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Sideload APKs directly from your phone to FireTV/FireStick

By , 02/05/2015 3:22 PM

ADP If you’re joining a grown crowd of cordcutters (people who disconnect their Cable TV services) you’re not a stranger to streaming. Devices like Roku and Chromecast go a long way to provide all your TV shows and movies need.

Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick are the latest additions to the streaming gadgets. One advantage they have over other devices they run Android (albeit heavily modified). This gives you ability to install (sideload) ordinary Android apps onto these gadgets. There’re multiple tutorials on how to do it from desktop computers, but you have to download apps APKs onto desktop. Wouldn’t it be easier if you could do this directly from your phone?
Fortunately you can. Enter ADP RC. It is very straightforward, just install it, enter IP address of your Fire device (don’t forget to enable Developer connection on it and allow apps from unknown sources). Then select APK from your phone and install it onto remote device. That’s it.

Note that some of the Android apps aren’t designed to be run in TV environment, they require touch control. And here’s where wonderful WuKong Remote comes into play. It is a remote for your Fire TV devices, but it also has Mouse mode, that can navigate apps interface with mouse cursor, which is pretty adequate replacement for touch.

3 Responses to “Sideload APKs directly from your phone to FireTV/FireStick”

  1. Shaspio says:

    You failed to mention that ADP RC required one’s android device to be rooted, which requires a PC. The reason I was looking for a way to install apps to the Fire using my phone, was because I don’t HAVE a PC. Is there an app which DOESN’T require root access, which would be able to do the same thing?

  2. Yuriy says:

    @Shapiro Actually there is. Since I posted the above method, quite a few apps where published to PlayStore that can do that withot root. Just search store for “Fire TV” or “Fire Stick”

  3. Yuriy says:

    @Shapiro Actually there is. Since I posted the above method, quite a few apps where published to PlayStore that can do that without root. Just search store for “Fire TV” or “Fire Stick”

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