While it is quite easy to install apps on Fire TV, yet there are many people who either don’t know how to install apps or get stuck in between the process. Today, we will be discussing the steps to install apps on Fire TV, so read on.
A lot of Fire TV users still don’t know how to install apps on Fire TV. This is strange because installing apps on Fire TV is perhaps the easiest of the tasks, even for a person with a limited knowledge of streaming devices and apps. Never mind, we are going to discuss the steps to install apps on Fire TV, and we hope that after going through these steps, they will be able to install the apps all on their own.
Step 1: Update to the latest software
It is dead easy to set up a Fire TV, you need to plug it into an available HDMI socket on the TV followed by attaching the power cable and then, following the on-screen instructions. Keep in mind to enter your Amazon details, i.e., your email and password. You will need these details while installing apps as well.
Also, check whether Fire TV has the latest software or not. Find the option to check for updates under ‘Settings’ > ‘System’ > ‘About’.
Step 2: Browse Apps
When you are sure about the apps that you wish to install, you need to scroll through the main menu with your remote control and select Apps.
When it comes to other app stores, you will see a number of categories, so you can scroll through those until you come across the app you are looking for in the first place. There are certain apps like Netflix, YouTube, Disney Life, Plex and other popular apps like these.
There are a number of games to download as well besides apps. Moreover, you get to choose from the mixture of free and paid apps. You must have a payment method linked to your Amazon account, as that will be used to pay for the apps and games that you buy from the app store.
If you are not sure about a particular app as to whether you should get it or not, then press the ‘circular’ button given at the center of the direction buttons in order to see the description of the app.
Step 3: Install App
When you have found the apps that you wish to install on your Amazon Fire TV, then you have to press a circular ‘select’ button followed by ‘Get’ button to begin the installation.
Step 4: Open the app
Once the file is downloaded, it is going to be installed automatically. You will now see the ‘Open’ button, which you can click to launch the app. In some apps, you will be asked to enter your username and password to get an access to those apps. Netflix is one such app that you can only use if you have subscribed to the app. The majority of catch-up TV services need you to sign up for an account and log in.
Don’t think of it as an annoying thing because there are many benefits of logging into the app and then, watching your favorite content. You will be able to resume the videos from wherever you left off those, and you can see the content marked as your favorites.