Currently, firestick is one of the popular streaming devices available in the global market. It offers a lot of features in the budget streaming device, but one thing it lack is a limited android app collection. You can easily find the most popular streaming apps on firestick, but some popular music and streaming apps are still missing out.
The good thing is firestick works on the Android platform, so we can install any android app available for the android platform. So, here is a complete guide on how you can sideload any android app on firestick in simple steps.
Sideload Android Apps On Firestick
Time needed: 20 minutes.
Here is a simple method to install any android app on firestick
- Install Send Files To T.V App On Firestick
Send Files To TV app allow us to easily transfer files from smartphone to Firestick. This app is available Free to install from Firestick App Store.
- Install Send Files To T.V On Smartphone
This app is available on every platform, you can download it for mac, windows, android, and iOS. To install the app from an android smartphone search send files to tv app on the play store.
- Share Android File On Firestick
Now we will share file android apk file from smartphone to Firestick.
- To Transfer File From Android To Firestick
Make sure both devices are available on the same Wi-Fi network. Send Files To T.V app use Wi-Fi transfer method to instantly share files from Smartphone To Firestick.
- Download Android Apk
Android apk is easily available on many websites, search for android apk. Searching for apk file is really simple to search for the file name and add extension .apk in last. For example, if you want to download an aptoid tv file search for AptoidTV.apk visit the official website to download it.
- Select File To Send On Firestick
Open Send file T.V app on a smartphone and same app on firestick. Select the send option on the smartphone and navigate to the Download folder where the android apk is downloaded.
- Select Firestick Name
Once you select a file it will show the firestick name with IP address. Tap on it to select it will share file transfer to firestick.
- Search File Explorer App On Firestick
On firestick, we don’t have the default file explorer app. To install a file explorer app search for the file explorer app on the firestick app store. File explorer app helps you to search for files available on firestick internal memory.
- Open File Explorer App
After installation open File Explorer and grant the media access. Now navigate to Download Folder here you will find all the downloaded and share apps on firestick.
- Open Android App
Open the android app and select the install option, for the first time we need to grant access to apps from unknown sources.
- Grant Unknown Sources Access On Firestick
To grant access from unknown sources select settings on the pop-up menu and navigate to unknown sources where you can find the File Explorer app select the app and press the ok button from the remote.
- Install Android App
Now after selecting unknown sources go back to the file explorer app and open the app again.
- Select Install Option
Select Install Option it will take time to install app.
- Finally, App is sideloaded on Firestick.
In this way, you can easily sideload any app on firestick. This is one of the simplest methods to install the app on firestick.
So this is one of the easiest ways to sideload android apps on firestick from a smartphone, laptop, or any device. So, if you are looking for an alternative method to sideload apps on firestick you can install a downloader app on firestick. This app helps you to directly download apps on firestick.