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ES File Explorer Pro to Charge $9.99 per Month but We Have You Covered

ES File Explorer Pro

ES File Explorer has introduced a “Premium” version of their popular application that will cost users $9.99/month. This new version will require payment to use any of the following features:

  • Side-loading applications
  • Use of Video Player
  • Unlimited File Downloads
  • Professional File Analysis
  • File Cleaning
  • Zip File Extraction

ES File Explorer has been used by tech-junkies and cord-cutters for years without payment. However, this new update will require a $9.99/month fee to access these “premium” features.

This application is available for installation on tons of devices including the Amazon Firestick which is the most popular streaming device available today. Many used the app for cleaning and managing files within their device.

If you install ES File Explorer through the Amazon App Store, you will be greeted by the following screen:

es file explorer pro features

Users will have the ability to test a 7-day Free Trial prior to purchasing the app for $9.99/month. Once your free trial is up, you will be automatically charged for the first month.

While this app is a great tool for managing files and content within your device, it’s most popular feature was the ability to side-load 3rd party applications that are not available in the Amazon App Store.

With this now being a premium feature that requires payment, many are left without a way to download these apps to their favorite device.

Luckily, there are a few things we can do to use ES File Explorer and side-load applications!

What You Can Do

If you are a cord-cutter who still wants to enjoy the ability to side-load files and applications to your device, there is an alternative.

TROYPOINT’s Downloader application will allow you to install 3rd party applications with the click of a button. Using Downloader is the fastest way to side-load thousands of applications to your device and is always FREE.

How To Install Downloader on Firestick/Fire TV

How To Install Downloader on Android TV Box

If you still want to use ES File Explorer and it’s features, there is another option.

Users can enjoy all the features of ES File Explorer Pro with a modded version of the app that can be installed on all devices. This can be installed through Downloader using the guide below:

How to Install and Use ES File Explorer on Firestick/Fire TV/Android

NOTE: TROYPOINT does not host any applications including ES File Explorer. This app is hosted on and available via their website.

Of course, all the best applications including Downloader, ES File Explorer, and more are all available in the TROYPOINT App via Rapid App Installer.

The Rapid App Installer will allow you to install all the most popular applications with the click of a button for FREE.


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What are your thoughts on ES File Explorer now charging for full use of it’s application? Do you have any suggestions for other File Explorers that you use? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Notable Replies

  1. Unable to access Google cloud - auth failed Apparently Google is blocking access.

  2. Yes, that is new. However, I had success with OneDrive.

  3. You can also just use X-plore, which I think is better.

  4. Avatar for Miki Miki says:

    I used the Downloader app as in Troy’s instruction and installed it. Worked perfectly.

  5. I read, not sure it is true, than ES File Explorer is sharing personal information - which is why Google is blocking them. I thought about using OneDrive - but if they are being blocked for security issues, I chose not to.

  6. Avatar for Miki Miki says:

    That’s a respectful policy. Never take chances on what you don’t know until you do. I might point out that Troy gave instruction on the install of this app, and if it was malicious in any way I think he would know that, as he has world wide contacts, and I know he would not want to cause anyone any problems. In short, I pretty much trust that anything Troy recommends is safe.

  7. Yes - I installed X-plore - getting use to it but at least it is not blocked by Google. YEAH.

  8. I have both but tend to use X-plore. One thing I really like about it is that it supports DLNA and can stream from your network computers. It works really well.

  9. Avatar for TXRon TXRon says:

    can you use dlna for file transfer? never used it but I see it :eyes:

  10. Not that I am aware of as it’s purpose it so serve media files to clients in other words, sharing the media around the network.

  11. Avatar for TXRon TXRon says:

    Thanks, thats what I thought. :+1:

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