In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Xumo on FireStick via the Amazon App Store. I have also provided the steps to sideload Xumo TV FireStick app in the geo-restricted countries. In addition, you will find the detailed steps to install Xumo addon on Kodi and brief instructions to get this app on Android TV Boxes, Android Mobiles, and iOS devices.
Xumo is a free to download and free to use Live TV and on-demand streaming platform. This service offers a decent collection of cable TV channels including Fox Sports, NBC News, Bloomberg, and a lot more. You can also explore a big library of on-demand content including movies, news programs, sports content, and more.
Xumo is completely free. It does not require any TB subscription. You don’t even need to register for a Xumo account and log in to the app. Install Xumo on FireStick and start streaming right away.
The app is ad-supported. Therefore, you will run into commercials from time to time.
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Read: How to Install and Use Best VPN for FireStick
How to install Xumo on FireStick
Xumo is currently available in select countries, including the United States. It has been geo-blocked in other countries.
If Xumo is available in your country, you can download it from the official Amazon App Store.
If it is geo-restricted in your region, you can still sideload it from Aptoide, the alternative app store for FireStick. You will need to use Xumo with a VPN in geo-blocked regions.
I am going to show you two methods to install Xumo on FireStick as follows:
- Method 1: Install official Xumo app via Amazon App Store
- Method 2: Sideload and unblock Xumo in the geo-restricted countries
Method 1: Install Xumo app from the Amazon App Store on FireStick
If you live in the US or any other country where Xumo is officially available, here are the steps to install this app:
1. Go to the home screen of FireStick (or any other Fire TV device you use)
2. Navigate to the top and select the Menu bar
Now, select the lens icon in the top-left corner and open the Search option
3. Type the name of the app – Xumo
Xumo appears in the search results as you type the name
4. Click the Xumo app icon on the next screen
5. Now, go ahead and click the Get option if you are installing the Xumo FireStick app for the first time
Click Download if you have installed the Xumo app previously
6. FireStick will download and install the app
It will take a minute or probably two
7. When the app has installed, you may click Open and start using Xumo on FireStick
You may also access the app later from the Your Apps & Channels section on FireStick (demonstrated later in the guide)
Method 2: Sideload Xumo on FireStick to unblock it in the geo-restricted regions
Skip this section if you have already installed Xumo TV on FireStick using Method 1 above
I will now show you how to manually install the Xumo TV APK if you can’t get it from the Amazon Store. We will use the alternative app store called Aptoide.
While you can sideload the app onto your device, to use it you will need a VPN.
A VPN will hide your current location and let you unblock content on the Xumo TV app. In fact, with a VPN, you can unblock content on other streaming platforms as well, such as Netflix and BBC iPlayer. In addition, VPN provides you security and lets you stream safely. It maintains your online identity and privacy.
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Read: How to Install and Use a VPN on FireStick
Follow the steps below to sideload Xumo on FireStick:
1. Press the home button on your remote and go to the FireStick home screen
Select Find > Search
2. Search for the popular app called Downloader
Downloader is a side-loading tool to install third-party apps on FireStick
We will use this app to get Aptoide
3. Click the Downloader icon on the window that you see on the next screen
4. You will either see the Get or Download button on the following window depending upon whether you have or not installed the Downloader app previously
5. When the Downloader app has been installed, click Open
6. Now, from the home screen of your Fire TV/FireStick device, go to the Settings
7. Select and open the option My Fire TV in FireStick Settings
8. Go ahead and click Developer Options
9. Choose Install Unknown Apps
10. Now, click the Downloader app on the list and turn it ON
11. Open the Downloader app and dismiss the prompts that appear on the first run
You are now on the main screen of the Downloader app (Home tab in the left menu is activated by default)
Click the address bar in the middle
12. Use this onscreen keypad and enter the following URL: https://www.firesticktricks.com/store
OR, you may enter the shorter version firesticktricks.com/store
13. The APK file of the Aptoide app will now install
When the download is complete, click Install
14. When you see this App Installed message, click OPEN to open the Aptoide alternative play store for FireStick (yes, click OPEN even though DONE is selected in the image below)
15. Click OK in the bottom-right corner of this screen (appears only on the first run)
16. Click Allow when this prompt appears
17. Navigate to the left menu and click the Search option in the upper-left corner of the main screen of the Aptoide app
18. Click Allow again if this prompt is displayed
19. Look up for Xumo app
20. Click the Xumo for Android TV version on the next screen. If it doesn’t work, click the other one.
21. Click Install on the following window
22. Xumo will now download. When the download is finished, click Install
23. You will see the App Installed message within a few seconds
You have successfully sideloaded Xumo on FireStick
How to Use Xumo on FireStick
Xumo is a simple and straightforward app and you get used to it rather quickly. Here are the steps to access and use Xumo on Amazon FireStick
Note: Do not forget to get a VPN if you are using Xumo on a geo-restricted region
Hold down the Home button on your FireStick remote for about 5 seconds and click Apps on the popup that appears
Use the navigation keys to select the Xumo app (you should find it at the bottom of this list). Click the app to open it
If you are thinking about using Xumo frequently, move it to the FireStick home screen. It will give you easy access to the app.
Press the Menu button on the remote (this button has 3 horizontal lines). Now, click Move in the popup menu on your FireStick screen (bottom-right corner)
Drag the Xumo app and drop it in the top row
Here is the home screen of the Xumo app on FireStick
You will find the following options in the left menu:
- Live: Selected by default when you open the Xumo app. Shows you the list of the channels and related TV Guide. Select and click the channel to start streaming Live TV
- Free Movies: Lets you access the on-demand movies
- TV Shows: For on-demand TV Shows
- On Demand: A separate section for on-demand content
- Mobile: To download and use Xumo TV on Android and iOS mobile devices
- Exit: To exit the app and go back to the FireStick interface
Let us explore the app further. Click the Live option in the left menu on the main screen of the Xumo app.
You can see the column with the names of the channels and the schedule
You can add any channel to Favorite by clicking the ‘heart’ icon before the name of the channel
To start watching the selected channel, click the OK/Select button on the remote
To browse the channel categories, click the Menu button on your FireStick remote (3-line button)
You can filter the channel by Most Popular, News, TV & Movies, Sports, Kids & Family, Sports, Food, Drink & Travel, and other categories
I guess that’s pretty much it about the app. If you have any questions, please let us know through the comments section below.
How to install Xumo on Android TV Boxes and Smart Android TVs
There are primarily three types of Android TV devices:
- Smart Android TVs with built-in Android TV OS
- Genuine Android TV Boxes that use true Android TV OS (Android modified for TV screens), such as Nvidia Shield, Mi Box
- Stock Android Boxes that use Android mobile OS
All these Android TV devices support Google Play Store. And, Xumo is available on the Play Store for all of them. So, here are the installation steps:
- Open the Google Play Store
- Search for the Xumo app
- Follow the on-screen instructions to install the app
- Run the Xumo TV app and start streaming
How to install Xumo on Android Phones & Tablets
Android Mobiles and Tablets come configured with Google Play Store support. You can install Xumo on these handheld devices from Play Store. Here are the steps:
- Launch the Google Play Store
- Find the Xumo app
- Click Install
- Open the app and start streaming
How to install Xumo TV on iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
Xumo TV for iOS is officially available on the Apple App Store. Follow these steps:
- Access the Apple App Store
- Look-up for the Xumo app
- Follow the onscreen instructions and install this app
- Open Xumo TV app from the device home screen and start streaming
How to install Xumo TV addon on Kodi
If you like Kodi better than APKs, you can install the Xumo TV addon on Kodi and stream your favorite channels and on-demand content.
Another benefit of the Xumo Kodi addon is that you can stream this service on Windows and Mac computers. Xumo currently does not support browser streaming and does not have any app client for these devices. In fact, with the Kodi addon, you can use Xumo on Linux, Raspberry Pi, and other Kodi compatible devices as well.
Xumo Kodi addon goes by the name Xumo.TV. It is available through the official Kodi repository called Kodi Add-on Repository.
Follow these steps to install and use Xumo Kodi addon:
1. Click Settings on the home screen of your Kodi application
Cog icon in the top-left corner
2. Open the option Add-ons on the next window
3. Go ahead and choose Install from repository
4. Click Kodi Add-on Repository
In case you do not see Kodi Add-on Repository, skip to the next step.
5. Choose the option Video add-ons on the next window
6. You could see the long list of addons in the official repository
Look for the Xumo.TV
The addons are sorted alphabetically. Therefore, you will find Xumo.TV addon around the bottom
Note: You can also search for the addon. Click Options in the bottom-left corner. When the menu appears on the left, click Filter. You may not look up for Xumo.TV.
7. Click Install option on the next screen
8. Click OK when prompted
9. Wait while the Xumo.TV addon is installed
The installation confirmation notification appears in the top-right corner
10. Go back to the home screen of Kodi one more time
Click Add-ons in the left menu
11. Highlight Video add-ons in the left menu on the next screen
Click Xumo.TV on the right
12. This is the main screen of the Xumo Kodi addon. You may now start streaming.
Features of Xumo App
Here are some important features of Xumo:
- Xumo has a big collection of Live TV channels and On-demand content including tons of movies
- You can sort and filter content in various popular and familiar categories including Most Popular, News, TV & Movies, Sports, etc.
- The app features many popular channels including NBC News, Fox Sports, Today, Newsy, Bloomberg, TIME, USA Today, CBSN, and many more
- Xumo TV is completely free and one hundred percent legal
- It streams content in Full HD quality
- Xumo is available via official channels on a range of devices including FireStick, Android TV, Android & iOS Mobiles, Roku, and more
- This service also has an official addon for Kodi called Xumo.TV
Xumo is a good app, but it has some drawbacks too. For instance, the interface for TV devices like FireStick could have been better. The app doesn’t stay on the home screen for long. It starts auto-playing the last selected TV channel or movie. This could be a bit frustrating.
The service is ad-supported. You will see regular commercials during playback. However, I think it is only fair as everything on Xumo is free. The service is paid for by the ads.
Xumo does not offer app sign-in. Therefore, there is no way to sync the viewing data (such as favorites, history, etc.) across devices.
Xumo is a decent Live TV streaming option with tons of channels and loads of free content including on-demand movies. This app is available via the official Amazon App Store for FireStick and Fire TV line of devices. It is also hosted on Google Play Store, Apple App Store, and Roku Channel Store.
You can easily install Xumo on FireStick and start streaming your favorite content in no time. If Xumo is not available in your country, you can sideload it using the method I have provided in this guide. You will need a VPN to stream content in the geo-blocked regions. How do you like the Xumo app? Let us know through the comments section below.
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