The following step-by-step guide will show you How To Install YouTube TV on Firestick, Fire TV, and Fire TV Cube.
Important Note: YouTube TV has never been available in the Amazon App Store. Amazon recently announced in an Article that YouTube TV is now available!
In a statement from the author and Amazon employee, he stated “We heard your feedback, and are so excited to bring the YouTube TV to Fire TV customers in the US, providing more ways to enjoy live TV on Fire TV.”
The following steps will show you how to install YouTube TV on the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K.
These same steps can also be used to install the application on the NVIDIA SHIELD, or other Android TV Boxes that run the Android operating system, as YouTube TV is still available on the Google Play Store.
Use the steps below to install YouTube TV on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube.
YouTube TV Firestick/Fire TV Installation Guide
On the Home screen hover over the Search icon .
Enter “YouTube TV” then scroll down and click on YouTube TV when the search result appears.
Click on the YouTube TV app once it appears on your screen. You will likely need to scroll to the right to find the app.
Wait for the application to download.
Then click the Back button on your remote until you return to the Home screen.
Once on the Home screen, hover over YouTube TV and hold down the Options button . Then click Move.
On the Your Apps & Channels screen, move YouTube TV to the front if you prefer then press the Select button.
Click the Back button until you reach the Home screen. Then click on YouTube TV to launch the application.
YouTube TV is now successfully installed! You can now either start a free trial or sign in to your existing account.
Signing up for an Account on YouTube TV
Prior to watching any media on this app, you will want to sign up for a YouTube TV account. They are currently offering a five day free trial for new subscribers, which is a great feature that many streaming services don’t offer.
You are also able to cancel your subscription whenever you want, as there are no long term contracts required with YouTube TV.
Reference the link below to get started with signing up for a YouTube TV account.
YouTube TV Features & Details
YouTube TV is a premium application for live TV without the hassle of cable. With a basic subscription you get 70+ channels from local networks, popular cable networks, and on-demand programming.
This app gives users the ability to enjoy local and national live sports, breaking news, and must-see shows the moment they air.
Some of the live channels that come with a subscription include your local ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC streams, ESPN, regional sports networks, and more.
However, there is an additional monthly charge for add on sports and premium networks like STARZ, SHOWTIME, Fox Soccer Plus and others.
As of this writing, YouTube TV costs $49.99 per month for one membership with up to six accounts per household. The subscription also includes free unlimited cloud DVR storage space, which is an excellent feature within the app.
Although YouTube TV is a quality premium service, the $49.99 price point may be too high for many cord-cutters. For other Live TV alternatives check out our complete IPTV guide below.
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Warning! Protect Yourself With A VPN
Most 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 188.8.131.52 – 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.