Sideload Apps to the Amazon Fire TV Without a Computer

Learn how to sideload Android apps to your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick without a computer. This tutorial will show you how to install .APK files from your Fire TV.

How-To Sideload Apps to the Amazon Fire TV Without a Computer

Enable Apps from Unknown Sources

1. Go to Settings > System > Developer Options > Enable “Apps from Unknown Sources”

Make Sure Apps from Unknown Sources is Turned On

Download ES File Explorer

1.¬†Go to Search and search “ES Explorer”

Search ES Explorer

2. Install ES File Explorer

Download ES File Explorer

Download and Install APK

1. Open ES File Explorer

Open ES File Explorer

2. Click on “Favorites” to expand

Click on Favorites to Expand

3. Hit “Add”

Hit Add

4. Enter the .APK download URL under “Path” (make sure you include the “http://”), give it a name, and hit Add

Enter Download URL

5. Go down and open the bookmark you just added in step 6

Open Bookmark

6. Download the .APK

Download APK

Downloading APK

7. Hit “Open file”

Open File

8. Hit “Install”

Install File

9. Hit “Install” again

Install App

The app will begin installing. Once finished, you will be able to find the app under Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications.

App is Located Under Manage Installed Applications

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