Last Updated on 7 months by Amelia Johansson
Are you looking for a way to install Aptoide TV on Firestick? If yes then you came to the right place as in today’s guide I am going to share the complete installation instructions. It is highly recommended to read this article till the end or else you will be failed.
This single guide can be used for the Fire Stick 2nd generation, FireTV Stick lite, FireTV Cube, or else Firestick 4K. If you have any of these devices you are good to go otherwise for those having a separate device can go to any other website.
Although if you don’t know what this app is able to do or why you should download it then you can check out the below section. It is only for those who aren’t familiar with it so if you already know it then you can simply skip this section and read another.
What is Aptoide TV?
Aptoide TV is the alternative version of the Amazon App Store or Google Play Store that can be used on Firestick or other Android TV boxes. By using this Store a user can download any 3rd-party app of its choice and also update them within a few seconds. It is the best option for those who use 3rd-party apps most of the time instead of using official apps.
This app was once available for touch devices only but with the latest update it now officially supports the FireTV devices and other Android TV boxes. In this version it fully supports remote and also it supports voice search using Google Assistant, Alexa or even Siri.
This is way better than the downloader because it has its own database while Downloader requires a link to download a particular app and also consumes a lot of our time. You can get everything and this is far better than the official Amazon Store having only a few apps and has too many restrictions.
With this Store, you can even download Geo-restricted apps and launch them instantly. Other than this you can also update any 3rd-party app just like in the official store. It has some famous apps like IPTV Smarter Pro, HBO Max, TVZion, TyphoonTV, Cinema HD, TeaTV, Cyberflix, YouTube TV, Mobdro, and almost every other streaming app.
How To Install Aptoide TV on FireStick
After knowing the worth of having this app you surely wanted to know how to install Apotide TV on your FireTV device. If that’s true then you don’t need to worry about it anymore as now we are going to discuss the complete installation instructions.
However, Aptoide TV isn’t available on the Amazon Store which means we need to sideload it. In this case, we have to first enable the Apps from Unknown Source option on our device. As with this option enabled, we can sideload 3rd-party apps otherwise you cannot install them.
To enable this feature you just need to follow the given below steps:
Please Note: For complete protection make sure to jailbreak Firestick completely and don’t rely on this option only.
1. Ok, so close the apps and then look above the menu bar and click on Settings
2. Now you need to move forward and then click on the MyFire TV section.
3. After this scroll down and click on Developer Options.
4. At this time just highlight Apps from Unknown Source options and press select button.
5. Once you click on it a warning message will appear there just ignore it and click Turn on from there.
The Apps from Unknown Source is now turned on and we can now move further to the downloading section. However, as I previously told you to keep yourself secure you have to Jailbreak Firestick completely and if you don’t know how to do it then follow this guide: Complete Guide to Jailbreak FireStick/FireTV 4K
Download and Install Aptoide TV Apk on FireTV
As we know that the Aptoide TV isn’t available on the Amazon App Store which means we need to first download an app for sideloading. So, in this section, we are going to use the famous and easy-to-use app called Downloader.
With the help of this app, you can download as many apps as you want without any restrictions. Although it also has a built-in web browser that can be used for surfing the internet. So, if you already have a downloader then you should miss some steps as first we install Downloader and then Aptoide Store.
Ok, so below are the steps to install downloader and install Aptoide App Store on Firestick:
First from go to the Home Screen and then from the above menu click on Search or a Magnifying glass icon.
Now you will see the keyboard appears there so simply type Downloader and you see the suggestions below and option the first result from there.
In the next screen, you will see the results related to your search term so now simply click the first app having an orange background.
After this, you simply need to click on the Download (You own it) button,
You have to now wait for a while and once the app is downloaded just click Open to launch it.
When launching it for the first time this will require some permission and once that option pops just click Allow button.
In the next screen, a dialogue box will appear with some quick guide on how to use Downloader, you can simply dismiss it by clicking on Got it button.
Here a simple user interface of Downloader can be shown with a simple box, just hover to that box and press select to launch the keyboard.
Now using that virtual keyboard just type the link of an app that is https://firesticklab.com/aptoide.apk and after this click on the Go button or press Play/Pause button from remote.
At this time this will start connecting to the server and once it is done the app will start downloading and you can see the progress on the screen. Just be patient and wait for a while until the app downloads and then it automatically launch the installation window there.
When that window appears just click on the install button and then again wait for a while.
Now within a few seconds, Aptoide will be installed on your device, and once you see App Installed just click Done.
At this time it brings you back to the Downloader window and you see it has the dialogue box with three options. From this dialogue box, you just need to click on the Delete button.
After this, it asks for the confirmation if you really want to delete it then again select the Delete button.
The apk file has been successfully removed from your device while the original app is still installed. You always need to delete the backup file after the installation as in this way you can save some storage on your device.
By saving the storage could also be helpful to avoid from overheating, slow performance, lag, glitch and so on.
If you can’t find the icon of this app then simply go to Your Apps & Channels and then click See All. At this time just scroll down and you will see the Aptoide icon in the app list.
To open this app quickly you can simply move it to the front screen on your device. For this just highlight the icon of this app and then click the Menu button on the remote.
A menu will appear on the right-hand side on TV and then from here, click Move to Front. The icon will disappear from there and it appears at the top.
Now go back to the Home Screen and you will see this app is listed on the first page now just hover to and press select to launch it.
Quick Look To Aptoide TV and How to Use it
When you launch Aptoide TV for the first time it shows the version info and the changelog history. Now just click on the Ok button located right side below.
After this you will be asked to allow permission to access Files, Photos, etc just click Allow button when popped.
Once everything is done now this app will start loading the list of all apps available here. In the first row, you can see Tops Apps that contains apps downloaded the most.
Even though it has some other menu as well like New Arrivals, Streaming Apps, Free Games, etc. You can also toggle from the left menu where you can find Discover, Categories, My Apps, Community and Settings.
In discover you see Top Apps, Games or New Arrivals, while in the categories section it shows the Apps and Games according to our category. It has almost all sorts of apps & games including Education, Entertainment, Shopping Community and so on.
Although finding the app from categories could be difficult so you can also use the Search option. Below is the guide to download apps from Aptoide Store.
Launch the Aptoide and from the left menu click Search icon located at the top left-hand side.
Now hover to the lightbox and when the keyboard opens just type the name of the app or else use Alexa to type that name for you (I am going to install YouTube).
After typing name click next and you will see the results appears there just click the first result you see (as this is the compatible version).
From the next screen just click the Install button.
Now wait for a while until the app downloads and you can see progress there.
Once the app is downloaded it shows the installation menu there so now just click Install button.
Just wait for a while and once the app is downloaded click on the Open button to launch it.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
After following the above instructions guide you successfully installed Aptoide TV on Firestick but still, you have some questions or doubts in your mind? Then you should read the below list of some questions that have been asked by many people throughout the internet.
After reading it I am sure you can easily get the relevant answer for you or else if this doesn’t work. Then please feel free to write your question in the comment section below. I would be glad to help you and will try my best to answer your questions.
Can I Watch Movies on Aptoide TV?
Unfortunately, you cannot watch Movies on Aptoide TV as it is not any streaming app instead it is an app store. By using this app you can download and install 3rd-party applications on your device and it also offers some paid apps as well.
Is Aptoide TV Safe?
Yes, using the Aptoide is completely safe and secure, the only reason why it is not available in the Amazon Store is that it provides some third-party apps and this is prohibited.
Although you can still use it by sideloading using the method provided above and then just start downloading your favorite streaming apps, games, and almost everything.
Can I Download Aptoide TV App From Amazon Store?
No, there is no way of downloading Aptoide TV from the Amazon App Store and the reason is simple they haven’t added it. It is because these sorts of Stores provide some 3rd-party applications that are prohibited in Stores like Amazon or Google Play Store. In this way, you can only sideload it in case you want to download various apps on your device.
Are All Apps in Aptoide Free?
Yes, Aptoide is a free platform that can be used to provide more and more free stuff to users around the world. You can download as many apps as you want without a penny and everything is completely free of cost with no monthly cost at all.
The best part is that it also provides some free applications that can be installed without paying a penny.
Is Aptoide TV Free?
Yes, Aptoide is completely free for everyone no matter if you are using a Firestick or any other Android TV Box this app will remain free for you. There is no need for creating an account here just like Google Play Store or Amazon Store.
Other than this you cannot see any sorts of advertisement here that makes this Store one of the best alternative to all the Stores available out there.
Aptoide is one of the best alternatives to Google Play Store and Amazon Store for both FireTV & Android Box devices. This is a 3rd-party application that can be installed only by sideloading it and in this article, we understand everything on how to install Aptoide TV on Firestick 4K, FireTV Cube, etc.
The process is quite simple so if you are having an issue just go above and check the steps again and also don’t forget to see screenshots attached below each step. Although if you have any issues or have questions then make sure to check the faq list as well.
I have also written a quick tour and user guide in which you can easily understand how to use this app or what does this app provides. If you have skipped that part then make sure to go above and read as it will surely help those who haven’t used any other Store before.