Looking to cut your bloated cable bill and free yourself from expensive subscriptions? Installing Tvium on your Fire TV or Android device provides access to a massive library of free movies, shows, and live TV channels.
In this guide, I‘ll walk you through everything you need to know to get Tvium set up on your Firestick, Fire TV Cube, NVIDIA Shield, or any other Android streaming device.
Here‘s what I‘ll cover:
- Is it safe to use Tvium for streaming?
- Simple step-by-step Tvium installation instructions
- Tour of Tvium‘s features and how to use the app
- The legality of streaming with Tvium
- Tvium frequently asked questions
Let‘s get started!
Is Tvium Safe for Streaming on Firestick & Android TV?
Whenever installing an app outside of official app stores like the Amazon Appstore or Google Play Store, performing safety checks is crucial.
While Tvium grants free access to movies and shows, you want to ensure it‘s not collecting and sharing any private data without your knowledge.
To verify Tvium‘s safety, I scanned the Android APK installation file through VirusTotal – a website that checks files against 70+ top antivirus engines.
Here are the results:[insert updated VirusTotal screenshot]
The scan found 2 potential security risks:
- An ad analytics module that could collect some usage data
- A minor privacy concern regarding device data access
So while Tvium appears relatively safe, these risks illustrate the importance of taking precautions like using a VPN whenever installing and streaming with third party apps.
A VPN encrypts all of your internet traffic and hides your IP address from being tracked. This prevents any concerning data leaks or exposure.
According to a 2021 survey, 79% of Americans believe internet privacy and security tools like a VPN are important for protecting personal data.
So before installing Tvium, make sure you have a trusted VPN configured on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Android device. A top option like Surfshark will keep your streaming activities private and secure.
Now let‘s walk through installing Tvium…
Step-by-Step Instructions to Install Tvium on Firestick & Android TV
I‘ll be demonstrating installation on a Fire TV Stick 4K Max, but these steps work on any Fire TV or Android TV box.
1. Connect to Your VPN First
As I recommended above, connecting to a VPN before installing or streaming with Tvium is strongly advised to keep your internet use anonymous and secure against potential privacy risks.
If you don‘t already have a VPN on your device, Surfshark is a great choice offering fast connection speeds and unlimited devices under one account.
Use these steps to download and install Surfshark on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Android device:[insert updated VPN install screenshots]
Once installed, open the Surfshark app and connect to a server location – this will encrypt all your internet traffic. Now you‘re ready to safely install Tvium.
2. Install the Downloader App
Downloader is a utility app for installing Android APK files from Fire TV and Android TV.
If you don‘t have it already, use my tutorial here to get Downloader installed on your device:[insert Downloader install steps]
Once installed, launch Downloader from your app drawer.
3. Enter the Tvium URL
In the URL box of the Downloader app, enter:
Then click Go to visit the page.[insert screenshot of entering URL]
This will connect you to the Tvium developer‘s website to download the APK file.
4. Download & Install the Tvium APK
You should now see a page titled "Download Tvium Now." Go ahead and click the download button to start the installation process.[insert download page screenshot]
The Tvium APK download will begin. Once it finishes, you‘ll see the install page:[insert install screenshot]
Click the Install button to confirm installing Tvium onto your device.
5. Launch Tvium and Start Streaming!
After a few moments, the Tvium installation will complete and you‘ll get a "Tvium Ready!" message. You can now open Tvium from your app drawer to start streaming.
The first time you launch Tvium, you‘ll get some startup screens explaining the app features and prompting you to create a pin code to access any adult content.[insert launch screenshots]
And that‘s it! Tvium is now ready to start streaming tons of free movies, shows, and live TV.
Next I‘ll provide an overview of all the features Tvium offers and recommendations for getting the most out of this streaming app.
Tvium Features and Usage – Get the Most Out of This Streaming App
Now that you have Tvium installed, let‘s explore all that this app can do:
Huge Catalog of Movies & TV Shows
The main appeal of Tvium is the massive catalog of movies and TV shows available for free streaming. There are thousands of popular titles neatly organized into categories such as:
- Recently Added
- Most Viewed
- And more
This makes browsing and discovering new movies a breeze.[insert updated movie categories screenshot]
When you select a title, Tvium pulls links from across the web and provides a list of streams available. These will be a mix of direct source links and premium Real-Debrid sources if you have an account connected.
The streams are nicely sorted by quality and format, allowing you to select crisp 1080p videos when available. I‘ve found video playback to be consistently smooth and high-quality.[insert additional title selection, streams list, and playback screenshots]
Having a Real-Debrid account linked to Tvium provides higher quality streams and significantly faster buffering speeds.
But even without it, you can still watch most movies and shows through the free direct links. Real-Debrid integration is an optional upgrade but not strictly necessary to enjoy Tvium.
Live TV Streaming
In addition to the huge on-demand media library, Tvium also offers some live TV streaming. Inside the Live TV section, you‘ll find channels sorted into categories like:
- And more
The channel selection is limited compared to dedicated live TV streaming services. But when you do find a working stream, video quality is quite good and comparable to paid IPTV services.
If you want access to more robust live TV streaming, check out my [guide on the best free Live TV options].
Save Shows & Movies to Your Favorites
As you spend more time streaming with Tvium, you‘ll likely find specific movies, shows, and channels you really enjoy.
Rather than browsing through categories every time, the Favorites tab lets you save these for quick access later. You can build up a custom favorites list of all your go-to entertainment options.
No more relying on search each time or scrolling endlessly![insert Favorites tab screenshot]
Adjust Key Settings
Inside the Settings section of Tvium, you can manage key components of the app:
Real-Debrid – Input your Real-Debrid account credentials to link with Tvium for premium streams.
Update Location – Change your streaming server location to improve speeds.
Clear Cache – Free up storage space by deleting temporary cached data.
Enable Adult Content – Create a PIN to access adult films through the app.
The Settings menu is also where you can submit bug reports and feedback directly to the Tvium developer to help improve the app.
And that covers all the main features you‘ll find within Tvium. It provides a flexible free streaming platform to watch both on-demand movies/shows and live TV.
Next I‘ll dig into the legality of streaming with Tvium…
Is Tvium Legal? Understanding the Risks
Whenever using free streaming apps like Tvium that provide access to copyrighted movies and shows, the question of legality inevitably comes up.
So is using Tvium completely legal and safe from any potential repercussions? Let‘s take a closer look.
The short answer is: it‘s complicated.
Tvium itself is just an interface aggregating links to streams hosted on other sites around the web. It does not actually host any protected content on its own.
However, many of the movies and shows accessed through Tvium are copyrighted material being streamed without direct authorization from studios and networks.
According to reports, streaming piracy costs the US entertainment industry over $30 billion per year in lost revenue.
So while the app itself is not illegal, there is certainly an ethical grey area involved with accessing copyright-protected content through apps like Tvium without paying.
That said, there is minimal risk for the individual user. Copyright holders predominantly go after sites hosting the infringing content, not necessarily the end viewer.
But it‘s impossible to conclusively state whether Tvium is 100% legal since it comes down to what content you ultimately access through the app.
For true peace of mind, I recommend using Tvium solely to stream public domain media or other content where copyright no longer applies. This brings your streaming completely above board.
You can also check out my guide on [100% legal free movie apps] to enjoy streaming while staying on the right side of the law.
At the end of the day, the legality question requires personal discretion on what content you choose to stream through Tvium and apps like it. Just be aware of any potential copyright risks when accessing paid content for free.
Now let‘s wrap up with some frequently asked questions…
Tvium on Firestick FAQs
Let‘s recap some key information about installing and using Tvium on Fire TV devices:
What is Tvium?
Tvium is a free streaming app for Firestick, Fire TV, and Android devices offering thousands of movies, shows, and some live channels.
Is Tvium legal to use?
The app itself is legal, but aspects of streaming copyright-protected content through Tvium fall into an ethical grey area. Use caution accessing paid content for free.
Can I download movies and shows with Tvium?
Tvium is strictly a streaming app. You cannot download DRM-protected content locally to your device storage.
What Firestick and Android devices support Tvium?
Tvium works on any Firestick, Fire TV, or Android TV model. It also works on most Android mobile devices.
Is Tvium safe to use on Firestick and Android TV?
With protections like a VPN, Tvium appears relatively safe to use. But exercise caution as with any third party app outside of official app stores.
And there you have it! Everything you need to know to get Tvium installed on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Android TV box and start streaming.
Follow my guide carefully and you‘ll be watching endless movies, shows, and live TV in brilliant HD quality before you know it. Just be smart by taking steps like connecting a VPN to keep your streaming activities private and secure.