In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to install and use Happy Chick on FireStick. You can use the method to install the app on any Fire TV device, including Fire TV smart TV, Fire TV Cube, FireStick 4K Max, FireStick 4K, FireStick Lite, and FireStick 3rd generation.
What is Happy Chick?
Happy Chick is a popular game emulator that lets you play games from other platforms on Amazon FireStick and Android devices. Whether you want to play classic arcade games, handset-specific video games, or popular console games, Happy Chick will help you achieve that.
In addition to simulating various video games, Happy Chick lets you download games to add them to your catalog. You can find various categories of video games on the app, including Arcade, PCE, and NGP.
Unlike downloading your favorite classic and retro games through separate tools that don’t always work, Happy Chick provides a simulator to play and download your preferred game instantly.
Happy Chick is Android-based and will work seamlessly on Android-based devices like smartphones, Android Boxes, and FireSticks. However, the app needs a Mouse Toggle to work perfectly on FireStick.
I found the app easy to use, and the vast collection of famous retro games makes it an excellent addition to the list of the best apps for FireStick.
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!
Is Happy Chick Safe and Legal?
Happy Chick is an unofficial app that is not listed on the Amazon App Store. Some third-party apps may contain malware, such as viruses and trojan files, which raises concerns when sideloading such apps on your device.
I scanned the Happy Chick APK file on VirusTotal to ascertain its safety. Out of 60 vendors, only one flagged the file as malicious. Although 59 vendors passed it, one red flag can still be alarming. I will advise you to exercise caution when using third-party applications.
Regarding legitimacy, any third party raises legal concerns because there is a reason official app stores fail to list it on their stores. However, it’s challenging to determine the legality of an app because it depends on several factors. These factors include the copyright laws of the land, licenses and agreements, and content sources.
That said, FireStickTricks.com can’t verify the legitimacy of Happy Chick. I also highly discourage piracy of any kind.
How to Install Happy Chick on FireStick
Happy Chick is unavailable on the Amazon App Store. For this reason, we need to sideload the app using the Downloader app. To do that, we also need to change the FireStick settings to allow the installation of apps from unknown sources.
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Part 1: Prepare Your FireStick to Download Happy Chick
The Downloader app is an official app you can install directly from the Amazon App Store to help you sideload apps from external sites into your FireStick.
Please refer to our guide on sideloading apps on FireStick to learn more about Downloader and how to prepare FireStick to use the app.
Here are quick steps to do it:
1. Start by turning on the FireStick device and accessing the Find menu. Next, input “Downloader” into the search field and pick it from the suggested search results.
Finally, access the Downloader application within the Amazon Store and press the Get/Download option to install it.
2. Open Settings and navigate to the My Fire TV section. Then, select Developer Options.
You will see one of the following two options depending on your FireStick device version:
- Option 1 - Install Unknown Apps: Click it and proceed to the next step to enable Downloader.
- Option 2 - Apps from Unknown Sources: Click this option and then click Turn On on the following prompt. Skip the next step.
If you already have Downloader on your FireStick and have enabled installation from unknown sources, skip to the second part.
Part 2: Install Happy Chick on FireStick
Once you’ve prepared your device to sideload Happy Chick, follow these steps to install it:
1. Navigate to All Apps, the icon with three squares and a plus sign.
2. Choose the Downloader app from the apps list.
3. Once the app opens, navigate to the Browser option.
4. Click on the URL field, type the following link: firesticktricks.com/hchick, then click Go.
Note: FireStickTricks.com doesn’t host this APK. Instead, the link leads to the external site from where you download the Happy Chick APK.
5. Once on the site hosting the APK file, locate the Download link and click it. The APK file starts downloading.
6. Wait for the APK file to install.
7. Select Install.
8. When the installation is complete, you’ll see an App Installed notification. Click Done.
9. Click Delete to erase the APK file from your device’s storage.
10. Select Delete again to confirm the action.
You’ve successfully installed Happy Chick on FireStick.
Your FireStick / Fire TV is now 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 Happy Chick on FireStick
If you intend to use Happy Chick frequently, add a shortcut on the FireStick home screen.
When you’re done moving Happy Chick to the home screen, launch the app. Although you can use the FireStick remote to navigate the app, a Mouse Toggle makes the navigation more straightforward and hassle-free.
If you don’t have the Mouse Toggle app, please follow our guide on how to install and use the Mouse Toggle on FireStick.
You can install the additional six-piece video game pack or press Skip. You’ll also get an Update Now alert; press the back button on your remote to dismiss the alert.
On the app’s home screen are the hot and trending games and new releases. Additionally, you’ll see a menu at the top with the following sections:
The Category section consists of the various available video games and is subdivided into Emulator and Platform. Under the Emulator category are more subsections, including Arcade, PCE, MAME, and NGP.
You can find a video game via category or the search function. Please select a category, choose the subcategory under which the video game falls, and scroll through to find it.
If you prefer using the search function, click the magnifying glass icon and enter the game’s name.
At the same time, you can find your favorite retro games via the platform they fall under.
Click the category on the app’s home screen, navigate to Platform, and select your preferred platform, e.g., Playstation (PS). You can then select your preferred video game under this platform.
Once you’ve found your preferred video game, click Get to install it. You’ll be taken to a site to download the video game.
Click on the download link, and the game should start downloading. After the download is finished, click Start to begin playing the game.
Happy Chick is one of the best emulator apps for playing retro and classic video games on FireStick. I like its simple user interface and a decent collection of popular video games. I hope you’ve learned how to install and use Happy Chick on FireStick. Share your experience or any concerns in the comment section below.
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