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If you have a firestick and want to watch movies on it, there are many different apps that can help. You can download Kodi from the Amazon app store or install MX Player for free. There’s also an option to use Google Play Movies & TV if you’re looking for something specific.
Whichever one you choose, make sure to clear your cache periodically so that everything runs smoothly! With so many streaming devices out there now, it’s hard to know which one is best for what you want. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite devices below with their pros and cons so that choosing becomes easier! Roku makes great set-top boxes as well as dongles like the Chromecast.
Hello and thank you for reading this post. We’ll be going over how to install an MX player on firestick in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Make sure your Roku is updated to the latest version of the software by pressing home, then settings, then system update. It should automatically find the newest update if not just select the option that says “check now.”
Step 2: Once updated, go back to home and press search which will bring up free channels such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime Video, and more.
From there scroll down until you see “get more” at the bottom right corner of your screen where it should say play store or apk files depending on what type of device you have. Click this to bring up the app store.
Step 3: Once there, type MX player into the search bar. This should bring up other android apps that can be installed on your device as well as the one you’re looking for. Click on the first result which should be MX Player, then select install. Depending on your speed it may take a few minutes to download and install fully but once finished you’ll see it appear on your home screen!
Method 1: Install MX Player on FireStick using ES File Explorer
If you’d rather sideload the app to your device but don’t know how ES File Explorer can help you get it installed in no time. This method still requires a mouse with a USB port so if you don’t have one readily available I recommend following the first method above which makes use of the search function within Roku’s own app store. Here are the steps listed below for this alternate method:
Step 1: Connect your FireStick to an external mouse or keyboard and follow this article to download and install ES File Explorer.
Step 2: Once installed, open up ES file explorer by selecting it from your apps section. Then click on “Tools” at the top right corner of the screen followed by “Root Explorer” which will bring up a new window. There select “Mount R/W” and then change the option from “to” to “rw”
Step 3: Now go back to your home screen where you’ll see a file named app or apk depending on what type of device you have. Make sure both boxes are checked next to this file, click it once, and select install from the list that pops up.
There should be a few things listed here but if MX play is one of them click it once then select install. After a minute or two it should fully download and install. Once finished you can use your mouse to open it! If not use the search option in Roku’s own app store as mentioned in the first method above.
Method 2: Install MX Player on FireStick using sideload method
This is another method for those who don’t have a mouse connected to their Firestick.
Sideloading allows you to install .apk files that aren’t available in the Amazon app store or search function.
You can download MX Player from a number of sources online as well as sideload other apps such as the Google Play Store which will allow you to download nearly any app from your phone or tablet to your FireStick! Keep in mind, however, that this method requires a little more technical know-how and there’s always a chance something might go wrong.
In order for this method to work you must make sure the following are true:
You MUST use an Android device (phone/tablet) with KitKat (4.4) or higher versions installed to sideload apps onto your FireTV/Stick. If you have an older device with an older version of Android, the following method cannot work for you
You MUST have USB debugging enabled on your Android device You MUST use a USB OTG cable that’s compatible with both your Android device and FireTV/Stick plugged into your TV/Stick via an available port.
There are plenty of cables out there but if you’re not sure which one will work, purchase the Amazon Basics cable shown in the link below for no more than $6 bucks. It should do the trick!
Step 1: Once you’ve determined you meet all three requirements listed above go to the Google Play Store app on your Android device. When at the app store, search for “ES File Explorer” then select it once it’s found to install onto your Android device.
Step 2: Once installed open up ES file explorer by selecting it from your apps section. Then click on “Tools” at the top right corner of the screen followed by “Root Explorer” which will bring up a new window. There select “Mount R/W” and then change the option from “to” to “rw”.
Select Mount again when you get a pop-up message asking you if you’d like to reboot the system now or later. Click the back arrow but don’t close ES file explorer just yet!
Step 3: Scroll down until you see sd card or Internal Storage. Click on it once then select “app” which will bring up the list of apps installed onto your Android device. Scroll until you find MX Player and click it to highlight it, then hit the center button on your remote to bring up a pop-up menu with an option to “add shortcut”.
Select this option and another screen should open allowing you to rename the app shortcut that was created. Call it something like “MXPlayer”.
Step 4: With your newly created app shortcut highlighted again, click back until you’re at ES file explorer’s home page where there should be shortcuts for all of your files (internal storage, sd card, etc.) Scroll down until you see Internal storage/App/MXPlayer (or whatever you named the shortcut). Click on it, then click “ok” to begin the installation. A message will show that MX Player is installing.
Step 5: After MX Player has finished installing another popup should appear asking you to select which file you’d like to use now. Scroll down until you see either “open_file_path/META-INF/com/google/android/” or “open_file_path/META-INF/ANDROID”.
Select whichever one appears but put a checkmark in both boxes next to these files if only one appears once installed. Then click “ok” and finally click “yes” when asked if you’d like to install this app.
Step 6: You should receive a message that the MXPlayer installation has finally finished. That’s it! You can now launch MX Player by selecting “open_file_path/META-INF/com/google/android/apps/org.xbmc.pandora” or whatever you named the shortcut created in Step 4 above, and enjoy watching .mkv files on your Fire TV Stick!
If at first you don’t succeed try again
Sideloading should work right away without any issues but if after following all of the steps listed above it still doesn’t seem to be working for some reason, there are other things you can do to troubleshoot the problem.
First make sure your Android device is connected to the same WiFi network your Fire TV/Stick is on, and make sure both devices are plugged in.
Reboot them both to see if this helps! If you’re still having issues, try sideloading directly to your device instead of using an app shortcut. That’s it! I hope you find these instructions helpful for installing MKV files onto your Fire TV/Stick with MX Player like I did!
Me trying to get my MKVs to load into the app
The ES File Explorer window should pop up allowing you to select which file you’d like to use now (the one highlighted in yellow). You can delete any files or folders located here as they won’t be needed anymore after installation.
So far so good! We’ve successfully sideloaded the app onto our Fire Stick! I hope this guide helped someone out there. If it did feel free to drop by my Facebook page and say “hi”.
Also, be sure to check out my post on creating your own Kodi remote control, or check out some of my other posts on how to jailbreak your Fire TV/Stick with Sideload Wonder Machine. Thanks again for reading!
This is what you will see upon first opening MX Player after sideloading it using this method. You can then click on the big arrow in the center of your remote, select an MKV file from your Android device, and enjoy watching it on your huge 1080p television screen!
That’s pretty much all there is to it! The app is open-source and free so if you wanted to go back and check out more free movies or TV shows that are available online then go ahead and do that whenever you like! If you’d like more information about how to get started with your Roku and streaming movies and TV shows check out our blog for more tutorials! If you’d like to watch any of the videos we’ve posted there then just click here.
If you don’t have a Roku, Google Play Movies & TV is another option that can be used to watch movies or TV shows on demand. While this app isn’t available in all countries there are some tricks you can use to get it without needing official support from Google. Click here for more information about how to install apps on your firestick. We hope that this tutorial has been helpful and as always, happy streaming 🙂