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How to Install and Access Downloader App on Firestick/ Fire TV



Downloader App on Firestick

Downloader is one of the widely used apps that lets you sideload apps on Firestick which are unavailable on the Amazon App Store. You can install the Downloader application from the Amazon App Store and need to set it up before you begin to use it. Like Android smartphones, you need to allow the Install Unknown Apps setting to download third-party apps.

Using the APK URL, you can install the apps on your Fire TV Stick instantly using Downloader. The benefit of using Downloader is that you can sideload any app without restrictions. However, to update those apps, you need to uninstall and reinstall the app gained on Firestick. Follow the detailed steps in this guide and start uploading the apps.

How to Install Downloader on Firestick

1. Turn on Fire TV Stick and make sure your Firestick is connected to a stable WiFi network.

2. In the Home screen, click Find and select Search (Magnifying glass icon).

3. Using the on-screen keyboard, type in Downloader and select the suggestion for the Downloader app.

4. The search results will display the Downloader app. Select it.

5. On the app page, select Download to start downloading and installing the app.

Select Download

How to Enable Developer Options on Firestick

1. Select the Firestick Settings and click My Fire TV.

2. Under My Fire TV, click About from the list of options.

3. Navigate and select the device name in the list up to 7 times.

4. The Developer Options will be enabled on your Firestick device.

Enable Unknown Sources on Firestick

1. Now, navigate to the Firestick Settings and select My Fire TV.

2. On the My Fire TV screen, select Developer Options.

3. Under the Developer Options settings, select Install Unknown Apps.

Select Install Unknown Apps

4. A warning message will appear, explaining the risks of enabling unknown sources. You must note that enabling unknown sources can expose your device to potentially harmful apps, so proceed with caution.

5. Click on the Downloader app to enable the installation of apps from unknown sources.

Enable the Downloader app on Firestick

How to Sideload Apps on Firestick Using Downloader

1. On your Firestick home screen, select Downloader to launch the app.

2. When it is launched, you can see the text field on the Home page.

3. Click the text field and type the URL of the APK file to download using the on-screen virtual keyboard.

Enter the APK URL to install the unknown app on Firestick

4. Once you enter the APK URL, select the Go button to initiate the downloading process.

5. The Downloader app will fetch the APK file from the provided URL.

6. You will be prompted to install when the Downloader app has fetched the APK. Select the Install button to install the app.

7. Now, you can launch the app on your Firestick and start using it.

How to Solve Downloader not Working on Firestick

Sometimes the Downloader might stop working on Fire TV Stick under certain scenarios, like slow internet, app freezing and crashing, cache issues, and more. But fortunately, you can fix those issues on your Firestick by following the simple troubleshooting methods.

1. Check the internet connection: Check whether the Firestick is connected to WIFI.

2. Restart the modem/router: If you have a low internet speed, you can’t be able to use Downloader to fetch the content. Hence, reboot the router or connect the device to a new WiFi.

3. Clear Cache: If the Downloader app is not loading, try clearing the app cache on Firestick.

4. Uninstall and Reinstall Downloader: At times, the Downloader app may get frozen and starts crashing if it isn’t compatible. Try uninstalling and reinstalling the Downloader app.

5. Reboot Firestick: Restarting Firestick will resolve temporary internal glitches in the app.

6. Upgrade Firestick: When the Firestick device is outdated, the app might not support working. Hence, update Firestick to the latest firmware to keep the device compatible with the app’s firmware.


1. Is Downloader free to install on Fire TV Stick?

Yes. You can install and use the Downloader app for free on Fire TV Stick from the Amazon App Store.

2. Is the Downloader app available for Fire tablets?

No. Unfortunately, the Downloader app is unavailable on Amazon Fire tablets.

3. Why is the Downloader app not found on my Fire TV?

If you can’t find the Downloader app on your Fire TV, check whether the device firmware. If the device runs on old firmware, you should update your Fire TV. You can also try to restart your Firestick device.

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