In this guide, we round up the 60 best Firestick apps available in 2022 that you can start using today to experience everything from your favorite sports team’s championship victory to the season finale of your newest TV drama obsession.
Firesticks are indeed some of the most versatile entertainment devices available today. They can do everything from play movies and TV shows to stream music, to even download and share photos and files.
To get the most out of your Amazon Fire TV Stick, you’ll want to load it with handy apps that allow you to access the best in entertainment. But which apps should you choose?
Ok, before we cover our favorite Firestick apps for movies, music, news, and more, we want to highlight one of the most essential apps you should have installed not just on your Firestick but on ALL your devices: ExpressVPN. (Find out why industry experts consider it to be the best VPN overall in this ExpressVPN Review.)
Whether you’re streaming movies, surfing the web, or downloading new apps, your personal information is vulnerable. For the most secure internet connection possible, you need a VPN to help you protect your personal data from prying eyes. And so far, ExpressVPN has consistently proven to be one of the best VPN providers for Firestick users.
To install ExpressVPN, just follow these simple steps:
You can sign up for ExpressVPN directly from the official website by clicking the “Get Started” button. You will automatically see and analyse which of the 3 different plants suits you best. With the monthly plan, the cost is $12.95/month, but it gets more affordable if you get a longer subscription.
For Firestick, you’ll want to navigate to the Amazon App store and search “ExpressVPN.” The ExpressVPN app should appear, and you’ll be able to download it directly to your Firestick.
For all other devices, head to the ExpressVPN products page for download instructions for each of your devices.
Note: When using several devices for streaming, make sure all of them are equally protected. The best way to do so is by installing ExpressVPN directly onto your router. Don’t worry, there are no limits on the number of devices you can connect.
Thus, your entire home, meaning all the devices connected to your home router, will be untraceable and in a safe connection. And if you forget to install ExpressVPN on one of them, it won’t even matter.
After signing in, you will be prompted with a request to allow ExpressVPN to set up a VPN permission. Make sure to click “OK.” After you enable permissions, you will be allowed to connect to a VPN server of your choice.
Because we’re talking about Firestick and most of its library is only accessible in the US, we surely recommend you to connect on an American server. However, even the servers from the same country can have different performances. Therefore, we encourage you to test and find the best version for your needs.
As you can see in the images above, we chose to illustrate this step with a Canadian server. This has been used in order to access content available exclusively in Canada.
That’s it! From now on the VPN will take care of all your personal information (including your IP address) and will make sure you don’t leave traces with any of them on the Internet. As long as you connect the VPN, it covers all your activities online, including streaming and torrenting.
Now we get to the good part: We’ve compiled the ultimate list of the best Firestick apps available in 2022. Scroll down to find your new favorites.
Turn your Amazon Fire TV Stick into your own home box office with these incredible streaming apps.
Kodi bills itself as ‘software built by the community for the community’. It is a free and accessible app with almost 900 addons. It can do things you didn’t even know you might need. Kodi sah impressive music, movies, TV shows, and photo collections. Apart from these, it has the PVR function, which allows you to record live TV and watch it at a later time. And if that wasn’t enough, Kidi even supports games. We think this makes Kodi a true ‘all-in’ app suitable for ALL tastes.
For this reason, it set itself apart as one of the best free home box office apps available for the Fire TV Stick (and Fire TV Stick 4K!). Anyone looking for a reliable and always functionable entertainment platform needs to look no further.
If you haven’t downloaded Kodi on your Firestick yet, we’ve written a step-by-step tutorial here: How to Install Kodi on Firestick
Available also on Android, PC and iOS, Cinema APK is well known in the industry for the high-quality of the content, diversity of the library and for the promptitude in updating it.
This popular free Firestick app is one of the best Terrarium TV alternatives – it has really picked up speed after TerrariumTV was shut down by regulators, leaving tons of users searching for a new app that hosts links to their favorite TV shows and films at no additional cost.
Boasting hundreds of hours of content at any given time, you’ll find it hard to run out of things to watch on the CinemaAPK Firestick app.
The CyberFlix Firestick app is pretty much a lighter-weight version of CinemaAPK. Many users prefer a smaller app size as it takes up less space on their Firestick or similar devices, leaving room for more apps and other content.
Thanks to this smaller size, the number of Cyberflix firestick downloads has been impressive and has since maintained a steady following of users. However, don’t let its small size fool you; its library is comparable to other APKs of this kind, not the biggest, but certainly not the smallest, with enough titles to keep you entertained.
Are you missing Terrarium TV? Titanium TV can fill that void. It has a very similar interface, design, functions, and content. Among its functionalities, we should mention the constantly updating library, the possibility to locally download content for online access, and the smooth and intuitive interface.
Titanium TV offers a vast library of tv shows and movies and frequently refreshes the available content, making it one of the best options for people looking for a free app to watch their favorite TV shows and movies.
Hulu has been a fan favorite for a long time, and for a good reason. Unlike the apps we just mentioned, Hulu is known as a “verified” IPTV provider, which means that it owns the rights to all the content it broadcasts. What this means for users is that you don’t have to worry about content being taken down for copyright infringement.
Outside of that, Hulu has a massive content library, including tons of original content, that has something for absolutely everyone. Best of all, you can add a Live TV option to your subscription and get access to live TV streaming alongside its huge VOD library.
Philo’s biggest claim to fame is that it allows you to watch live and on-demand TV for an extremely low price. It includes a built-in DVR so you can tape your favorite shows, and for just a few dollars more per month, you can add access to premium movie channels such as MGMHD, Reelz, STARZ, and Epix.
If you don’t use a VPN yet and you’re outside the US, then you won’t be able to access Philo’s content, as it is currently available only in the US, but as it grows, it will likely expand to more regions. If you want to skip the wait, simply use a VPN server located in the US to gain access.
Thanks to its library of over 10,400 live TV channels, The Amazing TV is one of the best IPTV services out there especially if you’re looking for the ultimate TV experience. Want to watch a movie channel only available in the UK? You got it. Want to catch your favorite Irish drama? You’ll be able to find it here.
Its price is amazingly low for all this content, adding to its popularity. Now, this is another unverified IPTV provider, so you want to be sure you’re using a VPN when accessing its services as they don’t guarantee the content you’re accessing is without copyright infringements.
Comstar.tv is another great IPTV provider that gives you access to tens of thousands of TV channels from all across the globe. It also allows you access to some of the biggest pay-per-view events of the year. And for all this function, it clocks in even cheaper than The Amazing TV for similar features and functionality.
FalconTV is consistently rated one of the best of the best in IPTV providers, and that’s because it not only provides stable access to over 4,500 live TV channels but also boasts over 30,000 movies and 3,000 other VOD titles for you to choose from.
This relative smorgasbord of content is also available at just a few dollars a month – a huge steal for a library this big. If you’re in the market for an IPTV service, FalconTV is one you don’t want to miss.
SelecTV is another fantastic option if you want more options for live TV combined with tons of movies. It includes access to over 10,000 live TV channels and 20,000 VODs, so you’re sure to find something to match your tastes. Like the other unverified providers on this list, a subscription-only costs a few dollars a month and allows you access to an absolute glut of content.
Oh, and its other claim to fame is that SelecTV boasts nearly zero buffering time on their content (though we have yet to put this to the test).
Snap TV rounds out our recommendations for movie and TV apps that also include free live TV access. It has largely the same features as the previous IPTV providers and boasts the lowest price point of totally free!
OneBox HD is well-known and appreciated for its extensive library of TV and movie titles for Firestick. It’s also available for Android and PC, but you won’t get it from the official stores. The same happens on Firestick, as you won’t find OneBox on the Amazon App Store. This means you will need to sideload it by following the link and instructions on their website.
While it doesn’t refresh quite as frequently as other libraries do, it still boasts an impressive content lineup, especially if you think this is a free service.
Showbox for Firestick has a huge media library and has so far resisted several efforts to take it down. However, one of these days, another attempt to take it down may succeed. Thus, we don’t know how much ShowBox is going to be available.
However, if you’re looking for a free home box office alternative that’s similar to fan-favorite Terrarium TV, Showbox for Firestick is a great option.
NovaTV is another great “link crawler” home box office app. NovaTV crawls the web for links to the best TV and films and compiles them all in one convenient interface. Think of NovaTV as that best friend who has all the best entertainment recommendations.
Cinehub is a link crawler like NovaTV, but what we love about it is how much it behaves like a traditional streaming app. Cinehub doesn’t require any jailbreaking to install, it has subtitles available for content in over 50 languages, and it supports Chromecast, so you can cast entertainment from one device to another.
Want access to the best that the BBC has to offer? Then you need the BBC iPlayer on your Firestick. BBC iPlayer shows the latest episodes of your favorite British shows, along with old classics that people like to stream over and over again.
One downside is that the app is only available in the UK. That’s where VPNs become incredibly handy. Try setting ExpressVPN to a UK-based server to allow yourself access to the wealth of content from “across the pond.”
Cucotv is a great link crawler that has similar features to Cinehub, including the availability of multi-language captions. It also requires a sideload, but its website offers clear and easy-to-follow instructions on how to sideload it to your Firestick. Once you’ve loaded Cucotv, you can enjoy tons of movies, and tv shows free of charge.
FilmPlus is an APK made especially for film buffs. It puts movie content front-and-center on its sleek and organized platform, without a paywall to get in between you and the content you love. If you want a home box office APK that looks as good as it works, FilmPlus is for you.
You will see BeeTV recommended over and over by Firestick users, and we have to say, it lives up to the hype. One of the best features of BeeTV is its 24/7 support team, who really do make themselves incredibly available to solve problems and ensure you have a great user experience, which is a novelty with most free APKs.
BeeTV boasts an extensive library, clean UI, and tons of features like subtitles and downloads, so if you have no other entertainment apps on your Firestick, this one would have you covered.
Stremio is the modern media center app that you’ve been waiting for. Its layout looks just like the “big guys” in streaming, and you can flip through a colorful, clean UI featuring all your favorite titles with ease. Stremio covers pretty much any type of content you can think of and sports convenient add-ons that allow you to watch movies, tv shows, webcasts, and podcasts.
Netflix, the original pioneer in online content streaming, remains one of the best sources for the latest in entertainment and a must-have app for your Firestick. Netflix’s library is full of original content you won’t find anywhere else, as well as old classics you forget you missed.
The Netflix app runs smoothly, and the relatively low subscription price makes it a near utility in most households.
Not to be left behind in the streaming wars, HBO has recently burst onto the scene with their flagship streaming app HBOMax. You can not only enjoy all of HBO’s signature content on HBOMax, but you can also get access to exclusive content only available through the app. If you’re a die-hard HBO fan, this app is a must-have.
Peacock is the media center for all things NBC. Following the runaway success of NBC favorites like The Office and Parks and Recreation, NBC Universal decided it was time to stop loaning out their content to third parties and develop a platform all their own. Thankfully, the Peacock app is also available for Firestick.
We’ll be honest, though – we mostly just use the Peacock app to rewatch The Office and Parks and Rec, but those alone make it worth the price of admission, especially when they throw in some classic movies from time to time.
The Disney Plus app needs no introduction. For die-hard Disney fans, there is just no alternative. Disney has reclaimed as much of its content as possible from third-party apps and has compiled it all in one pixie dust-sprinkled extravaganza of a platform.
Also, Disney Plus is not all for kids; it includes National Geographic content and exclusive documentaries for the family’s more “serious” watchers.
Vudu has been around for a while and effectively functions as a home video rental service. They have tons of just-released titles available to rent directly through the app, making Vudu perfect for people who still aren’t quite ready to sit in a theater full of strangers to watch the newest releases.
Crackle has always been the quirky cousin to other streaming apps. Its lineup features more obscure titles than most other platforms, but its free price tag makes Crackle worth the price of admission (or lack of it). Owned by Sony Entertainment, you’ll find classics like Spy Kids and The Lucy Show, along with some Crackle-exclusive content.
Are you a fan of reality TV? Then you’re going to NEED Discovery+. This platform has everything that the Discovery media corporation has to offer, including Property Brothers, Magnolia Home, 90-Day Fiance, and much more.
Are you an Anime-lover? If so, Crunchyroll is a must-have app for your Firestick. Packed with the biggest library of anime content available on any streaming device, Crunchyroll does one thing and does it very well. You can find popular titles such as My Hero Academia, Naruto, and Dragon Quest, but the possibilities for discovering new titles are seemingly endless.
Tubi is another on-demand app that gives you access to tons of free movies and tv shows. Now, compared to a lot of other platforms, Tubi doesn’t have the “latest and greatest” content, but its library still contains a ton of older titles that will keep you and your family entertained for hours on end.
Ready to feel a chill on your spine and have your heartbeat a little faster? Then Shudder TV is calling your name. Designed by horror fans for horror fans, the Shudder TV app is all about bringing you the best in thriller and horror content.
Live TV is no longer held hostage by cable providers. Now, you can subscribe to a host of different services and enjoy live sports on Firestick and premium TV without being locked into a predatory contract.
Sling was one of the first platforms to introduce us all to live TV via the Internet, and it continues to be one of the most reliable players in this space. Sling offers several different channel packages (similar to how cable providers used to price their services) that allow you to access things like premium sports and movie channels at an affordable price point.
Apollo Group TV is one of the most appreciated IPTV providers and these are some of the main reasons: diverse and big library of over 5000 movies and TV shows, no buffering, full HD streaming of over 1000 channels.
If you’re not sure whether to subscribe or not, Apollo offers a free trial for you to get acquainted with the platform.
DirecTV Stream was a much-awaited streaming solution from the satellite TV giant. The service includes both live TV channels and VOD titles. Whether you’re looking for live sports on Firestick or you’re a reality TV junkie, there’s a package for you. DirecTV Stream is one of the most expensive live TV providers available, with prices closer to that of a traditional cable TV subscription. However, access to things like premium sports channels may be enough to justify the cost.
And this one is for the sport fans out there. What kind of sports? All kinds. Fubo live streams 100+ channels, including some of the most popular, such as ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. All you have to do is choose one of their subscriptions (starting from $64.99/month) and watch your favourite teams on all your devices.
For the sport fans from the USA, Philo is a great choice. It is a secure and verified IPTV provider, covering 60+ channels whose basic subscription is only $25/month. This plan can be upgraded with several add-ons for just some dollars per month. Try all these for free before subscribing and see if Philo meets all your needs.
Don’t miss a single free throw by downloading the official NBA live games and sports app on your Firestick. The app itself is free; however, you’ll need an NBA League Pass to access the content. League Pass is only available as an annual subscription. Still, the per-month cost of these yearly subscriptions ends up shaking out to just a few dollars a month, considerable savings over your cable sports package.
Want to watch every grappling battle that UFC has to offer? Then the official UFC app is the best way to do it. You’ll need UFC Fight Pass to access the content, but this comes with access to UFC Fight Library, UFC Fight Nights, highlight reels, PPV replays, TV Shows, and several original series. You’ll also get access to all of UFC’s Pay-Per-View content, making it a great deal for anyone who wants to always be in on the action.
Sportz TV is an app you’re gonna love! Do you want to catch a football game in Venezuela then jump over to the UK for some rugby? You’ll never get bored, given the immense library of 13,000 global channels and over 25,000 VOD titles Sport TV has. As the name suggests, Sportz TV prioritizes sports channels, with more than 500 channels dedicated just to sports worldwide.
Sportz TV is another great IPTV service for sports fans looking to stream all their favorite matches on their TVs – without actually having to sell the furniture to afford the subscriptions! However, many guides out there are still recommending the old APK (which no longer works) or are intentionally having readers download the wrong files. If you’re looking for the real thing and want to find out how to get it, we’ve created an updated guide on how to install Sportz TV on Firestick in 2022.
You need the NFL Sunday Ticket TV app on your Firestick if Sunday football has been a ritual for your family for as long as you can remember. NFL Sunday Ticket TV requires a subscription to access its content, but that subscription will ensure you never miss a game, whether it’s live or on a replay.
Want a little bit of everything that professional and amateur sports have to offer? Then ESPN Plus is by far one of the best value Firestick sports apps available for download. Subscriptions to the service are reasonably priced. You not only get access to live sports on Firestick, but you also get a whole library of sports-themed VOD, including documentaries, films, and tv series covering the best of the best in sports history.
Of course, we won’t forget our die-hard baseball fans on this list. This MLB streaming app is perfect for cord-cutters who don’t want to miss a single game. Even better, Amazon Prime members get a free 7-day trial to the MLB streaming service so you can get in on the action before you commit.
CBS has long been a leader in live sports coverage, so if you want to get in on the best that the sporting world has to offer, you’re gonna want this live sports app on your Firestick. The best part? The CBS Sports Firestick app is completely free; no subscription or paid TV service is required to access it. Now that’s a sweet deal.
With only $17/month, Necro IPTV allows you to connect 2 devices and access a library of over 2000 channels.
What we liked most about this service is its “Catch Up” function. Got a rough day and didn’t have time to watch your favourite show? No worries. With Necro IPTV you have up to seven days to “catch up” with new episodes or afternoon matches you couldn’t see live.
With 7 years of experience on the market, Yeah! IPTV claims to have around 100,000 satisfied clients from Canada, the UK, and the US, thanks to their library of 7300 channels and almost 10000 pieces of VOD. An yearly subscription on Yeah! IPTV costs $70 with a personal account or half of it with a reseller account. Unfortunately, you will be able to stream only on one of your devices. For a second device you shall buy a second subscription.
YouTube doesn’t really need a presentation. But we bet you never imagined there is a totally separated library of live channels, unlimited DVR and plenty of VOD titles apart from the YouTube we all already know. Well, this is YouTube TV, a platform you can install on your Firestick and have no security and performance concerns. It is a verified IPTV provider, which means you and all your personal information are safe.
You don’t need a cable subscription to stay up-to-date on current events when you download news apps to your Firestick.
CNN is a longtime trusted news source, and CNN Go has consistently been rated as the best of the best in streaming news – thanks to its 24/7, high-quality news coverage. The one big downside is that you need a paid TV subscription to access CNN Go, and no independent subscriptions currently exist.
Pluto TV is a HUGE breakthrough when it comes to streaming news online. This is a completely free service that boasts hundreds of Pluto TV channels and thousands of movies. How do they do it? Well, it operates similarly to a cable provider: you have a list of Pluto TV channels available to browse, and you see what’s playing right then, right now. The only difference is they don’t ask you to pay to access it. Pluto is especially great for newshounds thanks to its multiple news channels that broadcast 24/7.
CBS has been a trusted news source for several generations now, so it only stands to reason that you include their new CBS live stream news app in your Firestick lineup. The app and service are completely free and are available 24/7. If you enjoy CBS’s live TV coverage from the traditional airwaves, you’ll love their CBS live stream news app.
Your Firestick can become your very own stereo system with these world-class music streaming apps.
Chances are, the Amazon Music app is already pre-loaded on your Firestick, but we wanted to highlight some of the features that make it a great standby for music streaming. Thanks to its native integration, Amazon Music works seamlessly with the Firestick platform. It has a beautiful, browsable UI that makes it easy to discover new music or find your favorites. Plus, Prime members get the basic music library completely free, with an opportunity to upgrade to the Unlimited plan for just a few dollars a month.
Spotify is the streaming app that’s taken the world by storm, and for a good reason. Its intelligent algorithm makes finding your next favorite album easier than ever, and its Firestick app is both elegant and easy to use. The Spotify Firestick app also offers both a free and a premium plan, so you can choose whatever listening experience fits your budget.
The Pandora Music Firestick app is a service that keeps popping in and out of awareness, but what’s kept it persistently downloaded to people’s devices is its radio-like interface and 100% free service. If you’re someone who likes to put their music on shuffle and see what happens, Pandora Music is a great app to have on your Firestick.
YouTube wasn’t about to miss out on the music streaming wars, and thanks to that, they’ve created an incredible listening platform. Not only does YouTube Music have a huge library, but a lot of the content is also linked to music videos, which makes music both an audio and visual experience. We definitely recommend adding the YouTube Music Firestick app for a one-stop entertainment hub if you’ve got YouTube TV already.
TIDAL is one of the newest music streaming services out there, but what sets it apart from all the others is its ultra-high fidelity streaming quality. If you’re a music lover who wants to hear every tiny detail, TIDAL has the crispest, clearest streams around, all for a relatively low monthly fee.
Not all Firestick apps are fun and games. The apps in the following list will help you get the most out of your Firestick by expanding its functionality or helping protect you from data theft.
We already mentioned ExpressVPN before, but it bears another reminder. If you want to get the most out of your Firestick and enjoy safe, secure streaming, you need a high-quality VPN installed onto your device or browser. ExpressVPN is our personal favorite and our experts’ choice, which is why it’s top of the list for the utility apps you NEED on your device.
Downloader is another app you need in your back pocket to get the most out of your Firestick. When sideloading apps (not downloading them from the Amazon App Store), you’ll need an application that allows you to download files directly to your device. Downloader for Firestick is one of our favorites, with consistent performance and a small file size.
The FireTV app should already come pre-loaded, but it’s an essential utility that’s worth mentioning. If you download the FireTV app to your smartphone, you can control your Firestick with your phone (no more searching for the remote) and unlock additional functionality.
A browser app is an essential utility to have on your Firestick for two reasons. The first is that it simply allows you to browse the web directly from your device, which can be handy. The second is that if you’re sideloading apps onto your Firestick, you’ll need a browser to help you locate the correct links and web pages. Since Chrome is not available on the Firestick, Mozilla Firefox is the next best thing.
Being able to screen mirror is an incredibly handy feature that doesn’t come standard on the Firestick. By downloading AirScreen, you can connect tons of different devices to your Firestick so you can watch your media on the big screen. Whether you want to cast a PC-based game or your family photo album, AirScreen has you covered.
Mouse Toggle is an app so handy you’ll wonder why you didn’t have it before. This Firestick app makes it possible for you to turn your remote into a mouse with a cursor simply by clicking a button on your remote twice. With Mouse Toggle, you’ll have Omni-directional control of a cursor instead of being bound to the remote’s predefined buttons, which is incredibly useful for internet browsing and faster navigation within apps.
Why do you need VLC on your Firestick? Well, if you start sideloading apps and streaming downloaded media, chances are, you’re going to need an additional media player that’s compatible with your files. VLC is one of those apps that you don’t need until you REALLY need it, so it’s good to have it pre-installed.
Downloading apps to your Firestick from the Amazon App Store is a relatively simple process. To do so, just follow these steps:
Step 1: Turn on your Firestick and go to “Apps.”
Step 2: Use the navigation buttons on your remote to browse through the featured apps.
Step 3: Once you’ve found your desired app, press the center button on your remote to select it.
Step 4: On the app’s page, click on “Get” or “Download” to download the app to your device.
Step 5: Once the app has been downloaded, click “Open” to launch it.
Step 1: Turn on your Firestick and navigate to the magnifying glass icon.
Step 2: Use the keyboard to type in the name of the app in the search bar.
Step 3: Once you see the name of the app you want appear, navigate to it and click on the center button to go to the app page.
Step 4: Follow steps 4 and 5 above to download your selected app.
And that’s it! Now you can enjoy apps downloaded directly from the Amazon App Store to your Firestick.
One of the things that people love most about the Firestick is its nearly endless customization options. Whether you decide to download apps directly from the Amazon store or sideload third-party apps for more features and services, you can truly make your Firestick your own.
As a last word of warning, always be sure to use a VPN when sideloading apps from third-party developers to protect you and your data. Not only will the VPN protect you, but it will also ensure that you can access ANY content you want from all over the world instead of being locked out due to content controls.
We hope this guide has helped you discover some new Firestick apps so you and your family can enjoy an all-in-one entertainment experience right in the comfort of your living room.