If you have a Fire Stick, you already know that it doesn’t come with Google Play Store preinstalled. This can cause a headache when you need to install an app like Terrarium TV alternatives, but fortunately, there are some awesome alternatives to the app store that you can use in your Fire Stick to keep using it normally. Let first learn how to install a downloader in your Fire Stick which can then be used to install the Firestick App Store.

IMPORTANT:  APKTime has been updated to version 2.2.  To download APKTime, click here or enter http://bit.ly/apktime22 into Downloader.

If you already have the Downloader app for Firestick and you know how to use it, then skip the Downloader part (below) and proceed to the apps (further below).

Installing the Downloader:

The Downloader app for Fire stick is used to download any additional app of your choice. But it is disabled by default, just follow the following steps to enable/ install it first.




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  1. Press the Home button on your fire stick remote.

    Firestick remote Home button

    Press the Home button on the Firestick remote

  2. It the search bar, enter the word “Downloader” and search.

    Enter the address into Downloader

    Enter a file address into the Downloader app

  3. Then in the search results, select “Downloader” app under apps and games.

    Install the Downloader app

    This is the icon for the Firestick Downloader app

  4. Finally, press “Get” (or “Download”) to install the Downloader app for Firestick

    Download button for Firestick Amazon app store

    Just press the Download / Get button

That’s it! The downloader is now active on your fire stick. Now let’s proceed to the apps.

Two best app stores for your Fire stick:

APKTime and Aptoide TV are two of the best and easy to use feature-filled app stores for Fire stick. They both have their own features and work differently.

All you have to do is install either one of them (or both!), and you’ll be all set.

How to Install Aptoide TV App Store

Aptoide TV app has an interesting UI; it contains some of the best free TV apps to choose from. Here are the steps to download Aptoide TV app on your Fire Stick.


  1. Open the downloader and type in this address http://bit.ly/a323kftv, press “go”, and wait for it to be downloaded.
  2. When the download completes, press “Install” to install Aptoide TV app on your Fire Stick. (Press “allow” if a window appears).

    Press "Install"

    Just press Install

Aptoide TV has tons of apps in it like MediaBox HD, Kodi, Terrarium TV alternatives and many more. Install any of those to enjoy free movies and shows of your choice.

How to Install APKTime App Store

APKTime works the same way as Aptoide TV, but instead of a ton of graphics, it has only text on the main screen to make things simpler. Here are the steps to get APKTime app store on your Fire Stick.

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  1. Open the downloader and type http://bit.ly/apktime22 and press “Go“.

    Enter the address into Downloader

    Enter a file address into the Downloader app

  2. At this point, Downloader will download APKTime
  3. After it is downloaded, press “install“. Then launch APKTime and enjoy!

    Press "Install"

    Just press Install

Sections in APKTime

APKTime has various sections like Android TV, APK Seekers, Entertainment, etc.

TIP:  My favorite section of APKTime is the “Firestick” or “Fire Devices Only” section.

Note:  APKTime has a new version.  This version is APKTime 2.2.  So use the link http://bit.ly/apktime22 to download latest version of APK Time.

Also, APKTime has multiple versions.  Previously, you could get the black variant, (you would type “black” after http://bit.ly/apktime….., for orange version, type orange in the place of black. They differ only in color, everything else is the same.)

How to Manage / Open downloaded apps:

Here is a way to manage and open all the installed apps on your fire stick.

  • Press the “Home” button on the fire stick remote.

    Firestick remote Home button

    Press the Home button on the Firestick remote

  • Then go to Settings.
  • Click on “Applications”.
  • Then click “Manage installed applications” (in the bottom). Now find the desired installed app and open it.

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