In this guide, I will show you how to install Apple TV on FireStick and Fire TV devices.
What is Apple TV?
Apple TV is an over-the-top streaming service from Apple Inc.
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. Apple TV app also gives you access to Apple TV+.
Attention, FireStick Users!
Governments and ISPs constantly monitor your online activity, and accessing copyrighted content on your Fire TV Stick could lead to serious trouble. Currently, your IP is visible to everyone. I strongly recommend getting the best FireStick VPN to mask your IP address and securely stream your favorites.
I personally use ExpressVPN, the fastest and most secure VPN available. Not only is it easy to install on any device, it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Plus, if you're not 100% satisfied, you can always get a refund. ExpressVPN is currently also offering a whopping 3 extra months free on their annual plan!
Read: How to Install and Use Best VPN for FireStick
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 the home window of the FireStick or Fire TV. Click Find > Search.
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 Download to start downloading and installing Apple TV App on FireStick.
Note: You may see the Get button instead of the Download 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.
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How to Stream on FireStick Anonymously
As soon as you install the right apps, your FireStick is all ready to stream your favorite content. However, before you start, I would like to warn you that everything you stream online is visible to your ISP and Government. This means, streaming free movies, TV shows, Sports might get you into legal trouble.
Thankfully, there is a foolproof way to keep all your streaming activities hidden from your ISP and the Government. All you need is a good VPN for Fire Stick. A VPN will mask your original IP which is and will help you bypass Online Surveillance, ISP throttling, and content geo-restrictions.
I personally use and recommend ExpressVPN, which is the fastest and most secure VPN. It is compatible with all kinds of streaming apps and is very easy to install on Fire TV / Stick.
We do not encourage the violation of copyright laws. But, what if you end up streaming content from an illegitimate source unintentionally? It is not always easy to tell the difference between a legit and illegal source.
So, before you start streaming on your Fire Stick / Fire TV, let’s see how to use ExpressVPN to keep your streaming activities hidden from prying eyes.
Step 1: Subscribe to ExpressVPN HERE. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it free for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for a full refund.
Step 2: Power ON your Fire TV Stick and go to Find followed by Search option.
Step 3: Now type “Expressvpn” (without quotes) in the search bar and select ExpressVPN when it shows up in the search results.
Step 4: Click Download to install the ExpressVPN app on Fire TV / Stick.
Step 5: Open the app and enter the login credentials that you created while buying the ExpressVPN subscription. Click Sign in.
Step 6: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That’s all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for FireStick.
You can also read more detailed info on using ExpressVPN with Fire TV / Stick.
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.
Hold down the Home button on the FireStick remote for a few seconds and click Apps when this window pops.
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
- Settings (gear icon)
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
You may click View Subscriptions but you will need to be signed in for that
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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