How to Install HDO Box on Firestick in 2022

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Frederik Lipfert
Dr. Frederik Lipfert Founder, vpncheck
Updated on 19 Jun 2022

Summary: HDO Box

Sometimes you just want a streaming app that offers “everything in one place” and not have to worry about subscriptions. Well, that sounds like it’s a bit too much to ask, but it’s not. There are several apps out there that offer unlimited content for free, and one of the best is HDO Box.

HDO Box is similar to CyberFlix and CinemaHD in that it specializes in movies and TV shows. However, it outshines these two with its interface and several advanced features and functionalities. For example, you will enjoy 1-click play, multi-language subtitle support, video quality selection, and Trakt.tv integration. 

In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about HDO Box. We’ll also provide you with a step-by-step installation guide, and show you how to stream safely using the best VPN for Firestick – ExpressVPN.

Before Downloading HDO Box, Read This!

HDO Box is not an official app, and it doesn’t host the links it provides. This means that the app falls in a legal grey area, but some of the content you can access through it is illegal. For this reason, you need to take proactive measures to ensure that you don’t end up with a copyright infringement notice.

Keep in mind that your ISP always monitors and logs your online activities, and they can always tell when you access illegal content. Copyright trolls can also get on your case as they actively monitor access to illegal content.

To ensure that you stream safely, we advise that you use a reliable VPN like ExpressVPN. This is the VPN I’ve been using for several years myself, and it’s the best VPN for streaming as it provides excellent speeds and an audited zero-log policy, among other features and functionalities.

How to Install HDO Box on Firestick

To install HDO Box, we’ll first need to download the apk file. And for that, we’ll need an app known as Downloader. You can skip to Step 2 if you already have it.

Step 1: Install Downloader

Downloader is basically an app that lets you download and install apps on Firestick, and it’s readily available on the Amazon store.

  1. Go to Find on the Firestick homepage and click Search.Firestick home page with prominent Find and Search buttons
  2. Use your remote to type Downloader on the search window, then click on the suggestion.Amazon Firestick search function with Downloader highlighted
  3. You should now see the app on the results page. Click on it. Amazon Firestick Home menu with Downloader highlighted
  4. Finally, click Download, and the installation will start.Clickable option to install Downloader on Firestick

Downloader should now be available in your app gallery. However, you’ll need to make a few configurations before using it.

Step 2: Prep your Firestick

We’ll need to give Downloader installation permissions to install third-party apps.

Allow “Apps from Unknown Sources”

Here’s how to do that:

  1. Go back to the Firestick main page. Hover over Settings, then select My Fire TV.Amazon Firestick Settings menu with My Fire TV highlighted
  2. Click on Developer options.Developer options highlighted in the My Fire TV menu, find Developer options.
  3. On Firestick Gen 2, Firestick 4K, and Fire TV Cube, simply click Apps from Unknown Sources to grant the permission.Apps from Unknown Sources categorized under Developer Options in My Fire TV settingsIf you are using Firestick Lite or Firestick Gen 3, click Install Unknown Apps, and it will open a list of apps. Click on Downloader to change the state below it to On.Downloader shown as turned on and highlighted among the Install Unknown Apps options in My Fire TV settings menu

At this point, we can go ahead and install HDO Box. However, you may need to enhance your privacy (on top of using ExpressVPN) by turning off data monitoring.

Turn Off Amazon Data Collection Settings (Optional)

Here’s how to do that:

  1. Go back to Settings and open Preferences.Amazon Firestick Settings menu with Preferences highlighted
  2. Select Privacy Settings.The Amazon Firestick Preferences menu with Privacy Settings highlighted

Now, click on “Device Usage Data” and “Collect App Usage Data” to turn them off.Privacy Settings menu, showing Device Usage Data and Collect App Usage Data

Step 3: Download & Install HDO Box on Firestick

Everything is now set, so you go ahead and install HDO Box apk. Go to Your Apps & Channels and open Downloader. 

  1. When you launch Downloader for the first time, the app will ask for some permissions. Click Allow.Allow button highlighted in the permission dialog to give the Downloader app access to photos, media and files on Firestick
  2. In the URL textbox, type hdo.app/tv and click Go.Adding HDO Box apk URL on Downloader
  3. The installation file should now start downloading.movieshd downloading status
  4. After the download is complete, Downloader will give you an option to install the app. Click Install.Install HDO Box on Firestick
  5. Click Done after the installation.HDO Box installed
  6. You will now get an option to save space by deleting the downloaded apk file. Click Delete.Deleting HDO Box installation file
  7. Click Delete once again to confirm.Confirming delete of HDO Box installation file
  8. HDO Box should now be available under Your Apps & Games.HDO Box under Apps & Channels

How to Use HDO Box on Firestick

When you launch HDO Box, you’ll be taken to the homepage. Here, you’ll find titles grouped into TV Shows Trending Today, Movies Trending Today, Popular Networks, Popular Companies, Top Movies Last Week, and TV Shows Last Week. You can also navigate using Search, Home, Movie, TV Show, Watchlist, and Settings on the left side menu bar.HDO Box HomepageThe settings options on the TV version lets you enable subtitles and choose your subtitle language. On the mobile version, you can also integrate Trakt.tv.HDO Box setting for choosing subtitle languageTo start streaming, navigate to the category you want.HDO Box Homepage CategoryFrom there, select the title.HDO Box Netflix pageYou can see the title information in the title page.HDO Box title information in the title pageYou can click More Episodes to see the entire episode list if it’s a series.HDO Box entire episode listFrom there, just select your episode, and it will start streaming!HDO Box streaming screen

How to Use ExpressVPN to Say Safe on Firestick

ExpressVPN is easy to set up on Firestick as the app is available on the Amazon Firestick store. Once you install it, you’ll be able to stream without compromising your privacy and security as ExpressVPN uses AES-256 encryption and has been verified as a no-log VPN via a public audit. ExpressVPN is also super-fast, and its all-around performance makes it the best VPN for streaming.

Here’s how you can start using ExpressVPN to stay safe.

Step 1: Sign Up with ExpressVPN

The first thing you need to do is create an account.

  1. Head to the ExpressVPN website using your browser and click Get ExpressVPN.Sign In option on ExpressVPN
  2. Next, you will need to choose a subscription plan. The options are a monthly plan, a 6-month plan, and a 12-month plan. The annual plan offers the best value for your money, and along with the rest, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.ExpressVPN Subscription Plans
  3. Scroll down and provide your email address, then select a payment method.ExpressVPN Payment Options
  4. You can now complete the payment and create a password for your account.

Step 2: Install ExpressVPN on Firestick

We can now install the VPN app.

  1. Go to Find on the Firestick homepage and click Search.Firestick home page with prominent Find and Search buttons
  2. Use your remote to type ExpressVPN on the search window, then click on the suggestion.vpncheck-spectrum-searching-expressvpn-on-amazon-firestick
  3. Select ExpressVPN on the results page.Amazon Firestick Express VPN highlighted on home screen
  4. Now, click Download to install the app.ExpressVPN installation option on Firestick

Step 3: Sign In & Connect to a Server

Lastly, you need to log in using your credentials and connect to a server. To launch ExpressVPN, use the Open option after installation or start it from the Apps & Channels section.

From there:

  1. Click Sign In.ExpressVPN Login INterface
  2. Enter your email and password, then click Sign In. Click OK when you get a connection request.Amazon Firestick connection request screen
  3. The ExpressVPN home page should now appear. The VPN makes it easy to protect yourself by providing a 1-click connection button that connects you to the best server depending on your location.ExpressVPN home screen with Connect button highlightedIf you’d like to select a specific server, you can do so by clicking on the selected server. You will get the VPN’s entire server list, and you can choose a server on a country or city level.Location ScreenBesides the servers, you can also customize your VPN by activating/deactivating certain features, determining how the app behaves, and selecting your preferred protocol. To do so, select Options on the lower side of the app, then choose Settings.ExpressVPN Settings menuAfter that, go back and select a server or click the connection button. The VPN will connect, and you can start streaming privately, anonymously, and securely.ExpressVPN menu with the on/off button highlighted

Why HDO Box?

HDO Box comes with lots of features and functionalities that make it a worthwhile addition to your Firestick.

  • Sleek Interface: HDO Box has a unique and attractive user interface that you will easily fall in love with.
  • 1-Click Play: You won’t need to wait for links to aggregate as the app starts playing immediately after you click on a title.
  • Multi-language Subtitles: The app offers subtitles in over 25 languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Latin, Polish, French, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, and German.
  • Excellent Content Organization: On the homepage, you can choose titles according to popular networks such as Netflix and popular companies such as Marvel, among other categories.
  • Quality Selection: Most HDO Box titles are in HD by default, but you can choose your preferred quality if you are on a limited plan.
  • Trakt Integration: HDO Box automatically keeps track of what you are watching, but you can also integrate Trakt.tv to sync your list.

These, among others, make HDO Box one of the best apps for Firestick.

How to Install HDO Box on Firestick: FAQ

HDO Box not working?

HDO Box can sometimes fail to work if there’s a new update and you haven’t installed it. To continue using the app, download the update when prompted. Alternatively, you can use the procedure above to download the latest version.

Is HDO Box safe?

HDO Box is completely safe as it doesn’t contain any malware. The app is also not flagged by Google on Android devices, unlike other popular streaming apks.

Is HDO Box legal?

HDO Box as an app is technically legal as it doesn’t host the content it provides. However, the content itself may not be legal, and only the user is held responsible for accessing illegal content through unofficial apps. If you want to stream using HDO Box, ensure you connect to ExpressVPN and stay safe!