Google’s YouTube TV app is the most notable video-sharing app that can be a better replacement of cable TV. It is an over the top internet TV service and it aims to give you a better TV watching experience. It supports almost all of the major broadcast and cable networks like FOX, ESPN, NBC, ABC, AMC, etc. In addition to this, it will let you stream even the local sports and news. Just install YouTube TV app on Firestick to stream anything using the below guide.
Features of YouTube TV For Firestick
- YouTube TV is a subscription-based OTT service with no hidden fees.
- It is a contract-free streaming service and you can cancel it any time.
- You can use it to watch over 70+ live TV channels.
- Pay $49.99/month for a membership and get 6 personalized accounts.
- YouTube TV has unlimited cloud DVR storage and the recordings can be stored for 9 months.
- Each account will get a personal library space. Anyone can store sports, news, movies, shows, etc, at no extra cost.
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Method 1: How to Install YouTube TV on Firestick?
Lately, YouTube TV is made available for Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick (2nd & 4th Gen), select Fire TV smart TV’s. Installation of YouTube TV on such Fire TV devices is straightforward.
#1. Firstly, hover to click the search button on the home screen of Firestick.
#2. On the search bar, type as YouTube TV and tap the search bar.
#3. Select YouTube TV from the list of suggestions shown on Firestick.
#4. Now, click on the Get / Download button to download it.
#5. Once after the download, tap the Open button to start streaming.
Method 2: How to Sideload YouTube TV App on Firestick?
Those Firestick users who lack the official support for YouTube TV App due to geo-restrictions can try to sideload it using
- ES File Explorer
Getting your Firestick Ready
It is quite important to make the following changes to Settings to install a third-party app on the Firestick.
#1. On your Fire TV, hover to click on the Settings option.
#2. Use Firestick remote to select Device/My Fire TV.
#3. Now, click on the Developer Options.
#4. Tap to turn on the Apps from Unknown Sources.
#5. Hit Turn On button when you are prompted.
Install YouTube TV App on Firestick using Downloader
If you don’t have Downloader on Firestick, click the link to know the installation procedure.
#1. On your Amazon Fire TV, tap on the My Apps & Channels.
#2. Scroll down to select Downloader app icon to launch it.
#3. When it prompts you to access your device, click Allow.
#4. Under Home tab, enter the URL of YouTube TV App as http://bit.ly/2ToUkBb
#5. Click on the Go button. On the next screen, tap on Download Apk option.
#6. After that, select Click here link shown at the bottom.
#7. Hit Install button to further proceed with the installation of YouTube TV.
#8. Once the installation gets completes, click Open to access its features.
Install YouTube TV App on Firestick using ES File Explorer
ES File Explorer is can also be used to install YouTube TV on Firestick. If you want to know the steps to install ES File Explorer on Firestick, click on the link.
#1. Open ES File Explorer from the My Apps & Channels section of Fire TV.
#2. Select the Tools option and after that, click on the Downloader Manager.
#3. Choose + New icon located at the bottom of the screen.
#4. Enter the URL of YouTube TV app as http://bit.ly/2ToUkBb and tap Download Now.
#5. On the pop-up shown, click on the Open File option.
#6. Tap on the Install button. Once again select the Install button when prompted.
#7. Lastly, tap Open to launch YouTube TV on your Fire TV or Firestick.
Try the Alternative
Apart from downloading the YouTube TV app on Firestick, you can access YouTube TV online version directly upon following the steps given below.
#1. On your Firestick, open the Silk Browser.
#2. Navigate to click on the address bar and type as https://tv.youtube.com/
#3. Provide your Google account login details.
#4. You can just start streaming your favourite videos on YouTube TV.
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Anyone can access the features of YouTube TV on Firestick by using either of the third-party apps. Stream live TV in different categories on your home without any limits using YouTube TV app. Are you facing any difficulties or have some suggestions for us? Then share it as comments below.