How to Install MX Player on Firestick in 2024

Frederik Lipfert
Dr. Frederik Lipfert Founder, vpncheck
Updated on 11 Jan 2022


MX Player, just like any other media player, plays music files and videos. However, unlike some apps like VLC, the application is commonly used as a media playback for various 3rd-party apps for streaming purposes.

Some streaming apps might not work if you don’t have MX Player installed on your Firestick. Some of these apps also urge having MX Player to offer a seamless watch experience.

Follow this installation guide to learn how you can install MX Player on Amazon Fire TV devices.

How to Get MX Player on Firestick

In this section, we will show you how you can easily install MX Player without going in blindly and having to fix your mistakes afterwards. The instructions provided here are not only applicable to Firestick; you can also use the same for other Amazon Fire TV devices such as Fire TV Cube, Firestick 4K, and Firestick Lite.

Since it’s a third-party application, it won’t be available in the official Amazon Appstore. In this case, we will have to sideload the app.

We’ll be using Downloader, the primary method, for installing MX Player within your Firestick. It is easy to use and the most straightforward sideloading tool.

There are alternate methods available, which you can use just in case Downloader does not work for you (which is highly unlikely).

We will discuss ES File Explorer app as an alternative method. But, we won’t recommend that because you’ll have to pay $9.99 to use the sideloading feature of this app.

Method 1: Using Downloader

Before starting anything, make sure that you have the Downloader app.

To do so, follow the instructions below.

Step 1: Head over to your home section on the Firestick.
Firestick Homescreen

Step 2: Choose Find, then click on Search.
Firestick Home Page featuring the movie The Tomorrow War

Step 3: Type Downloader in the search bar.

Once you see the Downloader app in your search section, tap on it.
Type Downloader

Step 4: Under the Apps & Games head, select the Downloader app.
Downloader app highlighted in the search results on Firestick

Step 5: Pick Get or Download depending on the option you get. The app will start installing.
Clickable option to install Downloader on Firestick

Step 6: When you’re done installing the app, you can go back to the home menu.

After installing the Downloader app, you’ll have to enable the security option Apps from Unknown Sources. Follow the steps below to turn it on.

Step 7: Choose Settings, the gear icon, on the home section.
Firestick’s home screen, Setting highlighted

Step 8: Hit on the My Fire TV tab.
Select My Fire TV

Step 9: Next, you’ll have to open Developer Options.
Developer options highlighted in the My Fire TV menu, find Developer options.

Step 10: In the next window, click on the Install unknown apps.
Install unknown apps highlighted > Select Install unknown apps

Step 11: Search for the Downloader app and turn it on.

After giving access, you can now download MX Player through the application.

Step 12: Launch the app from your home screen.

You’ll get some prompts when you start using the app for the first time. Go ahead and dismiss them by choosing a suitable option.

Allow button highlighted in the permission dialog to give the Downloader app access to photos, media and files on Firestick

Step 13: There will be a URL search field on the right section. Select the search box and enter

Now hit Go.

Adding MX Player URL on Downloader

Download Button Highlighted MX-Player

Step 14: The application will start downloading.
Dialog box showing the file download progress of MX Player on Firestick

Step 15: You will automatically get a pop-up to install the app when the download gets finished.

Pick the INSTALL option. It might take a few minutes for installation.
MX Player installation dialog box on Firestick with the INSTALL option highlighted for clicking

Step 16: When the installation is over, you’ll have two options.

Select OPEN if you want to use the app instantly. Or choose DONE if you’re going to use the app later.

MX Player dialog box confirming the app is installed with the DONE option highlighted for clicking

When you click on Done, you’ll have a choice to delete the APK. Selecting Delete will help you save some storage space.

Delete Mx player apk

Delete Confirmation Mx player Apk

Method 2: ES File Explorer

If you can’t access Downloader in your region, or it doesn’t work for some reason, you can use ES File Explorer File Manager to sideload MX Player on Firestick. Follow the steps below.

Step 1: Go to the home menu on your Firestick.
Firestick Homescreen

Step 2: Click on Find > Search.
Firestick home page with prominent Find and Search buttons

Step 3: Type ES File Explorer in the search box.
Search and type Downloader

Select the app when it appears in your search area.
Search window in downloader app loading ES File Explorer app

Step 4: In the Apps & Games section, choose the Es File Explorer icon.

Step 5: Tap on Download or Get. The app will start installing.

ES File Explorer app Get button highlighted

ES File Explorer app downloading status screen

ES File Explorer app installing status screen

The estimated time will vary based on the speed of your internet connection.

Step 6: When the installation gets over, click on Open to launch the app.
ES File Explorer app Open button highlighted

Step 7: Before running the app, ensure that the Install from Unknown Sources option is turned on. If it’s not enabled, follow the steps.

  1. Open Settings from your home screen.
    Firestick’s home screen, Setting highlighted
  2. Select My Fire TV.
    The Amazon Firestick settings menu with My Fire TV highlighted
  3. Choose Developer Options.
    Developer options highlighted in the My Fire TV menu, find Developer options.
  4. Tap on Install unknown apps.
    Install unknown apps highlighted > Select Install unknown apps
  5. Tap on the option for ES File Explorer to turn it on.
    My Fire Tv screen, ES File Explorer ON highlighted

Using this Firestick application, you can now download the app without any worries.

Step 8: Launch the application and then navigate to the right section of the window.
ES File manager Home screen

Step 9: Find the Downloader icon and click on it.
ES File Explorer app home menu Downloader highlighted

Step 10: Now select +New.  You’ll find it in the bottom menu bar.
Es File manager +New Button

Step 11: You will now see a path field.

Go ahead and use the URL given below to download MX Player

You can use “MX” to name the source. If you wish to use any other name, you’re free to do so.

Step 12: Choose DOWNLOAD NOW.
Download MX pLayer ES File Explorer

The ETA depends on the speed of your internet connection.

Step 13: Pick the option OPEN FILE when the download finishes.Download Mx Player Es File explorer

Step 14: Select INSTALL then Install again when prompted.
Install Highlighted Mx Player on Es File Explorer

Mx Player Installing screen on Es File Explorer

You will receive a notification when the app is installed.

You have now integrated MX Player within your Firestick device using ES File Explorer.

Method 3: Alternate Method to Sideload MX Player using ES File Explorer (via PC)

In this section, we’ll show you how to use ES File Explorer to sideload the APK from your computer to your Firestick.

Step 1: Select Settings from the home section.
Firestick’s home screen, Setting highlighted


Step 2: Click My Fire TV > Developer Options.

The Amazon Firestick settings menu with My Fire TV highlighted

Developer options highlighted in the My Fire TV menu, find Developer options.

Step 3: Switch on ADB Debugging.
ADB debugging option highlighted

We will be using this option to connect your Firestick and Computer.

Step 4: Head over to the home area and open ES File Explorer.

Step 5: Choose View on PC on the home menu or from the left menu bar, select Network, and then View on PC.
ES File Explorer app Network menu highlighted
ES File Explorer app View on PC window highlighted

Step 6: Once View on PC opens, go ahead and TURN ON  the service.

ES File Explorer app Network status, TURN ON highlighted

An FTP address will emerge on the screen.
FTP address Es File Exproper

Step 7: On your desktop, open any folder and then put the FTP address in the address bar.

All the Firestick folders will be visible on your desktop. You can directly transfer files between the two devices.

Step 8: Copy the MX Player APK from your desktop and paste or move it to any folder in your Firestick.

We will transfer the APK to the Download folder.

Step 9: Now go back to ES File Explorer in your Firestick.
ES File manager Home screen

Step 10: Tap on the Internal Storage tab on the home section or Select Local and then the second Home option in the left menu bar.

Internal Storage Es File Explorer

Step 11: You will be able to see all the folders. Open the folder where you moved the APK file.

ES File Explorer app Internal Storage highlighted

Step 12: Open the APK file.

Choose Install and then INSTALL again.
Install Highlighted Mx Player on Es File Explorer

Step 13: Wait for the installation to complete and launch the app.
Mx Player Installing screen on Es File ExplorerThis is also one of the methods you can use to sideload an APK on your Firestick.

How to Integrate MX Player With Streaming Apps

After installing MX Player, you will need to integrate it with other streaming applications on your Firestick to use it as your media player.

For this purpose, we will integrate MX Player with the CyberFlix TV app. Follow the steps below.

How to Install CyberFlix TV on Firestick

Step 1: Run CyberFlix TV and open its menu section.
Movies and TV Show options on CyberFlix TV menuStep 2: Go ahead and choose Settings.

Cyberflix Settings

Step 3: Once you’ve selected that, tap on Choose default video player.
Choose default video player Cyberflix

Step 4: Pick MX Player from the list.
Choose Mx Player in CyberFlixThis is how you can make MX Player your default player.

MX Player Features

  • The media player faces no issues running 4K as well as various HD videos. It efficiently supports several devices and platforms, including Firestick.
  • The interface is easy and straightforward.
  • It is user-friendly and provides options to change the resolution, theme, and color.
  • You have the choice to download and use subtitles.
  • It also features the Advanced Hardware Accelerated decoding. The application also includes an HW+ decoder.

We always recommend you use the best Firestick VPN when streaming anything on your device. It helps to protect your identity and establish a secure connection.


MX Player is probably among the best media players you can use on your Firestick or any other Android device. It’s a free app, but you will have to bear with the ads. You will find less buffering here when compared to the other apps. Now that you know how easy it is to get MX Player on Firestick, we expect you to enjoy streaming your favorite shows seamlessly on your device.