Firestick is an excellent media streaming device to stream all movies, TV shows, and more on your big screen. You can get unlimited streaming over the internet through Firestick. It comes with Amazon App Store which contains more than 3000 Firestick supported apps. It is an effective medium to watch live TV form streaming apps. Firestick apps are available for both free and at a subscription cost. Firestick runs on the fork of the Android Operating System, so most of the Google Play Store apps are supported on Firestick for streaming. Installing apps on Firestick is an easy process. You can do it instantly from the Amazon App Store or sideload apps using file manager apps like Downloader and ES File Explorer. Let’s discuss the best ways to install apps on firestick.
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Install Apps on Firestick
To install apps on Firestick, you need to plug your Firestick with the HDMI port on the TV and then connect it to a WiFi network. Log in to your Amazon account at first with the valid login credentials. There are three methods to install apps on Firestick.
- Install apps from Amazon App Store.
- Install apps from a third-party source by sideloading method.
- Install apps from Amazon Website.
Method 1: How to Install Apps from Amazon App Store?
If you want to install any of the firestick supported official app, it can be done directly from the App store.
Step 1: Launch the Firestick and click on the Home button using Firestick remote.
Step 2: Navigate to search bar on the Firestick home screen or open the App Store.
Step 3: Search for the app which you want to install and select it from the search result.
Step 4: The app information is displayed on the next screen. Click Get or Download button, the app will begin to download.
Step 5: When the download is finished, the Get button turns into Open. Click on it to launch the app.
Step 6: Now your app is launched on Firestick. Go back to the app section to find your app and access it instantly whenever you want.
Step 7: If your app requires login credentials, you need to enter it to access your app.
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Method 2: How to Install Apps from Third-Party Source?
If you want to install third-party apps on to the Firestick, you need to side-load it from its source. It is because these apps are not found on Amazon app store. For this, you have to use any of the side-loading apps on firestick.
Step 1: Launch the Firestick on your TV.
Step 2: Go to the Firestick home screen and click on the settings menu.
Step 3 : Select My Fire TV or Device option.
Step 4: Select Developer option.
Step 5: Click on Apps from Unknown Source to enable it.
Step 6: Click Turn on from the prompt to enable Apps from Unknown Source option
Install Side-loading apps
Step 1: After enabling Apps from unknown sources, return to firestick home screen.
Step 2: Go to search bar or open the App Store.
Step 3: Search for the Downloader app or ES File Explorer app (both are frequently user side-loading apps).
Step 4: If you search for downloader app, select the app from the search result.
Step 5: Click the Download button from the downloader app information screen. The app will start installing.
See our detailed guide on how to install Downloader on firestick.
Step 6: Once the app is installed the download option converts into Open, click on Open to launch the app.
Step 7: Select setting menu from the downloader home screen.
Step 8: Click on Enable Java Script option
Step 9: Click Yes from the prompt and return to downloader home screen.
Step 10: Enter your app URL in the downloader address bar.
Step 11: Click Go. The app file will start downloading.
Step 12: When the app download is complete, click next and then click Install.
Step 13: Once the app is installed, click Open to launch your app on your Firestick
Now you successfully installed the third-party app on your Firestick.
Method 3: How to Install Apps from Amazon Website?
Using Amazon Website is another method to Download and install Firestick apps. This method is not convenient when compared to other methods. You have to use your desktop or computer web browser for downloading apps from Amazon Website.
Step 1: Open the web browser and visit amazon.com.
Step 2: It will open the Amazon website, here you have to enter your Amazon account details and click login.
Step 3: Find the Firestick model from the left sidebar and click on the checkbox which shows your Firestick Type.
Step 4: Navigate to search bar at the top of the screen or select your app category from the left sidebar.
Step 5: Search for your app and select the app from the search result.
Step 6: Now click on the drop-down box under the Deliver to option.
Step 7: Select your Firestick device on which you want to download the app.
Step 8: Click on Get App and wait for the app to download on your Firestick.
Step 9: Now open your Firestick and find your downloaded app on App section.
That’s it. Your app from the Amazon website is successfully downloaded to your Firestick.
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If your app is available on the store, you can use the first method to install the app directly on Firestick. The Firestick device comes with the low storage space. Once the app is installed on your Firestick, you are advised to delete the apk file from the Firestick storage, it is done to avoid hang or freeze due to insufficient storage. When you install and access any of the third-party apps, you should have to use any of the Firestick VPN services to protect your streaming data.