TCL Android TV (Apps sideload)

Insane

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Assalamualaikum everyone,

I have just bought a TCL 50" C716 QLED TV and I wish to sideload some apps. For this I installed Aida64 to find out about the architecture. It says it has 64-bit ARMv8-A (32-bit Mode) and it has Android 9 (Pie). I searched and found that it has 64 bit processor and the Android it had is 32 bit. Kindly confirm if the OS is 32 bit? This has confused me. The Apk mirror site has mentioned these arm processors: 1- arm (armeabi, armeabi-v7a), 2- arm64 (arm64, arm64-v8a). Kindly guide me which version of the Apks would would be suitable for my Tv. Best regards and awaiting your kind replies.
 

Simonsayz

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Walaikum-as-Salam,

TCL claims that their TVs have Android TvOS and it has Google Play Store but that is very misleading. TCL has it's own version of Android OS on their TVs and their own App store with very limited apps. Sadly there isn't much info on the internet as well.

You can also run GeekBench to get more insight into the hardware. As for sideloading apps, I guess you'll have to try the 32-bit as per info by AIDA64
 

IzHee

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I have a TCL T8(similar to P8) it has android and PlayStore. not sure why you guys don't have it
 

smaaz

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Just download both versions and try to install koi version to install hoga, I have TCL P8 and it had proper playstore but to install chrome I had to sideload apps, I have sideloaded ES File explorer and Chrome.
 

Simonsayz

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I have a TCL T8(similar to P8) it has android and PlayStore. not sure why you guys don't have it
TCL has it's own version of Android OS on their TVs and their own App store with very limited apps.
It is Android but their own version, not the standard Android TvOS and which is why they don't have the full Google Play Store, it's a limited version of supported apps for their OS.
 
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