How to Install Firefox Browser on Nvidia Shield TV | (2024)


This is a step-by-step guide on how to install the Firefox browser on NVIDIA Shield TV & Android TV.

For Android TV or NVIDIA Shield TV, there aren’t many web browser options. However, you can still install Firefox Browser but for a better experience, you will have to use a mouse.

Firefox Browser also blocks ads by default which is the reason why we recommend using this browser for your online privacy as well. Its app is not available on Google Play Store so we have to use the Downloader app.

Anything that you browse over the internet is being tracked and spied. To protect your online privacy, it is strictly advised to use a VPN at all times.

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How to Install Firefox Browser on Shield TV

Firefox browser is not available on Google Play Store nor has its APK, to install it we will have to install an alternate store such as Aptoide TV. For that, we’ll be using the Downloader app.

But before that, make sure to install and use ExpressVPN on Shield TV before you start browsing the internet. Now follow these steps:

Step 1: From the Nvidia Shield TV Home screen, Open Google Play Store


Step 2: Click on the Search icon at the top


Step 3: In the search bar, type Downloader and tap Search


Step 4: Click the Install button for the Downloader app


Step 5: Wait for the installation to complete


Step 6: Once installation, click Open


Step 7: Click Allow for the permissions


Step 8: Agree to the Quick Start Guide by tapping OK


Step 9: This is the Home Screen of the Downloader app


Step 10: To complete the setup go back to the home screen and click on the Settings icon


Step 11: Go to Device Preferences


Step 12: Select Security & restrictions


Step 13: Click on Unknown Sources


Step 14: Enable the Downloader


Step 15: Now, from the previous page disable the Verify Apps also


Step 16: Open the Downloader app, in the search type or paste and click GO


Step 17: Page for Aptoide TV will appear, click on Download


Step 18: Download will start, wait for it


Step 19: On a new window, click Install


Step 20: Wait for the installation to complete


Step 21: Once Installation, click Open


Step 22: Click Skip


Step 23: Now, this is the interface of Aptoide TV


Step 24: Go to the Search Tab, and search firefox until it appears in the suggestion


Step 25: Select the Firefox Browser


Step 26: Click on the Install button to start the download


Step 27: Wait for the download to complete


Step 28: Now, click on Install


Step 29: Once the installation, click on OPEN


Step 30: Select the theme you prefer


Step 31: Scroll down to the Start Browsing button


Step 32: Select Google to search on Google


Step 33: Now you can search on Google, whatever you like


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Features of Firefox Browser

Although you can try any web browser, Firefox Browser has some extra features of its own that are listed below:

  • Firefox Sync

You can create your firefox account and sync it with every device you have firefox on, you can sync passwords, bookmarks, even the tabs can be synced and shared with firefox devices.

  • Reader View

You can use the reader view to change the perspective of web pages for the reading purpose, you can change the font, font size, content width, line height, even the theme.

  • Firefox Relay

Firefox relay can be very useful to protect your email from tracking and spam, relay creates a fake URL for your mail which is non-trackable.

  • Firefox Pocket

You can save any web page to read it later with Mozilla Pocket. Pocket is very much like bookmarking pages instead it saves the complete web page to see later without ads, or any distraction.

  • Multi Picture in Picture Mode

You can work on other tabs while watching videos in Picture in Picture mode on every tab. It is quite a handy tool during work and listening to music with videos or watching tutorials.

  • Screenshot within Firefox

Other than any browser Firefox allows you to take screenshots of any webpage with the Take Screenshot button on Right-click menu. You can select to choose whether to save the visible page or the complete page in the screenshot.

It also has every other feature that other browsers have but these are some different features that I didn’t find in any other browser. And I’m quite sure that there will be more features than these, that you can explore by yourself.

Firefox Browser Alternatives

Firefox has a more sophisticated usage which everyone does not like, you can try some other simpler web browsers as:

  1. Google Chrome on Shield TV
  2. Puffin TV Browser on Shield TV
  3. Opera Browser on Shield TV
  4. Brave Browser on Shield TV
  5. Vivaldi on Shield TV

FAQs – Firefox Browser

Is Firefox owned by Chrome?

No, Firefox is made and run by Mozilla Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the not-for-profit Mozilla Foundation, and is guided by the principles of the Mozilla Manifesto.

Is Firefox free?

Mozilla Firefox is an absolutely free and open-source web browser.

What are the safest browsers to use?

There is a lot you could use, including Firefox if configured correctly. Other than Firefox you could use Brave Browser, Tor Browser, etc. For security, you could use a VPN also.


Now, you can not only install Firefox Browser on Nvidia Shield TV but with the same procedure, you can download any other browser for your Nvidia Shield TV. But I don’t seem to find any reason to switch to any browser other than Mozilla Firefox.

Firefox gives every type of feature you will use with some extra features you might like as well i.e. Pocket, Firefox Sync, reader view, etc…

Don’t forget to subscribe to any good VPN service and use it along with internet browsing, or watching any movies and shows.

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