How to install the Downloader app on your Firestick to access 3rd party apps.

Downloader app is by far the most popular way to jailbreak your Firestick which will allow you to get access 3rd party apps that are not available on the Amazon App store.

unfortunately, Amazon App store has rejected many popular IPTV players such as Tivimate and IPTV smarters pro in this article I will take you step by step to successfully install the Downloader app on your firestick, FireTV & Fire cube and enjoy full access to IPTV.

what you need to know first is that Firestick prohibits downloading apps out of their store and you will need to have a VPN that will allow you to download them without any issues, if you don’t already have one you can check this guide where I reviewed the best VPN services for IPTV based on my personal experience.

Read: why you need to use a VPN when watching IPTV?

How to install Downloader APP step by step guide with screenshots.

First Part: Enable apps from unknown sources

while this step is not needed to download the Downloader app itself but it is a good idea to first enable the option to download apps from unknown sources, which will help you later on to install IPTV players without any restrictions

follow along with the screenshots below to easily access and enable this option if you don’t have it already enabled.

1- Open your device settings

from the main menu hover over the settings as shown on screenshot below.

Settings menu Amazon Firestick

2- Click on my Fire TV

scroll to the right where you will see an option called My Fire TV click on it.

Amazon Firestick my firetv

3- Select Developer options

in this panel you will see many options click on developer options.

developer options amazon firestick jaibreak

4- Turn on Apps from Unknown Sources

here you will find two options choose Apps from unknown sources.

apps from unkown sources amazon firestick settings

5- Verify by Clicking on Turn ON

after selecting apps from unknown sources option a popup will appear asking you to confirm your choice. All you have to do is click on the golden button “Turn On”

Firestick Turn on Apps from unkown sources

Second part: Download the downloader app

Now after you’ve successfully enabled Apps from Unknown Sources. let’s download the Downloader app straight from the Amazon Apps store.

1- Click on the search icon

all you have to do is return to the home screen on your firestick and hover over the search icon, you will find it on the far top left as shown on the image below,

Firestick menu search bar

2- Type in Downloader app

Search bar select downloader

3- Download the APP and OPEN it

Open Downloader

4- Click on allow

this will allow it to access the storage and install 3rd party apps, if you click deny the app will not work!

Downloader allow

5- Click ok

click on the Golden button “ok” to close this notice.

Update notes for Downloader app

6- Go to settings

on the left menu click on settings.

Downloader interface

7- Enable Javascript

Enable Javascript Downloader Firestick jailbreak

this option will unlock many features in this app.

that’s it you’ve now successfully installed the downloader app, if you come from one of the articles that we explain how to install a certain IPTV player you can go back.

in the next part I will explean how this app works and how you can make the most out of it.

Downloader app features.


the URL shortener is the most exciting feature that I really like, instead of bothering to write a full URL like ( ) which will allow you to download Tivimate, you can do the same task by just writing a couple of numbers like 24637 to easily download the same app.

This is a list of numbers you can use to download some of the most popular IPTV players

  • Tivimate: 24637
  • IPTV Smarters Pro: 73224
URL Shortener downloader app

2- Web browzing

The downloader app has also a Built-in browser that will allow you to go straight to the website you want to download the app from.

all you have to do is either write the website url on the search bar, or search for it using google as shown on the image bellow.

Downloader Built in browser

3- Favorites

if you were repeatedly visiting a website to download APKs this feature will come in handy, with a click of a button you can save the web address to the Favorites section and come back to it any time you want without the need to write the full URL again.

downloader app firestick favorites


The Downloader app is the most convenient way to jailbreak your firestick and sideload 3rd party apps which will unlock a whole new world of possibilities.

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