If you are looking for a way to hop into uncountable amounts of movies, TV series, sports entertainment channels, music, videos and all such similar things, then you can try out the Jailbreaking a Fire TV Stick. Although you can also use Fire TV stick to stream movies, videos, you will have to pay a good amount for entertainment apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc. These subscription fees are sufficient enough to make holes in your pockets. However, jailbreaking Fire TV Stick can help you deduce all of these prices.
Also if you are looking for ways to transform your traditional HDMI compatible TV into modern Smart TV and make use of technology to fulfil your entertainment needs, this device is your option. You can use this firestick jailbreaking process for other Fire TV OS, Fire TV Cube and Fire TV as well.
If you are in case wondering about what jailbreaking exactly is then let me enlighten you, this is a process you perform on your device through which you can remove all the limitations put on your device by the manufacturers and use it to its fullest. This way you can install unauthorized software which otherwise is impossible to install and enjoy free streaming apps that provide you with unlimited movies, TV series and sports videos, etc.
Just note that we are not technically jailbreaking fire TV stick similar to iPhone Jailbreak as a modified firmware is not installed. Given below are a few steps through which you can jailbreak fire TV stick. All you have to do is follow them carefully.
Step 1:- To begin with, go to the ‘home screen’ of Fire TV by clicking on the ‘home button’ of the remote.
Step 2:- Visit ‘settings menu item’ and then choose ‘preferences’.
Step 3:- Next, click on ‘privacy settings’. And follow the “How to install Alternative New App store” guide given below.
Step 4:- Then, switch off- ‘Collect Usage Data’ and “App Usage Data”.
(If you are using the New Fire TV stick, then you can go to the “App Usage Data” by going to the Settings> Privacy settings> preferences. )
Step 5:- When you are done turning the above two options off, go to the previous screen. Look for Data monitoring and turn it off as well.
Step 6:- Now go back to the previous screen and choose My Fire TV and then select ‘developers option’.
Step 7:- Now select the option of Unknown sources and turn it on.
This way you have jailbroken Fire TV stick. Now you can make use of alternatives of Google Play Store and Amazon App store and install free streaming apps. There are a number of options available for sideloading apps for Fire stick but my personal favourite is the Downloader.
Below are the steps to install downloader and Aptoide Apk i.e Google play store alternative.
Step 1:- To start with, go to the ‘home screen’ of Fire TV by clicking on the ‘home button’ of the remote.
Step 2:- Now in the search bar, type ‘Downloader’. Click the same by highlighting it.
Step 3:- Next, click on ‘Downloader icon’, click on ‘download’ button and then ‘open’ button.
Step 4:- A window will pop up giving you some message. Simply click on ‘Allow’.
Step 5:- On the Update notes, you will see the OK option. Click on it.
Step 6:- Click on settings present on the left of the screen.
Step 8:- Now click on the home button and you will be on the home screen of the downloader.
Step 9:- Then click OK button on the remote to open the keyboard. And further press the clear button
Step 10:- Next type- firesticktricks.com/store and press the go button.
Step 11:- The downloading process for Aptoide will now begin and then you can click on the install option next.
And you are done here. By using this Aptoide app store, you can install any of your favourite streaming apps on fire TV or fire TV stick.