Downloader App on Firestick, Android, Google TV, & More

downloader

This step-by-step guide will show how to install the Downloader App on Firestick/Fire TV, Android TV, Google TV, and others.

The Downloader app is used by millions of cord-cutters across the world for sideloading apps to their streaming device with the click of a button.

Downloader is available for installation on nearly any streaming device imaginable.

This includes any device that runs the Android operating system (OS). Variations of Android OS include Android TV, Fire OS, Stock Android, Google TV, and more.

Popular streaming devices that run Android OS include the following:

  • Amazon Firestick (all models)
  • Fire TV & Fire TV Cubes
  • NVIDIA Shield (all variations)
  • Android phones & tablets
  • Chromecast with Google TV
  • Generic Android TV Boxes
  • MECOOL Boxes
  • onn. Google TV Boxes
  • Windows PC and Mac (via Android emulator)
  • Raspberry Pi

Note: Roku and Apple devices run their own operating systems and are NOT compatible with the Downloader app. We recommend using one of the devices listed above instead.

Roku vs Firestick Comparison

The app itself uses a home screen with a built-in web browser that allows for the installation of apps and APKs.

The key to this is file management that is programmed within the app to allow for download, deletion, and more.

downloader-app-sideloading

The feature component of this tool is the ability to side-load applications not available in the Amazon App Store.

This allows users to install various apps and APKs from thousands of websites with just a URL.

See our list of Best Downloader Codes for a quick way to install the best apps.

This process is often referred to as “jailbreaking” and is popular for devices such as the Amazon Firestick/Fire TV.

TROYPOINT has a complete tutorial for jailbreaking a firestick that will walk you through the entire process step-by-step.

This guide has been accessed by millions of cord-cutters across the world.

Jailbreak Firestick Guide

Below we have included step-by-step screenshot instructions for installing Downloader on each type of Android operating system.

How To Install Downloader on Firestick/Fire TV

The steps below will show you how to install the Downloader app on the Firestick, Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, and any Fire TV device.

With Amazon’s release of their New Firestick Interface, many Firestick/Fire TV users are wondering how to install Downloader using this new interface.

If your Firestick/Fire TV hasn’t been updated to the new interface yet, refer to the old Fire TV interface instructions further down.

1. From the home screen of your device, hover over the Find button and then click the Search box.

Search for Downloader in Firestick App Store

2. Search for and select Downloader.

seach for and select downloader

3. Choose the Downloader app.

choose downloader

4. Click Get or Download.

click download

5. Wait for the app to install.

wait for app to install

6. You will see a notification in the bottom right-hand corner once installation has finished.

downloader ready to launch

How To Install Downloader on Android TV

In this example, I am using an NVIDIA Shield, but this process works for any device running the Android TV operating system.

This also includes MECOOL Boxes, Tivo Stream 4K, Dynalink, Mi Boxes, and more.

You can view our Downloader on Android TV article for more information on this process.

1. Select the Google Play Store from the home screen.

Select the Google Play Store from the home screen.

2. Click the search icon.

Click the search icon.

3. Type in “downloader” and click Search.

Type in “downloader” and click Search.

4. Select Downloader by AFTVnews.

Select Downloader by AFTVnews.

5. Click Install.

Click Install.

6. Installation is complete.

installation of downloader is finished

Google TV Instructions

For those using a Google TV device, follow the screenshots below.

This same process and more can also be found within our Jailbreak Chromecast with Google TV guide.

1. Click Apps from the main menu.

Click Apps from the main menu.

2. Click Search for apps.

Click Search for apps.

3. Type in “downloader” within the search bar and click the search icon.

Type in “downloader” within the search bar and click the search icon.

4. Choose Downloader by AFTVnews under Apps.

Choose Downloader by AFTVnews under Apps.

5. Click Install.

Click Install.

6. Downloader has successfully been installed!

Once the Downloader installs return back to the home screen.

Downloader App Features

downloader features

AFTVnews is the original creator of the Downloader App and has made it very successful to this day.

In 2019, TROYPOINT purchased the Downloader application from AFTVNews along with a few other subsidiary apps.

However, AFTVNews has since bought back the application and currently owns it.

Downloader App Goes Home to AFTVNews

Besides the home-screen Browser that is open upon startup, the Downloader app has a few other unique features that make it so popular.

Using the Browser tab allows for navigation on any website. Best of all, you won’t need a keyboard as the app has a built-in mouse to scroll and select with ease.

This works fabulously when a URL is not a direct link to an APK and we must download the file from a web-page.

Besides the home-screen Browser that is open upon startup, the Downloader app has a few other unique features that make it so popular.

Another key feature is the Favorites tab that lets you bookmark any pages you visit frequently and access them with a click.

Another key feature of Downloader is the Favorites tab that lets you bookmark any pages you visit frequently and access them with a click.

Within the settings are options to enable APK Auto-Install, JavaScript, and more. We suggest leaving these settings to default for the most part.

Within the settings are options to enable APK Auto-Install, JavaScript, and more.

The Files tab will compile any APK file you install. We suggest cleaning this out when installing APK files.

The Files tab will compile any APK file you install. We suggest cleaning this out when installing APK files.

If you experience a message saying an “unknown error has occurred” check out the link below.

An Unknown Error Has Occurred – How to Fix

The Downloader app is the best tool available when it comes to sideloading unauthorized apps on any Android-powered device.

If you own an Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, Chromecast, or any Android device this tool is a must-have!

Protect Yourself When Using Downloader

Most applications that we install through Downloader aren’t verified and will track us through our identifying IP Address.

The following free guide will teach you how to install the best VPN on your Firestick or Android TV Box.

How to Install VPN on Fire TV Stick & Android TV Box

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I install Downloader?

This guide will show you how to install the Downloader App on any device you prefer.

Is Downloader Free?

Yes. This app is absolutely free to install and use for downloading thousands of applications.

What is the Downloader App?

The Downloader App is a tool used to install various applications that are not provided within your preferred App Store.

Is Downloader on Firestick?

Yes. the Downloader App is available on all variations of Firestick and Fire TV as well as Android devices.

Save 86% on Surfshark VPN + 4 Free Months

X