Fire TV

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last posted Jan. 3, 2015, 9:16 p.m.

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How to sideload apps on an Amazon Fire TV/Stick with a Mac.

Enable ADB Debugging mode

  1. Settings > System > Developer Options
  2. Enable "ADB Debugging"

Find your IP Address

  1. Settings > System > About
  2. Network (Write down for later)

Set up ADB on your Mac

From your Mac Terminal:

    cd platform-tools

Start the ADB server and connect to your Fire TV:

    ./adb connect IPADDRESS

Sideload Apps

Download an app's .APK file and type in:

    ./adb install filename.apk

The application will now be located in Settings > Applications.