How to Get the Chumby App for Android to Work

If you find this useful please share it!


You may have read our article about the Chumby, and about how much we like it. Well, now you don’t even need a Chumby to enjoy the Chumby experience! If you have an Android phone, you can get Andorid Chumby application on your phone! Some people are finding that the Chumby app for Android doesn’t work, but that’s because there is a trick to getting the Chumby. It is an easy trick to getting the Chumby android app to work, and here it is!

The first thing to do is to search for the Chumby app in the Android market, and install it. The Chumby application for Android is $4.99, which is a bargain when you consider that the Chumby devices run around $100 (and are still worth it, in our estimation!)


Once you have downloaded the Chumby application, go with your browser to, and create an account (which is free to do).

(Article continues below)
Get notified of new Internet Patrol articles for free!
Or Read Internet Patrol Articles Right in Your Inbox!
as Soon as They are Published! Only $1 a Month!

Imagine being able to read full articles right in your email, or on your phone, without ever having to click through to the website unless you want to! Just $1 a month and you can cancel at any time!
How to Get the Chumby App for Android to Work

Now, open the Chumby application, and enter your username and password that you registered at the Chumby site.

Now Here is the Trick:

In addition to your username and password, the Chumby app asks for a device name.

If you already have a Chumby device, you will probably assume they are asking for that device’s name, in order to authenticate you.

In reality, the Chumby application is asking you to create a name for your Android phone! It wants you to put in a new name, such as “My Android Chumby” (or whatever you want it to be).

If you put in the name of an existing device, or if you leave it blank, it won’t work.

We know you're sick of ads on websites. But we still need to pay to keep the lights on for you. So instead of huge ads and video ads, we use smaller, plainer ads. Still, if you'd like to support the Internet Patrol but not the ads, please consider supporting us here:
Donate via Paypal
Other Amount:

You need to create a brand new device name for the Chumby Android app.

There, see? Wasn’t that an easy trick?

Happy Chumbying!

And hey, let us know what your favorite Chumby apps are!

No Paywall Here!
The Internet Patrol is and always has been free. We don't hide our articles behind a paywall, or restrict the number of articles you can read in a month if you don't give us money. That said, it does cost us money to run the site, so if something you read here was helpful or useful, won't you consider donating something to help keep the Internet Patrol free? Thank you!

How to Get the Chumby App for Android to Work

Get notified of new Internet Patrol articles!
People also searched for how to side load app on chumby

If you find this useful please share it!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *