Freeview is an over the top (OTT) streaming service for the UK terrestrial television contents. It is completely free of cost for streaming and available only in the United Kingdom. You can watch Freeview on Firestick for binge-watching your favorite TV shows and series. But, there is no standalone app available for Firestick. You can sideload the android version of Freeview FV to watch the contents. Let’s discuss the downloading procedure in detail.


Features of Freeview

  • Freeview offers 70+ SD channels and 15 HD channels for live streaming.
  • It covers almost 95% of the nation’s favorite TV shows, movies, series for 20,000+ hours of streaming and over 700 boxsets.
  • In-built TV guide provides the complete schedule of upcoming TV shows.
  • The contents from BBC iPlayer, itv Hub, My5, UK TV Play, CBS Catchup channels, All 4, Horror Bites, Pop Player, BBC Sounds, Stv Player, and much more are available in the app.
  • Freeview HD recorder is useful in downloading shows and movies offline streaming. It also has the facility to pause, record, and replay the live streaming.

Install Freeview on Firestick/ Fire TV

You can sideload Freeview on Firestick with the help of several tools. The popular ones are

  • Downloader
  • ES File Explorer

Pre-installation Steps

(1). Plug-in Firestick device to the TV HDMI port and start Firestick.

(2). In the Home screen, select Settings at the top and click My Fire TV.

Select My Fire TV

(3). Click Developer Options and tap Apps from Unknown Sources.

Select Developer Options

(4). Select Turn On in the prompt to make Firestick ready for sideloading.

Turn On Apps from Unknown Sources

Steps to Install Freeview on Firestick using Downloader

#1 Go to the Fire TV Home screen and select the Search icon.

#2 Search for Downloader and choose it from the lists below.

#3 Click Get to download the app and select Open to launch Downloader on Firestick.

#4 Tap Allow in the prompt and Select Enable Java scripts in the settings.

#5 In the home screen, enter the Freeview FV URL and click Go to download the file.

#6 After downloading, select Install to install the app on Firestick.

Install Freeview on Firestick

#7 Click Open to launch Freeview and start streaming your favorite channels.

Steps to Install Freeview on Firestick using ES File Explorer

(1): In the Firestick Home screen, select the Search icon at the top left corner.

(2): Enter ES File Explorer using remote and select it from the suggestions.

Select ES File Explorer

(3): Select Get or Download to install the app on Firestick.

Download ES File Explorer to install Freeview on Firestick

(4): Click Open to launch ES File Explorer app and tap Downloader on the home screen.

Select Downloader

(5): Select New+ at the bottom to install a new app on Firestick.

Click New+ to add app on Firestick

(6): On the Path, enter the Freeview FV URL and type the name Freeview.

Enter the Freeview URL

(7): Click Download Now to download the file and select Open File.

(8): After that, select Install to install the app and click Install again on the next screen.

(9): Tap Open to launch Freeview on Firestick and choose the content for streaming.


Freeview is a perfect free streaming app for watching movies and TV shows without any subscription. It is one of the best choices for cord-cutters to stream their favorite TV channels. If you have any queries related to the above post, please mention them in the comment section.