MX Player is one of the most popular media players widely used among Android users. The app is specifically made for Android phones, tablets and devices. But later on due to its increasing popularity the developers made it available for almost all the devices and platforms including the amazon firestick. The MX player is capable of playing any video or audio file on your firestick. The app is used in the background as a media player by many streaming apps. In this guide, let us see how to install MX Player for firestick and other Fire devices like Fire TV 4K and Fire TV Cube. The same procedure can also be used for installation in the Android TV Boxes.

The MX player app has a simple UI with powerful features. It makes your TV watching experience great as it plays videos without any lag or buffering which are the common struggles one face while streaming high-quality videos. You can consider the MX player as the best alternative to the current media player you are using. If you are a person who spends most of your time streaming in front of the TV then MX player is a must-have app on your firestick.

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Steps to Download & Install MX Player on Firestick

MX Player is a third-party app and is not available on the Amazon store. So make these changes on your Firestick settings and proceed.

Getting your Firestick ready

#1 On your Firestick, go to Settings.

#2 Go to My Fire TV.

My Fire TV

#3 Click Developer options.

Firestick developer options

#4 Turn ON ADB Debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources. A pop up appears as a warning message. Click Turn ON.

enable apps from unknown sources

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.

Install MX Player Using Downloader

#1 Open Downloader app on firestick. If you are new to firestick see how to install Downloader on Firestick.


#2 Enter the URL and click Go.

#3 The download begins and you can see its progression on screen.

#4 After the download, click Next.

MX Player for Firestick

#5 In the next page, click Install to begin the process.

MX Player for Firestick

#6 The MX Player on firestick will begin to install.

MX Player for Firestick

#7 Click Open when the app has been installed.

MX Player for Firestick
MX Player for Firestick

Install MX Player Using ES File Explorer

If you are a first time user, click this link to install ES File Explorer on firestick. Else proceed with the steps below.

#1 Open ES File Explorer app on firestick.

es file explorer on firestick
es file explorer on firestick

#2 Click on the Downloader icon (blue arrow facing downwards). Else access it from the Tools menu on the left pane.

#3 Now click the ‘+‘ icon on the bottom.

#4 On the download window, enter the URL and name of the app. Click Download now.

#5 The download begins. Wait for it to complete.

#6 Click Open File after the download is over.

#7 Click Install.

#8 Click Install on the bottom right on the firestick.

#9 Click Open when the installation is done.

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To Wrap up

MX Player is an all in one media player solution for your firestick. You can use this player to stream local files as well as to stream media on different streaming apps. The app can play videos of any formats and supports all subtitles. You may not feel any glitch or lag while playing videos on MX player. Try it on your firestick and comment below your feedback.