Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms across the world. It is an American photo and video sharing platform by Facebook. Apart from sharing videos and photos, nowadays, people use Instagram to promote their products right, from small businesses to the big ones, news organizations, cultural organizations, photographers, and more. To use it, you just have to create an account on Instagram. If you want to use Instagram on Firestick, you can, but it is not available officially on the Amazon store for Firestick. So we have to sideload Instagram on Firestick. Now from this article, learn to install and use Instagram on your Fire TV devices.

Features of Instagram

The below are the highlights of the Instagram app.

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  1. You can share your messages, photos, and videos on Instagram.
  2. Your followers can like, comment, and share your posts.
  3. By enabling Instagram Live, you can share your live updates.
  4. You can use Hashtags to discover posts, videos, and happenings.
  5. You can search under several categories like Sports, Media, Actors, and whatnot.

How to Get Instagram on Firestick?

Follow the below steps carefully to install Instagram on your Fire TV Stick.

[1] Launch your Firestick and click on Settings on the Home screen.

click on settings on firestick home screen

[2] On the next screen, scroll down and select the My Fire TV option.

select My Fire TV under Settings

[3] Then, select Developer options.

click on Developer options

[4] Next, turn on Apps from Unknown Sources.

Turn on Apps from unknown sources

[5] Click on Turn on from the pop-up window.

click on turn on Apps from Unknown Sources

[6] Now return back to your Home screen and click on Find.

click on Find to install Instagram on Firestick

[7] In that, select the Search option.

select search to install Instagram on Firestick

[8] Now type and search for the Downloader app using the on-screen keypad.

type and search for Downloader app

[9] Click on the Downloader app icon from the search results.

click on the downloader app icon

[10] On the next screen, click on Download to install the app on Firestick.

click on download to install Instagram on Firestick

[11] Once installed, click on Open to launch the app.

click on Open to install Instagram on Firestick

[12] Next, click on Allow to let it access the media files on your device.

click on Allow to access media files

[13] On the Downloader app’s home screen, enter the Instagram APK file link, and click on the Go button.

Enter the APK file link to install Instagram on Firestick

[14] Now the APK file will be downloaded.

[15] Once downloaded, click on Install to begin the installation process on Firestick.

[16] Once the installation process is over, click on Open to launch the app.

[17] Now Sign in with your Instagram account and use it on Firestick.

How to Install Instagram on Firestick using ES File Explorer

ES File Explorer is also one of the best sideloading apps you can use to get the Instagram on your Firestick. But first, install the ES File Explorer on Firestick. Then, you can follow the steps below.

1. Once installed, launch the ES File Explorer on Firestick.

2. Next, scroll and find the Downloader icon on the home screen. Then, select the Downloader.

Select the Downloader icon

3. Then, select the + New tab from the lower-left corner.

Select + New

4. From the pop-up menu, enter the URL of the APK File of the Instagram ( in the Path field, and in the name field, enter as Instagram.

5. Now, click on the Download Now button.

Download Instagram on Firestick

6. The APK File of Instagram will start to download.

7. Then, after downloading the APK File, select the Open File button from the pop-up window.

8. Now, click on the Install button.

9. Finally, the Instagram app will start to install on your Firestick.

10. Once the Instagram app is installed, click on the Open button.

How to Create an Instagram Account

If you are new here or if you want to create a new account to use it on your firestick, follow the steps below.

[1] Launch the Instagram app on your Firestick.

[2] Now you will get the Sign Up page. If you have a user name and password, enter and click on Log in.

[3] Or, if you want to Sign in with your Facebook account, tap log in with Facebook and enter your Facebook account and password to log in.

[4] If you don’t have an account click on Sign up and enter your email or phone number, name, username, and password.

[5] Then click on Sign up to create an account on Firestick.

Now you have successfully created an account on Instagram. Then, you can use the Instagram platform on your Fire TV.

Alternative Method – Screen Mirror Instagram on Firestick

Note: If you don’t want to sideload Instagram on your Firestick, screen mirror the app from your Android and iOS. Screen mirroring is easy because the Instagram app is available for Android and iOS in the Play Store and the App Store respectively. Follow these steps to screen mirror on Firestick using the AirScreen application.

[1] On the Firestick Home screen click on Find.

[2] In that click on Search.

[3] Next use the on-screen keypad search for the AirScreen app.

[4] Once you found the app on the search results click on the app icon.

[5] Next click on Download to install the app on Firestick.

[6] Once downloaded click on Open to launch the app.

[7] Now on the AirScreen app home page, click on the Settings menu.

[8] In that enable the Airplay feature if you use an iOS device and enable the Google Cast feature if you use an Android device.

Select Airplay or Google Cast to install Instagram on Firestick

[9] Now connect your Android / iOS device and Firestick to the same WIFI network.

[10] On your Android device, go to the Notification Panel and click on Cast. On your iOS device go to Control Center and select Screen Mirroring option.

[11] In that, select your Firestick device name from the list of devices shown.

[12] Now your Smartphone’s screen will be mirrored on your Firestick connected TV.

[13] Now, launch the Instagram app to view and use it on your Firestick connected TV.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I download Instagram on my Firestick?

Yes, you can download Instagram on your Firestick.

2. How to put Instagram on Firestick?

You can use the sideloading method to put Instagram on Firestick.