How to enable Apps from Unknown Sources on an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick


Turning on Apps from Unknown Sources on an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick allows you to sideload apps onto the device from within another app, like a file browser. Enabling the Apps from Unknown Sources option is not required when sideloading apps via ADB or a PC utility. It is only necessary to enable this option if you want apps, which are already installed on your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, to have the ability to install additional apps.

New Interface (v5.2.4.0 and newer)

  1. From the Fire TV or Fire TV Stick’s home screen, scroll to “Settings”.
  2. Next, scroll to the right and select “Device”.
  3. Next, scroll down and select “Developer options”.
  4. Then select “Apps from Unknown Sources” to turn the option to “ON”.
  5. Lastly, select “Turn On” from the popup message that appears.

Old Interface (v5.2.2.0 and older)

  1. From the Fire TV or Fire TV Stick’s home screen, scroll down to “Settings”.
    screenshot-settings
  2. Next, scroll to the right and select “System”.
    screenshot-system
  3. Next, scroll down and select “Developer Options”.
    screenshot-developer-options-developeroptions
  4. Then select “Apps from Unknown Sources” to turn the option to “ON”.
    apps-from-unknown-sources
  5. Lastly, select “OK” on the popup message which appears.
    apps-from-unknown-sources-warning

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16 comments
  1. Wadi says:

    Not available on older firmwares? Or maybe all apps are allowed ?

    Thanks

  2. wmcdaniel says:

    install kodi on fire stick

  3. William R Evans says:

    Thank you. Merry Christmas.

    William Evans

  4. William R Evans says:

    Can’t wait to install Kodi

  5. chanel says:

    i dont see apps from unknown on my fire stick

  6. Testshoot says:

    Nor is it on my Fire TV Rev. 1. I can’t even get Total Commander to see the USB drive.

  7. ROSE M CUPELLI says:

    I dont know how to get the apps onto the amazon fire tv….my daughter has no trouble getting apps to her roku

  8. Daz says:

    I was having problems with Kodi not playing movies or anything for that matter. I thought it had become corrupted somehow so decided to uninstall and then reinstall it. Did so but all addons vanished and now it’s saying need vpn to play movies. Haven’t got a clue wot to do. Anyone please help. Just got my firestick plugged into tv, only way I can do it.

  9. lisa jones says:

    thank you so much I couldnt get to unknow sources without your help.Every other video i tried to watch had me so confused

  10. jb spurlock says:

    I am blocked on this firestick..will not allow me to move on after i enabled apps from unknown sources. How do I preceed

  11. G says:

    You guys should use android tv boxes. They are
    Twice as fast
    And hold the doubt or triple the ram. There’s a
    Keyboard I get that’s amazing. Holds bigger builds and can lan In with Ethernet cable
    I’d suggest. The km8p 16/2. I have some
    And and I support not only kodi but help people with et support.

  12. Hector says:

    Im having problems everytime i watch a movie tge screen turns white a green robot pops up saying test and i have to start my movie all over if anyone can help me remove this its also not installed in the apps so idk what to do its gets annoying

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