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luvshivesh
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Do you allow to install a third party apk file?

Do you allow to install a third party .apk file? And how would someone do that?

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makaiguy
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Re: Do you allow to install a third party apk file?

Apk files are for the Android operating system.  Roku's operating system is a highly customized version of Android and cannot use standard apk files.

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StreamerUser
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Re: Do you allow to install a third party apk file?


@makaiguy wrote:

Apk files are for the Android operating system.  Roku's operating system is a highly customized version of Android and cannot use standard apk files.


You misspoke - you meant a highly customized version of Linux (as is Android for that matter).

 

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makaiguy
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Re: Do you allow to install a third party apk file?


@StreamerUser wrote:

@makaiguy wrote:

Apk files are for the Android operating system.  Roku's operating system is a highly customized version of Android and cannot use standard apk files.


You misspoke - you meant a highly customized version of Linux (as is Android for that matter).

 


[Smacking forehead]. Duh.  Yep, you're right.

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