This tutorial will show you how to install Aptoide TV APK on the Firestick, Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, and Android TV Boxes.
This alternative app store will work just as well as Google Play.
Aptoide TV works similar to Google Play and best of all, this version is optimized for streaming devices that run Android OS such as the Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, and Android TV Boxes.
One of the problems with installing android applications onto the Fire TV or Firestick is that they don’t work very well with the remote.
That isn’t the case with this optimized version of Aptoide TV since it has been specifically created for our streaming devices such as the Amazon Fire TV or FireStick.
If you choose to install Google Play on Firestick, then you will be required to root your device and go through a ton of steps to complete the process.
This is an easier method and best of all, most of the apps that are available in Google Play are also available in Aptoide TV.
Aptoide TV Highlights
- One of the most popular 3rd party app stores available
- Contains over 750,000 apps
- Compatible with any device that runs Android OS such as the Firestick 4K, Fire TV, NVIDIA SHIELD, and Android TV Boxes
- Free to install
- Easy to navigate user interface
- Great variety of app categories
- Has many great apps that aren’t available in the Amazon App Store or Google Play
- Works great with IPVanish VPN
- Quick and simple installation process
For these reasons and more Aptoide TV is included as one of TROYPOINT’s Best Firestick Apps.
Important Note: Installing Aptoide TV is one of the first steps to “jailbreaking” an Amazon Firestick/Fire TV device. For more information on jailbreaking your Firestick/Fire TV be sure to check out our popular TROYPOINT guide below.
Aptoide TV User Interface Screenshots
The guide below will show you how to install Aptoide TV step-by-step. Check out our YouTube video towards the bottom of this post if you prefer video tutorials.
For the installation of Aptoide TV on our Firestick 4K we will be using the Downloader app to side-load the application.
Aptoide TV APK Installation Guide for Firestick & Fire TV
IMPORTANT: Before installing, make sure to turn OFF your VPN service. However, while using Aptoide TV always be sure to turn back ON your VPN.
Click Settings on your screen by pressing the Select button on your remote.
Scroll to the right using the navigation button on your remote and click My Fire TV.
Click Developer options.
Scroll down and make sure that the Apps from Unknown Sources is turned ON. If this is OFF, highlight this option and press the Select button on your remote.
Press the Home button on your remote to go back to the Home screen.
Use the Left navigation button on your remote to click on the Search icon located on the upper left corner of the interface.
Type in “Downloader” to install the free application. This will be used to side-load the Aptoide TV app.
Click the Down navigation button on your remote until the search term is highlighted. Then click the OK button.
Under the APPS & GAMES category, hover on the Downloader icon and press the OK button on your remote.
The app will be ready for downloading. Press the Select button on your remote to start downloading the app.
Click Allow when prompted with this message.
A message about the app’s new features will be displayed. Click OK.
Click the URL bar which shows http://.
A keyboard on the screen will appear. Type in “troypoint.com/app“ and click Go. This shortcut will link directly to the Aptoide TV APK in order to install it quickly.
- Important Note: this APK file is not hosted by TROYPOINT. This link is pointing to the installation file hosted at archive.org
Wait for Aptoide TV to install.
A pop-up window will appear, click the Delete button. This is necessary to free up your Firestick’s or Fire TV’s storage space.
Confirm by selecting the Delete button again on the screen.
The Aptoide TV app will not yet be included in the Your Apps & Games app section. Hold down the Home button on your remote until the Shortcut to Your Apps Library window appears. Click Apps.
You will be redirected to the apps that you have downloaded. Scroll down to the bottom to locate the Aptoide TV app.
Press the Menu button on your remote and select Move to front to move Aptoide TV to the front of Your Apps & Channels.
Aptoide TV is now placed in the front of Your Apps & Channels.
Aptoide TV is now successfully installed! Launch the application to get started.
Click OK when this message appears about what’s new with Aptoide TV.
You are now ready to install apps using Aptoide TV. Enjoy!
Warning! Protect Yourself With A VPNMost cord-cutters use a VPN and rightfully so.
The free streaming applications, addons, and paid IPTV services that you use are usually hosted on insecure servers.
Without a VPN, your IP Address is being logged.
Your IP Address points back to your location and identity which compromises both your privacy and security.
Your current IP Address is 126.96.36.199 – When you use a VPN, your real IP address will be converted into an anonymous new one.
A VPN will provide you with an anonymous connection to the Internet.
This will prevent your Internet Service Provider, app/addon developers, government agencies, and any 3rd party from logging what you’re accessing online.
The most popular VPN among cord-cutters is IPVanish due to their blazing fast speeds and zero log policy.
Its important to use a VPN that is fast since we are streaming large HD files. Its also crucial to find one that keeps no logs of what their subscribers access while online.
Setting up IPVanish VPN on your streaming device is simple!
Step 1 Register for an IPVanish VPN account by clicking the link below.
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Step 2 – Hover over the search icon on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube and type in “Ipvanish”
You may also find the IPVanish App in the Google Play Store for those of you who are using Android TV Boxes, phones, and tablets.
Step 3 – Click the IPVanish VPN option that appears.
Step 4 – Click the IPVanish icon under Apps & Games.
Step 5 – Click Download.
Step 6 – Click Open.
Step 7 – Enter your username and password to login. Your username is the email that you used to register for IPVanish service with and your password is automatically generated and emailed to you.
Step 8 – Click Connect button.
Step 9 – Click OK for Connection request if it appears.
Step 10 – You will notice that your IP Address changes along with location of connection. You are now operating anonymously through your device.
Click the Home Button on your remote and the VPN will remain running in the background.
Congratulations! You are now protected by a VPN which means everything that you stream or access through your Firestick or Android TV Box is hidden from the rest of the world.
If you ever need to stop the VPN service, simply re-launch the application and click the DISCONNECT button.
How to Install Aptoide TV on Firestick or Fire TV through ES File Explorer
Another alternative to side-loading the Downloader app is to use the ES File Explorer app. Follow the steps below to download the Aptoide TV app.
Important Note: ES File Explorer now charges for their app. Learn how to get the modded free premium app through our ES File Explorer Firestick tutorial.
Launch the ES File Explorer app .
Click on Tools > Download Manager.
On the bottom of the screen, click the + New button .
A pop-up window will appear. On the Path field, enter “https://www.troypoint.com/app“.
On the Name field, type in “Aptoide TV”.
Click the DOWNLOAD NOW button.
When the APK is downloaded, a pop-up window will appear. Click OPEN FILE. This will commence the installation process.
A pop-up window will appear. Click INSTALL.
Installation is complete!
Aptoide TV Details & Features
Aptoide TV holds tons of applications that are available for download with the click of a button. There is no shortage of options within this Google Play Alternative.
Whether you want to watch videos, play games, listen to music, use external video players, chat with friends on social media, or use different web browsers, Aptoide TV has it all!
Listed below are some of the most popular applications you can install from Aptoide TV:
- Plex Media Server
- Popcorn Time APK
- Perfect Player
- MX Player
- Morph TV
- Tubi TV
- Freeflix HQ
Some of the most popular app Categories include: Entertainment, Shopping, Communication, Games, Social, Video Players/Editors, Tools, and more.
Hopefully you better understand why Aptoide TV is one of the most popular 3rd party app stores downloaded today! Installation of apps within this alternative app store is quick and painless and works on your favorite device.
TROYPOINT TIP: Aptoide TV and dozens of other apps are available within the TROYPOINT Rapid App Installer.
This app allows you to install the best streaming apps and tools in a matter of minutes rather than installing each APK one by one. Use the link below to access this free application.
Give Aptoide TV a try today and let us know what you think in the comment section!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aptoide TV
Is Aptoide TV free?
Yes, this is a completely free alternative app store. Although the apps within Aptoide are all free to install, there are some like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, etc. that require payment to use their services.
Is Aptoide TV legal?
Yes. Aptoide TV is 100% legal to install and use. However, some apps within Aptoide may be illegal. To ensure you are not installing illegal apps, make sure to only install verified applications.
Is Aptoide TV safe?
Yes, installing most applications from this app store is safe. However we always recommend looking for apps with the Trusted App icon prior to installing.
What devices can Aptoide TV be installed on?
Aptoide TV is compatible and works the best with devices that run Android OS. This includes: Amazon Fire TV, Firestick, Fire TV Cubes, Kindle Fire Tablet, Nvidia Shield, and other Android TV Boxes.