Downloader App: How to Install on Firestick/Android, Features, and More

downloader

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

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.


Legal Notice: TROYPOINT will not be held liable for data breaches, infected/hacked devices, or ISP logging caused by using unverified 3rd party applications, IPTV Services, addons, or streaming websites.

CLICK HERE FOR BEST VPN

Downloader App Install Tutorials

Choose from the following links to jump directly to the installation tutorial for your preferred device.

Menu

Firestick/Fire TV/Fire TV Cube/Fire TV Television

Android TV (NVIDIA Shield, MECOOL, Dynalink)

Stock Android (Generic Android Boxes)

Android Phones & Tablets

Google TV (Chromecast with Google TV

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 Cube, and all Fire TV devices
  • NVIDIA Shield (all variations)
  • Android phones & tablets
  • Chromecast with Google TV
  • Generic Android TV Boxes
  • MECOOL Boxes
  • Tivo Stream 4K
  • 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 APK’s.

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 APK’s 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.


Free TROYPOINT Rapid App Installer

Rapid App Installer Small
Install the Best Streaming Apps in Minutes

The free TROYOINT app includes over 50 of the best streaming apps including the one(s) you’re about to install on this page.

GET FREE APP


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.

NOTE: We suggest watching the video tutorial for more details on using Downloader.

Video Tutorial

 

Important Links:

Free TROYPOINT Supercharge Guide

Best VPN for Firestick with HUGE Discount

How to Install VPN on Jailbroken Firestick

Screenshot Guide

1. From the home screen of your device, hover over the Find option.

hover over find

2. Click Search.

click search

3. Search for and select Downloader.

seach for and select downloader

4. Choose the Downloader app.

choose downloader

5. Click Download.

click download

6. Wait for the app to install.

wait for app to install

7. Once the app finishes installing click Open.

downloader ready to launch

8. Return to the home screen and open Settings.

open settings

9. Click My Fire TV.

click my fire tv

10. Choose Developer options.

choose developer options

11. Click Install unknown apps.

click install unknown apps

12. Find the Downloader app and click it.

find the downloader app and click

13. This will turn Unknown Sources to On for the Downloader app. This will enable side-loading on your device.

unknown sources now on

Old Fire TV Interface Instructions

The following screenshot guide is for Amazon Firestick/Fire TV users still using the older interface.

These same steps can also be found within our Downloader on Firestick guide.

1. From your home screen, find the search icon and type Downloader.

From your home screen, find the search icon and type Downloader.

2. Click on the Downloader icon.

Click on the Downloader icon.

3. Click Download.

Click Download.

4. Wait for the app to install. Click Open or Launch now.

Wait for the app to install. Click Open or Launch now.

5. Click Allow.

Click Allow.

6. Click OK.

Click OK.

7. You are now on the main screen of Downloader, return back to your device’s home screen.

You are now on the main screen of Downloader, return back to your device’s home screen.

8. From the home screen of your device, hover over Settings.

From the home screen of your device, hover over Settings.

9. Scroll to the right and choose My Fire TV.

Scroll to the right and choose My Fire TV.

10. Select Developer Options.

Select Developer Options.

11. Turn on Apps from Unknown Sources.

Turn on Apps from Unknown Sources.

Important Note: For those using the Firestick Lite, 3rd Gen Fire TV Stick, or 2nd Gen Fire TV Cube, click Install Unkown Apps.

For those using the Firestick Lite, 3rd Gen Fire TV Stick, or 2nd Gen Fire TV Cube, click Install Unkown Apps.

12. Locate and click Downloader. You will notice it says “ON” which will enable unknown sources for side-loading.

Locate and click Downloader. You will notice it says “ON” which will enable unknown sources for side-loading.

That’s it! You have installed the Downloader app on your Firestick/Fire TV if your device still uses the older interface.

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. After installation return to the home screen.

After installation return to the home screen.

7. Click Settings.

Click Settings.

8. Scroll down and click Device Preferences.

Scroll down and click Device Preferences.

9. Click Security & restrictions.

Click Security & restrictions.

10. Click Unknown sources.

Click Unknown sources.

11. Within the Install unknown apps screen, find and click Downloader.

Within the Install unknown apps screen, find and click Downloader.

12. That’s it! The Downloader app will now say allowed for sideloading on your device.

That’s it! The Downloader app will now say allowed for sideloading on your device.

How to Install Browser Plugin

Important: If you try to sideload applications using Downloader for the first time on an Android TV device you will likely encounter the following screen.

If you try to install applications using Downloader on an Android TV device you will likely encounter the following screen.

In order to fix this issue, we will need to install the Downloader Browser Plugin. Follow the steps below for instructions.

1. Within the search box on the Home screen, enter the following URL – http://browser.aftvnews.com and click Go.

Within the search box on the Home screen, enter the following URL - http://browser.aftvnews.com and click Go.

2. Click Install.

Click Install.

3. Click Done.

Click Done.

4. Click Delete.

Click Delete.

5. Click Delete again.

Click Delete again.

6. That’s it! You have installed the Browser Plugin and can now sideload apps on your Android TV device using Downloader.

That's it! You have installed the Browser Plugin and can now sideload apps on your Android TV device using Downloader.

How To Install Downloader on Stock Android

If you are using a generic Android TV Box such as the X96 Max, Beelink GT-King, T95q, or other boxes, follow the instructions below.

These devices run Stock Android OS and require a different process for sideloading. Check out our Android Resource Guide for more information on the different operating systems.

We must first use a web browser like Google Chrome, TV Bro, or any browser that allows for downloading.

These same steps and more can also be found within our Downloader on Android TV Box tutorial.

1. Go into the Settings of your Android TV Box and click Security & restrictions.

Go into the Settings of your Android TV Box and click Security & restrictions.

2. Select Unknown sources.

Select Unknown sources.

3. Click Google Chrome or whatever browser you are using to allow for the installation of unknown apps. Make sure your FileBrowser is also allowed.

Click Google Chrome or whatever browser you are using to allow for the installation of unknown apps. Make sure your FileBrowser is also allowed.

4. Launch your web browser and click the search bar.

Launch your web browser and click the search bar.

5. Enter in the following URL – “troypoint.com/dl” and click Go.

Enter in the following URL – “troypoint.com/dl” and click Go.

6. Click Continue if prompted with this message.

Click Continue if prompted with this message.

7. Select Allow.

Select Allow.

8. Select Download.

Select Download.

9. You will see a message on the bottom saying “Downloader apk downloaded.” Return back to your home screen.

You will see a message on the bottom saying “Downloader apk downloaded.” Return back to your home screen.

10. Select FileBrowser or whatever your default file manager is called.

Select FileBrowser or whatever your default file manager is called.

11. Click Local Disk.

Click Local Disk.

12. Locate and click the Download folder.

Locate and click the Download folder.

13. Locate the most recent APK file of Downloader and click that.

Locate the most recent APK file of Downloader and click that.

14. Click Install.

Click Install.

15. Click Done.

Click Done.

16. Return back to the home screen and click Settings.

Return back to the home screen and click Settings.

17. Click Security & restrictions.

Click Security & restrictions.

18. Select Unknown sources.

Select Unknown sources.

19. Locate and click Downloader to allow for the installation of unknown apps.

Locate and click Downloader to allow for the installation of unknown apps.

20. That’s it! Downloader will now say allowed for sideloading on your device.

That’s it! Downloader will now say allowed for sideloading on your device.

How To Install Downloader on Android Phones & Tablets

The process below will show you how to install Downloader on Android phones and tablets.

In this example, we are using a Samsung Galaxy S6 Tablet but these same steps work for any Android tablet or mobile device.

1. Open the settings menu on your Android tablet or mobile device.

Open the settings menu on your Android tablet or mobile device.

2. Click Apps.

Click Apps.

3. Select Chrome or another browser of your choice.

Select Chrome or another browser of your choice.

4. Scroll down and click Install unknown apps.

Scroll down and click Install unknown apps.

5. Click the toggle to enable Unknown Sources from this app.

Click the toggle to enable Unknown Sources from this app.

6. Return to the home screen and launch your Browser.

Return to the home screen and launch your Browser.

7. Type troypoint.com/dl in the search bar and click Go.

Type troypoint.com/dl in the search bar and click Go.

8. Click OK.

Click OK.

9. Wait for the file to install and click Open.

Wait for the file to install and click Open.

10. Click Install.

Click Install.

11. Click Done.

Click Done.

12. Return to app settings to find Downloader and enable the unknown sources toggle.

Return to app settings to find Downloader and enable the unknown sources toggle.

13. Launch the Downloader application and when prompted click Allow.

Launch the Downloader application and when prompted click Allow.

14. Click Ok. You can now sideload apps on your Android phone or tablet!

Click Ok. You can now sideload apps on your Android phone or tablet!

Chromecast With Google TV Instructions

For those using the new Chromecast with 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. Once the app installs return back to the home screen.

Once the Downloader installs return back to the home screen.

7. Click Settings from the menu on the right.

Click Settings from the menu on the right.

8. Click System.

Click System.

9. Click About.

Click About.

10. Click Android TV OS build approximately 7 times.

Click Android TV OS build approximately 7 times.

11. You will eventually see a message that says “you are now a developer!”

You will eventually see a message that says “you are now a developer!”

12. Click the back button on your remote until you’re in the Settings menu. Click Apps.

Click the back button on your remote until you're in the Settings menu. Click Apps.

13. Click Security & Restrictions.

Click Security & Restrictions.

14. Choose Unknown sources.

Choose Unknown sources.

15. Turn on unknown sources for the Downloader app. You can now sideload apps on your Chromecast with Google TV!

Turn on unknown sources for the Downloader app. You can now sideload apps on your Chromecast with Google TV!

How to Install Browser Plugin – Google TV

Important: Similar to Android TV devices, when sideloading apps using Downloader for the first time on a Chromecast with Google TV you will likely notice the screen below.

If you try to install applications using Downloader on an Android TV device you will likely encounter the following screen.

In order to fix this issue, we will need to install the Downloader Browser Plugin. Follow the steps below for instructions.

1. Within the search box on the Home screen, enter the following URL – http://browser.aftvnews.com and click Go.

Within the search box on the Home screen, enter the following URL - http://browser.aftvnews.com and click Go.

2. Click Install.

Click Install.

3. Click Done.

Click Done.

4. Click Delete.

Click Delete.

5. Click Delete again.

Click Delete again.

6. You have installed the Downloader Browser Plugin and can now sideload apps on your Chromecast with Google TV.

That's it! You have installed the Browser Plugin and can now sideload apps on your Android TV device using Downloader.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Downloader?

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

Is Downloader legal?

Yes. Downloader is 100% legal to install and use. However, some content provided within applications you install may be illegal. To ensure you are not illegally streaming, make sure to only watch movies and TV shows in the public domain.

Is Downloader safe?

Yes Downloader is completely safe. This app is available on both the Amazon App Store and Google Play Store.

What devices can Downloader be installed on?

Downloader is available for installation on tons of devices including the Amazon Firestick which is the most popular streaming device available. Users can also download on Android and more.

Save 74% on IPVanish

X