How to Get SO Player on Firestick in Under 5 Minutes or Less

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This tutorial will explain how to download the SO player app on Firestick, set it up, and use it to stream your favorite shows. You can also use these steps for all Amazon Fire TV devices, FireStick Lite, FireStick 4K, Fire TV Cube, and similar Android TV devices. 

People are slowly ditching cable in recent years and shifting towards internet-based IPTV subscriptions. Services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and Disney plus have been quick to seize this opportunity. Their millions of followers pay premium monthly fees to watch entertainment over the internet. Many low-level independent websites have also jumped into the fray. Their biggest selling point is free of cost streaming experience. However, these free services come at a cost (Ironic?). Their default web players lack the functionality of a premium player. That’s where the SO Player lends its helping hand.

What exactly is SO Player?

SO Player is a free of charge, independent and standalone web media player. It’s a relatively new entrant in the market, fully customizable for your preferences, likes, and needs. Take note, SO Player is a middleware. It just provides an OTT/IPTV platform to watch content and does not deliver any streams such as Live TV, VOD or radio, etc.

Moreover, SO Player uses cutting-edge technology in different codecs playback. This gives it a very smooth and reliable video playback. It is also more secure than some of the players that use old codecs for playback. 

However, keep in mind SO Player is an IPTV player. Many people confuse an IPTV player with an IPTV service. When you install an IPTV player, you don’t get any streaming content with it. You have to rely on a separate dedicated IPTV service to import the playlists and start streaming your favorite content. The same holds true for SO Player. 

To get started with SO Player, all you need is access from your IPTV service provider. User these login credentials. You can then sign into the SO Player. That’s why your service provider is entirely responsible for the quality of the internet streams.

Download & Install SO Player on Firestick

So, if you have a 4K subscription, you can enjoy 4K streams.

SO Player on Firestick

Below are some key features of SO Player on Firestick:

Features of SO Player on Firestick

  • It’s free of cost media player.
  • SO Player is a web media player that uses your IP to provide content.
  • You need a subscription from an IPTV service provider to make it work.
  • The video clarity is top-class. However, it depends on your IPTV subscription.
  • It’s compatible with a massive range of devices like iPhone, iOS, Android, Android-based devices, Fire TV, Windows, Tablets, etc.
  • The simple and straightforward user interface makes navigation a breeze.
  • EPG menu provides a complete listing of the programs to expect in the future and the complete schedule.
  • There is a huge catalog of on-demand, Live, or stored content depending on your service provider.

How to Install SO Player on FireStick

Wondering how to get SO Player on Firestick?

This section explains how you can get started with SO Player within a few minutes.

A good thing about SO Player is that it automatically scales its interface to meet the requirements of your Android TV or Amazon FireStick. Therefore, app navigation isn’t a problem. The real problem is the unavailability of the SO Player apk on the official Amazon App Store. Therefore the only way to get it working on Firestick is by sideloading the apk file.

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Below is a step-by-step walkthrough to getting SO Player on Firestick, Fire TV, or any other Amazon’s Fire lineup of devices.

Simply follow the steps, and we are sure the entire installation will be very smooth.

Steps to Install SO Player App on Firestick

We have broken down the steps to install the SO Player app on Firestick into three sections for your convenience and ease. Take a look!

Toggle on Sideloading on Firestick

A good thing about Operating systems like Windows and Android is that they have an unrestricted software development space. This means users can create their own software, programs, or apps if they want. Since Firestick is powered by Android, many developers benefit from its open environment and create their own Apps, which work great on these platforms. However, you have to enable sideloading to make these third-party apps work.

Here’s how you can do that:

Step 1: First of all, hover over the Fire TV home and highlight Settings

Step 2: Look for the Device & Software option. If you are using an older version of Firestick, this option is called My Fire TV or Device.

My Fire TV option

Step 3: Now, go to Developer Options.

Developer Options Screen

Step 4: On the following screen, click on Apps from Unknown Sources to enable this setting. FireStick will prompt a warning message to confirm your selection. Click on Turn On to enable this setting. Don’t worry, SO Player is a totally safe app.

Apps from Unknown Sources option

This takes us to the second section of the installation guide.

Install Downloader on Firestick

We use Downloader to get the SO Player APK file from the internet. That’s because no other Fire TV browser supports downloading APK files directly from the internet. Here’s how to do this:

Step 5: Highlight the Search Icon on the top left corner of the screen and type in “Downloader” using the on-display keyboard.

Search for the Downloader app

Step 6: Select Downloader from the instant search results and click its app logo on the following page under the Apps & Games category.

Search Downloader Firestick

Step 7: Tap on Get to download and install.

Get Downloader

With that out of the way, let’s move on to the final section of our installation guide for SO Player on Firestick.

Sideload SO Player on Firestick

Sideloading SO Player is just like sideloading any other third-party app on Firestick. You have to download the APK file and then install it on your device. Follow these steps:

Step 8: Launch the downloaded Downloader application and give it all the permissions it needs.

Step 9: On the right side of the Downloader, you can see the URL field with a default value of HTTP:// enter the following link of the official SO player website: https://bit.ly/2PY4ut2 and click Go. The latest version of SO Player will start downloading.

Kodi 19 Download URL

Step 10: Once downloaded, the install prompt will automatically appear on the screen. Click on Install to start your installation process. This shouldn’t take more than a few moments.

SO Player App Installed

Once the installation finishes, close the installer by tapping Done and then click on Delete to remove the APK. It is no longer needed to run the app. This will also free up some much-needed space on your space-starved Firestick device.

Delete Downloaded File from Downloader

That’s all.

You are done with installing the SO Player on Firestick. Its app runs like any other app. Simply go to your home screen, navigate down to the “Apps & Channels” section, and tap on the “See All” option. This section shows you all the installed apps on your device.

Locate and run the SO player app. Enjoy!

Features of SO Player

While we listed some distinctive features of SO players briefly in the section above, let’s take a look at some of these features in detail.

  • Modern and intuitive user interface – While it’s not as great as Netflix’s interface, SO Player has a more than decent and quite intuitive UI. It is very responsive on PC as well as smartphones.
  • Universal provider Login – SO Player integrates a Universal provider login system due to which the sign-in process becomes much more streamlined and easy for the average user.
  • Organization – SO Player nicely organizes all of its content, whether it’s movies, TV shows, or Catch up content in a different section. Therefore you always know where to find what you are looking for.
  • Search option – There’s even a search option to help you quickly find your favorite programs in the Movies section.
  • EPG Menu – The EPG Menu of SO Player is quite comprehensive. So you are always aware of what’s to come… and when!
  • Receive Recommendations – You can even receive recommendations on SO Player. However, it depends on your IPTV service provider. If they support content delivery, then you can receive all recommendations on the Player’s main screen.
  • The Dark Mode – SO Player has a dark mode that further enhances your streaming and viewing experience. It is very similar to the dark mode you find on all the major OS and devices.
  • Simple Integration – SO Player can also be integrated with various other external players such as VLC Player and MX Player, etc.
  • No Ads – SO Player is a completely ad-free media player. We didn’t notice any ads during our test run.
  • Subtitles Support – SO Player supports subtitles in more than 150 languages of the world.

How to Log in to SO Player on Firestick

Logging in to SO Player when you are on Firestick is also pretty straightforward. Once you receive the login details from your IPTV service provider, follow these steps:

  • Launch the SO Player app.
  • Choose the PIN CODE option on the login screen.
SO Player PIN Code
  • On the following screen, enter your IPTV Provider’s PIN and Click on Next.
IPTV provider’s PIN code
  • In the following text field, type in the Provider IP with the help of your on-screen keyboard and click Next again.
Enter Provider ID

Wait a few moments as SO Player redirects you to its home page.

That’s all.

You have successfully logged on to the SO Player interface. You can now start streaming your preferred Live Channels, Watch free movies and TV shows, or access any VOD content provided by your IPTV service provider.

How to Use the SO Player on FireStick

SO Player is a media player that links to your IPTV service provider, so all the options you see on the main page depend on their services.

  • You can navigate between Movies, TV, Catch-Up, EPG, and Info sections on the main page.
  • When you click on the TV option, it opens up a list of the available IPTV channels. Using categories on the left, you can sort channels by different genres such as action, adventure, comedy, etc. Click on a channel to start watching right away.
  • In case your provider offers on-demand content, go to the Movies section to view all the TV shows and movies. Here you have a search option that lets you find what you are looking for.
  • Click on the EPG section to check out the list of Live channels offered by your IPTV provider. In this section, you can also check all the upcoming programs for each channel and stay up to date about the schedule.

SO Player Alternatives

Are you wondering what are some other apps like SO player? Take a look at our top 5 SO player alternative apps: 

  • Tubi
  • Red Bull TV
  • Pluto TV
  • IPTV Smarters Pro
  • TiviMate

Is SO Player legal?

Well, the answer to this question is a bit complex. Let me explain. As evident, the SO Player app isn’t available on the official Amazon app store. You have to sideload it from third-party websites to use on Firestick. This alone should raise some red flags for most users. Why wouldn’t Amazon allow a legal app on their app store, right? 

But it’s not that simple. SO Player download is not illegal anywhere in the world, including in the US. Neither is its use. The problem starts when you start integrating other IPTV services with SO Player. That’s because some IPTV services may not have the necessary license to show the content in your territory. 

For instance, the latest Football event you are trying to stream on your SO Player via an IPTV service provider may be illegal. Some other media companies may have the right to show it in your region. It’s not easy to differentiate between licensed and illegal content on SO Player. So, if you are not using a reliable VPN to cover your IP, you may land in trouble.

Finishing Up

SO Player is a really handy media player for streaming Live channels or watching on-demand content. It also serves as a media content library where you can save and keep a record of your favorite online content. You can install it on several devices such as Android TV, Amazon’s Fire lineup of set-tops, Windows, and Mac OS. We have deliberately kept all the information in this article simple and easy to follow in order to easily install SO Player on Firestick. Our experience with this media player has been wonderful. Although some users complain of SO player error connecting to the server after the latest SO Player update of 2020, we didn’t face any such problem on Firestick or Android phones.

If you face any problems while SO player installation, let us know in the comment section below. We will try our best to resolve your problem. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is SO player an IPTV service? 

No, not at all. As the name, SO Player suggests, it’s just an IPTV streaming player. It has no content library of its own. You need to have a particular IPTV subscription to play content on Firestick with the SO Player. 

How do I sign up for SO Player? 

You don’t have to sign up for SO Player. It’s just an IPTV Player. You can download the SO Player app on any android device. But, keep in mind that you need a particular IPTV provider subscription to start playing content with SO Player. 

Which IPTV Service works best with SO Player? 

SO Player is compatible with all the major IPTV services available today. As it’s just a player, your streaming experience will depend on the IPTV service you have subscribed to. SO Player will offer the same user experience for all IPTV services. 

Can I Install SO Player on Roku instead of Firestick? 

Unfortunately, no. You cannot install SO Player on Roku because it’s not compatible. However, there is an easy workaround to stream with SO Player on Roku. Simply downloading the SO Player application on your android device and screen mirroring it on Roku will do the trick. 

Which Firestick variant works best with SO Player? 

As SO Player is a media player, it works great with any Firestick variant. But, if you are trying to find out which Firestick device is best for you, check out our reviews of the best Fire TV streaming devices. It will give you enough information to find a suitable streaming device.

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