Install unknown sources firestick

Turning on Apps from Unknown Sources on an Amazon Fire TV, Firestick, Fire TV Cube, or Fire TV Smart TV allows you to sideload app APKs onto the device from within another app, like Downloader. These instructions show you how to find Developer Options and allow the installation via side loading.

2020 Interface (Latest):

If the main navigation menu on your Fire TV home screen is in the center of the screen, then your device has the 2020 interface and you may continue to the first step. Otherwise, if the main navigation menu on your Fire TV home screen is at the very top of the screen, scroll down to the 2015 interface section below.

1. From the Fire TV home screen, scroll to Settings, which is the gear icon on the far right of the main navigation menu.

2. Scroll down and select the “My Fire TV” menu if you are using a Fire TV Stick or Fire TV Cube, or the “Device & Software” menu if you are using a Fire TV Smart TV.

3. Select the “Developer options” menu. If “Developer options” is missing, then repeatedly select the first option, which should be the name of your device, such as “Fire TV Stick” or “Fire TV Stick 4K.” You will need to select it about 7 times. As you select it, you’ll see countdown text appear near the bottom of the screen indicating how many more times you need to select reveal the menu before continuing with this guide.

4.You can now back out one menu level by pressing the BACK button on your remote and you will see the “Developer Options” menu item. From there you can turn on ADB debugging or enable installing unknown apps. If the bottom option is labeled “Apps from Unknown Sources” then select it to turn it ON and you’re done. Otherwise, if the bottom option is labeled “Install unknown apps” then continue to the next step.

5. Select the “Install unknown apps” menu option.

6. Select the app name, such as Downloader, to allow that app to install app APK files.

2015 Interface

1. From the Fire TV or Fire TV Stick’s home screen, scroll to “Settings”.

2. Next, scroll to the right and select “My Fire TV”. (It may be listed as “Device” on older models)

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..