FireDL is a must-have utility app that makes sideloading apps on Fire TV devices a breeze. With this comprehensive guide, you‘ll learn how to install and use FireDL to access a world of streaming entertainment.
What is FireDL?
FireDL is an Android app that allows you to install other apps and APKs by entering "codes." Each code links to a download for an app file.
Unlike manual APK sideloading, FireDL streamlines the process so you can install apps with just a few clicks. No more searching for APK files online or transferring them to your device.
FireDL also makes it easy to keep your apps updated. Developers will release new codes when app updates become available.
Some of the most popular uses for FireDL include:
- Installing Kodi builds, plugins, and add-ons
- Accessing modified versions of popular apps
- Keeping streaming APKs up-to-date
- Downloading utilities like VPNs, app starters, browsers, etc.
In short, if you can find a code for it, you can install it with FireDL.
Step 1: Install Downloader App
The first step is to install the Downloader app on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Android TV Box.
On Fire OS devices like Firesticks, Downloader can be installed from the Amazon Appstore. On Android TV boxes, you‘ll get it from the Google Play Store.
Downloader allows you to enter URLs to download files and apps. We‘ll use it to sideload the FireDL APK.
Step 2: Enable Apps from Unknown Sources
Before sideloading any apps, you need to enable "Apps from Unknown Sources" in your device settings.
On Firesticks and Fire TVs, go to:
Settings > Applications > Unknown Sources > Turn On
On NVIDIA SHIELD, Xiaomi Mi Box, and other Android TV devices, go to:
Settings > Security & Restrictions > Unknown Sources > Turn On
This allows you to install apps outside of the official app stores.
Step 3: Download the FireDL APK
Once Downloader is installed, follow these steps:
Open the Downloader app
Enter the URL: tinyurl.com/firedldownload
Select Download to download the APK file.
The download only takes a few seconds.
Step 4: Install the FireDL APK
Once the download completes, you‘ll see the Install option.
Select Install to install FireDL.
After it finishes installing, select Done.
Delete the APK file by pressing the trash can button. This helps free up storage space.
That‘s it! FireDL is now ready to use on your device.
Step 5: Launch FireDL and Enter Codes
To install apps using FireDL:
Open the FireDL app from your app drawer.
Enter a valid code in the text field.
Select Next to turn the code into a download link.
Select Download to download and install the app.
For example, to install Kodi:
Enter Code: get.kodi.com
And Kodi will be installed!
The process is the same for any valid FireDL code you find.
Where to Find FireDL Codes
There are many websites that share working FireDL codes including:
These sites keep the codes updated as new versions of apps are released. I recommend bookmarking a few FireDL code resources.
Some trustworthy YouTube channels also share reliable codes in their video descriptions.
Only use codes from reputable sites you trust to avoid malware. And make sure to use a good VPN like IPVanish when streaming or sideloading apps.
Why Use FireDL for App Installation?
Manually sideloading APKs can be a hassle. You have to:
- Find a trusted APK source
- Download the APK on your computer
- Transfer the APK to your streaming device
- Install the APK
- Repeat the process again when the app needs updating
With FireDL you simply:
- Enter the code
- Click download
- The app installs
It‘s much faster, easier, and more convenient than manual APK sideloading.
Plus FireDL has features for extracting ZIP files and clearing out old APK install files from your device. This helps keep your Firestick or Fire TV running smoothly.
The bottom line is that FireDL is a handy utility app for any Fire TV device owner.
Troubleshooting FireDL Issues
If you‘re having trouble installing apps from codes, here are some troubleshooting tips:
- Make sure Apps from Unknown Sources is enabled in your device settings
- Try restarting your device and reopening FireDL
- Double check that the code you entered is correct
- Try a different code source in case a code is outdated
- Update the FireDL app in case a new version is available
- Clear cache and data for the Downloader app and reinstall FireDL
- Perform a factory reset if all else fails (backup your apps first)
Alternative App Installers
If you want an app installer alternative, here are a few options:
- FileLinked – Also uses codes but has a bigger master code list
- Aptoide TV – App store for sideloaded apps
- Apps2Fire – Install apps remotely from a web browser
- Send Files to TV – Transfer APKs from your phone
I recommend trying out a few different installers to see which you like best. All provide an easy way to sideload apps.
Frequently Asked FireDL Questions
Is FireDL safe to use?
Yes, FireDL itself is safe. But as with any sideloaded app, there is always some risk. Only use codes from trustworthy sources. And use a VPN for added security.
Does FireDL work on all Fire TV and Android TV devices?
Yes, FireDL works on all Firestick, Fire TV, and Android TV models. Just be sure to enable installing unknown apps first.
Is FireDL free?
Yes, FireDL is completely free to install and use. There are no paid subscriptions or hidden fees.
Can FireDL install Kodi builds?
Yes, many of the codes available are for installing popular Kodi builds like The Crew, Ezra, and Misfit Mods.
How do I update apps installed with FireDL?
When an app update is released, there will be an updated code you can enter in FireDL to download the new version.
Can I use a mouse toggle with FireDL on Firestick?
Yes, a mouse toggle makes entering codes much easier. Apps like Remote Mouse work well.
Get More Out of Your Fire TV with FireDL
Learning how to install and use FireDL opens up endless possibilities for app sideloading on Firestick and Fire TV devices.
You‘ll always have quick access to the latest media players, Kodi builds, utility apps, and more. No more hassling with manual APK installs.
Be sure to use a high-quality VPN like IPVanish whenever you‘re streaming or sideloading apps to stay protected.
Thanks for reading and enjoy unlocking the full potential of your Fire TV with FireDL! Let me know if you have any other questions.