How to Install the Downloader App on Android TV and Fire Stick

The Downloader app allows Android TV and Fire Stick owners to download files from the internet to their devices easily. You can enter a URL that directly points to a file or use the built-in web browser to download files from websites. The browser plugin supports remotes and game controllers, so a mouse and keyboard are not required. You can also use the plugin for web surfing in full screen mode, quick access to bookmarks and zooming. Favorites allow you to easily open and save frequently visited URLs. Once the files are downloaded, you can use the app’s file manager to open them, install them if they are APKs, or delete them.

Downloader app logo
Downloader app logo

Here is how to install the Downloader App on Android TV:

  • Click this link to go to the Google Play Store for the Downloader app
  • Click Install
  • Wait till the installation is completed
  • Click Open
  • Click Allow to allow the Downloader to access files on your device
  • Click OK in the Quick Start Guide popup

Here is how to install the browser plugin (required only for Android TV):

As Google won’t allow a build-in browser as part of an app in Google Play, you will have to install the browser plugin.

  • Enter browser.aftvnews.com in the URL field and click Go
  • Click Install in the Download popup
  • Click Settings in the Downloader popup
  • In the Install unknown apps menu, click Downloader to enable it
  • Go back to the Download popup and click Install
  • Click Install in the Downloader Browser Plugin popup
  • After the installation is completed, click Done
  • Click Delete in the Download popup and then click Delete to confirm

Here is how to install the Downloader on Fire Stick:

  • On the Fire Stick homepage hover over Find and click Search
  • Type Downloader and then click on the Downloader suggestion
  • Click on the Downloader icon
  • Click Download
  • Wait till the installation is completed
  • Click Open
  • Click Allow to allow the Downloader to access files on your device
  • Click OK in the Quick Start Guide popup
  • Go back to the fire stick homepage and click Settings
  • Click My Fire TV
  • Click Developer options
  • Click Install unknown apps
  • Click on the Downloader to enable it, and by doing so allow the Downloader to install apps that aren’t from the Appstore

Here is how to install a ZIP file of a Kodi add-on with the Downloader app:

  • Launch the Downloader app
  • Enter the URL of the ZIP file and click Go. You can also enter the URL of the webpage, click Go, and click on the ZIP link
  • A Download popup will appear
  • Click Done once the download is completed
  • Launch Kodi
  • Click Add-ons
  • Click the Add-on browser icon  add-on browser icon
  • Click Install from zip file
  • Click External Storage
  • Click Downloader
  • Click on the ZIP file
  • Wait till you see an Add-on installed message

You can also create short codes for the Downloader app, and this way won’t need to type long URLs.

Another excellent app we recommend for transferring files on Android and Fire Stick is the Send Files to TV app.

Now you can use the Downloader app and easily download files to your device.



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