BeeTV has become one of the most popular free streaming apps for Firestick and Android TV users looking to cut the cord on cable. With its intuitive interface, massive content selection, and advanced streaming technology, it‘s easy to see why so many have made BeeTV their go-to for enjoying movies, TV shows, anime, and more in high definition.
In this comprehensive 3000+ word guide, I‘ll provide expert instructions for installing the latest version of BeeTV (v3.7.0) on Firestick, Fire TV, NVIDIA Shield, and any device running Android TV OS.
- Downloading the BeeTV APK
- Enabling critical device settings
- Integrating Real-Debrid for premium streaming
- Removing in-app ads
- Connecting Trakt for cross-device syncing
- Tips for customizing BeeTV and boosting streaming performance
By the end, you‘ll have the expertise needed to get BeeTV up and running on your Firestick or Android TV device. Let‘s begin!
A Brief History of BeeTV
First releasing in 2016, BeeTV was created by a development team aiming to make premium streaming accessible to everyone.
At the time, rival apps like Terrarium TV, Cinema APK, and BeeTV entered the scene offering free movies, shows, and live TV. However, these early apps were often riddled with ads, clunky interfaces, and inconsistent stream quality.
BeeTV stood out by focusing on:
- Streamlined navigation
- Customization options
- Curated content categories
- Advanced scraping technology pulling high-quality streams from multiple sources
This laser focus on the user experience helped BeeTV gain a loyal following. Over the years, the team has continued improving the app with faster streaming, new viewing features, and an ever-growing content catalog.
Why BeeTV is a Top Choice for Streaming
Today, BeeTV remains a favorite for Firestick and Android TV users thanks to its unmatched combination of quality, features, and ease of use.
Let‘s look at why BeeTV stands out as a top free streaming option:
Huge content library – BeeTV grants access to thousands of movies and shows across every genre imaginable. The app is frequently updated with new and trending titles. According to their site, the catalog contains over 15,000 movies and 8,000 TV show seasons.
Free high-quality streams – BeeTV‘s scraping technology aggregates links from dozens of online sources and file lockers. This allows it to find working streams in 720p, 1080p, and even 4K when available. And thanks to CDN acceleration, streaming is smooth and fast.
Debrid integration – Linking premium debrid services like Real-Debrid or AllDebrid unlocks even more high-definition streams from file hosts. This takes video quality to another level.
Ad-free experience – Using a good VPN‘s ad blocking feature (like Surfshark or NordVPN) lets you use BeeTV 100% ad-free. No annoying mid-roll ads or banners.
Feature-packed – Beyond the core streaming, BeeTV offers Chromecast support, external player integration, notifications, Trakt syncing, extensive settings, and more for a customizable viewing experience.
Compared to apps like Cinema APK, CatMouse, Bee TV Mod, and unlockMyTTV, BeeTV checks all the boxes for intuitive navigation, a massive content library, ad-free streaming, and premium quality. Its dedication to the end-user experience makes it a trustworthy choice for Firestick and Android TV owners.
Next, let‘s dive into getting BeeTV installed on your device.
Step 1: Download the BeeTV APK File
Because BeeTV is not available on the official app stores, we need to install it via sideloading the APK file.
Here is the process to get the APK downloaded onto your device:
On a web browser, go to https://beetv.me. This is the official BeeTV website.
Scroll down and locate the latest APK download button. As of this writing, this is BeeTV v3.7.0:
Click the button to download the APK file. It will download to your mobile device or computer.
Transfer the APK to your streaming device using a file manager app like ES File Explorer, FX File Explorer, or Downloader:
For Firestick and Fire TV, you can email the file to your Amazon account and retrieve it using ES File Explorer.
On Android TV, use ES File Explorer‘s shared folder feature to access files from your mobile device.
You now have the BeeTV installation file ready to go on your Firestick or Android TV device. Next, we need to configure some important security settings.
Step 2: Enable App Installation from Unknown Sources
Before you can install any app from outside the official app stores, a security setting called Apps from Unknown Sources (also called Install Unknown Apps) needs to be enabled.
Without enabling this, your device will block you from installing sideloaded APKs like BeeTV.
Here‘s how to toggle on this critical setting:
Go to Settings > My Fire TV or Device Preferences.
Select Developer Options (if not present, view note below).
Choose Apps from Unknown Sources or Install Unknown Apps.
Locate the app you‘ll use to install BeeTV, such as Downloader, ES File Explorer, or FX File Explorer.
Toggle Apps from Unknown Sources or Install Unknown Apps to ON or ALLOWED.
This process allows your chosen installer app to sideload APKs.
If Developer Options is missing from your Fire TV Settings, you can make it appear by selecting the Fire TV‘s name under Device Details and clicking your remote‘s Select button quickly several times.
With this privacy setting enabled, you‘re ready to install the app using Downloader.
Step 3: Install the Downloader App
To install BeeTV, we‘ll use an app called Downloader. Available on both Fire OS and Android TV, Downloader lets you easily enter URLs to download APK files from the web directly onto your device.
If you don‘t already have it, here‘s how to grab Downloader:
From your home screen, open the Search function.
Search for "downloader" and select the Downloader app.
Choose Download or Get to install it.
Once installed, launch the Downloader app.
With Downloader ready to go, we can now use it to install BeeTV in just a few clicks.
Step 4: Install BeeTV using Downloader
Next, we‘ll enter the URL for the BeeTV APK in Downloader to download and install it in one streamlined process:
In Downloader, select Enter URL at the top.
https://beetv.me/and click Go to open the BeeTV download page.
The APK will appear on screen. Click Download to download it onto your device.
Once finished, click Install to install BeeTV.
Select Done after seeing the "App installed" confirmation.
That‘s it! BeeTV is now successfully installed on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Android TV device.
Next, we just need to open it and assign a video player before enjoying tons of free movies and shows.
Step 5: Launch BeeTV and Select a Video Player
The first time opening a newly installed app, your device will often prompt you to select a video player.
For the best playback and compatibility with BeeTV, I recommend using:
MX Player – Feature-filled player perfect for Firestick and Android TV.
VLC – Great lightweight option for Android TV boxes.
Here‘s how to select your preferred player:
Open Apps and launch the BeeTV app for the first time.
A "Complete action using" box will pop up. Choose MX Player or VLC.
Select Just once or Always when asked. This sets it as the default player.
BeeTV will now open to the main interface. You‘re ready to start watching!
In the next steps, we‘ll look at how to take your streaming experience to the next level by integrating Real-Debrid and removing in-app ads.
Step 6: Link Real-Debrid for Premium Streaming (Optional)
While BeeTV offers plenty of high-quality streams on its own, integrating a premium service like Real-Debrid really maximizes your streaming potential.
The benefits of enabling Real-Debrid in BeeTV include:
1080p, 4K, and BluRay rips – Real-Debrid unlocks premium file host links you won‘t find in free apps. This means bigger, better video quality.
Faster streaming – Links stream smoothly without buffering thanks to Real-Debrid‘s CDN and server network.
More link options – You‘ll have dozens of Real-Debrid sources to choose from for movies and shows.
Activating Real-Debrid in BeeTV takes just a minute:
In BeeTV, click the menu icon (≡) and select Settings.
Choose Login to Real-Debrid.
Make note of the authorization code provided on screen.
On a web browser, go to real-debrid.com/device and enter the code.
Click Allow to connect your Real-Debrid account with BeeTV.
That‘s all it takes! You can now enjoy premium quality streaming in BeeTV thanks to Real-Debrid integration.
Step 7: Remove Ads (Optional)
Like many free apps, BeeTV contains some banner ads and video ads that play after exiting movie/show playback.
The good news is – these ads can be completely removed in just a few clicks:
Install a VPN like Surfshark or NordVPN on your streaming device.
In the VPN app, enable the ad blocking feature (called CleanWeb on Surfshark).
Refresh BeeTV and you‘ll notice the ads are now gone!
By using a reputable VPN‘s ad blocking capabilities, you can experience BeeTV 100% advertisement-free.
Now let‘s look at connecting Trakt integration to take your viewing experience to the next level.
Step 8: Link Trakt to Sync Watch Progress (Optional)
Connecting your Trakt account in BeeTV enables some great features for syncing your viewing activity across different devices and apps.
Linking Trakt allows you to:
- Sync watched status, bookmarks, and playlists
- Access your Trakt watchlists
- Get notifications for new episodes
- Continue watching from where you left off
It takes just a couple minutes to link it up:
In BeeTV, click the menu (≡) and select Settings.
Choose Login to Trakt.tv.
BeeTV will display an authorization code. Make note of this code.
On a web browser, go to trakt.tv/activate and enter the code from BeeTV.
Click Accept to link BeeTV with your Trakt account.
That‘s all there is to it! Trakt is now connected so you can sync your streaming activity across all linked apps and devices.
Tips for Getting the Most Out of BeeTV
To wrap up this guide, I wanted to share some tips for customizing BeeTV and getting the best streaming experience after installing it on your device:
Browse BeeTV‘s sections – Check out Movies, TV Shows, Live TV, Anime, Kids, and more to uncover new content.
Adjust poster size – Go to Settings > Choose poster size to increase thumbnails for easier browsing.
Enable notifications – Turn on notifications in Settings to get alerts for new episodes of your favorite shows.
Link Chromecast – Use BeeTV‘s built-in casting to stream movies and shows from your phone to the big screen.
Assign more storage (Firestick) – Allocate at least 1GB of internal storage in Firestick Settings to boost BeeTV‘s performance.
Use a debrid service – As outlined above, Real-Debrid takes video quality and streaming speeds to the next level.
Connect wireless headphones – Plug in headphones to your device for private, quiet viewing.
Visit the BeeTV website – Check https://beetv.me/ regularly for the latest app updates and changelogs.
With BeeTV properly set up and these tips in mind, you‘re sure to have an exceptional viewing experience streaming your favorite movies, shows, anime, and more in high definition on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Android TV box.
Enjoy using one of the top streaming applications available today and take control over your home entertainment without paying a dime!