2019 Non-Certified | Private Channels | Side-Loading
Private, hidden, non-certified apps & channels can only be installed on supported streaming and mobile devices by using the channel’s dedicated access code, sideloading an .apk or other “non-certified” method.
Q: Why would a developer choose to release a channel as a private channel as an .apk or as a dedicated access code for side-loading instead of submitting it to the Official Public Channel/App Store?
A: A few reasons:
- The channel isn’t ready for the App Store. Developers use private channels to test their apps during the development process.
- The channel contains content not appropriate for the Official Public Channel App Store(s). An adult-oriented channel is a good example of a channel that would not be published publicly.
- The channel contains content that is confidential or intended for members or employees in a specific group or company. For example, a company might develop a channel that contains training videos for franchisees.
- Channel is illegal.
What methods are available?
- .APK(s) for sideloading on supported streaming and mobile devices.
- Unsupported Plugins for various public apps: Kodi, Plex, PlayOn and more.
- As a dedicated non-certified access codes on supported streaming devices.