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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
You‘ll see the install page pop up automatically once it‘s finished downloading.
On the install page, click the "Install" button to get FileSynced onto your device.
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…
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
|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.
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:
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!