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How to Install Aptoide TV on Firestick/Android (Google Play Alternative)

This tutorial will show you how to install Aptoide TV APK on the Firestick, Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, and Android TV Boxes.

This alternative app store will work just as well as Google Play or Aurora Store.

Aptoide TV works similar to Google Play and best of all, this version is optimized for streaming devices that run Android OS such as the Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, and Android TV Boxes.

Note: Aptoide TV has recently been updated, which includes the following changes & improvements:

Quicker navigation with new menu
New card design
Easy access to available updates and installed apps
Minor bug fixes

One of the problems with installing android applications onto the Fire TV or Firestick is that they don’t work very well with the remote.

That isn’t the case with this optimized version of Aptoide TV since it has been specifically created for our streaming devices such as the Amazon Fire TV or FireStick.

If you choose to install Google Play on Firestick, then you will be required to root your device and go through a ton of steps to complete the process.

This is an easier method and best of all, most of the apps that are available in Google Play are also available on Aptoide TV.

Aptoide TV Highlights

One of the most popular 3rd party app stores available
Contains over 750,000 apps
Compatible with any device that runs Android OS such as the Firestick 4K, Fire TV, NVIDIA SHIELD, and Android TV Boxes
Free to install
Available within various Filelinked Codes
Easy to navigate user interface
Great variety of app categories
Has many great apps that aren’t available in the Amazon App Store or Google Play
Works great with IPVanish VPN
Quick and simple installation process

For these reasons and more Aptoide TV is included as one of TROYPOINT’s Best Firestick Apps.

Important Note: Installing Aptoide TV is one of the first steps to “jailbreaking” an Amazon Firestick/Fire TV device. For more information on jailbreaking your Firestick/Fire TV be sure to check out our popular TROYPOINT guide below.

How to Jailbreak an Amazon Firestick/Fire TV

Use the steps below to install Aptoide on your preferred Streaming Device.

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Important Note: We suggest viewing our video guide below the screenshot tutorial for complete details and more information on Aptoide TV.

For the installation of Aptoide TV on our Firestick 4K we will be using the Downloader app to side-load the application.

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Aptoide TV APK Installation Guide for Firestick & Fire TV

1. Install the free TROYPOINT App on your Firestick or Fire TV.

If you haven’t done this yet, please refer to the following tutorial that demonstrates this simple process.

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NOTE: All applications in our Rapid App Installer have been scanned by VirusTotal and are completely virus-free.

2. Launch the TROYPOINT App.

3. Choose Rapid App Installer.

4. Scroll down to find Aptoide TV and click the down arrow.

5. Wait for the app to install.

6. Click the download button.

7. Click Install.

8. You will then encounter Aptoide TV Ready to launch! message.

9. Aptoide TV is now successfully installed! Launch the application to get started.

10. Click OK when this message appears about what’s new with Aptoide TV.

11. Click Allow.

12. You are now ready to install apps using Aptoide TV. Enjoy!

Warning! Protect Yourself With IPVanish VPN

Most cord-cutters use a IPVanish VPN and rightfully so.

The free streaming applications, addons, and IPTV services that you use are usually hosted on insecure servers.

Without a IPVanish, your IP Address is being logged.

Your IP Address points back to your location and identity which compromises both your privacy and security.

Your current identifying IP Address is

When you use IPVanish, your real IP address will be converted into an anonymous new one.

IPVanish VPN will provide you with an anonymous connection to the Internet.

This will prevent your Internet Service Provider, app/addon developers, government agencies, and any 3rd party from logging what you’re accessing online.

The most popular VPN among cord-cutters is IPVanish due to their blazing fast speeds and zero log policy.

It’s important to use a VPN that is fast since we are streaming large HD files. Its also crucial to find one that keeps no logs of what their subscribers access while online.

Setting up IPVanish VPN on your streaming device is simple!

Step 1 Register for an IPVanish VPN account by clicking the link below.

This exclusive link provides you with a hefty discount.

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Step 2 – From the home screen hover over Find.

For those of you using Android TV devices, you can easily install the IPVanish app directly through Google Play Store.

Step 3 – Scroll down and click Search.

Step 4 – Type in “Ipvanish” and click the first option.

Step 5 – Click the IPVanish VPN app.

Step 6 – Click Download.

Step 7 – Once the IPVanish app installs, click Open.

Step 8 – Enter your IPVanish account information and click Log In.

You will get your username and password when you register for an account.

Step 9 – Click Connect.

Step 10 – Click OK.

Step 11 – Success! Your identifying IP Address has changed and you are now anonymous.

Click the Home Button on your remote and the VPN will remain running in the background.

Congratulations! You are now protected by IPVanish which means everything that you stream or access through your Firestick or Android TV Box is hidden from the rest of the world.

If you ever need to stop the VPN service, simply re-launch the application and click the DISCONNECT button.

You can now setup IPVanish VPN on all of your other Internet-connected devices. You can use IPVanish on unlimited devices!

How to Install Aptoide TV on Android Devices

Below we are using an X96 Max Android TV Box that runs the Stock Android operating system (OS).

I suggest viewing our Android Resource Guide for more information on the differences in Android OS and other information.

If using an Android mobile device you will need to install the Aptoide mobile version on the Aptoide Official Website.

1. First, you will need to get our free Rapid App Installer if you haven’t already

2. Once you have the Rapid App Installer on your device, launch the TROYPOINT App.

3. Click OK when prompted with this message.

4. On the home screen of the TROYPOINT App select Rapid App Installer.

5. If prompted with this message click Allow.

6. Scroll down and locate Aptoide TV. Click the download icon on the right.

7. Wait a few seconds for the APK file to download.

8. Next click the play icon.

9. If prompted with this message, click Settings.

10. Scroll down and hover over the TROYPOINT app option. Click the OK button on your remote to enable the TROYPOINT app.

11. Next click Install.

12. Click Done.

13. I suggest returning back to the Home Screen and clicking the plus icon (+).

14. Locate and click the Aptoide TV icon.

15. That’s it! You have now successfully installed Aptoide TV on your Android TV Box using our Rapid App Installer.

ES File Explorer Method

Another alternative to side-loading the Downloader app is to use the ES File Explorer app. Follow the steps below to download the Aptoide TV app.

Important Note:  ES File Explorer now charges for their app.  Learn how to get the modded free premium app through our ES File Explorer Firestick tutorial.

Step 1
Launch the ES File Explorer app  .

Step 2
Click on Tools > Download Manager.

Step 3
On the bottom of the screen, click the + New button .

Step 4
A pop-up window will appear. On the Path field, enter ““.

Step 5
On the Name field, type in “Aptoide TV”.

Step 6
Click the DOWNLOAD NOW button.

Step 7
When the APK is downloaded, a pop-up window will appear. Click OPEN FILE. This will commence the installation process.

Step 8
A pop-up window will appear. Click INSTALL.

Step 9
Click Install

Installation is complete!

Aptoide TV Details & Features

Aptoide TV holds tons of applications that are available for download with the click of a button. There is no shortage of options within this Google Play Alternative.

Whether you want to watch videos, play games, listen to music, use external video players, chat with friends on social media, or use different web browsers, Aptoide TV has it all!

Listed below are some of the most popular applications you can install from Aptoide TV:

Plex Media Server
Puffin TV Browser
Perfect Player
MX Player
Tubi TV
Freeflix HQ

Many of these apps and more can also be found within our list of Best APKs for Movies and TV Shows.

Some of the most popular app categories include Entertainment, Shopping, Communication, Games, Social, Video Players/Editors, Tools, and more.

Hopefully you better understand why Aptoide TV is one of the most popular 3rd party app stores downloaded today!

Installation of apps within this alternative app store is quick and painless and works on your favorite device.

Give Aptoide TV a try today and let us know what you think in the comment section!

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Aptoide TV FAQ

Is Aptoide TV Free?

Yes, this is a completely free alternative app store. Although the apps within Aptoide are all free to install, there are some like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, etc. that require payment to use their services.

Is Aptoide TV Legal?

Yes. Aptoide TV is 100% legal to install and use. However, some apps within Aptoide may be illegal. To ensure you are not installing illegal apps, make sure to only install verified applications.

Is Aptoide TV Safe?

Yes, installing most applications from this app store is safe. However, we always recommend looking for apps with the Trusted App icon prior to installing.

What Devices can Aptoide TV be Installed on?

Aptoide TV is compatible and works the best with devices that run Android OS. This includes the Amazon Fire TV, Firestick, Fire TV Cubes, Kindle Fire Tablet, Nvidia Shield, and other Android TV Boxes.

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