How to Install Downloader on a Fire Stick
If you want to know how to install Downloader on your Amazon Fire TV Stick, you’ve come to the right place.
Additionally, in this step-by-step guide, you will familiarize yourself with Downloader, find out whether it’s legal and safe to use, what devices you can install it on, and what to do if you are having problems with installing Downloader on your Fire Stick.
How to Install Downloader on Amazon Fire TV Stick
Below you will find out how to install Downloader on any Amazon Fire TV device, such as Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick 4K, and Fire TV Cube.
Amazon recently released the new Fire Stick interface. Accordingly, you’ll learn how to install Downloader onto that version.
However, if your device still hasn’t updated to the new interface, don’t worry! You will get full instructions for the old interface as well.
How to Install Downloader on Fire Stick – A Guide for the New Fire Stick Interface
- On the Home Screen, click on the Find option.
- Choose Search and in the search bar, type Downloader.
- In search results, choose the Downloader app.
- Click on the Download button and wait for the app to install.
- When the app is installed, click on the Open button.
- Go back to the Home Screen.
- Click on the Settings button.
- Choose My Fire TV.
- In the dropdown menu, click on Developer Options.
- Click on Install Unknown Apps.
- Find and choose the Downloader app.
- This will allow Downloader to install apps that are not from the Amazon Appstore.
How to Install Downloader on Fire Stick – A Guide for the Old Fire Stick Interface?
- Choose the Search icon on your Home Screen.
- Type Downloader into the search bar.
- Click on the Downloader app in the search results.
- Click on Download and wait for the app to install.
- When the app is installed, click on Open or Launch Now.
- Click Allow.
- When the Quick Start Guide pops up, click on OK.
- Return to your Home Screen.
- On the Home Screen, click on the Settings icon.
- Choose My Fire TV from the options.
- In the dropdown, click on Developer Options.
- Click ON on the Apps From Unknown Sources option
- If you are a user of the Fire Stick Lite, 2nd Gen Fire TV Cube, or 3rd Gen Fire TV Stick, in Developer Options, click on Install Unknown Apps.
- Find and choose Downloader, and if underneath it you see it says ON, then you can download apps that are not from the Amazon Appstore.
Success! You have now installed Downloader on your device.
What Is the URL for Downloader for Fire Stick?
You can find Downloader on the Amazon Appstore.
You can also access the URL to the app by clicking here.
Why Will Downloader Not Install on Fire Stick?
There could be a few reasons why Downloader will not install on Fire Stick. Here are some of the likely culprits along with step-by-step solutions:
· Your Fire Stick might not be connected to the internet, or you are experiencing some connection issues. In that case, here’s what you should do:
1. Click on the Settings icon on your Home Page.
2. Find and select Network.
3. Find the Wi-Fi network your device is connected to and if you see a ‘Connected With Problems’ message, that means that your Fire Stick doesn’t have Internet access.
4. Tap the Play/Pause button on your device’s remote to get more information about the network status.
5. If the Fire Stick is connected to the internet, you will see a message that will state as such, and in that case, the internet connection isn’t a problem.
· You need to restart your device or reboot and try to install the app again. Here’s what you should do if you need to reboot your Fire Stick:
1. Go to the Home page and click on the Settings icon.
2. Find the My Fire TV option and select it.
3. In the menu that will appear, choose the Restart option and wait for your device to reboot.
4. To perform a hard/physical reboot, unplug your device’s adapter from the power source and plug it back in, or unplug the micro-USB cable from your device and plug it back in.
5. Try to install the app again.
· Your Fire Stick’s storage is full and in that case, you will need to do the following:
1. On the Home Page, click on the Settings icon.
2. Find and select My Fire TV.
3. From the menu, choose About.
4. In the menu that appears, click on Storage and there you will see how much of your storage is available.
5. If there is not enough storage available, you will have to remove or uninstall some apps.
· Your Amazon account does not have the correct payment method and/or shipping address. In that case, please do the following:
1. Go to your Amazon account’s 1-Click Settings by clicking here.
2. Log in to your Amazon account.
3. If there is no valid address or payment method, add one by clicking on the ‘Add a purchase reference’ button.
4. From there, follow the prompt to add valid information.
5. After this, restart your Fire Stick and the problem should be resolved.
· If all of the above doesn’t work, then you will have to reset your Fire Stick to factory settings and unplug the device for 30 seconds, then plug it back in again.
If even this doesn’t help, you will have to contact Amazon Customer Care and ask for a replacement device.
What Devices Can Downloader Be Installed On?
Downloader can be installed on the following devices:
• Fire TV Stick Lite
• Fire TV Stick
• Fire TV Stick 4K
• Fire TV Cube
• Fire TV Edition
• Fire TV
Is Downloader Safe?
Downloader in itself is safe. However, what you decide to access and download through it could be a potential risk to the vulnerable information you have on your Fire Stick. However, there is a solution for this as well – download a VPN (Virtual Private Network)!
VPN is a software you can use to stay anonymous on the internet. It shields you from hackers and identity theft, but it also keeps your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and even your government from seeing what you browse on the internet.
There are many VPNs to choose from, but you should make sure to get the best premium VPN possible to properly protect your Fire Stick from any unwanted guests.
Is Downloader Legal?
The short answer is yes, Downloader is a legal app.
The reason why it’s legal to install Downloader and thus, jailbreak your Fire Stick, is because you are the owner of the Fire Stick. It is your personal property and you can do what you want with it as long as you are not breaking any national laws or interfering with someone else’s use of their property.
However, there is a catch here. If you decide to access or download content that is not free or isn’t available in your country, you can get in trouble. Your ISP (Internet Service Provider) can issue a strike against your internet account, or your account can even get blocked or suspended.
What Is Downloader?
Downloader is an app that you can use to download files from the internet onto your device. It has a built-in web browser through which you can search for the files you wish to download. You can also enter the URL of the file and download it that way.
Additionally, you can use the built-in web browser to browse the internet as you would on sites like Google. You also have a chance to save your often visited URLs to favorites or bookmark them.
Once downloaded, you can open your files through the app’s file manager, or you can install them if they are APK applications. You can also delete them.
How Do You Download Kodi on Amazon Fire Stick?
Follow these steps for an easy download to your Fire Stick:
1. On your Home Screen, click on the Settings button.
2. In the Settings menu, find and choose Device.
3. In the menu that appears, click on Developer Options.
4. Enable apps by unknown sources by clicking on the said option to turn it on.
5. Access Downloader and either enter the URL of the Kodi official website or look for it in the built-in browser.
6. Once on the Kodi website, click on the Android app icon.
7. Select the 32-bit installation, as that is the recommended one. However, you can choose others if you prefer.
8. Click on Install.
9. Once installed, you can customize Kodi however you like.
Before You Go
Now you know how to install Downloader on Fire Stick. You’re aware of all the devices you can install it on, what to do if you encounter problems during installation, as well as how to fix them. You also know whether Downloader is safe to install, and how to protect yourself if needed once you install it.
Have you installed Downloader to Fire Stick? Did you use the methods outlined above? Let us know in the comments section below.