The Firestick has become a part of the 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. Even then you will miss certain apps on the Amazon store which is 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. In this article let us see its features and how to install 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 on firestick. 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 the installation of 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. 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.
Getting your Firestick ready
The Downloader is a third-party app, so make sure to change these settings on your Firestick.
#1 On your Firestick, go to Settings.
#2 Go to My Fire TV.
#3 Click Developer options.
#4 Turn ON ADB Debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources. A pop up appears as a warning message. Click Turn ON.
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 and in case of you streaming 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 face serious troubles. It is better to sign up with a free Firestick VPN service to experience hassle-free streaming.
Steps to Install Downloader App Directly
#1: Turn on your Firestick.
#2 Click the Search icon.
#3 Type in as Downloader.
#4 From the suggestions displayed, click on the Downloader.
#5 The Downloader app information page opens under the Apps & Games section.
#6 Click the Get button. With this the Downloader app downloads and install on the firestick.
Steps to Install Downloader App using ES File Explorer
ES File Explorer is a file managing app available on firestick. It can also be used to sideload apps. It is available officially on the Amazon app store so that you can search for it and install on your firestick.
After installing the ES File Explorer on firestick follow the steps below to install downloader on firestick.
#1 Open the ES File Explorer app.
#2 On the app’s home screen click the Downloader app (A blue icon with a down arrow).
#3 From the bottom click the + icon.
#4 From the popup enter the name and the URL https://bit.ly/2Wsqqjg of the downloader app. Click OK button.
#5 Click Download Now.
#6 The ES File Explorer will now connect to the server and download the file.
#7 Now click Open File.
#8 From the properties pop up click Install to start the installation process.
#9 Now the app installer opens on the firestick. Click Next.
#10 Click Install once again for the Downloader app to install on firetick.
#11 After a successful installation you will see an app installed notification on the bottom right. Click Open.
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How to Use Downloader App
The app is so simple to use. After installing the app, follow the steps below.
#1 Open the Downloader app on firestick. If it is the first time you are using the app, you will see a disclaimer or a welcome note. Click Ok.
#2 On the Home tab of the app you will see a URL field in which you have to enter the URL of the app to be downloaded.
#3 The other menu options are Browser, Files, Favourites, Settings, and Help.
#4 Simply paste the file URL and click Go.
#5 The app downloads and initiates the installation process.
#6 You can also use the built-in browser to search for files in the internet.
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Without any second choice, Downloader is the perfect app to sideload app on firestick / fire TV 4K / fire TV Cube. The app can easily download and install the apps that are not available on the Amazon store. Comment below in case if you face any issues while installing the Downloader app.