Side Load apps to the Amazon Fire TV in one click using the FTV Side App Installer

Screen Shot 2014-06-04 at 12.57.27 PMThe members of the XDA-Developers forum never cease to impress. One such member has created a handy little Windows utility called the Amazon FireTV Side App Installer. Simply load up the application, enter your Fire TV’s IP address, select an APK file, and click the big Side Load button to install the selected app on your Fire TV. The utility takes care of the rest. You don’t have to enter a single command like with the traditional method of sideloading. Just be sure to place the applications root FTV folder at C:\FTV. In addition to easy side loading, the program lets you backup and restore your XBMC user data, change your XBMC splash screen image, and a few other common tasks all with just a click. Download the program from the authors Dropbox at this link here. Now that side loading has never been easier, check out our list of apps to sideload.


  1. Imtiaj Meah says:

    Download website link has been updated

  2. Karen says:

    I have tried downloading this probably 15 times, different version, from various sites. Download will not complete!

  3. Mark Cohen says:

    Hi there guys don’t know if you can help me. I’ve followed some steps on youtube on how to install Kodi on my FirestBOX I’ve downloaded amazon fire tv utility app version FTV v0.53. Also I’ve downloaded kodi-15.1-Isengard-armeabi-v7a. So anyway when I’ve opened the amazon app. I click on file button then setting then I put in my ip address then tick normal debug mode then tick check for updates at start up then click save and continue. Then click select then search for the file kodi-15.1-Isengard-armeabi-v7a.apk. Then I click on side load 3rd party application. Then I get a message coming up saying. The system cannot find the path specified
    error: device not found
    -waiting for device-
    Anyone know why I’m getting this message and how I can solve the problem.

  4. Patrik Ivey says:

    Will this app work for Kindle Fire?

  5. Dean says:

    How can things pushed to the sd memory of the firetv be removed. Do plugins overwrite or must old entries be removed?

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