In this tutorial, you will learn to install Ola TV on FireStick. I have taken the screenshots used in this guide on my FireStick 4K. However, the method works the same way on other Fire TV devices including Fire TV Cube and older FireStick.
Ola TV is a Live TV streaming service with hundreds of cable TV channels. This app streams channels (local and national) from the United States and a host of foreign countries including the UK, Canada, Brazil, UAE, India, and more.
Ola TV APK is the replacement of now-defunct Relax TV, which was once very popular.
Besides the cable TV channels, the app also contains a decent library of on-demand movies. I couldn’t find any on-demand TV shows though.
Ola TV requires both VLC Player and Wuffy Media Player. It does not work with any other media players; not even MX Player. Right after the installation steps of Ola TV APK on FireStick, I have provided the instructions to install these two media players.
How to install Ola TV on FireStick
Ola TV is a third-party application for Android platforms. This means that it is not available via the Amazon Store. It must be side-loaded onto your FireStick (and other Fire TV devices).
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.
To enable sideloading, your FireStick must have the security setting Apps from Unknown Sources turned ON.
In the following steps, we will first enable this security setting and then proceed with the installation:
1- Access the FireStick Settings from the device home screen
Settings option is in the menu bar on the top
2- Navigate to the right with your remote and click My Fire TV
3- On the next screen, when you see these options, go ahead and access Developer Options
4- You now need to turn ON the option Apps from Unknown Sources
Click this option if it is presently OFF
If it is already ON, no action needed
5- There will be a warning message when you switch ON the Apps from Unknown Sources
Ola TV is a safe app. We have used it ourselves.
Choose Turn On
We are now going to install the app called Downloader. We will use this app to side-load the OLA TV APK on FireStick. We need this app because FireStick does not support direct browser downloads
6- Go to the home screen of FireStick once again
Go to the menu bar on the top and navigate to the top-left corner
Select the Search option (the lens icon)
7- When this window is displayed, start typing Downloader
You should see Downloader in the search results as you type
Click the Downloader app. On the screens that follow, take appropriate actions to install the Downloader app
8- When the Downloader app has installed, open it.
A couple of prompts are displayed when you run the app for the first time
You should finally be on this home screen of the Downloader app (Home tab in the left menu is selected)
On the right part of the Downloader app home screen, select the text box with https:// and click it
9- Enter the following path/URL in this textbox using the onscreen keypad: https://firesticktricks.com/ola
You may even use the shorter version of the URL firesticktricks.com/ola
10- The APK file of the Ola TV app will now download on your device
It won’t take too long; it is a small file
11- When the APK file has downloaded, the installation prompt is displayed
12- You should now see the installation progress on the screen
Give it a minute
13- As soon as the Ola TV app is installed, the following message is displayed
Now here, you are free to click OPEN and start using the app
I am going to click DONE (recommended). This will allow me to go back to the Downloader app and delete the Ola TV APK I just downloaded; saves space on limited FireStick storage
14- On this prompt, click Delete
15- Choose Delete again
Note: You may delete the APK file later as well. Open the Downloader app and click Files in the left menu. Highlight the Ola TV APK file and press the menu key on the remote (the button with 3 lines)
Great! You have successfully downloaded and installed Ola TV on FireStick. In the next section, I am going to give you some important information about Ola TV and also show you how to use it.
How to use Ola TV on FireStick
Before you start using Ola TV FireStick app, there is something important you need to know.
Ola TV requires two external media players for streaming. It does not have any built-in media player.
You need to install VLC Media Player and Wuffy Player. You need them BOTH. Some videos will play with VLC, while the others require Wuffy.
So, please go through the following two sections before getting on with the Ola TV app:
- Install VLC Player on FireStick
- Install Wuffy Player on FireStick
Install VLC Player on FireStick
VLC is available on the Amazon App Store as an official app. Here is how you can download it:
1- Go to the FireStick home screen
Select the Search option in the top-right corner
Lookup for VLC Player and click it in the search results
2- Click the VLC Player icon on the following screen
3- Click Get (if you are installing the app for the first time) or Download (if you have installed it before)
You don’t need to launch VLC player. OLA TV will access it whenever required.
How to install Wuffy Player on FireStick
Wuffy Player is a third-party media player. It is not available through the Amazon Store.
You can install Wuffy Player from the alternative app store for Amazon Store called Aptoide
Here are the steps:
1- Install the Downloader app on FireStick
2- Enter the following link in the Downloader app to download and install the Aptoide store: https://firesticktricks.com/store
3- Open Aptoide and click the Search option (lens icon) in the top-left corner
4- Look up for Wuffy Player and click it in the search suggestions
5- Select and click Wuffy Media Player on the following window
6- Click Install
7- Click Install again when prompted
8- Wait for the App installed message
Just like VLC Player, you don’t need to open Wuffy Player. Ola TV will use it whenever required.
Using Ola TV on Amazon FireStick
Follow the steps below:
Go back to the home screen of FireStick and select the second row with the title Your Apps & Channels
Keep navigating to the right until you see the Ola TV app and open it
However, if you have more than 20 installed apps, Ola TV will not be available
In that case, open See All option in the Your Apps & Channels row
Go to the bottom of this list of apps and open Ola TV
If you intend to use Ola TV frequently, you can move the app to the home screen. Press the menu key on the remote (the one with 3 lines). Click Move on the popup displayed at the bottom-right corner of your TV. Use the UP navigation button on your remote and drop the app icon in the top row
This is the main screen of the Ola TV app on FireStick
It has dozens of categories for Live TV streaming and a couple of options for on-demand movies
To stream Live TV channels, choose the desired category and browse the available channels in that category
If you are looking for anything specific, you can use the Search option in the top-right corner of the main screen
To access the app menu options, click the hamburger menu icon in the upper-left corner of the main screen of the Ola TV FireStick app. You may need the Mouse Toggle application to access the menu.
Here are the menu options:
- Live Channel
- Latest Channel
- Featured Channel
None of the options here are of any great use. In fact, there is nothing in the app Settings even to talk about.
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.
Pros and Cons of Ola TV FireStick app
Let’s look at what’s good and what’s bad about Ola TV.
- The Ola TV app features hundreds of Live TV channels
- You will find several popular channels from the USA, Canada, UK, etc.
- There are tons of channels from international locations
- Contains a solid collection of on-demand movies
- Requires two external media players (VLC and Wuffy Player)
- Does not have any built-in media player
- All the channel categories are displayed on one screen, making it a bit difficult to browse
- The user interface is easy to navigate but seems a bit cluttered
- Categorization of channels could be confusing
- No options to configure or customize the app to your preferences
- Many channels do not stream
- Barely any HD channels
- Ad-supported. Frequent and long-duration commercials at times.
Ola TV is a free app to stream cable TV channels from around the world. It features hundreds of channels in various categories. It may not be the greatest Live TV app, but given that it is free and offers plenty of channels, you may want to give it a try.
You can install Ola TV on FireStick using the sideloading method we have provided in this guide. You will also need to install VLC and Wuffy Player (external media players) to stream content on this app. How do you like this app? Let us know via the comments section below.
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