Install Hik Connect App for Android TV for Remote Monitoring

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Hik Connect For Android TV6.4.1.0619
The Hik Connect App is a security surveillance software. It is used to connect CCTV Devices through this app for remote monitoring. The Hik Connect App for Android TV is detailed and discussed
Developer:
Hik-Connect
Release Date:
27 Jun 2022
Updated On:
20 Jun 2024
Size:
275 MB
Version:
6.4.1.0619
Downloads:
10,000,000+ downloads
Requires Android:
6.0 and up
Content rating:
3+

This post will guide you on installing the Hik Connect App to monitor on Android TV. The download, installation and setup of the app on an Android TV is a bit tricky and technical.

We have given here a thorough analysis and illustration of the entire procedure. These are supported with images and narrations to help users better.

The Hik Connect App is a security surveillance software. It is used to connect CCTV Devices through this app for remote monitoring. The Hik Connect App for Android TV is detailed and discussed. The download button to get this application file is shared.

The process is aptly defined for the screen orientation in a landscape mode. You will also find the complete information regarding the installation and configuration of the ‘Unknown App’ on an Android TV.

What is the Hik Connect App?  

App NameHik Connect App
App Version6.4.1.0619 App Version
App Size274 MB
System RequiredAndroid 6.0 and Up

Hik Connect App is designed and offered by the Hikvision Organisation. It is the pioneer brand in the CCTV Industry around the globe. It is a Chinese company. Its offices are located in more than 140 countries of the world. You will get Hikvision Products in almost every country.

The Hik Connect App is designed to function with DVRs, NVRs, CCTV Cameras and video intercoms. This software has the best security features and functions. It can track people and detect motion. It alerts users from threats by sending notifications and alarm bells. It allows you to speak to people on the device side and listen to them.

It gives you real-time monitoring from remote areas. These are only a few features. You will find a comprehensive list below. The App was introduced in June 2022 and since then it has been a great success.

Whether you believe it or not it has been downloaded by more than 10 Million subscribers so far.

Features & Functions of the Hik Connect App

The key characteristics of this security surveillance software are shared here. Know them to use the application in the best manner.

Hik Connect App Logo
  • This application gives you live video footage. You get activities in real-time. There is no time lag.
  • You can add CCTV Devices easily. You can add them by scanning the QR code or giving the IP address or the device serial number.
  • The App allows you to operate CCTV Devices from remote locations. You can adjust settings, pan the camera across, tilt it up and down and zoom in and out on objects.
  • You can check the video playbacks from anywhere. You can check the recordings, save them, cut them into video clips and take images from their locations.
  • The two-way audio facility allows you to speak and listen. You can communicate and hear people on the device end.
  • The app detects motion and audio. It sends you alert notifications sensing any suspicious activity or person. It tracks activities. You can set alert zones to safeguard against interlopers.
  • You get alert notifications on your smartphones. You get alarm bells also.
  • It supports multiple users. Simultaneously, it can be monitored from different places.
  • It supports cloud server recordings. You can set recording on servers.

How to Install & Configure the Hik Connect App on an Android TV

To install and configure the HikConnect App on an Android TV, we need to follow certain steps.

We can download and install the software in two ways.

1- Search the Hik Connect App on the Play Store of the Android TV or

2- Install the Hik Connect App on a Smartphone or PC and then take it in a USB Drive. Insert the Pendrive in the slot of the Android TV.

You can go either way. Follow-up steps of both the processes are the same.

Here, we have taken the app on a Pendrive and inserted it into the Android TV.

Kindly keep this in consideration.

  • Use the USB Mouse
  • Use the Optical Keyboard

(When you go to create a Username and Password in the Hik Connect App you require them. Because the Android TV Remote doesn’t function on the Hik Connect App)

The installation and configuration of the Hik Connect App on the Android TV are demonstrated below.

It requires the installation of the Hik Connect app for remote surveillance.

It requires the installation of the ‘Set Orientation App’ for screen orientation. The App converts the screen from portrait mode to landscape mode in our case.

The complete process is illustrated in the following steps.

Step1- Insert the USB Drive and Open the File Manager

Step 2- Install the ‘Set Orientation’ App for Android TV Screen Orientation

Step 3- Install the Hik Connect App on an Android TV

Step 4- Allow Unknown Apps to Install & Enable App Features

Step 5- Add CCTV Devices to the Hik Connect App to Monitor Events on an Android TV

Let’s begin the installation and setup.

Step1- Insert the USB Drive and Open the File Manager

When we install the file manager and insert the Pendrive we get the following window. It is the Android TV Screen. Your Pendrive icon appears on the screen.

Android TV display screen page. Press the Pendrive icon

Press the icon to open it. You get the file manager page.

open the file manager

When you press the file manager page, you get the next page. It is the App’s list appears on the screen.

the file manager page

Click the file manager icon. You get to the next page.

Here, press the open button and the file manager will open on the screen.

open the file manager app

When you open it, you get the below page. It shows the completestored files.

We have to open our Pendrive which is named as ‘SanDisk USB.’

The list of the Pendrive items appear in the screen

Click it and you will find the stored Hik Connect app and the Set Orientation App on the Android TV screen.

This way, you will open the stored file to load and install on the Android TV.

Step 2- Install the ‘Set Orientation’ App for Android TV Screen Orientation

Our main aim is to install the Hik Connect App on the Android TV and operate it. But before that we have to set the orientation of the screen from portrait mode to landscape mode.

If we don’t convert the screen to landscape mode, we will not be able to use the Hik Connect App properly on the screen. Its features and functions list, its settings and cameras on the screen will not function properly if the screen is in portrait mode.

Let’s learn how to shift the screen to landscape mode.

The Pendrive Application list opens on the screen. The ‘Set Orientation APK’ is given. This app is used to set the orientation of the screen. Click the link and you get the following page.

Select the set orientation app

When you open it, its installation page appears on the screen. Press the ‘Instal’ button.

install orientation app

The Set Orientation Application will begin to install.

App installation in progress

It will take a few minutes to install the app on the screen.

App installed successfully

This page announces that the application is installed successfully.

Now, open the App. When you open it, you get the following page. Here, the orientation list is given.

select the landscape option

We have to select the “Landscape” option from the list. The screen orientation will become ‘Landscape.’

Now, we go to install the Hik Connect Software on the Android TV.

Step 3- Install the Hik Connect App on an Android TV

Open the Pendrive. It has your downloaded app.

Select the ‘Hik Connect Option.

select the Hik Connect app

Press the Hik Connect option and the below page surfaces on the screen.

Press the install button

It is the installation page of the security surveillance App. Press the install button to load the App on the Android TV.

The installation process is going on.

App installation going on

When the installation process is complete, you get a new page.

The next page shows that the installation process is finished.

Hik Connect App installed

Press the ‘Done’ Button.

Here, users have to keep in mind that the Android TV doesn’t allow them to install and run all the features of the App unless and until you permit it.

If the App is not being downloaded directly from the ‘Google Play Store,’ it automatically falls in the ‘Unknown App’ category. In that case too you have to ‘Allow’ them for proper functioning.

The below step will guide you through the process to allow the unknown app.

Step 4- Allow Unknown Apps to Install & Enable App Features

On the display screen of the TV, there is a ‘Settings’ option. Click it to open.

Open the settings option on the Android TV

When you open the settings option, a new list appears on the screen.

Select the ‘Device Preference’ option from the list.

Press the device preferences option

When you open it, you get the following page on the screen.

Press the security and restrictions option

Open the ‘Security & Restrictions’ page on the screen.

You will get the below option.

Click the ‘Unknown Sources’ option.

Press the Unknown Sources Option

When you click the unknown sources option, you get the App List.

Open the Apps option.

Press the App option to open the app's list

select the app you want to give permission to and enable it.

open the Hik Connect app

You get the features list which you need to permit for optimal functioning of the application.

Allow the features of the app

Enable all the features on the screen for the best use of the software.

Now open the Hik Connect Application

Now open it to use the Hik Connect App.

Step 5- Add CCTV Devices to the Hik Connect App to Monitor Events on an Android TV

When we open the Hik Connect App, we get the following page. It is the first page of the application.

Select the region.

select your region

After selecting your area, press the ‘OK’ button.

You get the login page.

You can register a username and the password.

Click the button and navigate the prompts. You will be able to create the ID and the password.

click the register option

After that, log in to the app with the username and password.

create a username and password to login

Keep in mind, that you have to use here a USB mouse and the optical keyboard. The Android TV Remote doesn’t support to write something within the app.

When you log in, you get to the next page. It is the device addition page.

Add device page

You can add devices by scanning the QR Code or adding the Device Serial Number or the IP Address. You can select any option as per the requirement.

There is another option given and that is the ‘Online Device’ option. You can watch CCTV Cameras using it provided your cameras or CCTV devices and the Android TV are in the same network.

When you press the ‘Add device manually’ option, you get the page where you can add it through the IP address or the serial number.

Add CCTV device by their serial numbers

The device serial number is given on the device box and sticker. You can also get its serial number under the ‘Device’ option.

You can add the CCTV device by scanning the QR code.

Add CCTV device by scanning the QR Code

When you scan it, the device connects. This way you can watch cameras on the screen.

You can also add manually by adding the IPs of the cameras or NVRs.

Add CCTV device by their IP addresses

Give their IP address, port, device username and password. The device will be connected.

You can add many devices by following the same methodology.

The added cameras will appear on the Android screen.

Watch CCTV cameras on the Android screen

You can monitor them from any place. The best part is that you can remotely monitor live feeds. You are always connected to your places and people irrespective of your locations.

Conclusion

The Hik Connect App is extensively demonstrated here for Android TV. The Hik Connect APK and the Set Orientation APK are shared in the download buttons. Get them by opening the button. The screen orientation procedure, the app installation, the permission for the unknown app and the device addition part are thoroughly explained.

Images and descriptions are detailed for a better understanding of the subject. Hopefully, you will find it highly useful.

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Is Hik-Connect available for Android TV?

The Hik Connect app is primarily designed for Android OS and iOS. You can install it on Android devices and by using some techniques you can install it on Android TV.

How do I install Hik-Connect on my Android TV?

To install it on an Android TV you have to get the Hik Connect app from the Google Play Store or download it directly from a USB Drive through sideloading. Then install it by using the file manager.

What is sideloading?

It is a process to install Apps on an Android device from a source other than the official Google Play Store.

Do I need special permissions to sideload apps on Android TV?

Yes, you need special permission to install apps through sideloading. For that, you have to go to the settings option and then go to the security and restriction options and allow the respective app.

Can I use all the features of Hik-Connect on Android TV?

Yes, almost all the features. Some features may be missing because of the difference in the interfaces between the smartphone and the TV.

Why is the Hik-Connect app not available on the Google Play Store for Android TV?

The Hik Connect app is designed and configured for mobiles. May be because of this reason Android TV has not optimized the app for TVs. It is not available in the list. But you can install it by sideloading the app.

How do I navigate the Hik-Connect app on Android TV?

To navigate the app on an Android TV use the USB mouse and the optical keyboard.


Can I use a mouse or keyboard with Hik-Connect on Android TV?

Yes, you can use a mouse and a keyboard to use them for the Hik Connect App on an Android TV.

Can I update the Hik-Connect app on Android TV?

Yes, you can. But you must download an updated version on a smartphone or PC, take it in Perndrive, and then upload and install it on the Android TV.

Can I record video footage directly from Hik-Connect on my Android TV?

Hik-Connect on Android TV may not support direct recording. Use your Hikvision device’s storage options for recording.

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