[REF] List of apps that work with Nexus Player

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bsara

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I've been scouring through the apps that I want on my Nexus Player trying to find out which ones need to be sideloaded and which ones will/won't work if sideloaded. To save all of us some time, I thought that I'd just post my findings here. Please post anything beyond this list that you find and I'll update the list accordingly.


Can't find your sideloaded apps? See this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-player/help/sideloaded-apps-t2948785


This list is being moved and maintained in a publicly viewable Google Docs Spreadsheet: http://goo.gl/ZGVqpp


Apps available on Play Store via web browser but not on the Nexus Player store app



Apps that must be sideloaded and work well



Apps verified NOT to work even when sideloaded

 
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Munkee915

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XBMC installs and works beautifully. I tried the non-plexpass Plex app. It installs and puts an icon on the home screen. Have to activate w/ a pin. After activation it says it found my server right away but nothing actually ever shows up. It will eventually let you in to the settings screen but thats about it. Im thinking this is being blocked by the guys up at Plex for non plex pass subscribers. Installed the NFL GamePass APK from my phone. It installs and runs but the sign on and game selection screen is stuck in portrait. Also requires a mouse to click on anything. Once the feed starts though it swtiches to landscape and plays fine (GP subscription required. DNS service required if inside the US). Maybe the tablet version will work better but i bet you still need a mouse to select anything. Thats all for now. Just got it today and the kid is taking over for a minion rush session.

PS all sideloaded
 
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bigwillis

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Google search , material browser, MX player beta. All work side loaded.

Sent from my Nexus 5
 
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ggrammer

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Thanks to bunchie and chainfire I was able to sideload limelight root and so far it works great. Had to set it up once then reboot the NP and now streaming works great.
 
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Wozman

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XBMC installs and works beautifully. I tried the non-plexpass Plex app. It installs and puts an icon on the home screen. Have to activate w/ a pin. After activation it says it found my server right away but nothing actually ever shows up. It will eventually let you in to the settings screen but thats about it. Im thinking this is being blocked by the guys up at Plex for non plex pass subscribers. Installed the NFL GamePass APK from my phone. It installs and runs but the sign on and game selection screen is stuck in portrait. Also requires a mouse to click on anything. Once the feed starts though it swtiches to landscape and plays fine (GP subscription required. DNS service required if inside the US). Maybe the tablet version will work better but i bet you still need a mouse to select anything. Thats all for now. Just got it today and the kid is taking over for a minion rush session.

PS all sideloaded
I was also having issues with the non-plexpass Plex app, but I was able to sideload the newest version of the Plex for android app using es file explorer, and now it is working great! It even has the new android TV interface layout!
 
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Munkee915

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OK. I THINK Limelight works. I was able to install it through web Play store, Icon shows up on the home screen. App launches and sees my PC but I am getting handshake failures when I try to connect. I tried to connect on my phone and got the same errors so I think this is more a config/PC issue than the app. But man, if I can get this to work this is going to be a whole new time waster for me. I can stream my PC games to ANY TV IN MY HOUSE!?!?!?! Oh man...

EDIT: Yup, fixed it. Steam update disabled the beta option required for this? I dunno but after enabling it it works great! Plays very nicely w/ the game pad. Full PC games streamed to my NP. I'm going back to the play store to order 2 more for the other rooms in my house.
 
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Munkee915

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I was also having issues with the non-plexpass Plex app, but I was able to sideload the newest version of the Plex for android app using es file explorer, and now it is working great! It even has the new android TV interface layout!

Still having trouble with this. I pulled the latest APK off my phone (3.6.2.267) and I can log in and it works great, but I noticed it doesnt place an icon on the home screen or in the sideload launcher. The only way I can launch it is to go to settings->apps and open it from there. What version of the APK are you using?
 

eko3484

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I also installed Plex through es file explorer and it is awesome!

It doesn't show up on the home screen for me but that's okay.
 

spyderman33

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Just sideloaded Plex APK (non Plex Pass) and its working perfectly!!!

I pretty much followed the instructions on how to load XBMC and uploaded APK to Google Drive... Working great.

So happy right now.
 

Wilberry

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I sideloaded, Advanced task manager, archos (shows on main apps panel), LiveNow!TV, and Speed Test (by V-SPEED.eu) and they all work.
 
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