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How To Install Mobdro APK on Firestick & Android Devices for Free Live TV

Mobdro is a popular free live TV streaming app that can be installed on devices like the Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, and Android TV boxes. This comprehensive guide will provide step-by-step instructions on installing Mobdro and using its features to watch live channels.

What is Mobdro?

Mobdro is an Android APK app that streams live TV channels, shows, sports, news, movies and more completely free. It aggregates content from various online sources to provide hundreds of viewing options across many categories.

Some key features of Mobdro include:

  • Live TV streaming of channels across news, sports, movies, shows, music and more
  • Navigation categories like News, Sports, Cooking, Animals, Spiritual, Podcasts, and more
  • Search option to find specific TV shows and streams
  • Ability to add favorite channels
  • Parental controls, language settings, and hardware decoding options

Is Mobdro Legal?

An important disclaimer about Mobdro is that it likely does not hold the proper licenses for all the content it streams. Distributing copyrighted material without permission is illegal. While Mobdro may work well, users stream content at their own risk as the streams could potentially be taken down.

I recommend using legal live TV services like IPTV for the highest quality streams. Check out my IPTV guide for the top options.

Now let‘s get into how to install Mobdro and start watching free live TV.

How To Install Mobdro on Firestick / Fire TV

The Firestick and Fire TV run the Fire OS which is based on Android. This allows you to install Android APK files like Mobdro with a few easy steps using the Downloader app.

Here is a step-by-step visual guide on installing Mobdro on your Firestick or Fire TV:

  1. Open the Downloader app on your Firestick. If you don‘t have it yet, download Downloader from the Amazon Appstore.

  2. In Downloader, allow the app to access files on your device by clicking Allow when prompted.

  3. Go to the browser section in Downloader and enter the URL: mobdro.tv

  4. Scroll down and click the Download button to get the Mobdro APK file.

  5. Once the download is complete, click Install.

  6. After installation finishes, press Done to return to the Downloader home screen.

  7. Delete the downloaded APK file from Downloader by pressing the trash icon.

  8. You will now find the Mobdro app in the Apps section on your Firestick. Launch it to begin using Mobdro.

That‘s all you need to do to get Mobdro installed on your Fire TV streaming device!

Next, I‘ll provide some tips on using Mobdro and getting the most out of its features.

How To Use Mobdro on Firestick

When you first launch Mobdro, you‘ll have to accept their Terms of Service.

You‘ll then see categories like News, Sports, Cooking, and more. Navigate to any category and select a channel to start watching live TV.

Here are some key things you can do while streaming with Mobdro:

  • Tap the star icon to add a channel to your Favorites list for quick access.

  • Press the cog icon to change stream Settings like Hardware Decoding and Subtitle Language.

  • Use the magnifying glass icon to Search for specific TV shows and streams.

  • Tap the time icon to see Upcoming Streams scheduled for future viewing.

  • Adjust Parental Controls to limit adult content (requires PIN).

  • Record live TV if you want to save it, requires storage space on device.

Take some time to explore all the categories and channels available in Mobdro. Having the ability to add favorites makes it easy to jump to the content you watch most.

How To Install Mobdro on Android Devices

The process to install Mobdro on any Android device like an Android TV box is pretty simple:

  1. Enable "Unknown Sources" in Settings to allow install of third-party APK files.

  2. Open a web browser on your Android device and go to mobdro.tv.

  3. Download the APK file and open it to trigger the install.

  4. Accept all the permission popups during installation.

  5. Launch Mobdro from your app drawer. Log in or sign up for an account.

That‘s all it takes to start using Mobdro on any Android smart TV, streaming box, smartphone, tablet, etc. It‘s much easier than sideloading the app on Firestick.

Troubleshooting Mobdro Issues

Since Mobdro pulls streams from various online sources, you may sometimes experience lag, buffering or other playback issues. Here are some things you can try:

  • Check your internet speed. Mobdro requires at least 3-5 Mbps for smooth streaming. Connect via ethernet if WiFi is slow.

  • Adjust the stream quality in Settings. Try a lower quality stream if your connection can‘t handle high quality.

  • Clear Mobdro cache and data from device Settings. This wipes out old temporary files causing problems.

  • Try different Mobdro servers located in Settings. Changing server locations can improve stream stability.

  • Restart your streaming device and router if streams are completely down across channels.

In most cases, buffering problems come down to network issues or server outages at Mobdro‘s end. Be patient and try the tips above to resolve them.

Mobdro Alternatives

While Mobdro offers a ton of live TV streaming options, the video quality and reliability can be hit or miss at times.

Here are some alternative apps to consider if you want a better experience:

  • Kodi – Install Live TV addons for free streams just like Mobdro. Video quality is normally better.

  • Plex – Plex Live TV and DVR features allow you to stream and record OTA channels.

  • IPTV – Paying for a good IPTV service gives you the most HD streams without buffering.

  • PlutoTV – A free streaming app with live TV channels in a more structured channel guide.

Mobdro fills a nice niche for free live TV, but exploring paid options like IPTV provides an upgraded viewing experience.

Final Thoughts on Mobdro for Firestick and Android TV

I hope this guide has shown you how quick and easy it is to install Mobdro on Firestick, Fire TV, and Android streaming devices. While Mobdro offers a ton of live channels, keep in mind that streaming free copyrighted content does come with risks.

My advice is to leverage Mobdro‘s pros like the huge channel selection and favorites feature, but also be ready for some of its drawbacks like intermittent stream buffering. Don‘t rely on Mobdro as your only live TV option.

Let me know if you have any other questions about using Mobdro! I‘m happy to help you get it set up and streaming on your device.

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