Android TV is a very popular operating system on media streaming devices. Devices like Mi stick, Google TV, and Nvidia shield offer an Android TV experience for nonsmart T.V. Now you build your own media streaming device, if you have an old system now you can reuse it by installing Android TV. You can even install android tv on your pc to use a dual boot streaming device. So, let’s check out the tutorial on how you can install android tv on any pc.
Minimum Configuration Required To Install Android TV On PC:-
|1.2 GHz dual-core 64-bit Processor||1 GB||10 GB|
Time needed: 30 minutes.
Install Android TV on any PC
- Open Disk Management
Right Click On Windows Start Menu and select Disk Management.
- Select Shrink Volume
We will shrink the volume to create a new separate drive from the windows partition. First, make sure the selected volume drive is empty. Now to separate it we will select the shrink volume and remove 10000 MB from the selected partition. This will create a 10 GB partition space for android tv.
- Format New Drive
Right-click on drive select Format Option. and Rename Drive as Android TV.
- Download Android TV ISO
To install Android TV on pc, we need an android-x86 image to install it on the bootable drive. Here is a link to download the Android T.V x86 PC version.
- Download Rufus Tool
Rufus tool helps you to make a bootable USB drive. We will use this tool to make Android TV bootable. Here is a link to download Rufus Tool.
- Connect 8GB Pen Drive To System
Now with help of Rufus tool we will make Pen drive bootable.
- Open Rufus Tool
On the Device, section select your Pen drive, and after that select Android TV ISO image.
- Select Start Button
Make sure the connected Pen Drive is empty, for making it a bootable drive all data need to be removed from the pen drive.
- Restart Your System
Once the bootable drive process is finished, restart your system.
- Open Boot Menu
Now when your system is booting up press the F9 or F11 key to open the boot menu. This may vary from system to system, some popular boot menu keys are F8, F9, F11, and F12.
- Select Bootable Drive
Once you are in the boot menu select your Bootable drive to boot Android TV on your pc.
- Select Installation Option
On Android TV, the menu select the installation option to install android tv on pc.
- Select Drive
To install Android T.V, select the Android T.V drive which we have created earlier in step 3.
- Format File System
Now format drive with the EXT4 file system.
- Confirm Format Partition
Select Yes to confirm the format partition to be formatted, after confirming android tv installation will start.
- Install GRUB
Now after installation select YES to install grub. Grub helps you to dual boot your system.
- Save Disk Image
Select YES, to save disk Image.
- Run Android T.V
Android TV is successfully installed on your system. Select Run Android T.V for the first-time setup.
- Basic Setup
Now for the first time select your region, language, and sign in to your Gmail account to access all features and apps on Android TV.
- Finally Done
Now you can enjoy the Android TV experience on your system.
Use Smartphone as Android T.V Remote
Now you have installed android tv on pc but controlling it from Mouse and keyboard isn’t that pleasant experience. So, here is a quick trick to use the smartphone as an android tv remote.
- First Download and Install Android T.V Remote App From Google Play Store.
- Now Open App, it will automatically start searching for nearby android tv devices.
- Tap on Android TV to pair it with your system.
- It’s done now you can use your smartphone as an android tv remote.
If your system Android T.V not pairing with a smartphone?
Make sure you are on the same Wi-Fi on Smartphone and Android T.V. If still now work try to pair Bluetooth on both the devices first.