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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Ultimate Sideloading Guide for Amazon Fire TV & Fire TV Stick


Installing sideloaded app files has come a long way since the original Fire TV was released over a year and a half ago. There are more options than ever for sideloading from utilities, to using USB drives, to even installing APKs without ever having to leave your couch. With the release of the new 2nd Generation Fire TV, I figured it was the perfect time to gather all the best sideloading methods into one guide and list their pros and cons for everyone to reference. Whether you’re sideloading an app like Kodi for the first time, or a veteraned pro helping a friend, you can always easily find this new comprehensive guide at I will keep this guide up to date if sideloading changes and alternative methods become available. Read more ›

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