Activating developer mode on Android TV is sometimes necessary to debug an app or to integrate with systems like Home Assistant.
So how to do it? It’s pretty straight forward!
- Navigate to settings on your Android TV. On the new “Google TV” Interface – click on your Avatar on the top and then navigate to the settings below. The older interface has a cog icon on the top.
- Navigate to Device preferences or system ⇾ About ⇾ Build. Click a few times on Build until you see the notification – “You are now a developer!”
- Activate USB debugging – go to Device preferences or system ⇾ Developer options ⇾ USB Debugging and select ON.