How to Install and Use FileLinked on FireStick


In this guide, I will show you how to install and use FileLinked on FireStick. I will also provide the instructions to sign up for the FileLinked service and download the files using this app. The same guide will work for all Fire TV versions including Fire TV Cube and Fire Stick 4K.

FileLinked was formerly known as DroidAdmin. It is a file-sharing app, which also doubles as an excellent side-loading tool for FireStick and other Android devices. FileLinked can be used to share all sorts of files including videos, photos, music, APK files and more. You can be the file uploader, file user or even both.

For instance, if you are out on a vacation and wish to privately share your photos, you can upload the files, create a code and share the code with your friends or family. Those who have your code can install the FileLinked app on their Android device, enter the code and access or download the files.

If you are looking to sideload apps onto your FireStick device, FileLinked could come very handy. All you need to do is obtain the codes from the uploader and enter it in your FileLinked app. On the other hand, if you are an uploader (like me) you can share the code with your users (like you) and give them the opportunity to easily download the files.

Whether you are an uploader or user, you will find all the information and instructions in this guide to get started with FileLinked. Keep reading!

Attention FireStick Users: Read before you continue

Governments and ISPs across the world monitor their users' online activities. If found streaming copyrighted content on your Fire TV Stick, you could get into serious trouble. Currently, your IP is visible to everyone. I strongly recommend you to get a good FireStick VPN and hide your identity so that your movie viewing experience doesn’t take a bad turn.

I use ExpressVPN which is the fastest and most secure VPN in the industry. It is very easy to install on any device including Amazon Fire TV Stick. Also, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you don't like their service, you can always ask for a refund. ExpressVPN also has a special deal where you can get 3 months free and save 49% on annual plan.

Here are the reasons why you must use a VPN all the time.

How to Install FileLinked on FireStick

There are two apps I recommend you use to install any third-party apps on FireStick:

  • Downloader
  • ES File Explorer

Both these apps are available on the Amazon Store and it takes only minutes to install them on FireStick. I am going to show the installation process using both the apps one by one. You can pick any one of the two you like.

However, before you get started, here is one little thing you need to take care of to allow installation of third-party apps on FireStick:

  • Click Settings from the home-screen of FireStick
  • Now click Device or MyFireTV (depending upon the device you are using)

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  • Next, select Developer Options

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  • If Apps from Unknown Sources is OFF, click it and turn it ON

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  • Click Turn On to confirm your intent

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Your FireStick or Fire TV device is all set to install FileLinked app.

Get FileLinked on FireStick via Downloader

Downloader is easily the most useful side-loading app for FireStick. You can download it from the Amazon Store.

Install Downloader and follow the steps below to download and install FileLinked app:

1. Run the Downloader app on FireStick

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2. The home-screen will open with the Home tab preselected on the left. Go to the right and click the URL field

3. You should now see an on-screen keyboard. Enter the following URL:

Click GO when you are ready

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4. Wait for the FileLinked APK to download. It usually takes no more than two minutes

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5. When the FileLinked APK file is downloaded, the Downloader app will run it and start the installation

Click Install button on the bottom right

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6. Wait for the app to install. It takes about a minute

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7. When FileLinked is installed, you see the App Installed confirmation on the screen. Go ahead and click Done (we will Open the app later)

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8. You must now see the following prompt on the Downloader window. Click Delete to delete the FileLinked APK file, which is no longer needed

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9. Click Delete again

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You have successfully installed FileLinked app on FireStick using Downloader. You can run the app from the My Apps & Channels section.

Install FileLinked on FireStick Using ES File Explorer

This is just an alternate method. You don’t need to follow the steps if you have already downloaded Filelinked via the Downloader app. Also, ES File Explorer now costs $9.99 if you want to use its sideloading feature.

ES File Explorer is another app widely used to sideload apps on FireStick and other Android devices. But, ES Explorer is not just a sideloader. It is also an incredible File Manager.

Go ahead and install ES File Explorer from the Amazon Store (by selecting the search option on the FireStick home-screen and typing in the name of the app).

Once that’s done, follow the steps below to install FileLinked on FireStick using ES File Explorer:

1. Launch the ES File Explorer app

2. On the right side of the home-screen of ES File Explorer, where you see a bunch of icons, scroll down and click Downloader

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3. Now go to the bottom of the screen and click +New

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4. You must now see a dialogue box with Path and Name Enter the following in these fields:

Name: FL (or any name you like)

Click Download Now when you are ready

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5. Wait for ES File Explorer to download the FileLinked APK

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6. When the download is finished, click Open file

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7. Next, click Install when you see this prompt on the ES File Explorer window

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8. Again, click Install when the following screen appears

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9. Wait for the FileLinked app to install on FireStick. App Installed notification appears when it is done

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10. Click Open to run the app right away. You may also click Done and run the app later

This is how you install FileLinked on FireStick using ES File Explorer app.

Note: I recommend deleting the FileLinked APK when the app is installed. This will save you some space. Click the Local dropdown on the left of ES File Explorer and then click Home (the second one on the dropdown list). Now go to the right and open the Download folder. You will find the APK file here. Delete it.  

How to Use FileLinked App on FireStick

Using FileLinked app is largely a 3-part process as follows.  If you are only looking to download files using the Code, directly go to the 3rd part.

  1. Download /Install APKs on Your FireStick using the FileLinked app
  2. Sign Up for FileLinked Account (using the web browser) [Only for Uploaders]
  3. Upload Files and Create a Code (using the web browser) [Only for Uploaders]

Let’s cover each part in detail.

Download and Install APKs on FireStick Using the FileLinked App

To access FileLinked app, press and hold the Home button on your FireStick remote for a few seconds. When the following window appears, and click Apps

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Now go to the bottom of the list and open FileLinked. Here are the steps to use the app:

1. Right off the bat, FileLinked home-screen will ask you for the Code. Click where it says Your Code

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2. Use the on-screen number pad and enter the desired code (for the demonstration purposes, I am using code 54780130 that I created earlier)

Click Next

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3. When you are back on this screen, click Continue button

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4. When you see the popup about the Free FileLinked Newsletter, click Dismiss (or click Subscribe if you wish to subscribe to the newsletter)

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5. You will find the files saved in the configuration for which we entered the code. In this configuration, we added only one file Kodi APK.

On the right, as you see, there is a download You may click this button and download the desired file on your device.

There is another button with an encircled question mark. This button appears only when you provide the Tutorial URL while uploading/adding the file to FileLinked configuration. Click this button to access the tutorial

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6. Click the download button to download the file. When the file is downloaded, the download button changes to what looks like a Play button. Click this button to run the file

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7. On the next screen, click Install and install the file you just downloaded (in this case Kodi APK file).

Note: While FileLinked is a good way to sideload apps, you can also use it to upload and access media files like music, videos, photos and even other types of files.

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Well, this is exactly how you use the FileLinked app on your FireStick.

If you are a FireStick user and using FileLinked just for downloading and installing the Apps, you don’t need to read the below sections. 

Sign Up for FileLinked Account (using the web browser)

Note: If you already have a download code obtained from an uploader, you don’t need to sign up for a FileLinked account. This is required only for uploaders.

Here is the step by step signup process:

1. Open a web browser on your computer, mobile or even FireStick and access the following URL:

2. Click Create Code option on the top-right

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3. I am assuming you don’t have a FileLinked account yet. So, click Sign up button on the top

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4. In the following form, enter the required details (Name, Email address, Password, Confirm Password)

Click the checkbox I’m not a robot and click Register

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That’s it! You are signed up. Let’s go to the next section.

Upload Files and Create a Code on FileLinked (Using Web Browser)

Note: If you already have a download code obtained from an uploader, you don’t need to sign up for a FileLinked account. This is required only for uploaders.

Here is how it is done:

1. Open the link in any web browser and click Create Code on the top right

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2. Enter your login credentials with which you signed up earlier and click Login

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3. The first thing you need to do is create a configuration. Click Create a new configuration

You create a configuration to organize your uploaded files. You can put multiple files in a single configuration. Also, you can create multiple configurations. For instance, if you want to save all your FireStick related files at one place, you can create a configuration with the name, say, FireStick or Kodi

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4. Enter the Name of the configuration and an optional Description that describes the configuration you have created.

If you want a custom message to be displayed every time the code is entered, you can set that by clicking the toggle

If you want your files to be PIN protected, you can set a 4-digit PIN as well. Only the users with your PIN will be able to download the files saved in your configuration

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5. Click Save

6. Now click Create Files button to upload a file

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7. On the following screen, enter the name of the file, Description (optional) of the file, Download URL, Logo URL (optional), and Tutorial URL (optional)

Click Save when you are ready

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8. You can now click Add new file and add another file. Click Go Back to return to the previous screen

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9. When you click Go Back in the previous step, you will see a code for your configuration under YOUR CODE. All the files saved in this configuration can be accessed through the FileLinked app using this code (we will use the code 54780130 in the next section)

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Well, this is how you add and upload the files to FileLinked service. We will now learn how to access these files on your FireStick.

Wrapping Up

FileLinked is a great way to share files. It is also a wonderful way to sideload apps on your FireStick (or any other Android device). As I have stated multiple times, if all you are looking for is download files, simply install FileLinked on FireStick and enter the configuration code.

FileLinked can be used alongside Downloader and ES File Explorer as a sideloading app. The best thing about this app is that you don’t need to enter any long URLs. You just need to enter a numeric code. How do you like this app? Feel free to share your thoughts with us via the comments section below.


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