The ES File Explorer is the perfect file manager app that is very popular among the firestick users. With this app, you can create, delete, move and manage applications or other files on your devices. The ES File Explorer is available on boxes, Android boxes, Firestick, etc. Especially on firestick, the ES File Explorer is used to sideload and install third-party apps that are not available on the Amazon app store.
Apart from this ES File Explorer has plenty of useful features and tools built-in. Thus is always remains one of the best Firestick apps. Another important app for firestick users is the Downloader app. But the app is not available everywhere and is geo-restricted in certain places like the USA. So in such cases, ES File Explorer is the perfect app you could use to sideload apps and is available officially on the Amazon store.
You can also access the Firestick storage from other devices through ES File Explorer app when the devices are connected on the same network. In this guide let us see how to install the ES File Explorer app on firestick within minutes.
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Steps To Install ES File Explorer on Firestick
Installing the ES File Explorer on firestick is a straight forward process. The app is available for download on the Amazon app store and let us see how to download it using simple steps.
#1 On the Firestick home screen, click the Search icon. Type ES File Explorer.
#2 Click the ES File Explorer icon from the results.
#3 Click Get button.
#4 The app will download and install automatically on the firestick.
You can now see the ES File Explorer app showing up on the Apps section and on the Homepage.
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How To Use ES File Explorer
The most often used feature of the ES File Explorer is the sideloading feature. Let us see how to sideload an app using the ES File Explorer app from the steps below.
#1 Open the ES File Explorer app on firestick.
#2 From the sidebar, click the Tools menu.
#3 Click the Downloader app on the main pane.
#4 From the bottom, click the + icon.
#5 From the popup add the URL of the file or app and enter the name of the app to be downloaded. Click Download Now.
#6 The ES File explorer app will download the file and you can see the progress from the bar.
#7 Click Open file after the download is complete.
#8 The ES File Explorer will start the installation process on the firestick.
#9 Click Install from the bottom right.
#10 The app will be installed on the firestick and when complete you will see a app installed notification on the bottom right.
#11 Click Open to start with the app.
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.
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The ES File Explorer is a must-have app on firestick for its users to sideload apps that are missing on the Amazon app store. There are a lot of other features available on the ES File Explorer app that you need to explore. Comment below your favorite feature from the app.