Method ES FILE MANAGER: Side-load Downloader on Fire Stick Using ES Explorer

I will show you how to install Apps through ES Explorer. But, before that, we need to enable ‘Apps from Unknown Sources’. This is because we are installing Downloader from outside Amazon Store.

#1. Navigate to Settings > Device > Developer Options

firestick developer options

#2. Turn ON ‘Apps from Unknown Sources’ by pulling the toggle or switch to the right (turn it off again after installing Downloader app to keep your device safe).

enable unknown sources firestick

That done, you can now follow the steps below to download and install Downloader using ES Explorer:

#1. Go ahead and download the ES Explorer App from Amazon Store. For that, select the search option on the top-left from the firestick home-screen. Look up for ES File Explorer. Follow the onscreen instructions and install the app.

#2. Once downloaded, run the app and on the home screen, go to Tools > Download Manager on the left. Click the ‘+’ button at the bottom

sideload apps on firestick

#3. ‘Download’ dialogue box will appear with ‘Path’ & ‘Name’ fields

#4. Enter the following URL you recived in you email in the Path field. (Picutre is just an example to download DOWNLOADER APP)

#5. Enter ‘Downloader’ in the Name field (you can choose any name you want, but make it relevant). Click the ‘Download Now’ option. The APK file will now start to download on your FireStick device

download app on firestick

#6. Click ‘Open File’ once the Downloader APK has been downloaded

sideload apps on firestick

#7. Now click ‘Install’ and wait for the app to install

sideload apps on firestick

That will be all! You now have Downloader app working on your device.

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