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How to Install YouTube on Firestick / Fire TV



YouTube on Firestick

YouTube is the only streaming application that is widely used by users of all ages worldwide. Fortunately, the YouTube app is officially available on the Amazon App Store. By installing the app on Firestick, you can watch an extensive library of videos across entertainment, education, and information. Whereas, with a simple and user-friendly interface, the YouTube app helps users to navigate easily, get personalized recommendations, and access a wide range of content at their comfort.

With YouTube, you can stay up to date with what’s popular in music, gaming, beauty, news, technology, and more. Instead of watching lengthy videos, you can also navigate to the Shorts section on the YouTube app to watch short videos.


While subscribing to YouTube, make sure to view the plans and pricing offered by the platform for your convenience.

Subscription TypeFree TrialMonthly PriceAnnual PriceFeatures
Individual1 month$11.99$119.99Ad-free experience, offline viewing, background playback
Family1 month$22.99N/AAdd up to 5 family members, ad-free experience, offline viewing, background playback
Student1 month$6.99N/AEligible for students, ad-free experience, offline viewing, background playback

How to Sign Up for YouTube

1. Visit from a web browser of your choice.

2. Click the Sign in button.

enter your email address to create YouTube account

3. Select Create Account.

4. Provide your necessary credentials like email address, password, and other personal information.

4. Select either For myself or To manage by business.

5. After signing up, you’ll provide with the option to personalize your recommendations before streaming the content.

How to Install YouTube on Firestick / Fire TV

1. Turn on your Fire TV Stick and connect it to a standard WiFi network.

2. Click the Home button on the remote to get the home screen. Tap the Find icon on the home screen.

3. Scroll down to the Search bar.

Select the YouTube app

4. Search for YouTube and select the app from the search results.

5. On the next screen, tap the Get or Download button to install the app.

6. Then, click the Open button to launch the YouTube app on your Amazon Firestick.

How to Install YouTube from Website

Using the Amazon App Store website, you can install apps on your Firestick remotely.

1. On your PC, go to the Amazon website.

2. Sign in with your Amazon account that you are using on your Firestick or Fire TV.

3. Go to the Search bar and search for YouTube.

YouTube from website

4. Select the app from the results.

5. On the next screen, click the Get App button and choose your Firestick device.

6. Within a minute or two, the app will be installed on your Firestick.

How to Sideload YouTube on Firestick

Downloader is the best tool for sideloading any app on Firestick. It is completely free to download and use.

1. On the Fire TV Stick home screen, go to Find > Search.

2. Type Downloader and select it from the suggestions.

3. Click Get or Download to install the Downloader app on Firestick.

4. Go to Settings > My Fire TV > Developer Options.

5. Enable Install unknown apps and turn on the option for Downloader.

Downloader on Firestick

6. Open Downloader from the home screen or the Your Apps & Channels section.

7. Allow the app the necessary permissions and enable JavaScript in Downloader’s settings.

8. Enter the YouTube apk file URL in the input/text box and select Go.

9. Click Install to install YouTube and choose Open to start using YouTube immediately.

How to Activate YouTube on Firestick []

1. After installation, launch the app and get the Activation Code.

2. Open any browser on your smartphone or PC and visit

Activate YouTube

3. Provide the Activation Code and select Continue.

4. Log in to your account and go to the YouTube app on Firestick.

5. Select the content for streaming on your Firestick.

How to Screen Mirror YouTube from Android Smartphone

Using the Screen Mirroring feature, you can mirror your Android smartphone screen. With that, you can easily screen mirror the YouTube app to your Firestick. For that, you must connect your smartphone and Firestick to the same WiFi network.

1. Initially, enable the Screen Mirroring feature on your Firestick. Go to SettingsDisplay & SoundsEnable Display Mirroring.

Enable Display Mirroring mode

2. Now, connect your Android smartphone to the Firestick’s home WiFi network.

3. Open YouTube on your Android smartphone. If you don’t have the app, install it from the Play Store.

4. Login with your account and play any video content on the app.

5. Go to the Notification Panel on your smartphone and tap the Cast icon.

Tap on the Cast icon

6. From the list of devices, choose the Firestick device.

7. Now, the video content from your smartphone will appear on your Firestick device.

8. To stop the mirroring, tap the Cast icon from the Notification Panel and click the Disconnect button.

How to AirPlay YouTube on Fire TV

If you are a Fire TV user, you can AirPlay media content from your iPhone or iPad, similar to streaming Netflix videos on Firestick. Unfortunately, the AirPlay feature is not available for Firestick streaming devices. Turn on the AirPlay feature on Fire TV to mirror YouTube from your iPhone.

1. Turn on the AirPlay feature on your Fire TV. Go to SettingsDisplay & SoundsApple AirPlay & HomeKit → Turn on AirPlay.

enable Apple AirPlay

2. Then, connect your iOS device to the Firestick’s home WiFi network.

3. Open YouTube on your iPhone. If you don’t have the app, install it from the App Store.

4. Login with your subscribed account if needed and play any video content.

5. Now, tap the AirPlay icon from the playback screen.

6. From the list of AirPlay-compatible devices, choose your Fire TV.

7. The video content from your iPhone will appear on your Fire TV.

8. To stop the mirroring, tap the AirPlay icon and choose iPhone from the Devices list.

Is YouTube Geo-restricted

No. The YouTube app is available in most countries. On the contrary, content availability will be restricted in certain regions. So, to access all the international content without any limitations, you need to use a reliable VPN.

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1. How to Install YouTube Vanced on Firestick?

To install YouTube Vanced on Firestick, you need to enable Apps from Unknown Sources in Firestick settings. Then, download the YouTube Vanced APK using the Downloader app. Install the APK and launch YouTube Vanced to enjoy ad-free streaming and enhanced features on your Firestick.

2. Why YouTube app is not working on my Firestick?

If the YouTube app not working on your Firestick, you can check out the below fixes;
1. Check the internet connection.
2. Restart your Firestick device.
3. Clear the temporary cache on your Fire TV.
4. Update the Netflix app.
5. Update the Fire TV firmware to its latest version.
6. Factory reset your Firestick device to its initial settings.

3. How to block YouTube on Firestick?

To block YouTube on Firestick, go to Settings -> Preferences/Device -> Restrictions/Parental Controls -> Enable and set a PIN -> Select YouTube from the Apps list -> Block/Restrict access.

4. Is YouTube free on Firestick?

Yes, YouTube is free to download and use on Firestick. You can access a wide range of videos, channels, and content on YouTube without any cost.

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