No, it's not necessary to install gapps to install other applications. You can sideload .apk files as discussed before (or sideload an alternative app store such as F-Droid or Aurora and use it install apps). Certain applications requiring Google services to run is different story of course.Hello Konsta,
of course I installed OpenGapps; that's the prerequisite for being able to install the Playstore and other apps at all... at least that's how I understood it.
Apps that are not offered in the Playstore, I tried to install with X-plore (apk files) worked in many cases.
My question was how I can sort the start page a bit nicer (create folders; arrange the order of the apps).
I've already read something about replacing the launcher, whether I can find it again is another problem ;-)
. But if I replace the gapps launcher, will the TV apps still work and be displayed?
. IIRC - what does this mean?
. and another question about PrimeVideo App:
I installed version 3.0.318.11255 here, it is not displayed on the start page, but I can start it via Settings/Apps/Open.
how do I get such apps on the start page and others away from the start page?
If you type IIRC to Google search it will give you the definition: abbreviation. if I remember correctly; if I recall correctly.
If you can't create folders or add shortcuts to the start page with the Google Android TV launcher, then you probably can't. You need to look into using an alternative launcher or maybe you would find the regular tablet UI Android builds more suitable for your use.