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How to Install VLC Media Player on Firestick / Fire TV



VLC for Firestick

VLC Media Player is the preferable video player for users as it supports multiple formats and has numerous features. If you have a Firestick, you can install VLC Media Player from the Amazon App Store. With VLC, you can stream content seamlessly without any interruptions. In addition to the direct installation, you can sideload the VLC Media Player on Firestick using Downloader.

How to Get VLC Media Player on Firestick

1. Go to the Search tab of Amazon Fire TV Stick.

2. Enter VLC and click on the below results.

VLC for Firestick

3. The VLC for Fire app will appear along with other resultant apps. Click the VLC app.

Click on VLC

4. The VLC for the Fire app page will open. Click the Get button.

VLC Installation page

5. The app will start downloading now.

App getting Downloaded

6. Once downloaded, the app will automatically start installing.

VLC installing on Firestick

7. Click Open once the app gets installed.

8. For audio, click the Audio button and navigate to the side to listen to your favorite song on VLC. Similarly, select Video to stream the videos from your local storage.

Click Open

How to Watch IPTV on Firestick using VLC Media Player

1. Open VLC on your Firestick-connected TV or Fire TV.

VLC for Firestick

2. To stream content, go to “Browsing” and navigate to the “Stream” button.

Browsing Section

3. Now, enter the M3U Playlist URL and hit the arrow button.

4. Once the content is loaded, stream IPTV on Firestick using VLC.

Enter URL to stream contents

How to Sideload VLC Media Player on Firestick

If you can’t install VLC Media Player from the Amazon App Store, you can try sideloading the app on your device.

To sideload, you must install the Downloader on Firestick. After installing Downloader, you must remember to enable Install Unknown Apps on Firestick.

Go to Settings → My Fire TV → Developer Options → Install Unknown Apps.

1. Launch the Downloader on your Firestick and navigate to Home.

2. Enter the VLC Media Player APK URL in the text field and select Go.

Downloader on Firestick

3. The APK file will start to download.

4. Once done, select Install.

5. After the installation process, select Done.

6. Open the VLC app and stream your favorite videos.

How to Add VLC to Firestick Home Screen

We suggest you add the VLC app on the home screen for easy access.

1. Select Apps on the Firestick Home screen.

Firestick Home screen

2. Navigate to VLC Media Player and press the Menu button on the remote.

3. Choose Move from the given options and move the app to the first row.

Moving app to Home screen

4. Return to the Home screen, and you can find the VLC Media Player.

Features of VLC

Here are the top features of using VLC on Amazon Firestick:

  • VLC is a free, open-source media player.
  • It manages your local media perfectly. You can see movies, play audio and stream online videos as well.
  • VLC is also one of the best IPTV players for Windows PC, Mac, Smart TV, Smartphone, etc.
  • You can stream movies through links as well.
  • It also allows you to play videos from other apps.

How to Fix VLC Not Working on Amazon Firestick

If the VLC Media Player isn’t working fine on your Firestick, you can follow the troubleshooting guide below to fix the issue.

1. Restart the VLC Media Player app on the device if it doesn’t work fine.

2. Restart Firestick to fix minor issues.

3. Update VLC Media Player if you are using the outdated version.

4. Try updating your Firestick if it isn’t compatible with the app’s version.

5. Reset Firestick to the default factory settings and install VLC from scratch if the above troubleshooting methods don’t resolve the issue.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can you install VLC on Fire TV Stick?

Yes, you can install VLC on Fire TV Stick from the Amazon App Store.

2. Will VLC play avi files on Firestick?

Firestick supports avi file format, and you can stream it on the VLC Media Player.

3. How to cast VLC Media Player to Firestick?

By enabling the screen mirroring feature on Firestick, you can easily screen mirror the media player from your smartphone.

4. Does VLC Media Player supports subtitles on Fire TV Stick?

Yes, VLC supports subtitles on the Fire TV Stick device.

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