Everyone will have a set of favourite applications of their choice. But not all applications are available on the official Amazon app store. Hence you have to sideload a few applications which you like. To sideload applications into your Amazon Firestick, you must possess an app which helps for hassle-free downloading. One such medium used is “Downloader” app. You can install Downloader app on Firestick to sideload apps of your choice.
Downloader App allows Fire TV stick, Fire TV, Fire TV Cube to easily download files into your device. It can either as a web-browser or a direct download page. Mostly Downloader app is used to download APKs into your firestick and install it. It is also used to surf general stuff on the internet as well.
Why you need a VPN
While Streaming online, your IP will be exposed easily. Hence ISPs (Internet Service Providers), app developers, government agencies and hackers can track your online activities with ease. At the end of the day, you may face some legal problems if you have streamed any copyrighted contents. To avoid these problems, we recommend you to use VPN (Virtual Private Network). A good VPN lets you hide your real identity by switching your IP to different locations. On the other hand, VPN is also helpful in accessing the media that are geo-restricted. Some of the apps/services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, BBC iPlayer and more are geo-restricted in certain countries. To bypass those restrictions, you need to install a VPN on your device.
After trying out several free and paid VPN services, we recommend you to use NordVPN. It is regarded as the best VPN to safeguard your privacy. While purchasing the NordVPN, make sure to select the annual plans rather than selecting the monthly plans. Moreover, you will also get a 70% instant discount on a 3-year plan.
Install Downloader App on Firestick
There are two ways to install downloader app. Here are the ways:
- Install through Amazon app store
- Download and install through ES Explorer (Sideload Downloader App)
Install Downloader App through Amazon app store
This is one of the simplest method to install Downloader app on Firestick. Here to the steps to be followed:
Step 1: Go the home page of your Firestick, click on the search button.
Step 2: Type “Downloader” and click on the resultant “Downloader App“.
Step 3: You will find the “Downloader” app along with other similar apps.
Step 4: Click on the Downloader app and then click “Get it for Free“.
Step 5: The app will start downloading and it will automatically gets installed on your Firestick.
Thus, by following the above steps, you can get Downloader app for Firestick.
Note: As users started sideloading third-party applications, Amazon App Store has blocked its visibility in many countries. If the Downloader app is not available officially, then you have to sideload it using ES File Explorer.
Download and Install Downloader App through ES Explorer
This method of installing Downloader app is called as “Sideloading Downloader app on your Firestick”. Use this alternative method to download the app, if it not available in your country.
Before sideloading any application, you have to turn on “Apps from unknown sources“.
Open Settings -> My Fire TV/Devices -> Developer Options -> Apps from Unknown Sources -> ON
Step 1: Install ES File Explorer app.
If you have the ES File Explorer installed already, then you can proceed with the step 2 or else install ES File Explorer for Firestick and then proceed.
Step 2: Open ES File Explorer.
Step 3: Click on the “Downloader” option located in the Home button.
Step 4: Click “New +” button in the bottom of the Downloader page.
Step 5: A pop up will open where you have to enter the path and name of Downloader App.
Step 6: Enter path as https://bit.ly/2B99cKZ and the name as “Downloader“. Then click on the Download button.
Step 7: The file will get downloaded. Now click on “Open File“.
Step 8: Click “Install” on the new pop-up window.
Step 9: Click “Install” again on the installation window.
Step 10: Once the app gets installed, you can either open it now or click done to close.
The Downloader app looks like this. You can use this app to download and sideload apps you wish to install.
By using Downloader App, you can sideload any third-party app. Apart from sideloading apps, Downloader app can also be used in many ways. It can be used to surf internet as well. As mentioned earlier, it is one of the most essential app to be installed on your Firestick.
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