More often than not, when some users install the apk file, the TV displays “An error occurred when parsing the package”. Why does this happen? Well, this article will discuss how to fix android smart tv apk file errors such as the one mentioned above. Now, let’s talk to you about the causes of the apk program installation failure and the recommended solutions.
Fix Android Smart TV Apk File Errors During Installation Easily
One of the major advantages of the Android operating system is the fact that it is subject to extensive tweaking and modification. Narrowing this down to the smart TV context, one of such benefits is the ability to sideload android Apk file packages on your smart TV.
However, it is not uncommon to run into one installation errors or the other while trying to install your favorite APK file. This topic will address four major reasons while your android app will fail to install successfully on your android smart TV.
Incompatible Apk Version
Generally speaking, when the version of the apk program we downloaded from the Internet is higher than the version of the current device, a warning of “error in parsing package” will appear when the program is installed.
Solution: Download the matching device version in the application market. To be able to achieve this, you need to read the app description prior to downloading it.
Incomplete or Corrupt Installation Package
Another reason why your Apk might fail to install is that the installation package may be incomplete due to network problems or breakpoint transmission problems. On the other hand, the app installation file ma be corrupt. Therefore, the downloaded program may be downloaded incompletely or partially lost.
Solution: In this case, just delete the incomplete installation package and download it again. Download the apk and copy it to the USB flash drive and install it on the TV. In the event that you suspect that the file may be corrupt, ensure you download it from another source. It is highly recommended you download any Apk file either from the Google play store or directly from the App developer.
There is a Problem With The USB Storage Device E.G, The U disk/ USB Flash Drives
You can perform a basic inspection on the USB flash drive. Use a computer to test it to see if there is a problem with the USB flash drive and cannot read data.
Connect the U disk to the USB port of the TV or TV box. If the light on the U disk does not flash and the box does not pop up a dialog box, it may be that the USB port is broken.
Solution: It is recommended to replace a better quality USB flash drive.
Wrong File Name or Path
Some Smart TVs are selective with file names. For example, the TV in question might not support Chinese names or paths and does not support long file names. It may also not support special characters
Solution: Rename the file name with only English letters. Note that the suffix of “.apk” must be retained, such as renamed “abc.apk”, etc., and then reinstall after the change is completed.