In this guide, I will show you how to install Apple TV on FireStick and Fire TV devices.
Starting October 24, 2019, the popular Apple TV app is available on also very popular streaming device FireStick. This comes as great news for people like me who enjoyed streaming on FireStick. but were dearly missing the Apple TV experience.
Apple TV app has a large library of content including Movies, Shows, and more. You can install Apple TV on Fire TV Stick from the Amazon Store and get access to all of it.
You will be required to sign-in with your Apple ID. If you don’t have an Apple ID, you can create one. I have briefly touched upon signing in and creating the Apple ID later in this guide.
Apple TV app has a great looking and intuitive interface for FireStick. The neat and clutter-free experience makes streaming an even better experience.
There is another piece of good news. Apple TV+ will is also coming to FireStick and Fire TV on November 1, 2019. With Apple TV+, you can watch a lot of popular programs that are not available with regular Apple TV.
Attention FireStick Users
Governments and ISPs across the world monitor their users' online activities. If you use third-party streaming apps on your Fire TV Stick, you should always use a good FireStick VPN and hide your identity so that your movie viewing experience doesn’t take a bad turn. Currently, your IP is visible to everyone.
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.
Read: How to install and use a VPN on Amazon FireStick / Fire TV
How to install Apple TV App on FireStick
You could easily download and install the Apple TV app on Amazon FireStick and Fire TV from the official Amazon App Store. Follow the steps below:
1: Go to home window of the FireStick or Fire TV
Highlight the search option in the top-left corner
2: When this window is displayed, type the name of the app, which is Apple TV
When Apple TV shows up in the search results, go ahead and click it
3: Apple TV app icon can now be seen in the second row on the next screen in the Apps & Games section
Navigate to the icon and click it
4: Now, you want to click the option Get to start downloading and installing Apple TV App on FireStick
Note: You may see the Download button instead of the Get button.
5: Allow it a minute to download and install the Apple TV Amazon Fire TV app
6: When the app has downloaded, you can click the Open option and start using
If you intend to use the app later, follow the next step to access it from the home screen of FireStick
So, this is how you install the Apple TV App on FireStick.
How to use Apple TV on FireStick
You can now start with the Apple TV app. Let me quickly tell you how to access it from your FireStick home screen.
Go back to the home screen, select the row titled Your Apps & Channels
It is the second row
Go to the left and click See All
Now, when this window with the list of all your installed apps is displayed, scroll to the bottom and click the Apple TV App
If you need to access Apple TV on FireStick frequently, move it to the home screen. Press the menu key on your remote and then Move on your TV screen (bottom right corner). Drag the app to the top row.
Wait while the Apple TV Fire TV app loads up
When this window is displayed, go ahead and click Start Watching
On this window titled Device Analytics, choose whether you would like to share the app analytics data with Apple. If you choose the option Send to Apple, crash reports and other app related data will be sent to Apple.
I am choosing Don’t Send for now. You can always change it later in the Apple TV FireStick app Settings
This is the main screen of the Apple TV app for Amazon Fire TV Stick and other Fire TV devices.
There is a menu bar on the top with the following options:
- Watch Now
- TV Shows
To start watching, the first thing you need to do is sign in with your Apple ID.
Select Settings in the top menu bar
Next, click Accounts
Click Sign In
Now, here are your sign-in options:
- Sign In On Mobile Device
- Sign In On This TV
- Create Apple ID
If you choose Sign In On Mobile Device, the following screen is displayed on your FireStick
Follow the instructions to sign in with your mobile device.
If you chose Sign In On This TV option, you see the following window. You can sign in with your Apple ID
If you don’t have an Apple ID yet, go ahead and create the option Create Apple ID. Follow the instructions you see on the next window
Features of Apple TV app for FireStick
Apple TV is a popular streaming platform and now it is available on your FireStick. Here are some of its top features:
- Loads of content including Movies, Shows, Documentaries, and more
- Access to content from the popular cable-tv channels like HBO, CBS, ShowTime, Starz, Cinemax, and many more
- An incredibly easy to use interface designed for an amazing experience
- Syncs your streaming history and other information across Apple TV apps on all your devices
So, this is Apple TV on FireStick for you. I am really glad that this incredible app finally made its way to my most favorite streaming device. Apple TV is an incredibly popular entertainment platform and now it gets even easier to use it. How are you liking Apple TV on Fire TV? Feel free to let us know via the comments section below.
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