SO Player is a new and friendly video player that is fully customizable for your needs. Owing to the fact that the SO Player is not included with any live channel, movies or shows to stream, you need other IPTV services to stream media. It is just a standalone media player that delivers the content to its user. To activate and access the So Player on Firestick, you need to enter your sign-in credentials (username and password), sent to you through email upon enabling the IPTV service. The streaming quality totally depends on your service provider. List of TV programs are listed in EPG with complete description and schedule. SO Player is compatible with a wide range of devices including Android, Firestick and many more.

Install SO Player App on Firestick

However the SO Player is not an official on Amazon App Store. So, side-loading is the only way to get SO player on Firestick. To install third apps you need to install any of the side-loader apps from Amazon App Store.


Before side-loading apps you need to enable Apps from Unknown sources option on Firestick.

Step 1: Connect your Firestick to the HDMI port of TV and make sure it is connected to the internet.

Step 2: Head over to Firestick home screen and go to settings.

 Firestick settings

Step 3: Select My Fire TV or Device option.

My Fire TV

Step 4: Select Developer options.

 Firestick settings

Step 5: Click on Apps from Unknown Sources to enable it.

 Firestick settings

Step 6: Click Turn on from the pop up appearing with a warning message.

 Firestick settings

That’s it. Your Firestick is now ready to side-load apps from unknown sources.

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Install So Player on Firestick / Fire TV via Downloader App

At first, you need to install any official side-loading apps on your Firestick. One of the best side-loader apps used on Firestick is Downloader. Get this app from the Amazon App Store.

Step 1: Go to Firestick home screen and click on the search icon.

Step 2: Type downloader on the search box and click OK button.

Step 3: Select downloader app from the suggestion list.

Step 4: It will take you to Downloader app information screen. Here click Get or Download button to download and install Downloader app.

Downloader app on Firestick

Step 5: Once the installation is complete, click Open to launch Downloader app on your Firestick.

Launch Downloader app

Step 6: Choose Settings from the left pane on the downloader app.

Step 7: Click on Enable Javascript option.

Enable JavaScript on Downloader app

Step 8: Click Yes from the prompt to enable this option.

Enable JavaScript

Step 9: After that click on the Home menu option, it will take you back to the Downloader home screen.

Step 10: Enter the SO Player source URL ( in the Downloader address bar.

Enter SO Player apk URL on Downloader app

Step 11: Click Go, and the app file will be downloaded to Firestick storage in a few seconds.

Step 12: Now click Install.

Install SO Player App on Firestick

Step 13: After completing the installation process, click Open to launch the SO Player app.

Install SO Player App on Firestick

As a result, you will play all your IPTV movies and shows on Firestick without any hassle.

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Alternative Way to Install SO Player on Firestick

Other than downloader app, you can use ES File Explorer app as a side-loader on Firestick. Commonly the ES File Explorer is used as File Manager, but on Firestick it also functions as a side-loader.

Step 1: Head over to the Firestick Home screen and click the search icon.

Step 2: Search for ES File Explorer app and select this app from the search result.

Step 3: From ES File Explorer app information screen, click the Download icon. It will begin to download and automatically start the installation.

Install ES File Explorer app

Step 6: Wait for few seconds, it will complete the installation process. After that click Open.

Step 7: Click on Downloader shown on the right side main pane.

Step 8: Click on +New icon on the bottom of the screen.

Install SO Player App on Firestick

Step 9: Now the small prompt appears with Path Field and Name field text box. Here, enter SO Player App URL ( in the path field and SO Player in the name text box.

Install SO Player App on Firestick

Step 10: Click on Download Now, and the SO Player app file will start downloading.

Step 11: On the next step, click Open File.

Step 12: Click Install from the small window and the app will begin to install.

Step 13: After completing the installation process, click Open. It will launch the SO Player app on your Firestick.

That’s all. Your Firestick is ready to play your IPTV contents on big screen through SO Player.

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To Conclude

The SO Player is a must-have streaming software on Firestick. After installing SO Player on Firestick using any of the side-loader apps, you need to sign in with the login credentials received from the IPTV provider. You can stream all movies, shows and on-demand contents provided by your IPTV service. Find out the available channels by using the EPG option. SO Player on Firestick is a third-party app, so you are suggested to use any VPN for firestick to stay away from online threats.