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How To Install Apps on Firestick [2021]

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How To Install Apps on Firestick

Amazon Firestick is a popular media device which lets you stream movies, TV shows, sports, documentaries, TV Channels, PPV events and much more. With the help of a standard internet connection, you can stream all kind of media content on your TV. The device is completely portable, and you can take it wherever you want. Just plug it into any compatible TV and stream all your favourite media contents. Developed on Fire OS (Android-based operating system), it comes with the inbuilt Amazon store to download popular applications like YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, iPlayer, and more. If you’re a new Firestick user, watch the space below to know how to install apps on Firestick.

Amazon Fire TV Stick
Amazon Fire TV Stick

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How to Install Apps on Firestick

As we mentioned earlier, you will have an inbuilt App store to download popular apps. Before installing any app, make sure to update Firestick to the latest version.

Step 1: On the home screen of Firestick, hover to the Search icon.

How to Install Apps on Firestick
Search Icon

Step 2: With the help of your Firestick remote, type the name of the app that you want to install. e.g., YouTube. Click on the app name to search for it.

How to Install Apps on Firestick
Search for App

Step 3: The search results will appear on the screen. Click the icon to access the downloading page.

How to Install Apps on Firestick
Select the App

Step 4: Select the Get button to download the app.

How to Install Apps on Firestick
Download the App

Step 5: Wait for the app to download and install on your Firestick.

How to Install Apps on Firestick
Install the App

Step 6: Once installed, tap the Open to launch the app immediately.

How to Install Apps on Firestick
Launch the App

How to Install/Sideload Apps on Firestick?

Some times, you can’t find some of the popular applications on the App store. Applications like Kodi, Vudu, Showbox and much more restricted in Amazon store. In that case, you need to sideload that particular app with the help of the downloader app. While downloading apps from a third-party source, you must enable Apps from Unknown sources setting.

Step 1: Go to Settings on the home screen.

How to Sideload Apps on Firestick
Settings

Step 2: Click My Fire TV on the settings screen.

How to Sideload Apps on Firestick
My Fire TV

Step 3: Select Developer Options.

How to Sideload Apps on Firestick
Developer Options

Step 4: Select Apps from Unknown Sources.

How to Sideload Apps on Firestick
Apps from Unknown Sources

Step 5: Click Turn On.

How to Sideload Apps on Firestick
Turn On

Step 6: Open the downloader app.

How to Sideload Apps on Firestick
Open Downloader

Step 7: Type the source URL on the URL field and click the Go button.

How to Sideload Apps on Firestick
Enter URL

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Step 8: If you entered the URL correctly, the installer file will download on your Firestick.

How to Sideload Apps on Firestick
Download the App

Step 9: Once it downloaded, tap the INSTALL button to install the app.

Step 10: Once installed, launch it to access the media contents.

These are the steps required to install apps on Amazon Firestick. Users can install NordVPN to download the geo-restricted apps like Hulu, Sling TV and more. Thank you for visiting Techfollows.com. Use the comment box to post queries and feedback related to this article. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest Firestick updates.

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