Hey friend! Have you heard about Nova TV? It‘s one of the most popular apps for streaming unlimited free movies and TV shows.
While Netflix is great, sometimes you want to watch the latest blockbusters or binge a series not available there. That‘s where Nova TV comes in!
I‘ll walk you through getting it set up on your Firestick, Fire TV or Android TV device. Follow along as I explain:
- What Nova TV is and how it works
- Is it legal and safe to use?
- Step-by-step installation guide for Firestick and Android TV
- Tips for getting the most out of Nova TV
- Alternative free streaming options
Let‘s get started!
What is Nova TV and How Does It Work?
Nova TV provides free access to an extensive library of movies and TV shows, with tons of new releases and popular content.
It offers great features like:
- Stream in HD quality
- Chromecast support
- Integration with Real-Debrid for faster streaming
- Useful tools like favorites, watch history and calendar
Nova TV has been around for years and is constantly updated by developers to fix bugs and add new features. The latest version at the time of writing is Nova TV 2.0.5b.
According to reports, Nova TV has over 5 million active users. But how does it work and where does all this content come from?
Nova TV doesn‘t have any official licensing deals with movie studios or TV networks. Instead, it scrapes the web to find hosted media links and aggregates them into its app.
This is the same technology used by Kodi add-ons and build providers who grab streams from file hosters and torrent sites. The result is a massive library of on-demand content available at your fingertips.
But is it legal and safe to use? Let‘s take a closer look…
Is Nova TV Legal and Safe to Use?
Here‘s the truth about apps like Nova TV:
Streaming copyright-protected movies and TV shows from unauthorized sources is generally illegal. Major studios and networks are aggressively cracking down on apps that allow this type of piracy.
According to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the Copyright Act, it‘s illegal to distribute copyrighted content without permission from the rights holders.
Apps like Nova TV often operate in legal gray areas since they don‘t host the content themselves – they only link to streams hosted on other sites. But considering Nova TV does not have licensing, the bulk of the content is likely pirated.
Some risks of using Nova TV include:
You could receive warnings or legal notices from your ISP or media companies for illegally streaming. Over 280 million piracy warnings were sent out between January and June 2022 alone according to antipiracy company MUSO.
There is potential for malware infections. Apps from unofficial sources carry higher malware risks than those downloaded from regulated app stores like the Amazon Appstore or Google Play.
Lack of quality control and updates. Nova TV often suffers from scrapers going down, content disappearing, and tech issues since it is unregulated.
Hurt content creators. Studios and networks lose revenue from piracy which reduces budgets for creating new movies and shows.
I always recommend using a VPN for additional privacy and security when streaming. A VPN encrypts your internet activity so your ISP can‘t see what you‘re accessing. This prevents them from throttling speeds or passing on infringement notices.
The choice comes down to your personal level of risk tolerance. Many find the huge free selection of Nova TV worth the potential downsides. Others prefer using legal alternatives.
Now, let‘s get into the installation…
How to Install Nova TV on Firestick
Follow these steps to get Nova TV installed on any Firestick, Fire TV Cube or Fire TV model:
Enable Apps from Unknown Sources
From the Firestick home screen:
Go to Settings > My Fire TV > Developer Options
Turn on Apps from Unknown Sources and ADB Debugging
Enabling these allows installation of unverified apps from outside the Amazon Appstore.
Download the Downloader App
Select Search from the Firestick home screen
Search for Downloader
Select Downloader to go to the app page
Choose Download to install it
The Downloader app is required for sideloading APKs onto your Fire TV.
Download the Nova TV APK
Open the Downloader app
https://www.dropbox.com/s/123abc/nova-tv.apk?dl=1into the URL box
Select Go to download nova-tv.apk
This URL will download the latest version of Nova TV directly to your device.
Install Nova TV
Once nova-tv.apk finishes downloading:
Select Install from the nova-tv.apk file page
Accept any installation or permissions prompts
You‘ll get a ‘Success‘ message when complete
Nova TV is now installed and ready to launch on your Firestick!
With these simple steps, you can get Nova TV up and running on your Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Cube, or any Firestick model.
Next let‘s cover the process for Android TV devices…
How to Install Nova TV on Android TV
The steps are very similar for installing Nova TV to any Android smart TV box, streaming stick or device:
Enable Unknown Apps
Go to Settings > Security on your Android TV
Turn on the setting for Unknown Sources
This allows apps to be installed from outside the Google Play Store
Download a File Manager App
Open the Play Store on your Android TV
Search for X-plore File Manager
Install the X-plore File Manager app
A file manager lets you find and open APK files from the download folder
Download the Nova TV APK
Open the web browser on your Android TV
Select Download to get the APK file
Install Nova TV
Open X-plore File Manager and go to Downloads
Select nova-tv.apk > Install
Accept any installation prompts
Nova TV will now be available in your Android TV apps
Done! Nova TV is ready to use on your Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi Mi Box, Sony Smart TV or any Android TV device.
Tips for Using Nova TV
Once you have Nova TV installed, here are some tips:
Update to the latest version for best performance
Use external players like VLC or MX Player for better video
Enable Real-Debrid in Settings for faster streaming
Use the Watchlist and Favorites features to track shows
Install a free streaming VPN for privacy and security
Take some time to get familiar with all of Nova TV‘s features. It‘s got something for every movie and TV fan!
Free Legal Alternatives to Nova TV
For those looking to only use legal streaming options, here are some great free choices:
Pluto TV – 100s of free live TV channels and 1000s of on-demand movies and shows
The Roku Channel – Huge selection of free ad-supported movies and programs
Tubi – Massive library of free movies and TV shows on demand
Plex – Large catalog of free media included with a free Plex account
Crackle – Ad-supported on-demand streaming owned by Sony Pictures
IMDb TV – Popular TV shows and hit movies for free from Amazon
Vudu – Thousands of ad-supported movies free on this Walmart service
These are just a few of the many 100% legal options available. Take the time to explore and find services that work for you.
I hope this guide helped explain everything about installing Nova TV and covered some great legal alternatives. While use caution with unverified apps, Nova TV does offer a stellar selection of movies and TV if you choose to accept any risks that come with it.
Let me know if you have any other questions!