How to sideload apps like Kodi or SPMC on the Amazon Fire TV & Stick using Downloader

This guide will walk you through the steps of installing (a.k.a. sideloading) a 3rd-party app, like Kodi or SPMC, onto an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick. This guide uses my own app, called Downloader, which is available for free from the Amazon Appstore. You do not need a computer, an external drive, a keyboard, ADB, or anything else to follow this guide. All you need is your Fire TV remote and about a minute of your time. This is currently the quickest way to sideload apps on the Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, and is easier than using ES File Explorer. Read more ›

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Fire TV Sideloading with ADB on a Windows PC

This guide shows you how to sideload APK files like Kodi onto a 1st-gen Fire TV, 2nd-gen Fire TV, or Fire TV Stick using Android Debug Bridge (ADB) on a Windows PC. Read more ›

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Fire TV Sideloading with ADB on a Mac

This guide shows you how to sideload APK files like Kodi onto a 1st-gen Fire TV, 2nd-gen Fire TV, or Fire TV Stick using Android Debug Bridge (ADB) on a Mac. Read more ›

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Fire TV Sideloading with adbFire on a Windows PC

This guide shows you how to sideload APK files like Kodi onto a 1st-gen Fire TV, 2nd-gen Fire TV, or Fire TV Stick using adbFire on a Windows PC. Read more ›

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Fire TV Sideloading with adbFire on a Mac

This guide shows you how to sideload APK files like Kodi onto a 1st-gen Fire TV, 2nd-gen Fire TV, or Fire TV Stick using adbFire on a Mac. Read more ›

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How to sideload apps like Kodi onto the Fire TV — Using nothing but the Fire TV

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With the addition of ES File Explorer to the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick’s appstore, it is now possible to sideload apps like Kodi using nothing but your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick. You don’t need a computer, ADB, a utility like adbFire, or even a USB drive. You can do it all with just your Fire TV remote from the comfort of your couch. This guide will show you how to sideload Kodi, but can easily be adapted to work for any APK downloadable from a website. Read more ›

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How to Sideload apps onto the Fire TV with just a USB Drive — ADB & PC Utility Unnecessary

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The addition of the free file browser, Total Commander, to the official Fire TV appstore now makes it possible to sideload apps like Kodi onto the Fire TV without the need to use ADB and a PC. As long as you can load a USB drive with an APK file, you can sideload it onto the Fire TV without any outside connection or utility. Here’s how to do it. Read more ›

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How to Sideload Apps onto an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick using an Android Phone or Tablet

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The newly released Android app AGK Fire has made it easier than ever to sideload apps onto an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick using an Android smartphone or tablet. The app can not only install downloaded APKs like XBMC, but it can also install apps that are already installed on your smartphone or tablet. This means you can install an app from the Google Play store onto your Android device and then transfer that app to a Fire TV or Fire TV Stick. Read more ›

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