How to Download Movies on Firestick/Android in 2022 (Fast & Secure)


The following step-by-step tutorial will provide instructions on How to Download Movies and TV Shows for free on Firestick, Fire TV, and Android TV Boxes.

The Amazon Firestick is the most popular streaming device available today.

This is likely due to its low price point and sideloading capabilities that will allow you to “jailbreak” your device.

How to Jailbreak Firestick

One of the best features of this device is the ability to download content such as Movies and TV Shows for easy streaming capabilities.

There are several methods available that work for downloading Movies on your Firestick or Fire TV.

These will also work for Android TV Boxes such as NVIDIA SHIELD, MECOOL, and others.

In this tutorial, we are using the popular app Cinema APK in conjunction with ES File Explorer.

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For those using the Nvidia Shield or Android TV Boxes, unfortunately, ES File Explorer is not available within the Google Play Store.

For these devices, we recommend installing FX File Explorer.

FX File Explorer on Google Play Store

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the Firestick having low internal storage compared to other devices, we suggest looking into expanding external storage when downloading content.

Refer to our in-depth tutorial below for more information.

How to Expand Storage on Firestick 4K

Keep in mind however that you do not have to use Cinema HD APK, as there are plenty of other APKs that allow you to download media.

Check out these other great APKs by clicking the link below.

Most Popular APKs

In the tutorial below, we are using the Fire TV Stick Lite. However, this method will also work on any device you prefer.

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How to Download Movies & TV Shows on Firestick

Remember prior to going through these steps you must install both ES File Explorer and Cinema HD (or whichever APK you prefer).

1. Launch Cinema HD then click on the search icon, which is on the upper right side of the home screen.

2. Type in the Movie or TV Show you prefer.

For this example, we chose Night of the Living Dead, which is one of TROYPOINT’s Best Public Domain Movies.

type in the movie or tv show you prefer

3. Once you select a Movie or TV Show choose your preferred streaming source.

4. Scroll down and click “Open with…”

choose open with

5. Choose ES Downloader.

choose es downloader

6. The Download screen will then appear. Click Hide if you want the file to download in the background.

click hide

7. Go back to the home screen of your streaming device and open ES File Explorer.

go back to home screen and open es file explorer

8. To find your media file within ES File Explorer, scroll down on the left menu and click Library.

click on library

9. Then scroll down and click on Movies.

scroll down and click on movies

10. Hover over your media file on the right then press the OK button on your remote.

hover over your media file then press ok

11. Once the file is successfully downloaded you will then select your media player.

once the file is downloaded choose your media player

12. We chose MX Player. If you don’t have MX Player but want to install it, check out our MX Player Installation Guide.

we chose mx player

13. That’s it! Once your media file is fully downloaded you can stream it absolutely buffer free.

you can now play your media file within es file explorer

If you are encountering buffering issues on your Firestick or Fire TV, use our popular guide below that will help solve this problem once and for all:

How to Stop Buffering on Firestick

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Step 2 – From the home screen hover over Find.

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From the home screen hover over Find.

Step 3 – Scroll down and click Search.

Scroll down and click Search.

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Click the IPVanish VPN app.

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How to Delete Media within ES File Explorer

If you decide you no longer want certain media files, or if you’re looking to just free up space on your device, then knowing how to delete media is important.

Use the quick screenshot guide below on how to delete media files within ES File Explorer.

1. Open ES File Explorer, scroll down and click on Library in the left menu.

click on library

2. Then scroll down and click on Movies.

scroll down and click on movies

3. Hover over your media file and hold down the OK button on your remote until you see the green check mark appear.

hold down the ok button until the green check mark appears

4. Once the media file is checked, scroll down and click on Delete within the bottom menu.

once media is checked click on delete

5. The Move to Recycle Bin message will then appear, click OK.

click ok when the move to recycle bin message appears

6. That’s it! You have now successfully deleted your media file from your ES File Explorer Library.

you have now successfully deleted your media file

How to Download Movies on Firestick Extras

If you prefer to download your content on any device, we suggest torrenting files for a seamless experience.

TROYPOINT has created a list of the Best Torrent Sites that is updated DAILY for your reference.

Using torrents to view content is a great way to enjoy movies and TV shows with no buffering and absolutely no ads.

Best Free Torrent Downloaders

Torrents are fabulous when paired with Plex Media Center that you can install on any device.

This will allow you to download all your favorite movies, shows, photos, and more and access them on any device you prefer including Firestick.

Complete Plex Media Server Setup Guide

For the best apps on your Firestick and Fire TV, check out our list of Best Firestick Apps.

Check out the following resource guides for more options to stream Movies & TV Shows:

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Download Movies on a Firestick?

Yes, this guide will show you how to use a popular app to download movies to your Firestick or Fire TV.

Do I need to Jailbreak my Firestick to Download Movies?

You do not need to jailbreak a firestick to download movies but this is a great way to get apps for downloading movies.

What is the Best App for Downloading Movies?

In this tutorial, we use Cinema APK and ES File Explorer to download Movies to our Firestick.

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