Amazon provides many great Fire TV apps through their official app store, but that’s not the only place to find them. To unlock the true potential of your Fire TV device, you may want to consider additional downloads applications such as Kodi Allcast, and even some emulators OS .

Downloading a Fire TV device isn’t very difficult, but it’s significantly more difficult than downloading and installing the official apps.

Why should you download Fire TV apps?

Sideloading is a process that allows you to install apps that are not available on the official Amazon app store. This allows you to run Android apps that you wouldn’t otherwise have access to, such as Kodi .

To download the app to your Fire TV device, you’ll need APK file for this application. You can usually get these files directly from the developer’s official website, but there are also a number of reputable third-party sites that provide APK files.

The two easiest ways to boot your device from Fire TV are to use the download app or download it directly from phone Android . The first method uses an app from the Amazon app store to download APK files to your Fire TV. After you have downloaded APK file, you can install it . The second method downloads apps directly from Android phone to Fire TV device via wifi network .

Before You Begin: Prepare Your Fire TV Device for Sideloading

Regardless of which method you use to boot your Fire TV device, the first thing you need to do is get your device ready for sideloading. For security reasons, Fire TV devices cannot download apps unless you change two settings. This is a simple process and you only need to do it once.

  1. Open menu settings on your Fire TV device.

    Settings on Fire TV
  2. Select My Fire TV .

    My Fire TV icon in Fire TV settings

    Depending on the type of your Fire TV device, you may need to select device instead of My Fire TV .

  3. Select developer options .

    Developer Options in My Fire TV Settings
  4. Turn on like adb debugging, so and apps from unknown sources .

    ADB debugging enabled
  5. To confirm that you want to run applications from unknown sources, select Turn on when prompted.

    Enable apps from unknown sources

Your Fire TV device is now ready to boot using one of the following methods.

How to Download a Fire TV Device Using the Downloader App

You can download apps to any Fire TV device, including the Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Cube, using the downloader app. This method does not require any additional hardware because it uses the downloader app, which is freely available on the official Fire TV app store.

Download and install APK files only from official sources and trusted third-party sites.

Here’s how to download Fire TV using the downloader app:

  1. Search downloader using the search function or Alexa voice search.

    Search for a bootloader on the Fire TV search page
  2. Find downloader and select it.

    Downloader App for Amazon Fire TV
  3. Select Download .

    Download button for Downloader app

    This app is free, but it’s still added to your library the first time you download it on any Amazon device. If you have previously used this app elsewhere, you will see the message » You own it» . You still need to download it to your Fire TV device before you can use it for sideloading.

  4. Wait for the bootloader to install, then open it.

    Open button for Downloader app
  5. Enter the website address associated with the app you want to download. For example, you can download the Kodi app from kodi.tv/download.

    https://kodi.tv/download in browser for Amazon Fire TV

    Download applications only from official sources and third-party trusted sites. If you don’t know where to find necessary app, one of the best sites to find Fire TV apps is apkmirror.com .

  6. Use circular panel and center button on the Fire TV remote to navigate the app’s website and find the app you want to install.

    Kodi v17.6

    If multiple versions of an app are available, look for an app designed for Android or specifically for Fire TV. If the application is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions, select 32-bit.

  7. Wait for the download to complete.

    Screenshot of an unfinished download of a downloaded app on Fire TV.
  8. Select Install .

    Install button for Kodi
  9. Wait for the installation to complete.

    Screenshot of a downloaded app being installed on a Fire TV device.

Your downloaded app is now ready to use.

How to Boot a Fire TV Device from an Android Phone

If you have an app installed on your Android phone and you want the same app installed on your Fire TV device, there is a way to download it directly from your phone to your Fire TV. This method requires an Android phone, so it’s useless if you user iPhone .

This method only works if the app you want to download is designed to work with Fire TV. If you try to download an incompatible application, you will receive an error message.

Here’s how to download apps from an Android phone to a Fire TV device:

  1. Download and install Apps2Fire on your Android phone.

    List of Apps2Fire in Google Play.

    

  2. Open Apps2Fire and select the menu icon represented by three vertical dots (⋮).

    3 horizontal dot menus in Apps2Fire app on Android
  3. Select Setting .

    Settings menu item in Apps2Fire
  4. Select Net .

    Network button in Apps2Fire app
  5. On your Fire TV go to » Settings» > » My Fire TV» > » Net» and write down the specified IP address.

    IP address in Amazon Fire TV settings
  6. Find your Fire TV device in the list and select it.

    Device search screen in Apps2Fire app.

    Depending on your network, the devices in your list may or may not have names. If the list consists entirely of IP addresses you will need to return to the IP address you noted down in the previous step. If you don’t see your Fire TV listed, make sure your Fire TV and your phone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

  7. Select Save .

    Save to Apps2Fire button
  8. Select Local Applications .

    Local Applications Tab in Apps2Fire
  9. Find the app you want to download to your Fire TV device and select it.

    Screenshot of local apps screen on Apps2Fire.
  10. Select Install .

    Install button for OneDrive via Apps2Fire
  11. Check your fire TV. When prompted, select OK .

    OK button for USB debugging
  12. Go back to your phone and select OK .

    OK button to install in Apps2Fire

The downloaded app is now ready to be used on your Fire TV.

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