Step 1. Sideloading
To get the apps we need installed we are going to have to sideload them. Sideloading means installing apps that are not available in the AppStore of your device. For the FireStick that means the Amazon AppStore. To sideload apps on the FireStick we are going to need to download the apk files for the apps we want. I will attach a link to a webpage with links to all the apps shown in this video. We are also going to need to download an app from the Amazon AppStore called ES File Explorer. This app will allow us to download the apks we need.
Before we can install any sideloaded apps we have to allow for those apps to be installed. Do to that we are going to head to Settings–System–Developer Options→ and then turn on ADB Debugging and Apps From Unknown Sources. Now we can use ES File Explorer to sideload.
Step 2. Mouse Toggle
We are going to now sideload our first app by getting the Mouse Toggle app. This app allows you to have mouse functionality on your FireStick remote. This is needed because some of the apps that you will sideload are designed for touchscreen devices and you need a way to interact with them. You can find this app many places around the web but I like to go to http://overdose.srve.io/stick this a site from a great Youtubber by the name NewTechRevolution. He has a lot of cord cutting techniques on his channel and you can learn a great deal from him.
Step 3. Players
You will need other players other than the stock video player to play movies and TV shows on your device. I like to start with installing MX Player and vPlayer and then installing more players as needed.
Step 4. Movie and TV Show Apps
There are lots of apps that you can install for movies and TV shows but with the limited about of space on the FireStick I like to use two main ones that give me pretty much everything I want. The First is Terrarium TV and the other Megabox HD. I like them both equally because Terrarium TV I think has the most content of all the apps out there however Megabox HD is easy to use with just the FireStick remote and no mouse functionality at all.
Links to both of those apps are on the linked page.
Step 5. Live TV
Live TV is still a must if you want to keep up on the news or watch sports and so I recommend three apps for Live TV, Mobdro, UKTV Now and USTV. There are a number of other live TV apps but these have proven to be the most reliable and longest lasting of the bunch.
Finally, Step 6. Kodi
Kodi is big and has well everything built-in. It can be a little intimidating and I’m not going to go into depth on how to use it here but more so on how to set it up with a custom build that will give all of the best addons for free movies, TV shows, sports and PPV.