In this guide, I will show you how to Install TVTap on FireStick. The installation instructions work on Amazon FireStick, FireStick 4K, Fire TV 2nd Generation, and Fire TV Cube.
TV Tap is a Live TV app with a solid collection of cable TV channels from the USA and around the world. There are a bunch of live TV apps out there, however, only a few can deliver consistency in performance and playback. TVTap FireStick app not only lines up a big list of channels, but it also makes sure they stream. The interface of this app could have been slightly better, but it is still a good app to have. It is also a part of our Best Apps for FireStick list. Give it a go!
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.
How to Install TVTap on FireStick
You will need to sideload the TV TAP on FireStick. Sideloading is the manual installation of the third-party apps that are not available on the Amazon Store. To install the third-party applications, you must enable the security option Apps from Unknown Sources. So, here is what you need to do first:
Allow Installation from Unknown Sources
#1. Power up your FireStick and when the home-screen loads up, choose Settings from the menu on the top
#2. Select and open My Fire TV (or Device on some devices)
#3. Click Developer Options
#4. By default, Apps from Unknown Sources is OFF. Click it and switch it ON
#5. Choose Turn on when the following prompt appears
This allows you to install any third-party app you want on FireStick, including TVTap.
Install TVTap Using Downloader App
Downloader is the simplest way to sideload any app on FireStick. You can install Downloader from the Amazon Store. Simply select the search option on the home screen and lookup for this app.
After installing this app, follow the steps below to install TV Tap:
#1. Run the Downloader app
#2. Click the URL text box on the right side of the app (make sure Home tab on the left is selected)
#3. Type the following URL: tvtap.world/download.php
#4: You are redirected to the Browser of the Downloader app. When the webpage has loaded, scroll down and click the APK download button for FireStick/Android Boxes
#5. Wait while the Downloader app connects to the server and downloads the TVTAP APK for FireStick
#6. Downloader will initiate the installation process automatically as soon as the file has been downloaded.
#7. Wait for TV Tap to install on FireStick. It should not take too long.
#8. Go ahead and click Done when you see the following window. We will open the app later.
#9. When you return to the Downloader app interface, click the Delete button
#10. Click Delete again. This will delete the TVTap APK from your FireStick storage. It is best to delete it as it is of no use anymore after the installation.
You have successfully installed TV TAP on FireStick. We will learn more about this app later in the guide.
How to Access and Use TV Tap on FireStick
You must have noticed that when you install an app, it does not show up on the home screen of your FireStick. Here is how you can access any app and move it to the FireStick home-screen:
- Go to FireStick home-screen
- Long press the Home button until you see a popup window
- Click Apps
- Scroll down to the bottom and click TVTap icon
- If you want to move the TV Tap app to the home screen, select it and press the menu button on your remote. Click Move on the menu that appears in the bottom right corner. Drag and drop the app to one of the top three rows.
This is how the main screen of the TV Tap app looks like:
By default, the main screen of the app would display all the channels. If you want them sorted by the category, click the hamburger menu in the top-left corner. The app has the following categories:
There are two other ways to browse or lookup for the channels. First, if you have something specific on your mind, click the Search option in the top-right corner and type the name of the channel.
The other option is to press the Play button on your remote once to filter the channels by country/region. Or, instead of pressing the play button, you can click the globe icon on the main screen. It is in the top-right, next to the lens icon. But, you will need the Mouse Toggle app for it.
Let’s take a quick look at the TVTap app Settings. Click the hamburger menu again and select Settings from the set of options. Here is how the Settings window looks like:
Following are the options:
1: Select Player: You can choose between the default GO Player or separately installed third-party video players such as MX Player.
2: Select Player View: Lets you choose between Small Player and Full Player mode. By default, the video takes only half of the screen and you must select the full-screen option. By choosing the Full Player option, videos will playback in the full-screen mode
3: Select Home Screen: All Channels is the default, but you can also choose Favorite Channels. You can mark any channel Favorite during playback
4: Select Language: Lets you choose your preferred language. As I write this guide, TV Tap FireStick app supports English, French and Italian languages.
That’s pretty much it about TVTap on FireStick. If you notice something exciting, please let us know through the comments section below.
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.
The most important aspect of any Live TV app is its ability to play the listed channels. The FireStick TV Tap app has a decent list of satellite channels and it plays nearly all of them. Just select the channel you want to watch and get started. The app is fast – both navigation wise and with playback.
The user interface doesn’t look very user-friendly though. The developers could have kept the channel icons a bit smaller to fit more channels on the home screen. The icons are too big for FireStick. Also, not all the channels offer HD playback. Hence, streaming quality may not always be necessarily desirable.
That said, I still say that TVTap is a good Live TV app. Almost all its channels work and stream well. Give it a try.
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