March 27, 2023
Although it’s not a particularly well advertised feature, the Amazon Fire TV and the Amazon Fire TV Stick allow for sideloading of Android applications. With a little effort you can easily load apps on your Fire TV that aren’t available in the Amazon Appstore. Note: This tutorial covers the sideloading of Android applications on Fire…

Although it’s not a particularly well advertised feature, the Amazon Fire TV and the Amazon Fire TV Stick allow for sideloading of Android applications. With a little effort you can easily load apps on your Fire TV that aren’t available in the Amazon Appstore.

Note: This tutorial covers the sideloading of Android applications on Fire TV devices and not Amazon’s line of Kindle Fire tablets; if you’re here looking for a way to sideload apps on your Kindle Fire please refer to this guide.

Why Do I Want To Do This?

The Amazon Fire TV and TV Stick are both robust Android-based streaming devices that pack a lot of power into a small footprint. Make no doubt about it, however, that Amazon designed the devices to be very Amazon-ecosystem centric and there is a strong push toward you only using apps from the Amazon Appstore.

While the Amazon Appstore has a wide selection of applications there are two big issues Fire TV owners bump into. First, despite the size of the Appstore it doesn’t compare to the Google Play store and there are many, many, apps only available via Google Play. There…

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