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The Complete Guide to Installing FileSynced on Firestick & Android TV

Hey there! Looking to access more apps on your Firestick or Android TV box? FileSynced opens up a whole new world of streaming possibilities.

In this detailed guide, I‘ll show you exactly how to install and use FileSynced to take your Firestick or Android streaming to the next level.

By the end, you‘ll be able to unlock tons of new apps, games, and utilities not available in the Amazon Appstore or Google Play Store.

Let‘s get started!

An Introduction to FileSynced

So what exactly is FileSynced? Here‘s a quick rundown…

FileSynced is an app that gives you access to third-party app stores created by independent developers. It‘s kind of like an alternative app store for alternative app stores!

With FileSynced, you can browse and install community app repositories that host apps, games, utilities and more that you won‘t find approved in the official app stores.

FileSynced App Icon

Some of the top apps you can install through FileSynced include:

  • Cinema APK – Stream free movies and TV shows
  • Kodi – Popular media center app
  • Mobdro – Live TV streaming app
  • Terrarium TV – Movie and TV streaming app
  • Stremio – Media streaming app and addon hub
  • MX Player – Powerful video player

FileSynced does this by using special numeric codes that link to different app repo feeds. Enter the code, and you get access to that developer‘s library of apps.

It‘s become hugely popular in the Fire TV community for giving access to hot streaming apps, emulators, tools and more that Amazon and Google don‘t allow.

But is it safe and legal? Let‘s quickly tackle these common questions…

Is FileSynced Safe to Install and Use?

Whenever installing apps outside of official app stores, safety should always be your top concern.

I scanned the FileSynced APK using the website VirusTotal which checks files against 70+ malware engines.

As you can see, it came back completely clean, meaning there is no detectable virus or malware code in the app itself:

FileSynced VirusTotal Scan

However (and this is a big however), FileSynced gives you access to install apps from potentially unknown and untrusted third-party developers.

There is always inherent risk in installing apps outside of the official app stores. Here are some tips to keep yourself safe:

  • Only install apps from FileSynced sources you trust and have heard good things about in the community. Avoid sketchy app repos.

  • Use a VPN like Surfshark to encrypt all streaming and browsing activity from your device, keeping your IP address anonymous and secure.

  • Avoid "too good to be true" apps offering free movies, Premier League streams etc. These are often malware traps or illegal streams.

While FileSynced seems safe itself, you‘ll want to take precautions around the actual content you install through it.

Is FileSynced Legal to Use?

Again, the FileSynced app itself is perfectly legal. Some of the content accessible through third-party app repositories may fall into gray areas though.

You‘ll find apps offering free movies, Premier League live streams, adult content and more. Much of this can get you into legal trouble for piracy and copyright infringement.

To stay on the right side of the law, follow these guidelines:

  • Only stream movies, TV shows and sporting events on legitimately licensed services like Netflix, Prime Video, DAZN etc. Avoid "free" movies and matches.

  • Do not download or distribute pirated premium content from sketchy apps.

  • Check that adult apps do not provide access to illegal content.

  • Avoid apps focused on helping you pirate premium media.

The safest way to use FileSynced is to stick to app discovery and legally accessing free, public domain, personal or properly licensed content. It opens up many new possibilities that won‘t get you into trouble!

Now that you know more about what FileSynced is and how to use it safely, let‘s get into the installation process step-by-step.

Step-by-Step Guide to Install FileSynced

Don‘t worry, getting FileSynced up and running on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Android TV box is simple. Just make sure Unknown Sources is enabled first.

Here is the full walkthrough:

Enable Unknown Sources

Since we‘ll be installing an app outside the official app stores, first you need to enable "Unknown Sources" in your device‘s settings.

On Firestick/Fire TV:

  • Go to Settings > Applications > Unknown Sources and turn it ON

On Android TV/Google TV:

  • Go to Settings > Security & Restrictions, turn on Allow from unknown sources

This permits installing apps from outside the Amazon Appstore or Google Play Store.

Enable Unknown Sources

Install the Downloader App

Next, we need an easy way to install the FileSynced APK file.

The Downloader app acts as a simple web browser for APK downloads. Install it from the Amazon Appstore on Firestick and Fire TV or the Google Play Store on Android TV.

Search for Downloader App

Enter the FileSynced Code into Downloader

Now open the Downloader app and enter the following code in the URL/search bar:


Then click Go to start the download. This special code is tied to the FileSynced APK.

Enter Code 27642 in Downloader

You‘ll see the install page pop up automatically once it‘s finished downloading.

Install FileSynced

On the install page, click the "Install" button to get FileSynced onto your device.

Install FileSynced

After it finishes installing, you‘ll see an "App Installed" message. Click "Done."

FileSynced has now been successfully installed!

Launch the FileSynced App

You can now open FileSynced from your apps list or home screen. It may take a few seconds to load up when you first open it.

Take a minute to explore the interface. Let‘s take a look at how it works…

Launch FileSynced

And that‘s it! Just 4 quick steps to get FileSynced installed on your Firestick or Android streaming device.

Now let‘s dive into all the cool things you can do with it.

How to Use FileSynced on Firestick & Android TV

The FileSynced interface is nicely organized and easy to navigate. Here‘s a quick overview of how it works:

FileSynced App Demo

Let‘s look at the main sections:

Browse Trending App Stores

The Trending tab shows you the most popular third-party app stores currently being accessed through FileSynced. This is a great way to discover new repos.

Simply tap on one you find interesting to install it. The listing shows the number of views and downloads.

FileSynced Trending Section

Search for App Stores by Category

The Categories tab lets you browse app repositories sorted by type – Video, Music, Tools, Games, and more.

Tap a category, select a store, and install apps from it. This is useful for finding stores for specific purposes.

FileSynced Categories

Manually Search for App Stores

Don‘t see a particular app store you want? Use the Search bar to manually look for it by name.

For example, typing in "CSV" would show Code Screen Video app store. Typing "Droid" would show DroidAdmin‘s repo.

FileSynced Search

Install Apps from Repositories

Once you open an app repository, you can browse and install individual apps from it.

Tap on an app, then click Download. It will get automatically installed. Awesome!

You now have an easy way to access apps not on the Amazon or Google Play Stores.

Install Apps from FileLinked

Create Your Own App Store

Want to build your own app library to share with friends? You can do this by signing up on the FileSynced website.

Click "Sign Up" on the top menu bar and enter your details. You‘ll get an email with instructions on creating your repo.

Then you can upload APK files to your store and share the code. Very cool!

FileSynced Website

Access Useful Settings

Dive into the FileSynced settings menu to enable options like:

  • Auto Install – Apps get installed as soon as you tap Download
  • Clear Cache – Wipe the app cache to free up space
  • Show Adult Content – Display adult app repositories

Take a look at all the available preferences.

FileSynced Settings

And that‘s a wrap on using FileSynced! With so many new apps at your fingertips, you can unlock the full potential of your Fire TV or Android streaming device.

Next let‘s look at some recommended apps to get you started…

Top Apps to Install with FileSynced

Here are some of my favorite apps to install from third-party Firestick and Android TV repositories accessed through FileSynced:

App Name Description
Cinema APK Stream & download free movies and TV shows.
UnlockMyTTV Access free live TV channels.
Mobdro Watch live TV, sports & video streams.
TVTap Pro Live TV streaming app with 1000+ channels.
Terrarium TV Feature films, TV shows, documentaries & anime.
BeeTV Movies, shows, Spanish content & live TV.
Cat Mouse APK Huge catalog of movies, series & anime.
Kodi Open source media center to play your media.
Stremio Media streaming app and hub for addons.
RetroArch Emulate classic game consoles like SNES.
Smart YouTube TV YouTube client for Android TV.

The selection of apps accessible is practically endless – you‘ll have lots of options to choose from based on your interests!

Remember, make sure any movies, shows or live sports you stream come from legal sources. Avoid any apps focused exclusively on pirated premium content.

And be sure to use a VPN like Surfshark for privacy protection and anonymity when streaming.

Now let‘s talk about getting the most out of FileSynced…

Tips for Improving FileSynced Performance

Here are some handy tips to keep FileSynced running smoothly:

  • Force stop apps – Apps running in the background can slow things down. Regularly force stop apps you aren‘t using.

  • Clear the cache – Wipe cached app data from within FileSynced settings to free up memory.

  • Use a Firestick optimizer – Apps like Firestick Booster clean up junk files and speed up streaming.

  • Close background processes – Stop any unnecessary background processes with your device‘s task manager.

  • Disable auto-updates – Turn off auto updating for apps you don‘t use often to reduce bandwidth.

  • Restart your device – If all else fails, reboot your Firestick/Android TV box for a fresh slate.

Following these FileSynced best practices will keep it running super quick!

Troubleshooting Common FileSynced Issues

Hopefully you won‘t run into any hiccups, but here are some potential FileSynced problems and their solutions:

Can‘t Install Apps

  • Be sure Unknown Sources is enabled in your device‘s security settings first.

  • Try reinstalling the Downloader app and FileSynced if installs fail.

FileSynced Won‘t Open

  • Clear the cache and data for the app from your device settings.

  • Reinstall FileSynced using the Downloader code method.

  • Force stop other apps running in the background.

App Stores Won‘t Load

  • Check your internet connection. Restart your router if needed.

  • The repository may be temporarily down. Try again later.

  • The code may have changed. Search for an updated code.

Apps Crashing/Force Closing

  • Enable the "Clear Cache" option in FileSynced settings.

  • Uninstall then reinstall the problematic app.

  • The app code may be out of date. Contact the repo developer.

  • Try rebooting your Firestick or Android TV device.

Following these troubleshooting tips should help get things smooth again. Let me know in the comments if you have any other issues!

Using a VPN for Privacy & Security

Given the nature of FileSynced and sideloaded apps, using a trusted VPN is highly recommended.

A VPN like Surfshark encrypts all of the traffic from your Firestick or Android TV device.

This keeps your IP address, location and personal data hidden from your internet service provider, government agencies, copyright trolls, and the app developers themselves.

Without a VPN, all of your streaming and browsing activity is exposed. Your real IP can be logged and tracked.

A quality VPN routes your connection through a private tunnel, masking your IP and identity. It‘s an essential tool for privacy in the digital age.

Person Using a Firestick with VPN

Surfshark offers unlimited device connections, so you can protect all your gadgets – from Firestick to phone, under one account.

It unblocks streaming sites, has blazing fast speeds, and costs just $2.49/month. I highly recommend using it.

You can learn more about Surfshark‘s features and pricing at the link below:

🏄‍♂️ Protect Your Firestick & Mobile – Surfshark VPN

Now let‘s wrap things up with some final thoughts…


Phew, that was a detailed walkthrough! Here are the key takeaways:

  • FileSynced gives you access to tons of new apps from independent app repositories.

  • With just 4 steps you can easily install FileSynced using the Downloader code method.

  • Enable Unknown Sources first, and browse trending stores, search by category, or find specific repos.

  • Install apps unavailable in the official app stores like Cinema APK, Mobdro, Kodi and so much more.

  • You can even create your own app store through FileSynced.

  • Make sure to avoid illegal streams and use a VPN for privacy when installing outside apps.

  • Follow these tips and fixes to resolve any issues you encounter.

I hope this guide has shown you how powerful FileSynced can be for unlocking more apps and possibilities on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Android TV box!

Let me know if any questions come up. And please share which new apps you end up installing with FileSynced!


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