credit card to your Google Account if an app isn’t free.
Add apps to Philips Smart TV using external sources
Although both app stores offer hundreds of apps, there are some apps that aren’t available on these platforms. External sources can be used to install apps for Philips Smart TV.
First, you must install ES File Explorer on your device.
To install the ES File Explorer
- Go to Google Play Store
- Search ES File Manager
- Install the app
After installing the ES File Manager for your smartphone, make sure that your Philips Smart TV has the same WIFI connection.
After confirming that the gadgets are connected, you can install ES File Manager onto your Smart TV.
Install the app on your Philips Smart TV
- Open ES File Explorer on your smartphone
- Click the side menu in the upper left corner.
- Scroll down to “Network”
- Click “Smart TV” under Network
- To install the app on Smart TV, select “Philips Smart TV”, from the drop-down menu.
You can now install any app not yet available on the Philips Store or Google Play Store after installing the ES File Explorer App on your Philips Smart TV.
Apps can be installed from either removable devices or your smartphone.
You should now be able to add apps to your Philips television.
If you still have problems, confirm which TV model you have and what app store you have (Google Play Store, Net TV). Please share your experiences below.