Amazon’s Firestick is indisputably one of the most preferred streaming devices. It comes with an inbuilt app store that allows you to download the majority of the media applications. However, instances arise when you want to access other services via apps not available on the official store. Does your Firestick become useless in that case? No. There is a sideway of accessing these services using third-party app stores on Amazon's product. 

APKTime is an alternative app store that grants you an opportunity to use apps unavailable on the usual app stores such as Google Play store. The product is compatible with many devices, including Android-powered and Amazon Fire appliances. Almost every app category is found on APKTime; thus, it can be a one-time solution for your media content.

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Download APKTime for Fire Stick & Fire TV
Adding APKTime to your device is worthwhile, whether it is for meeting an urgent need or as a backup plan for the future.  In this discussion, we will focus on installing APKTime on Firestick& Fire TV but first;

Why APKTime?

Apart from the benefit of access to applications unavailable on official app stores, the product is easy to use. Navigation through the app store is easy as the apps are grouped in categories. For example, applications compatible with Firestick are placed under the “Fire Devices Only” class. Again there is a brief description and a screenshot of every app giving you a preview of what you want to download. Just like the other app stores, it allows you to search for the apps manually by typing on the search bar.

How do you download APKTime on your Firestick?

Notably, APKTime is a third-party product and hence cannot be downloaded from the Amazon Store on Firestick and other streaming devices. As a result,you will have to install it by a process known as sideloading which requires some adjustments on the device’s settings as described below;

Allowing apps from unknown sources on Amazon Firestick and Fire TV

  • Power on your TV and plug in your Firestick into the TV’s HDMI port
  • On the home screen, click on the “Menu” tab
  • Select “Settings
  • Now click on “My Fire TV” tab
  • From the My Fire TV menu, click on "Developer Options."
  • Find and select “Apps from Unknown Sources” option
  • Lastly, click on the "Turn On" button to allow the installation of third-party applications.
After the successful completion of this task, you can now embark on the actual download of APKTime. Here, we discuss using Downloader or ES File Explorer for this purpose.

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Installing APKTimeon Firestick using Downloader

  • With the TV on and Firestick connected, click the home button on the remote control
  • Locate the search tab on the left top corner of the screen.
  • Type 'Downloader' in the search field and click "Go."
  • Wait for a few seconds for the results to appear.
  • Out of the search results, find and click on the 'Downloader app.'
  • Now click on the “Download” button for the app to start installing.
  • Stay on the same download window, and once the app is installed, select the "Open" button to run the Downloader.
In case you left or accidentally closed the download window, you can start the app from the home screen by selecting Your Apps & Channels. Then click “See All” to locate the Downloader App. Click on the app to run it.

Note that when starting the app for the first time, a pop-up window may appear requesting for Fire TV access. Then you should select the “Accept” button to complete the installation.

For this app to operate, Javascript needs to be enabled. This you do by clicking on the Settings menu on your screen. Find the "Enable Javascript option” and check the adjacent box. A pop-up window will appear. Select the “Yes” option to finish the task.

Getting APKTime on Downloader app

  • Open the Downloader app.
  • Click the Start button to begin downloading once the link appears.
  • When the download is complete, click on Install tab to finish the installation.
  • Now select the Open button to run the APKTime app.

How to Install APKTime on Firestick& Fire TV using ES File Explorer 

The ES File Explorer is also a third-party app like Downloader and must be installed on the Firestick before downloading APKTimeapk. The procedure for installation and use is similar to the Downloader app. However, it has an extra feature of file organization on Fire TV. The following is the process of downloading APKTime using the ES File Explorer:
  • Open the app by clicking on it from the “Apps and Channels” menu on the home screen
  • Click on the "+" tab that appears at the bottom of the app's home screen.
  • Select the “Type Menu” and click on HTTPS
  • Now click on the "Download" button to begin the installation
  • Finally, launch the APKTime application by clicking on the “Open” button after installation is complete.


Firestick& Fire TV offers you many materials for consumption from the Amazon App store. You can add to the experience by installing APKTime that gives you a fantastic opportunity to enjoy services from apps unavailable on the inbuilt device's store. Downloading APKTime on your Firestick is either via a Downloader app or ES File Explorer. Both procedures are brief and won’t take you long before you gain access to many materials for entertainment. While streaming using such services, ensure you encrypt your internet connection for the safety of your data.