How to Install Mobdro on Firestick?

by
Frederik Lipfert
Dr. Frederik Lipfert Founder, vpncheck
Updated on 17 Jan 2022

Introduction:

Mobdro is one of the must-have live streaming apps on your jailbroken Firestick. It is a free IPTV service that allows you to browse through hundreds of live channels from around the world. Though there are numerous other Live TV streaming apps out there, Mobdro has always been our favorite due to its easy-to-use interface. It also offers category streams which include channels, news, shows, movies, sports, and music. 

Mobdro has a huge collection of satellite channels and is remote-friendly, you can scroll top to bottom, as well as left to right, to browse through the channels list. The app is fast and streams videos in high quality. In short, it is a perfect choice for streaming top-quality videos. It has been down recently but we hope that it will come back soon so that the users are able to enjoy the incomparable options on streaming.

Easiest Way to Get Mobdro on Firestick

Mobdro isn’t available on the app store and since it’s a third-party app, you will have to sideload it on your Amazon Firestick. Before downloading any third-party app, you must first configure your device to install from unknown sources. 

Note: Mobdro is not working and there is no information on when it will be back (if ever). Fortunately, you can try some of the latest and best Mobdro alternatives for Firestick that are available in 2022.

Amazon Fire TV devices don’t allow you to download apps from third-party sources by default, before downloading any APK you first need to change that. Follow these steps to allow apps from unknown sources to be installed:

  • On your Firestick main screen, go to ‘Settings’.Firestick’s home screen, Setting highlighted
  • Select ‘My Fire TV’ from the settings.Amazon Firestick Settings menu with My Fire TV highlighted
  • Go to ‘Developer Options’.Developer options highlighted in the My Fire TV menu, find Developer options.
  • Switch on ‘Apps from Unknown sources’. If you get a warning message, click on ‘Turn on’ to continue. Turn on ‘ADB debugging’Install unknown apps highlighted > Select Install unknown apps

Now that you’ve changed the settings to allow installation from unknown sources, you can easily download Mobdro. However, since Mobdro isn’t present on the app store, you’ll need another app that can sideload APKs from the internet. 

Though Firestick allows you to download lots of apps from the internet, it doesn’t allow you to download APKs directly from the web, thus, making it necessary to sideload such apps. Downloader is one such app that allows you to install APKs, and it’s also present on the app store. If you haven’t yet installed the Downloader app, go to the app store and download it from there. After you have the Downloader, open it and follow these steps to install the Mobdro APK:

Step 1: Launch the Downloader from the ‘apps’ section of your Firestick.The Apps and Channels icon on Firestick- three boxes and a plus sign located on the far right of the Firestick home screen

The Downloader app tile highlighted in the tile menu under Your Apps & Channels categoryStep 2: On the main screen of Downloader, you’ll see ‘Home’ selected. Click on the address bar on the screen to highlight it.Downloader Home menu

Step 3: Enter the Mobdro APK URL: vpnch.ec/k/mobdroDownloader interface keyboard, enter the Mobdro APK URL

Step 4: Click on ‘Go’. The APK will start downloading. The download process won’t take long as Mobdro is not that big. Downloader interface the Mobdro APK URL download status pop-up

Step 5: After the APK is downloaded, the installation will start. Click ‘Next’ to continue.

Step 6: Click ‘Install’ so that the installation process starts.

Downloader interface the Mobdro APK install pop-up

Step 7: Mobdro will start installing on your Firestick. It should take 1 to 2 minutes. 

Step 8: After the installation is complete, you’ll get a notification that says Mobdro app installed. Click ‘Done’ to continue. 

Step 9: You’ll get a prompt about the APK file being successfully downloaded. As you don’t need this file anymore, click on ‘delete’. Downloader interface Mobdro APK files delete pop-up

Step 10: The Mobdro app is now successfully installed on your Firestick.

How to Access Mobdro on Firestick?

When you install an app, it doesn’t appear on the homescreen of the Firestick. The app goes to the ‘Apps & Channels’ section. If you have just installed the app and are confused about accessing it, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the ‘Apps & Channels’ section on the home screen of Firestick.The Apps and Channels icon on Firestick- three boxes and a plus sign located on the far right of the Firestick home screen
  2. Navigate to the bottom and locate the ‘Mobdro app’Mobdro App interface
  3. Click on it to launch it.

If you are planning to use the app on a frequent basis, you can move it to the home screen of Firestick. You can do so by going to the app and pressing the three horizontal lines on the Firestick remote. A pop-up menu will appear, click on ‘Move to Front’ and that’s it. If you don’t just want to move the app to the front, you can move it to any other place, such as the home screen by clicking ‘move’ and dragging it all the way there. To drop the app where you want it, click on the ‘Select’ button on the Firestick remote and drop the app.

How to Use Mobdro Safely?

Now that you’ve learned how to install and access Mobdro, it’s time to learn how to run it safely on your Firestick. We always like to warn you that whatever you stream online can be tracked by your ISP or your government. The moment you stream any copyrighted content, you committed a crime, which can potentially cause you some trouble. You can have your account suspended or banned if you don’t take precautions when you’re streaming such content. To avoid this kind of circumstance, a strong and fast VPN should be used. We use ExpressVPN as it is very reliable and secure. If you haven’t yet installed it, follow these steps to get the best VPN for Firestick:

Step 1: Go to the ExpressVPN website and subscribe. The subscription comes with 30-days money-back guarantee. With this guarantee, you can use the VPN service free of cost for one month and then get a refund if you are not satisfied.

Step 2: After subscribing to ExpressVPN, go to your Firestick. Navigate to the Find option, on the homescreen, using your Firestick remote.Amazon Firestick with Find highlighted, Navigate to the Find menu

Step 3: Go to ‘Search’ Amazon Firestick Find menu with Search highlighted

Step 4: In the search bar, type ExpressVPN. Choose the app from the list of suggestions.vpncheck-spectrum-searching-expressvpn-on-amazon-firestick 

Amazon Firestick Express VPN highlighted on home screenStep 5: Click on download. The app should start downloading. ExpressVPN installation option on Firestick

ExpressVPN downloading screen on Firestick

Step 6: ExpressVPN is now installed on your Firestick. 

Step 7: Open the ExpressVPN app. ExpressVPN.com with the Get ExpressVPN button highlighted> Go to ExpressVPN.com and sign up.

You will see a screen that asks you to sign in or sign up. Since you’ve already subscribed for the service, choose ‘Sign in’.Sign In option on ExpressVPN

Step 8: Enter the email address and password that you used to register on the website. 

Step 9: Click on the Power icon and connect to a server of your choice. Your device is now secured with ExpressVPN, the strongest VPN protection around. ExpressVPN home screen with Connect button highlighted

Verdict

Mobdro is a handy app that provides a smooth experience on streaming a vast array of movies, TV shows, and videos. The app allows you to stream almost anything, and that, in a cost-friendly way as well. However, if you want to stream freely without worrying about getting into any legal issues, install ExpressVPN and protect your IP address.

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