Fire TV Stick from Amazon is a popular video streaming device since its release. With Firestick enjoys popular channels at home. It also streams Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Music, and Hulu. Additionally, listen to millions of songs on Amazon Music. Fire TV Stick has a simple, user-friendly design, and its remote comes with an in-built Alexa. Though Firestick is similar to Android, you can’t sideload apps on Firestick all by itself. You have to install Downloader for Firestick.

Why you need a Downloader on Firestick

Amazon Fire Stick apps introduce a variety of apps for the latest TV shows, movies, and streaming music. To name a few, it supports YouTube, Netflix, HBO Max, CBS, ESPN, and Tubi. However, to install third-party applications on Firestick, you have to install the Downloader app.

Features of Downloader

The downloader app has Home, Browser, Files Favorites, Settings, and Help sections. The Home and Browser sections help you to download and install new apps. The Favorites tab is very similar to a Computer Browser. For downloading apps and updating apks, one needs to visit web pages. Furthermore, the app is ad-free. 

How to Install Downloader on Firestick

Step 1: On the home screen, go to the Search icon on your Firestick.

Step 2: The search bar with the on-screen keyboard will appear.

Downloader on Firestick

Step 3: Type and search for the Downloader app.

Downloader on Firestick

Step 4: Select the Downloader app from the results.

Downloader app

Step 5: Choose the Download button.

Download button

Step 6: Once the download completes, click on the Open button.

Open icon

Step 7: The app requests access over media, and click on Allow.

Allow button

Step 8: On the Update pop-up, click the OK button.

Downloader on Firestick

How to Use Downloader on Firestick

Step 1: Initially, select the Settings from the Fire TV home screen.

Downloader on Firestick

Step 2: Choose the My Fire TV option.

My Fire TV

Step 3: Next, click on Developer Options.

Downloader on Firestick

Step 4: Then, choose the Apps from Unknown Sources feature.

Downloader on Firestick

Step 4: Select the Turn On button. Turning this setting on is essential for downloading other apps using the Downloader on Firestick.

Apps from Unknown Sources

Step 5: Now, open the Downloader app on your Firestick.

Step 6: Go to the Settings tab and tick the Enable JavaScript checkbox.

Enable JavaScript

Step 7: Then, go to the Browser tab. You will get the URL bar.

Downloader on Firestick

Step 8: Click on the URL bar, and you will get the on-screen keyboard.

Downloader on Firestick

Step 9: Enter the apk’s download link and click the Go button.

Downloader on Firestick

Step 10: The apk file will be downloaded. Then, tap the Install button to install the app on your Fire TV Stick.

Downloader for Firestick: Not Working

If you have any issues with the Downloader app, follow the below mentioned solutions.

  • Go to Applications –> Manage Installed Applications –> Downloader –> Clear data. This will clear all the cache files and temporary files stored on the Downloader app.
  • Still having issues, uninstall the Downloader app on Firestick and install it again.
  • Restart your Firestick and try again.

With this guide, you can install the Downloader app on your Firestick. The next time when you can’t find the app from the Amazon App Store, you can use the Downloader app to sideload the app. Have any issues, mention them in the comments below.