In this walkthrough, I will guide you through the process to install HD Streamz on FireStick 4K. The same method works equally well on other Fire TV devices including Fire TV Stick 2nd Generation, Fire TV Cube, and even some older versions.
HD Streamz is a FireStick app that features hundreds of Live TV channels from many parts of the world. You may watch live streams of channels from the USA, UK, France, India, and more.
The app also has Radio and On-Demand sections but they hardly have any interesting content. The app is best used for Live TV streaming. You will also find this app in our list of best apps for FireStick.
Steps to Install HD Streamz on FireStick
You are about to install an app from a third-party source. FireStick is an Android device with a security setting that will not let you install such an app. This setting must first be changed. So, before we start with the installation steps, here is what we need to do first:
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.
Allow Unknown Sources on Fire Stick
1. Go to the main window of your FireStick if you are not there already
2. Navigate to the top section of the window and select the Settings in the menu
3. Navigate to the right until you have selected My Fire TV. Now, click this option
4. Select and open Developer Options on the window that follows next
5. Check the status of the option Apps from Unknown Sources. By default, it is OFF. If that’s the case, you must switch it ON.
6. Before turning the option ON, FireStick will send a warning message. Go ahead and click Turn On to continue.
Please note that HD Streamz is a safe app and we have tested it personally
You have taken care of the prerequisite to install HD Streamz on FireStick. Let us now install the app. You can use one of the two methods I have provided:
– Method 1: ES File Explorer App
– Method 2: Downloader App
Let’s get started!
Method 1: Install HD Streamz on FireStick using ES File Explorer
ES File Explorer is a file manager application. However, it is also commonly used on Android devices as a sideloading utility. Here is how you can install the HD Streamz FireStick app using this app:
1. Download and install ES File Explorer on FireStick
This app is available on the Amazon Store. Go to the FireStick main window and select the magnifying glass (lens) option in the top-left corner
Look up for ES File Explorer. Follow the on-screen instructions to install it
2. Now go ahead and run the ES File Explorer app. You must see this launch screen.
You want to select Downloader icon in the right section of this window. Or, you may go to the left section and open Tools > Download Manager
3. Now, you will find a small strip on the right part of the window, on the bottom. Click +New on that strip
4. What you see now is this dialogue box. Enter the Path as https://www.firesticktricks.com/hds
In the Name section, you may write any name you like. In fact, you may also leave it blank like I am doing
5. ES File Explorer reaches out to the server and begins to download the HD Streamz APK file on your device
The download may take a minute or more to complete
6. We will click Open file after the APK has been downloaded
7. Next, we click Install on this ES File Explorer prompt
8. On this system prompt, we choose and click Install
9. Now we wait. It will again take a minute to install HD Streamz on FireStick
10- HD Streamz App Installed notification is displayed once the app is installed. Click Open and it will launch the app right from this window. Or, if you wish to use it later, click Done
You may run the app at any time from Your Apps & Channels area (demonstrated later in the guide)
Method 2: HD Streamz on FireStick using Downloader
Please note that this is just an alternative method. If you have installed HD Streamz on FireStick using the ES File Explorer app, there is no need to follow the upcoming steps using the Downloader app.
Here are the steps:
1. Install the Downloader app from the Amazon Store
You can do that by choosing the search option (magnifying glass) on the FireStick home-screen (top-left corner). Just look up for this app and follow the onscreen instructions to get it.
If you want detailed instructions, we have a complete guide on how to sideload apps on FireStick
2. Run the Downloader app. This is the home window of the app. In the right section, click the field where it asks you to enter the URL
3. Now type the following source URL: https://www.firesticktricks.com/hds
Note: Downloader app will also accept the short version of the URL: firesticktricks.com/hds
4. Wait until the HD Streamz APK is downloaded on FireStick
5. The installation prompt is automatically triggered. Go ahead and click Install
6. Wait for the installation to finish. Takes less than a minute usually.
7. If you want to get started streaming right away, go ahead and click Open.
I am proceeding with Done. That’s because I am going back to the Downloader app to delete the APK file we downloaded. It is not needed anymore. Let’s remove it to clear some space.
8. Click Delete
9. And, click Delete again
Great! You are now all set to use HD Streamz FireStick app.
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 kind of streaming apps and is very easy-to-install on Fire TV / Stick.
We do not encourage the violation of the 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 freely for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for the full refund.
Step 2: Power ON your Fire TV / Stick and go to the “Search” option on the extreme left. Now type “Expressvpn” (without quotes) in the search bar and select ExpressVPN when it shows up in the search results
Step 3: Click “Download” to install the ExpressVPN app for Fire TV / Stick.
Step 4: Open the app and enter your login credentials which you created while buying the ExpressVPN subscription. Click “Sign in”
Step 5: 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 HD Streamz on FireStick
You will notice that the HD Streamz app is not listed in the ‘Recent’ section on the home window of FireStick. Any app you have just installed can be accessed from the area Your Apps & Channels. Follow one of the following methods to do that:
– Scroll down to the Your Apps & Channels section on the home window of FireStick. Now navigate all the way to the left or all the way to the right. Click See All
– Press and hold the Home button on the remote for a few seconds. Click Apps on the popup window
When you are on the Your Apps & Channels window, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and select HD Streamz. Now, here is what you can do:
– Click HD Streamz app and open it
– Press the menu button (3 horizontal lines) on the remote. Click Move on the popup in the bottom-left of your display. Drag the app using the navigation keys. Drop it in the first row. HD Streamz will now be available on the home window of FireStick in the row Your Apps & Channels
Now that you know how to access HD Streamz, let us start using it.
This is the main screen of the app.
There are 4 tabs on the top as follows:
– Live TV
The On-Demand section is all but dysfunctional. You may not find any interesting content here. However, HD Streamz is primarily for Live TV.
The main window of the app opens to the Live TV tab by default. It has the ‘Explore Categories’ on the top. You may click a category to filter the Live TV channels accordingly.
The channels in the Live TV section are listed country wise. As I write this guide, USA category is third on this list after Bangladesh and India.
There aren’t a lot of options to explore in the Radio tab as well. You may find one or two interesting options though.
Every time you play a channel, HD Streamz will ask you to choose a player. You can avoid this by choosing a default player in the app Settings. Following are the options:
– HD Streamz
– MX Player
– Wuffy Player
Click the hamburger menu in the top-left corner of the app and click Settings
In the General category, click Video Player
Now choose the default player
Let me start with an honest opinion. HD Streamz is not the greatest streaming app for FireStick. So, why this guide? For starters, it is a popular app and if you are here, I am assuming you were looking for it. Secondly, it has a decent collection of Live TV channels. Hence, I thought it would be a good idea to make you aware that it exists so that you can make an educated choice.
The app could better though. Developers need to work a bit on the interface, which is not exactly smooth. It would also be nice if they could add more stations to the Radio section. And, of course, fewer ads never hurt anyone.
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