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.

Downloader App

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 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.

  1. Open the Amazon appstore on your Fire TV.
  2. Search for Downloader and install the program.
  3. Open Downloader and type this URL:
  4. Download the file through Downloader.
  5. Install it by selecting “Files” within the interface.
  6. Open WowTV app and follow the Activation instructions.