How Do I Install APK Files on Amazon Fire TV?

APK, APK Installations

If you’re an Amazon Fire TV user, you may have come across APK files at some point. An APK file is an Android Application Package that contains the installer files for an app. In this tutorial, we will discuss how to install APK files on your Amazon Fire TV.

Step 1: Enable Apps from Unknown Sources

Before installing APK files on your Fire TV, you need to enable apps from unknown sources. To do that, follow these steps:

1. Go to the home screen of your Fire TV. 2. Select “Settings” from the menu bar at the top of the screen. 3.

Scroll right and select “Device.” 4. Select “Developer options.” 5. Turn on the “Apps from Unknown Sources” option.

Note: Enabling apps from unknown sources can put your device at risk if you download and install malicious software.

Step 2: Download and Install a File Manager

To install an APK file, you need a file manager app installed on your Fire TV. There are several file manager apps available in the Amazon Appstore, but we recommend using ES File Explorer.

To download ES File Explorer:

1. From the home screen of your Fire TV, select the magnifying glass icon in the upper left corner.

Type “ES File Explorer” into the search bar and select it from the results. Click “Get” or “Download” to install it.

Once installed, launch ES File Explorer from your App Library.

Step 3: Download and Install The APK Files

To download and install an APK file:

1. Open a web browser on another device such as a laptop or smartphone. Search for websites that offer APK files for download such as or
3. Download the desired APK file onto your computer or phone. 4. Connect your computer or phone to the same Wi-Fi network as your Fire TV. 5. Open ES File Explorer on your Fire TV. 6. Select the “Network” tab from the menu on the left. 7.

Select “Cloud” and then select “New.” 8. Choose the cloud service you want to use to transfer files to your Fire TV. 9. Follow the instructions to connect your cloud service account with ES File Explorer. 10. Once connected, navigate to the folder where you saved the APK file on your computer or phone. 11. Long press on the APK file and select “Copy.” 12. Navigate back to the ES File Explorer home screen and select “Local.” 13. Navigate to the folder where you want to save your APK file and select “Paste.”

The APK file will now be transferred from your computer or phone to your Fire TV.

Step 4: Install The APK Files

Once you have copied an APK file onto your Fire TV using ES File Explorer, it’s time to install it:

1. Launch ES File Explorer on your Fire TV. Select “Local” from the menu on the left.

3. Navigate to the folder where you saved your APK file and select it. Select “Install” at the bottom of the screen.

The APK file will now install on your Amazon Fire TV.

Note: Some apps may not be optimized for use on a Fire TV, which can cause them not to function properly or at all.


Installing an APK file on Amazon Fire TV is a fairly simple process once you enable apps from unknown sources and install a suitable file manager app like ES File Explorer. With these steps, you can easily sideload any app that is not available in Amazon Appstore onto your device.

Tips For Installing Apk Files

  • Only download APK files from reputable sources to avoid the risk of malware or viruses.
  • Make sure you have sufficient storage space available on your Fire TV before downloading and installing APK files.
  • Always read the permissions requested by an app before installing it. If an app requests more access than it seems necessary, it may be a red flag.
  • Regularly update your Fire TV software and apps to ensure optimal performance and security.