In this guide, we will explain how you can download apps on a firestick for free and other alternative methods of how you can get free paid apps for your firestick or any other Amazon device.
What Are Some Of The Free Apps You Can Download For The Firestick
With the amazon firestick being the best device for home entertainment due to its versatility and small form factor it also comes with a packed app store where you can get some of the big free apps such as:
- Pluto TV
- And many more
There are over 12,72k apps you can download on your firestick and over 85.8% of these are free apps.
How To Download Free Apps Using The Firesticks Voice Remote
If you have a firestick above a third-generation (3rd Gen) then your firestick remote with have Alexa built-in meaning the remote will also have a voice button at the top of it.
This becomes a lot easier for finding free apps by just pressing and holding the voice button (or saying Alexa) and then speaking which app you would like to download on your firestick.
You will now see the app show up on your TV screen so you can simply click the icon and choose download to get the app.
How To Add Apps Manually To Your Firestick
If you have a second-generation (2nd Gen) firestick and you want to download apps you will have to do things the manual way.
So you will need to press the home button on the remote and head over to the search icon or the find, then manually type the amazon app you would like to download and install.
Here is a quick run-through of what you need to do:
- Press the firestick home button
- Select Search or Find
- Type in the name of the app
- Navigate to the app name
- Select the app icon
- Choose download
- Then open the app
How To Download Apps From Categories
If you are not quite sure about the app you want to download or want to have a look at what the Amazon app store has to offer then you can browse apps by their respective category.
To do this follow the below steps:
- Choose Find from the firesticks home page
- Click into the Appstore icon
- Choose a category that interests you
- Select the app
- Click on download
This is a good method if you want to browse the best free apps for the firestick, as you can choose from over 25 different amazon app categories such as:
- Movies & TV
- and more
How To Download Paid Apps For Free On A Firestick
This method is what is called sideloading apps on a firestick as it involves you downloading the app from a third-party website and then installing the app on your firestick.
You will need an app called “Downloader” from your amazon app store this app is free to download you just need to search it and download it.
We also recommend using an android marketplace where you can download all the paid apps for free. You can see our guide on the Best Cracked Apps For Firesticks which will allow you to download the best apps for your firestick.
How To Sideload Apps On Your Firestick
Sideloading apps on a firestick is not that difficult to do you will need to follow the below steps:
- Go into the downloader app
- Put the URL in of the app you want to download
- Click on Go
- The app will start to download
- Then choose Install
- Finally, choose Open
The above process is fairly straight forward but you must make sure you find the download link for the app from one of the websites we mentioned before.
It’s always good to shorten the download link over at tinyurl.com so that when you type the URL using the firesticks remote it’s nice, short, and easy to enter instead of it being a long URL you need to enter.
Once you have downloaded many free firestick apps you will want to put them on your firestick home screen so they are easily accessible.
How To Add Apps To The Firestick Homepage
This can sometimes trip people up as when you have downloaded an app and installed it you may not be able to find it right away or have to go a few levels deep inside the firestick interface to find it.
So it’s always a good idea to put your best apps on the firestick home screen so it’s just one click away when you need to enter the app.
To put your new apps on your fire tv home screen follow the below steps:
- From the firestick home screen select the apps icon (3 boxes and a plus)
- Now move to the app you want to put on your home screen and hover over it
- Press the menu button on your remote once you have the app highlighted
- Then choose Move from the menu on the right-hand side of the screen
- Now move the app to the top row
Doing the above will put your app on the firesticks home screen but you will only be able to add your favorite 6 apps to the top row which is the firestick home screen.
Downloading free apps on your firestick is a fairly straightforward task to do using the methods we mentioned above and also one you may not of known about which is downloading paid free apps on your firestick.
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