The 10 best launchers for your Android TV Box - The Happy Android

The launchers that come by default in most TV Boxes they are quite boring. Ugly icons and pastel backgrounds that say nothing and give it a very unattractive touch. Do you want to customize the interface of your Android TV so that the apps are displayed in a more elegant and colorful way? In today's post we take a look at the best launchers for your Android TV Box. Attentive, because there is no waste!

The 10 best launchers to customize your Android TV Box

I have been using various TV Boxes at home for about 4 years, and I have always had to change the launcher that came pre-installed in the device. And it is not an easy task, since there are not too many specific launchers for Android TV that are worth it.

However, there are still a few launchers in the Google Play Store that are really good and serve to significantly improve the user experience.

Square Home 3

My favorite launcher for Android TV. Whenever I change the TV box I install this launcher, since it is light years away from what most manufacturers offer us (especially if we have a cheap box).

Offers a fully customizable desktop, with different sizes for icons, colors, shading, widgets, customizable wallpapers and more. The interface is of the Metro UI type, which is known to appear in the most recent versions of Windows. Do not lose sight of it.

Download QR-Code Square Home - Launcher: Windows style Developer: ChYK the dev. Price: Free

ATV Launcher

Some TV Boxes do not allow changing the wallpaper. It is an important piece of information, since if we install a traditional launcher designed for mobile phones on a TV Box with this type of lock, it is quite a hassle. We could not change the wallpaper and instead we would have a black wallpaper. Luckily with ATV Launcher we can skip that restriction and put the wallpaper that we want.

In general, an excellent custom launcher for Android TV. It has a very intuitive interface and is a step up from the horrible launchers that come from the factory.

Download QR-Code ATV Launcher Developer: DStudio Canada Price: Free

Simple TV Launcher

The right launcher for those who use 4 things and now. The desktop is capable of housing a panel with 6 large buttons where we can assign the apps that we use the most. It is a fairly stable launcher and generally does not give many problems. It allows the use of animated wallpapers (as long as our TV box supports them and we have one saved in the internal memory).

It is completely free, and like the 2 previous launchers that we just mentioned, it does not contain any type of ads.

Download QR-Code Simple TV Launcher Developer: Alexandre Del Bigio Price: Free

UGOOS TV Launcher

A different launcher with a really neat interface. It has some customization options, although a few more could be included for the user's taste. One of its peculiarities is that it offers advanced support for air mice and adaptive remote controllers.

An app that we should not lose sight of. Notice for surfers: pay attention because it is not compatible with some models of Android TV box.

Download QR-Code Ugoos TV Launcher Developer: Ugoos Industrial Co Price: Free


This is a launcher designed for show and open apps that are not designed for Android TV specifically. Normally, in TV boxes and portable consoles with Android, apps that might otherwise work if loaded in the background are not shown (sideload), something we can solve with this launcher.

In terms of design, it is not one of my favorites, but it has many customization options for sizes, fonts and colors. Ah! And it allows to change the wallpaper. Of course, it still has some edges to polish.

Download QR-Code HALauncher - Android TV Developer: ITO Akihiro Price: Free

TV Launcher

Generic name launcher developed specifically for Android TV. The design is somewhat more static than that of Square Home and with fewer customization options, but it is presented as a clean and elegant desk. Despite being developed by an amateur developer, it offers quite interesting results. If you are looking to renew the appearance of your TV Box, it is well worth taking a look.

The only downside is that it has built-in ads that jump from time to time (something we can solve if we go to the premium version).

Download QR-Code TVLauncher Developer: Awesome Development Price: Free

Sideload Launcher

Like HALauncher, this is a launcher to load all those apps that do not appear in the home of our Android TV for not being completely compatible. Be careful, that does not mean that they will work, but at least it allows us to test them and use them in case they are operational. A very practical launcher if we have compatibility problems with some application. It is more stable than HALauncher –something to be expected considering that we are talking about an app developed by Chainfire-.

Download QR-Code Sideload Launcher - Android TV Developer: Chainfire Price: Free

TVHome Launcher

A launcher with an aesthetic very similar to that of the WebOS and TizenOS interfaces that we see on Samsung and LG smartTVs. Therefore, we are facing the perfect tool for those who want to emulate the experience of a smartTV on their Android multimedia box.

In this launcher the applications are shown in a single line in the lower area of ​​the screen, giving a clean and elegant touch to the user interface. To navigate we simply have to move left and right with the remote control and the wallpaper is customizable. Easy to use as well as functional.

Download QR-Code TvHome Launcher для приставок Developer: Price: Free

Smart Launcher 5

It is a launcher that is designed for mobile phones, but it adapts quite well to the panoramic format of a TV. It presents 2 customizable desks: one with the circular app drawer and the other more traditional.

It has a really basic design that can come to the hair if what we are looking for is a minimalist environment without distractions.

Download QR-Code Smart Launcher 5 Developer: Smart Launcher Team Price: Free

Top TV Launcher 2

We finish the list with Top TV Launcher 2, a launcher that although it is paid is undoubtedly among the best launchers for Android TV. The application has a customizable editor with which we can place apps and widgets wherever we please on the screen. It even has a card editor with which we can add custom icons and images.

As for the rest of the features, it also allows you to protect applications with an access PIN, and create folders to unite several applications under the same card. In short, a highly recommended launcher for those looking for a very specific arrangement of elements. A good score of 4.4 stars on Google Play places it as one of the best-rated launchers for Android TV on the store.

Download QR-Code Top TV Launcher 2 Developer: DXIdev Price: € 3.09

What do you think? What is your favorite launcher for Android TV?

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