Downloader app is not in Google Play store anymore due to a ridiculous copyright claim filed by an outfit out of Israel.
Yes TV has claimed that Downloader infringes their copyright due to the fact that the browser within can load infringing content. This claim would make all Internet browsers illegal such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Brave, Edge, etc.
Here’s another example of a woke tech company bending to the pressures of ridiculous claims lodged by a company in an outside country. Unbelievable!
The Downloader App is used by millions of cord-cutters daily to sideload apps and APKs that are not available in the Google Play Store.
When selecting the Downloader App via Google search, you are met with the following screen.
If you do a search for Downloader within the Google Play Store itself, you will notice it is no longer available.
It’s important to point out that the Downloader app was never available in Google Play for phones, tablets, and generic Android Boxes. But, it was available for systems running Android TV / Google TV.
Downloader Developer Elias from AFTVNews Comments
As soon as I saw that Downloader wasn’t available in the Google Play Store on Android TV devices yesterday, I immediately put a video on YouTube showing an alternative way to install it.
Elias, the developer of Downloader app provided a comment below the video.
Thanks for the attention Troy. My Downloader app was suspended because of a DMCA takedown request from Israel’s Yes TV which absurdly claims that because the app’s web browser can load a specific website that infringes their copyright, then my app itself also infringes its copyright. I appealed Google Play but got rejected within minutes. I’d really appreciate it if people can tweet and reach out to Google in any way to get the app reinstated!
Elias has taken to Twitter to dispute this takedown by calling out @GooglePlay for this unfair removal. We ask that all TROYPOINT fans go to the following tweet and reply with your objections to this injustice.
I need your help! My Downloader app has been wrongly removed from @GooglePlay Store due to an absurd DMCA takedown from Israel TV @yescoil that claims because the web browser in the app can load a specific website with their infringed content that my app is violating copyright.
— AFTVnews (@AFTVnews) May 19, 2023
In the meantime, we can still sideload the Downloader Application on any Android TV or Google TV device by using JioPages.
JioPages is the Best Browser for Android/Google TV for many reasons including its ability to sideload APKs.
The guide below will show you How to Install Downloader on the onn. Google TV 4K Box.
However, these instructions will also work for any Android Box including NVIDIA SHIELD, MECOOL, Chromecast with Google TV, and more.
We provide both a video and screenshot guide, however, we strongly recommend viewing the video guide for important details not discussed in the screenshot guide.
How to Install Downloader on Android & Google TV – Video Guide
How to Install Downloader App on Android TV & Google TV – Screenshot Guide
1. From the home screen of your device, select apps and click the search bar.
2. Type jio.
3. Select JioPages.
4. Click Install.
5. Wait for the app to download.
6. Click Open.
7. Click Accept.
8. Select Standard Mode.
9. Choose Skip Tour.
10. You are then presented with the JioPages home screen. Click the URL bar and type troypoint.com/tb.
11. Scroll down to find the Downloader App and click Download.
12. Click download anyway.
13. At the top of the screen you will see File Download message. Click Open.
14. You will then be prompted to enable unknown sources for JioPages. Click Settings.
15. Click the toggle to enable unknown sources for JioPages.
16. Click Install.
17. Click Open.
18. Select Allow.
19. Click OK.
20. You are now presented with the Downloader App home-screen.
You can now install Apps and APKs of your choice using the Downloader App. Enjoy!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Downloader App?
The Downloader app is a tool used by millions to sideload apps & APKs on various streaming devices.
Why is Downloader not in Google Play Store?
It is unclear why Downloader is no longer available in Google Play. Hopefully, this is a small error on Google’s part that will be solved soon.
Is Downloader Free?
Yes. Downloader is absolutely free to install and use on any device including Firestick, Fire TV, and Android TV Boxes.
How do I Install Downloader?
The guide above provides both a video guide as well as a screenshot guide for installing Downloader when it is not available in the Google Play Store.
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