I‘m so glad you‘re here! Installing the Univision Now app on your Amazon Firestick or Fire TV opens up a whole world of Spanish language entertainment.
In this detailed guide, I‘ll walk you step-by-step through sideloading Univision Now so you can stream live channels, sports, novelas, news and more from your favorite Latino networks.
By the end, you‘ll be watching ¡Despierta América! and Liga MX fútbol in minutes. ¡Vamanos!
Overview of Univision Now
Univision Now is a subscription streaming service from Univision, the leading Spanish language media company in the U.S.
It gives you live access and on-demand videos from popular Univision and UniMás channels like:
- De Película
- De Película Clásico
- Univision TLNovelas
Univision Now also includes over 3,500 hours of VOD programming like exclusive novelas, reality shows, comedies, news, sports – you name it.
According to Nielsen, Univision draws in over 1.5 million viewers during primetime across its networks. That makes it the 5th largest network in the U.S. overall.
Clearly, tons of people love Univision‘s programming. With Univision Now, you can watch it anytime, anywhere on your Fire TV.
Why Univision Now Isn‘t in the Amazon App Store
Now, you might be wondering – if Univision Now is so popular, why isn‘t it available in the Amazon App Store for easy one-click installation?
Great question. The simple answer is that Univision Now is a paid subscription service, while the Amazon App Store predominantly offers free, ad-supported apps.
Rather than jump through Amazon‘s hoops to list their paid service, Univision opted to make Univision Now available on other platforms like Roku, Apple TV, iOS and Android instead.
But don‘t worry. While you can‘t install Univision Now the usual way on Firestick and Fire TV, there‘s an easy workaround.
We‘ll sideload Univision Now using a handy app called Downloader.
Sideloading simply means installing apps from outside the Amazon App Store. It‘s perfectly legal and safe when done properly.
Ready to get started? Vamonos!
Step 1: Enable Apps from Unknown Sources
Before we can sideload any apps, we first need to enable "Unknown Sources" in your Fire TV device settings.
This gives you permission to install apps from outside the Amazon App Store:
From your Firestick or Fire TV home screen, go to Settings.
Click on My Fire TV or Device depending on your device.
Select Developer Options.
Turn on Apps from Unknown Sources and confirm by clicking Turn On.
Enabling this setting allows you to install any app on your Firestick, not just Univision Now.
You can disable it again later if you want to lock down your device after we‘ve installed Univision.
Step 2: Download and Install the Downloader App
The Downloader app will let you safely sideload Univision Now in just a few taps.
If you don‘t already have it, here‘s how to download and install Downloader:
From the Fire TV home screen, go to the Search option and type in
Select the Downloader app from the search results.
Once Downloader has installed, select Open.
Click Allow on the permission popup.
And that‘s it! The Downloader app is ready to use. Pretty simple right?
Step 3: Install Aptoide TV from Downloader
Before we can install Univision Now directly, we need one more app – Aptoide TV.
Aptoide TV is an alternative app store with tons of Android apps you won‘t find on Amazon‘s store, including Univision Now.
To install Aptoide TV:
Open the Downloader app if you haven‘t already.
Click on the text box at the top and enter:
Press the Go button on your remote. This will download the Aptoide TV installer file.
Once the download is complete, you‘ll see an "Install" button on-screen. Click it.
Click Install again on the popup dialog.
Wait for Aptoide TV to finish installing. This should only take a few seconds.
Almost there! Now Aptoide TV is ready to use on your Firestick.
Step 4: Install Univision Now from Aptoide TV
With Aptoide TV installed, getting Univision Now on your Firestick is a breeze:
Return to the Fire TV‘s home screen and open the Aptoide TV app.
Click Allow on the permission pop-up.
In the Aptoide TV search bar, look for
Select the Univision Now app from the search results.
Wait for Univision Now to finish installing.
And that‘s it! You can now open Univision Now and start watching your favorite shows.
The first time you launch it, you may need to click Ignore on an error pop-up. This is normal when sideloading apps.
If Univision Now prompts you to update the app, go ahead and click OK for the latest features and fixes.
The sideloading process may seem complicated at first, but it‘s really straightforward once you get the hang of it.
In no time you‘ll be streaming Despierta América, soccer games, telenovelas and more!
Pros and Cons of Univision Now
Now that you‘ve installed the app, should you subscribe? Here are some pros and cons to consider:
- Access to live Univision and UniMás cable channels
- Hundreds of exclusive novelas, shows and movies on-demand
- Stream on up to 5 devices simultaneously
- Unlimited access starting at $10.99/month
- Cancel anytime
- Limited to Spanish language content
- No offline viewing option
- Original pricing was $4.99/month (over 100% price hike)
- Smaller content library compared to Netflix/Hulu
For Spanish programming, Univision Now is tough to beat. But niche services like Pantaya may be better values for on-demand streaming.
It comes down to comparing the channels and shows offered to your tastes. Check out the Univision Now free trial to decide if it‘s worth it.
Either way, now that you‘ve installed the app on Firestick, you can try it out whenever you want.
I hope this guide makes the installation process quick and easy. But technology can be finicky sometimes.
Here are some troubleshooting tips in case you run into any hiccups:
- Restart your Firestick – This often fixes minor glitches.
- Check your internet connection – Apps can‘t install without a solid WiFi or ethernet connection.
- Disable VPNs or ad blockers – They can interfere with app downloads.
- Clear cache and data for Downloader/Aptoide – This wipes out bugs or outdated files.
- Update apps to latest version – Older app versions may not work correctly.
- Still having issues? Contact Fire TV support for help troubleshooting.
With a bit of patience, you should have Univision Now up and working smoothly. But feel free to reach out to me if you have any other questions!
Frequently Asked Questions
Let‘s go over some common questions about installing and using Univision Now:
What devices can I watch Univision Now on?
Univision Now is available on Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Fire Tablets, and via sideloading on Fire TV.
Does Univision Now have live sports?
Yes! Univision Now includes live sports from TUDN like Liga MX soccer, MLS, NFL, MLB, boxing, and more.
Can I use Univision Now for free?
Univision Now offers a 7-day free trial for new subscribers. After that, a paid subscription is required starting at $10.99/month.
What‘s the difference between Univision Now and the Univision app?
The free Univision app has a limited selection of recent episodes, while Univision Now requires a paid subscription but unlocks live channels and thousands of shows/movies on demand.
What channels are included?
Univision Now includes 17+ channels like Univision, UniMás, Galavisión, TlNovelas, Bandamax, De Película, FOROtv, Telehit and more. See the full channel lineup.
Can I use Univision Now on multiple devices?
Yes, Univision Now allows simultaneous streaming on up to 5 devices connected to your account.
How do I cancel Univision Now?
You can cancel your Univision Now subscription at any time by going into your account settings. Just click "Cancel Subscription" and confirm.
Let me know if you have any other questions! I‘m always happy to help you out.
¡Buena suerte y diviértete! Let me know how you like Univision Now on your Firestick once it‘s up and running.