The Firestick has become a part of Home entertainment in many parts of the world. Due to its popularity and increasing user base, the number of apps that it has on the Amazon app store keeps increasing every day. However, you will miss certain apps on the Amazon store due to geo-restrictions and other reasons. In such a case, the Downloader app comes in handy. As the name goes, it is a downloader app used to download apps, files, or anything on firestick. Also, you can install Android applications to your Firestick with the Downloader on Firestick. This article lets us see its features and how to install the downloader elaborately.

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What is Downloader App?

Downloader is one of the must-have apps on firestick to download third-party apps. It is not only a downloader but also an installer as it initiates the installation within the app. The UI is so simple; all you need to do is paste the link pointing to the app and click Go. The downloader downloads the file directly to the firestick without redirecting or opening the webpage.

You can also use the built-in browser to surf the internet. Also, you can bookmark pages for future references. After installing the app, it gives you an option to delete the apk file from the firestick to free up space on the device. The app is completely free to use and doesn’t have any in-app purchases. An important thing to be noted on the Downloader app is that the app doesn’t pose any ads.

The Downloader is available on the Amazon app store only in very few regions. So search for the app on the Amazon store, and if it turns up on the result, install it straight away. Else we can sideload it and let us see how to do it in detail in this article below.

Warning: It is always recommended to use a VPN while streaming third-party apps on firestick. The Government and ISPs are constantly tracking the users. In case you stream any copyrighted content like movies, sports, TV shows, etc., it becomes easy for the government and ISP to track your identity, which may lead you to face serious troubles. So it is better to sign up with a free Firestick VPN service to experience hassle-free streaming.

How to Install Downloader on Firestick

#1 Turn on your Firestick-connected TV and connect to an internet connection.

#2 From the home screen, select the Find tab.

#3 Next, click on the Search tile.

Select Search

#4 Use the virtual keyboard to enter and search for the Downloader.

Search for the Downloader app

#5 From the suggestions displayed, click on the Downloader.

Select the Downloader app

#6 The Downloader app information page opens under the Apps & Games section.

#7 Click the Get button. With this, the Downloader app will download and install on your Firestick.

Select Download to get Downloader on Firestick

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How to Use Downloader on Firestick

You must note that the installation of applications from other than the Amazon App Store will be entirely restricted by default. So, you need to lift the restriction to install any application you want on your Firestick. And below are the steps you should follow to do the same.

#1 On your Firestick, go to Settings.

Select Settings

#2 Go to My Fire TV.

Select My Fire TV

#3 Click on Developer options.

Select Developer options

#4 From the Developer options, select Install Unknown Apps.

Select Install Unknown apps

#5 Next, Choose the Downloader app and turn it on.

Turn on the Downloader

Now, you can use the Downloader to install any app you like on your Fire TV.

#1 Long press the Home button on your Fire TV.

#2 Now, you can see all the installed applications on your Fire TV.

#3 Select the Downloader app and press the Menu button on your Fire TV remote.

#4 Select the Move option from the right pane.

#5 Now, use the directional keys on your Fire TV and drag the Downloader app to the top of the order.

#6 Next, go to the home screen and select the Downloader app to launch it.

How to Set Up and Download Apps with Downloader on Firestick

After launching the Downloader app, select the OK button. Then, you need to tweak the Settings on the Downloader app to entirely utilize the features of this platform. And below are the steps you should follow to tweak Settings on Downloader.

1. After launching the Downloader app, select Settings from the left pane.

2. Find and select the Enable JavaScript and tick the check box near it.

Enable JavaScript to enable Downloader on Firestick

3. Confirm your selection by clicking on the Yes button.

Select Yes

After setting up the Downloader, you have two methods to sideload apps using the Downloader. They are:

  • Through Direct URL
  • Using the Browser

Download and Install Apps on Firestick using URL

Next, after enabling the JavaScript, select the Home button and follow the steps below.

NOTE: In the steps below, we have shown you how to install Kodi on Firestick using Downloader.

1. Click on the URL box on the home screen of the Downloader.

2. Enter the URL of the APK File of the Kodi app.

3. Click on the Go button to download the Kodi app.

Download app using Downloader

4. After downloading the Kodi app, select the Install button.

Select the Install button

5. Now, the Kodi app will install on your Firestick.

6. Next, Done, and Open are the two options you will get after installing the Downloader.

7. You can select the Open button to launch the Kodi app immediately.

8. In case you want to launch the Kodi app later, click on the Done button.

9. Finally, click on the Delete button if you want to delete the APK File.

Download and Install Apps on Firestick using the Browser

Click on the Browser tab from the left pane and follow the steps below:

1. To download the Kodi app, enter the URL http://kodi.tv/download.

2. Tap on the Go button.

Enter the URL of Kodi

3. Then, click on the Kodi Version you want to download.

Download Kodi app

4. Now, the APK File start to download.

Select the Install button

5. Once the APK File is downloaded, click on the Install button.

6. After installation, you can click on the Open button to launch the Kodi app.

Why can’t I Find Downloader on Firestick?

Downloader is unavailable in some regions on your Amazon Firestick. But this doesn’t mean anything. And you can install the Downloader on Firestick from anywhere in the world. You can sign in to your Amazon Account from the Universal website of Amazon to get the Downloader on Fire TV around the globe.

How can you Register with Universal Amazon Account?

Initially, you need to visit Amazon.com and use a new mail ID to create a new Amazon Account. If you haven’t already set up your Amazon Account on your Fire TV, there is no trouble. But if you try to de-register your account, all the apps you have installed, data, and history will be removed on your Fire TV.

  • In Case it’s the first time you are using Fire TV, select the Register button and enter your login credentials from the Universal Amazon account to set up your Fire TV.
  • If you have already registered your Amazon Account on your Fire TV, go to Account & Profile Settings and click on your Account Name. Then, click on the De-Register option. Then, you can sign in with your universal Amazon Account to get the Downloader app on the Amazon App Store.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Downloader free on Firestick?

Yes, the Downloader app is free to install on Firestick.

2. What is the best alternative to the Downloader app?

You can choose the ES File Explorer on Firestick as the best alternative for Downloader.