This guide shows you how to watch movies on Firestick! We get you started quickly so you can watch Firestick movies any time you want.
Getting Movies on Firestick
If there’s one this the Amazon Fire TV stick is perfect for, it is watching movies and TV shows. Watching Firestick movies is very easy to do, especially with your Amazon prime account. Your Amazon Firestick provides you with access to over 4,000 channels, apps, and games. You can view over 250,000 TV episodes and movies on various streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO NOW, Hulu, and more. All it takes is a few installations of these apps through the Amazon app store. You can also add-on subscriptions to Showtime, STARZ, and more premium channels to access movies, TV episodes, and sports without the need for cable!
Using Amazon Prime Video to Watch Movies
To start watching movies via Amazon Video, search directly on your Fire TV menu for the Amazon Video app. If the app isn’t already pre-installed, simply click on the app to download it. Once you download the app, install it and open it and you should have immediate access to a wide variety of free movie titles. Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to Amazon Video and original TV shows such as Transparent. Though there are movie titles you will have to pay for or rent to view, there are many Amazon prime movie titles that you can watch for free such as Iron Man, Creed, Nightcrawler and more! The service itself is free to use for Amazon Prime members and is easy to stream.
Amazon Prime is one of the easiest, fastest ways to legitimately watch Firestick movies. The only thing you need to use Amazon Video is an Amazon Prime account.
Using Netflix to Watch Firestick Movies
If you don’t want to use Amazon Video to stream movies, you can download Netflix to view movies and TV shows. Unlike Amazon Video, all the Firestick movies and TV shows on Netflix are available to view and do not have to be purchased. The only requirement to watch movies on Netflix is to have an existing account or to create one and pay for the monthly subscription. To download Netflix, simply search for it on the Fire TV menu and install it. If you cannot find it immediately in the Amazon app store on the home screen, click on the search icon on the top left of the main menu to type in and search for Netflix. After finding the app, click Download and then Install to acquire Netflix. Once the installation is finished, open the app, and create or sign into your account and you can begin to watch movies. On Netflix, you’ll have access to hundreds of movies and can also view Netflix Original films.
Using Hulu to Watch Movies
Similar to Netflix, Hulu provides you with access to hundreds of movies and TV shows. Watching Firestick movies and other streaming content on Hulu is also free. But does require you to have an account and pay a monthly subscription fee. To download the Hulu app, the same process for Netflix applies. You will have to either download it and install it from the Fire TV main menu in the Amazon store or search and install it via the search bar located at the top of the main menu. Once you install Hulu, you can sign into your account or create an account and begin searching and watching movies and shows.
Other Ways to Watch Firestick Movies
Though there are apps like Amazon Video, Netflix, and Hulu to watch movies from, there are a variety of other apps you can use to watch movies that do not require registering for an account or a monthly subscription. Below are a few examples of apps you can install to stream movies and other content.
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Kodi is an open-source, media player that allows users to stream content through the add-ons they install onto Kodi. Kodi can be used to watch movies, Live TV, and TV shows and to listen to music via the installation of add-ons, which act as content packages. To install add-ons on Kodi, you can search for them on Kodi’s default repository and proceed to purchase the add-ons you want, so in this case, the add-ons that offer movie content.
To install Kodi, you’ll want to first, select Settings on your Fire TV menu and then select System→ Developer Options. Once you are at Developer options, turn on “ADB Debugging” and “Apps from Unknown Sources.” Then, you can press the home button and go to search to type in Downloader. Once you install the Downloader app, open it and input the URL for the Kodi APK file and then hit download. Once it’s downloaded, select the install option to install Kodi. Once the installation is complete, you should be able to open and access Kodi. For more information on how to install Kodi and add-ons, look at this video tutorial.
Though Kodi provides you with the ability to purchase add-ons from its repository, you can opt to download third-party add-ons on Kodi. What do third-party Kodi add-ons do? Kodi addons allow us to watch Firestick movies very easily! In many cases, these add-ons will allow you to watch movies and other content for free. It is important to note that many of the third-party add-ons that allow you to stream movies and other content for free are often pirating the content from other sources. With that said, here are a few examples of third-party add-ons that allow you to stream content for free:
-Exodus: Exodus offers users access to on-demand movies and TV shows. It is considered to be one of the most popular Kodi third-party add-ons, with users being able to stream a variety of content for free. However, it does contain many pirated sources.
-Stream All The Sources (SALTS): SALTS is another popular third-party add-on as it provides users with the ability to stream hundreds of movie titles and TV shows. As with Exodus, SALTS contains very little content that isn’t from pirated sources, so most of the content is also pirated.
-Supremacy: The third-party add-on, Supremacy, offers users access to stream movies, TV shows, and even Live TV. The add-on even includes 3D and 4K content, unlike most other add-ons. Though there is some content that is not pirated on Supremacy, there is also a large amount of content that is pirated.
Similar to Kodi is the app Terrarium TV. The app is an Android APK file that provides users with the ability to watch free movies and TV shows and can be downloaded on Android, iOS, Windows PC/Laptop, Fire TV or Firestick, Android Box, and many other devices. Fortunately, Terrarium TV is a safe application and does not show any illegal pirated content. Content is acquired through online movie or TV show links from various HD sources and provides users with a clean interface.
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To install Terrarium TV on the Firestick, go to Settings on your Fire TV menu. Then select Device→ Developer Options and enable the “Apps from Unknown Sources” option (if it isn’t enabled already). Return to the main menu and click on the Search icon to look for the Downloader app. Select to download the app and install it. Once Downloader is finished installing, open the app and select the address bar. Enter the URL for the Terrarium TV APK file and select “Go.” Once you finish the process to install Terrarium TV, click “Done” and the app should be installed. For more information on installing Terrarium TV, check out this article.
The FreeFlix HQ app is similar to the Terrarium TV app and even uses a similar interface. However, FreeFlix works best on Android-based devices such as the Fire TV stick and Fire TV. With FreeFlix HQ, users can view a vast amount of movies and TV shows in a clear 1080p video resolution. You also get access to TV episode schedules, movie trailers, IMDB, anime movies and shows, Live TV and more! You can also watch your movies with built-in subtitles if needed.
Similar to Terrarium TV, to install FreeFlix, you will first need to go to Settings→ Device→ Developer Options and then enable “Apps from Unknown Sources.” Again, you will have to install the Downloader app (if you don’t have it already) by searching for it in the search option on the Fire TV main menu. Once you find Downloader, download, install, and open it. After you open Downloader, you will have to enter the URL for the FreeFlix APK file in the address bar and click install when you come to the option. Once you install FreeFlix, click “Done” and the app should be installed. For more elaborate details on installing FreeFlix HQ, take a look at this video tutorial.
What does FreeFlix HQ provide? FreeFlix HQ gives us a super-simple way to watch Firestick movies.
Another app similar to both Terrarium TV and FreeFlix is Showbox. Showbox is an app that allows users to stream and download free Firestick movies and TV shows. It is considered to be one of the best Android apps that allow users to watch HD quality movies for free. Though an Android app, Showbox can be used on the Amazon Firestick. To install Showbox on your Firestick, go to Settings on the Fire TV menu. Once at Settings, select Device→ Developer Options and turn on “ADB Bugging” and “Apps from Unknown Sources.” When the warning notification appears, click “Ok” and proceed. Go back to the main menu and click on the Search icon to look for Es File Explorer. Click on the Es File Explorer app to download and install.
Once you install the app, open the app and click “Favorite” from the left-hand side menu. Under the Favorite option, click on the “Add” button and enter path and name (which should be Showbox). Then click on the bookmark “Showbox,” which is listed in the Favorite section and begin the installation of the Showbox APK file. Select Download, wait till it completes, and the open the Download folder. Click on the Showbox app and then select Install. Once the installation is complete, click open and you should be able to now watch movies on Showbox. For more information on installing Showbox, check out this article.
Using a VPN for Movie Streaming Apps
For the app alternatives to watch movies mentioned in this article, it is recommended to acquire a virtual private network (VPN). VPNs encrypt all of your internet traffic and reroute it through an intermediary server in your chosen location. Because you can alter your location with a VPN, this allows you to access geo-blocked content and download apps and add-ons otherwise restricted in your area. Your activity also becomes private and hidden from internet service providers (ISPs) looking to interfere with your streaming activities. This is the key component to keeping yourself anonymous while you watch Firestick movies.
Although VPNs are quite beneficial when you’re streaming content, especially from third-party apps, all VPNs slow down internet connection and so it is advised to get the fastest VPN possible. One of the most recommended VPNs is IPVanish. Luckily, IPVanish is available on the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick’s default app store, but do note, you will have to subscribe to IPVanish to use it.
To install IPVanish from your Amazon Firestick, go to Apps from the Fire TV menu and then go to Categories→ Utility. In the list, scroll to IPVanish and select it. Once you select the app, install it and select Open to start the app. Assuming you’ve already subscribed to IPVanish, you can enter your account information and then click Login. After you log in, select the Connect button to establish your VPN connection.
We hope from this guide, you were able to learn how to properly attain and view movie content from one of the provided apps. Whether you opt to stream content from account-based apps like Amazon Video, Hulu, or Netflix or from third-party apps like Freeflix, Terrarium TV, or Kodi, we hope you get the most out of your content!