Install an APK on Amazon Fire TV

Step 1: 

First we need to enable files from unknown sources.

Start your Fire TV and go to the Home page.

Select Settings.

Select Device and Developer Options. 

If you don't see above option, then try to look for "My Fire TV - Developer Options

Toggle ‘Apps from Unknown Sources’ to on.

This setting allows you to install unofficial apps that aren’t on the Google Play Store or Amazon App Store.


Step 2:

This method installs a downloader app and then searches for apps directly. I find typing fiddly using the remote but you might have more luck than I.

Start your Fire TV and go to the Home page.

Use Search to locate the Downloader app. This allows you to install APK files directly onto Fire TV.

Download and install Downloader.

Open Downloader from the Apps menu and acknowledge the ‘Update Notes for Downloader’ popup if you see it.

Select Settings within Downloader and check the box next to Enable JavaScript. This is to ensure the websites you visit using the app work properly.

Select Home in the left menu to return to the main Downloader screen.

Press Select to highlight the URL box in the center of the screen.

Type the URL of the app repository in the URL box and select Go.

Select Install when Downloader finds the file and allow the installer to complete.

Rinse and repeat for every app you want to install.


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