Ready to get some new channels installed on your Fire TV? Sideloading methods are straightforward and surprisingly easy. There are multiple ways to get it done, too, each of which has its own strengths and weaknesses. Below we’ll cover the most common, using the DownloaderApp.
The Downloader app is a free piece of software you install directly from your Fire TV. It presents a simple interface with a big box at the top of the screen. Just type in the URL http://bit.ly/2EPeYED to sideload, then Downloader fetches the content and installs it for you. Couldn’t be easier, right? The only downside to this method is typing long URLs can be frustrating with the Fire TV remote. If you can get past that, or if you’ve got a good bluetooth keyboard, you’re set.
Follow the steps below to add new channels to your Fire Stick via the Downloader method.