Important Note: ES File Explorer now charges for their app. Learn how to get the modded free premium app through our ES File Explorer tutorial.
This short tutorial will show you how to move media files to external storage on Fire TV. There are some applications such as Terrarium TV which allow you to download movies and tv shows to the internal storage of your Fire TV.
However, it isn’t possible to save those media files directly to a USB drive or Micro SD Card. By using a free application called ES File Explorer, this is a simple task which I outline in the video below.
By moving the media files from the internal storage of the Fire TV over to external storage, this will free up some valuable space that can be dedicated to installed applications.
The Fire TV only comes equipped with 8GB of internal storage with some of that already used by installed applications. Due to the Amazon Fire TV’s external storage options, we have the ability to increase storage space by up to 128GB in size.
The 1st Generation Amazon Fire TV provides a USB port which can be used for USB external storage devices.
The 2nd Generation Amazon Fire TV includes both a USB port and Micro SD Card slot. Both devices will allow up to 128GB external storage to be attached to them.
Use the link below to find supported external storage devices for the Amazon Fire TV.
Click Here For Supported External Storage For Amazon Fire TV – Note, if you have a 1st Generation Fire TV, you can only use a 2.0 USB Flash Drive up to 128GB in size since it is not equipped with Micro SD Card slot.
How To Move Media Files To External Storage On Fire TV
Below, you will find a detailed video on this process. The written steps below the video are only a general guideline.
- Download and install ES File Explorer from Amazon App Store
- Insert external storage into Fire TV (Micro SD Card or USB Drive)
- Launch ES File Explorer
- Cut media files from folders in which they reside and paste into external storage
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 22.214.171.124 – 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.