How Do I Install APK on Fire TV?

APK, APK Installations

If you own an Amazon Fire TV device, you might have wondered how to install APKs on it. Installing an APK on Fire TV can open up a whole new world of possibilities. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of installing an APK on your Fire TV device.

What is an APK?

Before we get into the installation process, let’s first understand what an APK is. An APK stands for Android Package Kit, and it is the file format used by Android to install and distribute applications. While Amazon Fire TV runs on a modified version of Android, it does not have access to the Google Play Store, which means that installing apps requires a different approach.

Enable Apps from Unknown Sources

To install an APK on your Amazon Fire TV device, you need to first enable “Apps from Unknown Sources.” This setting allows you to install apps from sources other than the Amazon Appstore.

  • Go to “Settings” on your Fire TV home screen.
  • Select “My Fire TV.”
  • Scroll down and select “Developer Options.”
  • Toggle “Apps from Unknown Sources” to On.

Install the Downloader App

The next step is to install the Downloader app. This app allows you to download files from the internet directly onto your Fire TV device.

  • On your Fire TV home screen, search for “Downloader” using the search bar.
  • Select “Downloader” from the search results.
  • Select “Download.”
  • Once downloaded, select “Open.”

Download and Install the APK

Now that you have enabled apps from unknown sources and installed the Downloader app, you can proceed to download and install the APK.

  • Open the Downloader app.
  • In the URL field, enter the URL of the APK file you want to install.
  • Select “Go.”
  • The Downloader app will start downloading the APK file.
  • Once downloaded, select “Install” to begin the installation process.


Installing an APK on your Fire TV device can be a game-changer. With this guide, you now know how to enable apps from unknown sources, install the Downloader app, and download and install an APK. Just be sure to only download and install APKs from trusted sources.

Note: If you are unable to download an APK using the Downloader app, you can also transfer it from a computer using a USB drive or use a third-party app store such as Aptoide TV.