Let’s be frank: the default Android TV launcher is excellent in some ways and worse in others. I like the row-based menus and smart recommendations, but the inability to sort the drawer by most used or recently opened apps really makes the experience annoying.  Not to mention, you can’t even change the background wallpapers or choose a custom screensaver on Android TV. So if you want to get rid of these limitations and are looking for the best Android TV launchers that have all these features then follow our list below.

Best Android TV Launchers You Should Use (2021)

Here, I have curated the 5 best launchers for Android TV which are absolutely free and come with different utilities. Not just visually pleasing, you can find launchers for different purposes as well such as opening sideloaded apps or setting a default launcher. With all that said, let’s now go through the list.

1. Home Screen Launcher for Android TV

Before anything, I want to mention Home Screen Launcher for Android TV because this app allows you to set the default launcher on your Android TV. Some launchers on Android TV have not updated their framework for the latest version so you don’t get the option to set a default launcher.

Best Android TV Launchers You Should Use (2021)

In such cases, this launcher will immensely help you. Apart from that, the app is available on Android TV’s Play Store and can be installed without any hassle. Having said all of that, keep in mind, you need to open the app manually to open the new launcher.

Install: Home Screen Launcher for Android TV (Free)

2. HALauncher

HALauncher is one of the best Android TV launchers that is pretty intuitive to use and brings a modern UI in material colors. It’s similar to the old Android TV UI but adds options like “Recent apps”, search functionality, and more. What I like about this launcher is that it does not serve any ads which make the experience even better.

Best Android TV Launchers You Should Use (2021)

Also, I tested a dozen of launchers, of which HALauncher was the lightest and it didn’t slow down my Android TV. All I would say is if you are looking for an Android TV launcher that is still functional and works for the most port then HALauncher is the one to get.

Install: HALauncher (Free)

3. ATV Launcher

ATV Launcher is for those users who want endless customization options on Android TV. You can add your favorite widgets on the home screen — from weather to time widgets — everything is available. You also have support for app widgets. Next, you can set colors or images in the background of an app and customize the tile options.

Not to mention, on ATV Launcher, you also have the option to change the wallpaper. That’s awesome, right? Basically, you get everything on ATV Launcher that is missing on the default Android TV launcher. So if you are looking for something new to try, I would highly recommend ATV Launcher.

Install: ATV Launcher (Free)

4. Taotlus

Taotlus is unlike any Android TV launcher that you will find on this list. It does not have a slick UI, but the app offers useful functionalities that can enhance your experience on Android TV. For instance, you can sort apps based on “Most Used”, “Name” and “Recently Opened” parameters.

Next, you can hide certain apps from the launcher. You can also change the icon size, search for apps, and quickly access the App Info page of any app. I would say, for old school users who want a simple Android TV Launcher, Taotlus can be pretty helpful.

Install: Taotlus (Free)

5. Sideload Launcher

Finally, we have the Sideload Launcher which is again more of a utility-based launcher than a visually pleasing one. As we all know, Android TV does not show apps in its app drawer which have been sideloaded from third-party sources. In such cases, you need a new launcher that can easily let you access those sideloaded apps and that is where Sideload Launcher comes to the rescue.

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With Sideload Launcher, you can find all the sideloaded apps on Android TV and run them right away without any hassle. I would say if you tinker a lot with your Android TV then this launcher is a must.

Install: Sideload Launcher (Free)

List of Popular Android TVs (Continually Updated)

The launchers mentioned in this article will work with all the popular Android TVs. You can see a small list of popular Android TVs that support these launchers below. Note that this is not an exhaustive list and only features popular TVs.

BRANDModel NameSize
Marq (flipkart)Marq 43AAUHDM43
Marq 43AAFHDM43
Marq 32AAHDM32
Marq 65SAUHD65
Marq 49SAUHD48.5
Marq 32VNSSHDM32
Marq 49SAUHD/49SAHD-Black49
AconaticAconatic 32HS521AN32
Aconatic 43HS521AN43
Aconatic 55RS543AN55
Aconatic 55US300AN55
Aconati c65RS543AN65
iFFALCONiFFALCON 40F2A40
iFFALCON 32F2A32
iFFALCON 49F2A49
iFFALCON 75H2A75
iFFALCON 55K2A55
iFFALCON 65K2A65
iFFALCON 65V2A65
iFFALCON 65K7165
iFFALCON 55H7155
iFFALCON 65H7165
iFFALCON 43K3143
iFFALCON 50K3150
iFFALCON 55K3155
LLoydLLoyd 32HS301B32
LLoyd 43FS301B43
LLoyd 43US900B43
LLoyd 55US900B55
LLoyd GL32H0B0ZS32
LLoyd L32HS670A32
MicromaxMicromax L32CANVAS432
Micromax L32TA6445HD32
Micromax L40TA6445FHD40
Micromax L43TA7000UHD43
Micromax L55TA7001UHD55
MIMI L40M5-5AIN40
MI L32M5-AL32
MI L43M5-AN43
MI L43M4-4AIN43
MI L50M5-5AIN50
MI L55M6-EQG55
MI L32M6-EI32
MI L55M4-4XINA55
MI L65M5-5SIN65
MI L49M5-AN49
MI L32M5-AN32
MI L43M5-AI43
MI L32M5-AI32
MI L40M6-EI40
MI L75M6-ESG75
PanasonicPanasonic TH-65HX700DX65
Panasonic TH-55HX700DX55
Panasonic TH-43HX700DX43
Panasonic TH-55HX635DX55
Panasonic TH-43HX635DX43
Panasonic TH-43HX625DX43
Panasonic TH-58HX45058
Panasonic TH-50HX45050
Panasonic TH-65GX655DX65
Panasonic TH-55GX655DX55
Panasonic TH-49GX655DX49
Panasonic TH-43GX655DX43
SanyoSanyo XT-43A081U43
Sanyo XT-49A081U49
Sanyo XT-55A081U55
Sanyo XT-65A081U65
Sanyo XT-43UHD4S43
Sanyo XT-50UHD4S50
Sanyo XT-55UHD4S55
Sanyo XT-65UHD4S65
Sanyo XT-43FHD4S43
Sanyo XT-32RHD4S32
SonySony KD-55X7400H55
Sony KDL-49W800G49
Sony KDL-43W800G43
Sony KD-55X9500G55
Sony KD-49X8000H49
Sony KD-55X8000H55
Sony KD-43X8000G43
Sony KD-49X7500H49
Sony KD-65A8F65
Sony KD-55A8G55
Sony KD-55X8000G55
Sony KD-65X9300E65
Sony KD-65A8G65
Sony KD-55X9300E55
Sony KD-65X8000H65
Sony KD-65A9F65
Sony KD-65X9500E65
Sony KD-55A8F55
Sony KD-75X8500F75
Sony KD-65A9G65
SonyKD-55X7500F55
Sony KDL-43W800F43
Sony KD-49X8000G49
Sony KD-55X8500G55
Sony KD-43X7500F43
Sony KD-65X8000G65
Sony KD-49X8500F49
Sony KD-43X8500F43
Sony KDL-49W800F49
Sony KD-43X8200E43
Sony KDL-43W800D43
Sony KD-65X9500G65
Sony KD-75X8000H75
Sony KD-55X9000E55
Sony KD-49X9000E49
Sony KD-55X9500E55
Sony KD-65X9000E65
Sony KD-55X9000F55
Sony KD-65X7500F65
Sony KD-49X8200E49
Sony KD-65X9000F65
Sony KD-55X8500F55
Sony KD-55A9F55
Sony KD-55A155
Sony KD-65A165
Sony KD-49X7500F49
Sony KD-55A9G55
Sony KD-85X8000H85
Sony 43X7400H43
Sony 55X7500H55
Sony 43X7500H43
Sony 65X7400H65
TCLTCL 50C71550
TCL 32S65A32
TCL 55C71555
TCL L65C2US65
TCL 55P71555
TCL L55C2US55
TCL 65P865
TCL 43P843
TCL 43S6500FS43
TCL 85P8M85
TCL 32S6500S32
TCL 65P71565
TCL 55P2MUS55
TCL L55P2MUS55
TCL 43P8B43
TCL 43P71543
TCL 55C81555
TCL 50P71550
TCL 65P2MUS65
TCL L65P2MUS65
TCL 55P8E55
TCL 55P855
TCL 49S6500S49
TCL 65P8E65
TCL 65C665
TCL 75P71575
TCL 55P8S55
TCL 65X4US65
TCL 50P8E50
TCL 65C71565
TCL 50P850
TCL 75C81575
TCL 55C855
TCL 40S650040
TCL 43P8E43
iFFALCON (by TCL)iFFALCON 43K6143
iFFALCON 50K6150
iFFALCON 32F2A32
iFFALCON 55K6155
iFFALCON 43K3143
iFFALCON 55K3155
iFFALCON 55H7155
iFFALCON 43F2A43
iFFALCON 55K7155
iFFALCON 43K7143
iFFALCON 40F2A40
iFFALCON 65K3A65
iFFALCON 65V2A65
iFFALCON 55K3A55
iFFALCON 65K2A65
iFFALCON 55K2A55
iFFALCON 75H2A75
iFFALCON 65K3165
iFFALCON 65K7165
iFFALCON 50K3150
iFFALCON 49F2A49
iFFALCON 65H7165
VUVU 43US43
VU 32US32
VU 55PM55
VU 50PM50
VU 43GA43
VU 55UT55
VU 85QPX85
VU 65PM65
VU 50UT50
VU 32GA32
VU 43PM43
VU 43CA43
VU 43UA43
VU 43UT43
VU 55-OA55
VU 43-OA43
VU 65UT65
VU 50-OA50
VU 43 OA43
VU 43 OA -V143
VU 55-OA55
VU 55-OA V155
VU 50CA50
VU 55CA55
VU OAUHD7575
HisenseHisense 43A71F43
Hisense 55A71F55
Hisense 55A73F55
Hisense 40A56E40
Hisense 32A56E32
Hisense 50A71F50
Hisense 65U7QF65
HaierHaier LE43K6600UGA43
Haier LE40K6600GA40
Haier LE43K6600GA43
Haier LE50K6600HQGA50
Haier LE32K6600GA32
Haier LE55U6900HQGA55
Haier LE65S8000EGA65
Haier LE50U6900HQGA50
Haier LE32W200032
Haier LE55U6500UAG55
Haier LE50F9000UAP50
Haier LE55K6600HQGA55
Haier LE65U6500UAG65
Haier LE65U6900HQGA65
InfinixInfinix 43X143
Infinix 32X132
KodakKodak 50CA707750
Kodak 65CA010165
Kodak 32HDX7XPRO32
Kodak 43CA202243
Kodak 55CA090955
Kodak 43UHDX7XPRO43
Kodak 55UHDX7XPRO55
Kodak 40FHDX7XPRO40
Kodak 43FHDX7XPRO43
Kodak 32HDXSMART32
Kodak 32HDXSMART V132
Kodak 32HDXSMART32
Kodak 55UHDXSMART55
Kodak 40FHDXSMART40
Kodak 40FHDXSMART V140
MotorolaMotorola 55SAUHDMQ55
Motorola 55SAUHDMG55
Motorola 43SAUHDMQ43
Motorola 43SAFHDM43
Motorola 43SAUHDMG43
Motorola 65SAUHDM65
Motorola 40SAFHDME40
Motorola 55SAUHDM55
Motorola 32SAHDME32
Motorola 32SAFHDM32
Motorola 50SAUHDM50
Motorola 43SAUHDM43
Motorola 50SAUHDMQ50
Motorola 75SAUHDM75
NokiaNokia 43TAFHDN43
Nokia 32TAHDN32
Nokia 43TAUHDN43
Nokia 50TAUHDN50
Nokia 55TAUHDN55
Nokia 65TAUHDN65
Nokia 43CAUHDN43
Nokia 55CAUHDN55
Nokia 65CAUHDN65
OnePlusOnePlus 43FA0A0043
OnePlus 32HA0A0032
OnePlus 55Q1IN-155
OnePlus 55Q1IN55
OnePlus 55UA0A0055
PhilipsPhilips 58PUT660458
Philips 50PUT660450
Philips 43PUT779143
RealmeRealme RMV200443
Realme RMV200550
RedmiRedmi L50M6-RA50
Redmi L55M6-RA55
Redmi L65M6-RA65
ThomsonThomson 43TH600043
Thomson 50TH100050
Thomson 40M409940
Thomson 40M4099 PRO40
Thomson 32M3277 PRO32
Thomson 43TH009943
Thomson 43TH6000_UD943
Thomson 32PATH001132
Thomson 50OATHPRO121250
Thomson 55 OATHPRO 010155
Thomson 43 OATHPRO 200043
Thomson 43PATH454543
Thomson 55PATH505055
Thomson 65 OATHPRO 202065
Thomson 40PATH777740
Thomson 32PATH0011BL32
Thomson 50PATH101050
Thomson 43PATH000943
Thomson 75 OATHPRO212175
Thomson 43 OATH 100043
Thomson 49 OATH 900049
Thomson 32M327732
Thomson 55TH100055
ToshibaToshiba 32L505032
Toshiba 55U505055
Toshiba 43L505043

Pick the Best Android TV Launcher From Our List

So these are some of the best Android TV launchers that you can give a try and see if they cut it for you. While on the Play Store, there are plenty of launchers for Android TV but they have not been updated for the last 2-3 years, hence I have refrained from mentioning those apps.

In case you are not satisfied with these launchers then you can try installing Google TV on Android TV that brings a brand new UI with smart recommendations. I am sure you are going to love it. Anyway, that is all from us. If you have any questions then comment down below and let us know.

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