Android is the most powerful Operating System driving more than 95% of Smartphones. And the best thing about the OS is the Google Play Store. The Play Store hosts millions of useful Apps which you can download and install directly on your Smartphone to make your life easy. Also, there are millions of independent and free source Apps which you can install on your device without Play Store.
Google is very strict when it comes to Policies or Terms & Services. You have to adhere to its rules for your App to be accepted by Google. Many useful Apps do not make to Google Play either due to Play Store Policy Violation or App Content Violation.
Today in this post I will tell you some of the best and must have Android Apps for your Android Phone which is not available on Google Play Store. I have categorised Apps according to there nature so that you can make a better decision in case if you wish to get one. So, without wasting much time lets dive into it;
Entertainment and Media | Apps Not on Play Store
1. Showbox | Latest Movies and TV Shows
These App will never be on Play Store, thanks to its large library of movies and TV Shows which can be viewed for free. Showbox is by far the most popular online streaming app thanks to its smooth UI and easy navigation.
Features of Showbox:
- Showbox app doesn’t require you to have a login account.
- There are no annoying Ads.
- Support HD quality and also allows all other resolution viewing.
- Subtitles are available for a greater experience.
- You can filter the movies by Genre, Year, Rating and type.
- The interface is user-friendly and easy to use.
- You can even download the movies and watch them later.
Showbox app has an extensive library of movies, TV shows and music which are updated regularly.
As you can expect the app is not available on Google play store, given the Google’s Policies & Conditions. But if you wish you can download the Apk file for your Android smartphone.
2. LiveNetTV | 700+ Live TV Channels Free
Live NetTV App is a general purpose entertainment App which hosts 700+ Live Channels, Movies, VOD, TV Shows, Live Sports and all popular programmings from many more than 8 countries. The service is absolutely FREE. It is so simple to use that you will instantly love it.
Features of Live NetTV App
- High-quality Live TV stream support.
- VOD for Movies
- Chromecast support
- More than 750 live channels from various categories and genres.
- A large number of External Video Player Support
- All the videos are absolutely free.
- The interface is simple to use.
- Filter the channels according to comfort.
3. Mobdro | 2000+ Live TV Channels
Mobdro is the most popular live TV app for Android. The App is a one-stop destination for free live TV. The App categorizes channels into various genres namely, Movies, Entertainment, Sports, Music, Tech, Animals, gaming, anime and spiritual. The app also houses popular TV shows which you can download.
The app provides live TV in more than 12 different languages from more than 30 different countries. Thus giving a wide array of content to choose from. The app interface is user-friendly and easy to use. The app doesn’t require you to have any login account.
Multimedia Apps for Android | Apps Not on Play Store
1. NewPipe | Lightweight YouTube App
NewPipe is a Freeware Open Source lightweight YouTube App. It has a frontend youtube interface. The best thing about the App is you can run it without any Google API or the irritating Google Play Services.
Basically, the NewPipe App just collects YT websites URL source and displays it in form of the App. But this App can prove to be very powerful if you have a low-end Android phone with limited power.
NewPipe is an outstanding YouTube client that lets you download Youtube videos with total privacy. The best part is that it lets you stream music in the background and do practically anything you can do with the official client.
Features NewPipe App
- Runs without Google Play Services
- You can set and change the quality of video play
- Download the video and audio at various different resolutions
- You can play the video as a Pop-up box for multitasking
- Play the video in the background
- Lightweight and consumes low storage space and RAM
2. TubeMate | Video Downloader for Android
You saw this coming. Right? The list would be incomplete without the mention of TubeMate, the most popular YouTube video downloader app for Android.
The TubeMate App has many great features including pause/resume downloads, background download, multiple downloads, inbuilt player and much more interesting.
The TubeMate not only allows you to download videos from YT but also from other popular video streaming App like Vimeo, Dailymotion etc.
3. MIUI Music Player
MIUI Player has something to give which we all love, Music!! Music for free. Plays songs, download music for free with the app. Just you need to search for a song, hit the download button and choose the audio quality. The App is not available on Play Store to due Content Policy Violation.
App Store For Android | Apps Not on Play Store
1. Aptoide | Paid Apps for Free
Aptoide is the best alternative app store like Play Store for Android. The Store is similar to Google Play Store, offering digital content where you can browse and download the apps. It is a marketplace where all the apps are available, you need to Google search every time to download the apk file of the app. It presently offers over a million apps.
Features of Aptoide app store
- Get all paid apps for free.
- Download the apps which are not available for your country.
- No need to register with the account as you do for Play Store (If you wish you can).
- Get hacked versions of games, hack tools and Mod Games.
- Get updated versions of apps even before it is released for your country.
- Can pause and resume the download anytime you wish, a reboot also will not wipe the downloaded data when paused.
2. F-Droid | Open Source App Store
F-droid is a freeware open source program allowing the developers to publish Apps on F-Droid App if it is unable to pass the scrutiny of Google Play Store norms. The FOSS Program is operated by independent developers at F-Droid org to give users access to Apps with no any intervention from Google.
There are many useful Apps on F-Droid itself which are not on Google Play Store.
Utility and productivity Apps | Apps Not on Play Store
1. DNS66 | Block Ads, Trackers & Malware without Root
DNS66 is one of the most popular repository based Ad Blocker App for Android. The DNS66 creates an encrypted server filtering all sort of Ads from intrusive Ads, Pop Ads, Web Ads, App Ads etc.
Just download the DNS66 App from F-Droid and open the App. Here click on Domain Filters → Adaway Host Files.
Tap the power icon on the home screen of the App and download any missing files if prompted. Done! Adblock activated.
Apart from this, you can also keep your privacy at high security with various options available in the DNS66 App including, Malware Host, Ad Tracker Host, DNS Host etc.
I recommend this app if you want to make your phone high on privacy.
2. MixPlorer | Mix of Explorers
MixPlorer is fast, efficient and smooth File Manager App for Android. It includes all the popular features from all popular file managers for Android. You can access the root files, move & copy files, customise the App and change the font, style and feel according to your need.
The App also includes the features like zip extractor & supports a large number of file types.
Features of MixPlorer
- Extract RAR/RAR5 (splitted-encrypted), XZ, APM, CAB, ISO, ARJ, AR, LZH, LHA, CHM, MSI, WIM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB, NSIS, LZMA, NTFS, FAT etc.
- All your cloud storage needs accessible from one single app. Choose from 20 providers: Amazon CloudDrive, Mega.co.nz, Mail.ru, Dropbox, Box, Yandex etc
- Root access for all advanced operations.
- User and System app management with data backup ability for rooted devices.
- EncFS volumes supported for all storages.
- File encryption and decryption using Aescrypt file format.
Mods for Android | Popular Forks not on Play Store
1. Bromite | Mod Chrome & AdBlock
Bromite looks and runs exactly like Chrome Browser as it is made on the Chromium API project and developed by the independent developers. Therefore, you can expect no compromisation in the speed of browsing. The app aims at providing a no-clutter browsing experience without privacy-invasive features and with the addition of a fast ad-blocking engine.
Features of Bromite
- Inbuilt Ad Blocker.
- Pop-Up Blockers.
- Blocks Tracking codes.
- Doesn’t show AMP pages.
- Based on Chromium project hence same high browsing speeds and UI built same as Chrome Browser.
- High browsing speeds as it runs on Google’s Blink Engine.
- Background Video Play
- Privacy enhancement with code patches
2. OGYouTube | Mod YouTube App
The App has all core functions of the original YouTube App with added features which will make you glued to the Mod YT App for your Android. You can sign-in with your Google Account and also sync your Data with existing account and data to keep your info safe.
This app for sure will be the best Forked Version of YouTube App given its features and stability. We do not endorse the App nor are affiliated with it in any form. This post is for informational purpose only. The App has got a lot of features which we lack in traditional YouTube App.
Features of Mod YouTube App
- Works as YouTube – The core functionality and UI is basically same as official YouTube App.
- Video Downloading – You can download videos directly from the Mod App with the desired quality. It also has the feature of multiple videos downloading.
- No Need of Root – You do not require any root access to the App
- Background Play – You can play the YouTube videos in the background with one click button.
- Ad Free – The App is ad-free so you can relax and watch your favourite content without much disturbance.
Note & Conclusion: All the above apps are very much useful and have their unique usability. These Apps will make your experience very much good.
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