Install Nova TV on Firestick: Binge-watch TV Shows & Movies

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Frederik Lipfert
Dr. Frederik Lipfert Founder, vpncheck
Updated on 23 May 2022

The Complete Guide to Nova TV

Nova TV is among our top 21 movie APKs of 2022, and for a good reason! The Nova TV app is a completely free streaming platform that gives you access to thousands of hours of old and new content—with subtitles! 

And what better device to download the Nova TV APK to than your Amazon Firestick? Well, a jailbroken Firestick, would be ideal—with its lower price point and enough storage to add plenty of third-party applications. 

The Nova TV app also integrates with popular streaming tools like Real-Debrid and Trakt. No wonder Firestick users are cutting the cord all over the world! 

Note: If you often experience buffering on your Firestick, we’ve written a list of proven ways to address this problem: How to Stop Buffering on Firestick.

Installing Nova TV: A Detailed Guide—With Screenshots

This guide lays out step-by-step instructions with annotated screenshots to help you install Nova TV with ease. When you’re done, you’ll be able to use Nova TV for streaming along with Real Debrid. It’s the best cord-cutting setup you can find!

Before we proceed, though, let’s first cover Nova TV’s legal status and instructions on using ExpressVPN to view content safely and discreetly.

Is Nova TV Legal and Safe to Use?

Legality

Like nearly all third-party applications for Firestick, Nova TV is completely legal to download and install. You’ll never get flagged for following these instructions on downloading Nova TV to your Firestick.

The problem is that Nova TV, even with a quick scan, clearly contains links to stream copyrighted content. It’s not legal to view the content from those links without paying for the rights to stream the content. 

Then again, there is also a lot of content on Nova TV in the public domain. Movies and TV shows like these are legal to stream, download, and share without legal consequences. For example, classics like Charade, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Night of the Living Dead are all public domain.

Ultimately, it’s your responsibility when choosing what you want to stream through Nova TV or any other third-party streaming application.

Safety

If you run a quick virus scan of the Nova TV APK installation file, you may notice a flag on a couple of the installation files. This means installing Nova TV could put some adware on your device. 

Always run a VPN when streaming on your Firestick to keep your device and personal information safe. VPNs hide your IP address and prevent hackers and companies from accessing your data and identity. Even if there’s adware, it won’t be able to pinpoint your device’s location to access data. 

Overall, the application is legal and safe to use, but we highly recommend using the best VPN when streaming content through Nova TV.

How to Download Nova TV APK on Firestick

We’ve divided the installation process for Nova TV APK into three sections as there are two steps outside of just downloading the app. 

First: You must download an additional application called ‘Downloader’ to download third-party apps like Nova TV on your Firestick. 

Second: You must set up your Firestick permissions to allow downloading and installing third-party applications. 

Third: You can then install the Nova TV APK on your Firestick.

Installing the Downloader app

  1. Start at the Firestick home screen and hover to ‘Find’ using your remote. When a menu appears below, select the ‘Search’ icon.Amazon Firestick Find menu with Search highlighted
  2. Using your remote, type ‘Downloader.’ When it appears in the list below the keyboard, select the text to run a search.Amazon Firestick search function with Downloader highlighted
  3. Select the ‘Downloader’ icon. It should be the first icon listed under APPS & GAMES.Amazon app menu with Downloader highlighted
  4. Select ‘Download’ or ‘Get’ to download and install the application. But once the installation completes, don’t open it just yet. There’s another step to complete.Clickable option to install Downloader on Firestick

Setting up Firestick to install third-party apps

  1. Return to the Firestick home screen and highlight the ‘Settings’ icon with your remote—it’s the gear located on the far right.Amazon Firestick Settings menu with Settings icon highlighted
  2. Scroll down the menu and click on the ‘My Fire TV’ icon.The Amazon Firestick settings menu with My Fire TV highlighted
  3. Select ‘Developer Options.’Developer options highlighted in the My Fire TV menu, find Developer options.
  4. Choose ‘Install unknown apps.’Install unknown apps highlighted > Select Install unknown apps
  5. Toggle the ‘Downloader’ app from OFF to ON.Downloader highlighted in the My Fire TV menu > Make sure that you allow Downloader to access third-party apps!

Installing the Nova TV app

  1. Return to the home screen again and open the ‘Downloader’ application. Firestick’s Apps & Channels tile menu with the Nova app highlighted
  2. When you open the application, some pop-up prompts could appear. Just close or dismiss them by following the on-screen instructions. Once you’re at the main screen in Downloader, click the URL bar at the top.Downloader Home menu
  3. Type the URL exactly as you see here: novatv.app and then click Go. This URL is the official website for the Nova TV application. If you’re directed anywhere else, double-check that you’ve typed the URL correctly.The novatv.app address typed into Downloader’s URL field
  4. With your remote, move the cursor over the ‘Download Now’ link on the site and click it.NovaTV screen on Downloader app with the Download Now button highlighted
  5. This will bring you to another page where you can click on a second ‘Download Now’ link.NovaTV screen with the Download Now button highlighted
  6. On the next page prompt, click the ‘Install’ button on the bottom right.NovaTV screen with the Install button highlighted
  7. You’ll see a banner appear when the application finishes installing.
  8. After installation, there are two options listed at the bottom of the page: OPEN or DONE. Click ‘DONE.’NovaTV Installed screen with the Done button highlighted
  9. This will open another screen that allows you to delete the installation file from your Firestick to save space. Click ‘Delete’ to remove the file.NovaTV apk dialog box on Downloader with the Delete button highlighted

Nova TV APK has now been installed successfully on your Firestick. Move on to the sections to learn how to watch content and use Real Debrid with Nova TV.

How to Watch Movies and TV Shows With Nova TV

With Nova TV downloaded and installed, you’re probably ready to watch some content! Before you do, there will be one last download. You must install Nova TV’s default media player, Mate Player. 

Nova TV used to give access to a wider range of external media players like MX Player, but that’s not the case anymore. However, you’re still able to login to tools like Real Debrid—see below—and Trakt. 

Follow these steps to download the media player and start watching content!

  1. Open Nova TV on your Firestick.Firestick’s Apps & Channels tile menu with the Nova app highlighted
  2. When you first open the app, you’ll get a prompt asking if you want to allow Nova TV to access files on your device. Click Allow or Deny.NovaTV permission dialog box with the Allow button highlighted
  3. Then you’ll also get a prompt on the first open asking which language you prefer for subtitles. Choose your language from the list.NovaTV subtitles menu
  4. Nova TV defaults to provide TV show options first. But you can also access movies and change the order of what you want to appear first via the menu icon on the top left. NovaTV home screen showing a tile menu of tv shows & movies
  5. But to start watching content now, let’s pick a show. The Book of Boba Fett has been popular, so we’ll click there for this guide. Of course, you can click on any show you want.Nova TV home screen with tile of the TV series, The Book of Boba Fett, highlighted
  6. Click ‘Play’ on the next menu to play the first episode of a show. You can also select ‘More Episodes’ to find more options.The Book of Boba Fett screen with the Play button highlighted
  7. When you click ‘Play,’ a list of links will generate with speed and resolution sizes listed. Select any link from the list.NovaTV list of links by speed and resolution for The Book of Boba Fett
  8. Another menu will appear, giving you options to play the episode with or without subtitles or to download it. We’ll click ‘Play’ to get right to it.NovaTV The Book of Boba Fett popup, click Play to begin
  9. When you click ‘Play,’ a window will appear asking you to install Mate Player. Select ‘Install’ to start the process.Dialog box prompting to install a player
  10. A new prompt will appear. Click ‘Install’ at the bottom right.Mate Player screen with the Install button highlighted
  11. A notification banner will appear once it’s complete.Mate Player screen showing that the app installation is complete
  12. Click ‘Done’ to finish the process, and the screen will return to the list of links on Nova TV.Mate Player screen with the Done button highlighted 
  13. Select any link you want.NovaTV list of links by speed and resolution for The Book of Boba Fett
  14. Then click ‘Play’ again.NovaTV The Book of Boba Fett popup, click Play to begin
  15. When you first play a video, a prompt will appear asking for access to media files on your Firestick. You must click ‘Allow access’ to use the media player.NovaTV Media permission settings dialog box with the Allow Access button highlighted

You’re now set up for watching content with Nova TV! Read on to find out how to use Real-Debrid with the app.

How to Use Real-Debrid With Nova TV

With Nova TV, you can login and use Real-Debrid directly from the app. This allows you to integrate a larger list of streaming link options. With these links, you can find more secure streaming links that run faster and in high quality. Real-Debrid is a premium-level service that charges around $5 per month.

Follow the instructions below to set up Real-Debrid in Nova TV.

  1. You must first register and pay for a Real-Debrid account at their site. Without it, you won’t be able to login and use the application with Nova TV.
  2. Real-debrid home pageOpen Nova TV and select the ‘Menu’ icon on the top left corner of the screen. The icon has three horizontal lines.NovaTV home screen showing a tile menu of tv shows & movies
  3. Then scroll down and select the ‘Settings’ icon at the bottom of the menu—the gear icon with no label.NovaTV’s main menu options with the Settings icon highlighted
  4. Scroll down again, and select ‘Login to Real-Debrid.’
  5. A screen with a code should appear. You can take a picture or write it down if you want, but you’ll need to leave the page open anyway.
  6. Open an internet browser on any computer, iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Type in the URL: https://real-debrid.com/device, and then type in the code from your TV screen. Click ‘Continue.’RealDebrid website with link account menu
  7. You’ll be prompted to log in to your Real-Debrid account. RealDebrid website login page
  8. The code approval should be automatic, and you’re now logged into Real-Debrid via Nova TV.
  9. When you generate lists of links to play content, you should see tons of additional sources. The ones listed in an alternate color with the abbreviation [DEB] link to the better Real-Debrid links you’re paying for.

How to Install and Use ExpressVPN for Online Safety

It doesn’t matter what application you use on your Firestick to stream content. If you’re not using a high-powered VPN service like ExpressVPN, what you stream through your IP is visible to your internet service provider. And they can report what you stream to other governmental agencies.

As stated earlier, it’s legal to download Nova TV, but the content you stream through Nova TV may not be permitted. Streaming content that has copyright without payment is illegal nearly everywhere in the world. If discovered and reported, legal action could be taken against you. 

Many government communications agencies are targeting illegal streaming, so it’s important not to take any chances. Even if you’re watching legal content, it’s your right to keep your privacy. That’s why you must always use a VPN to hide your IP from anyone who would want to access your streaming data. 

Plus, there are a whole host of other benefits to using a VPN on your Firestick and other devices.

  • ISPs won’t be able to throttle your connection.
  • You gain access to geo-restricted content.
  • VPNs provide an extra layer of network security to prevent hackers from accessing personal information and files.

It’s always best practice to use a VPN when browsing or streaming content. However, a quick search will generate tons of VPN options. What’s the best one available?

Our best choice is ExpressVPN. The service has 160 servers available from 94 countries, and they’re always adding more. This VPN is secure, fast, and compatible with a wide range of devices, like Firestick, Apple, Windows, and Android.

Before you stream any content using Nova TV on your Firestick, download and install ExpressVPN. The instructions below explain in detail how to install the ExpressVPN app on your laptop and Firestick.

How to install ExpressVPN on your PC or Mac

  1. To subscribe to ExpressVPN, you can click here. There’s a 30-day money-back guarantee with your subscription, so you can try it out. If you don’t like how it performs, you can ask for a refund.Screenshot of ExpressVPN signup page with subscription plans and payment options
  2. ExpressVPN will redirect you to a download page after you set up a payment method. From this page, you can download and install everything on your computer.
  3. After downloading ExpressVPN, it should automatically open and run. If not, open the application manually and sign in.
  4. ExpressVPN account loginYou can use the activation code provided when you signed up. Or, you can use an email sign-in link.Open ExpressVPN activation code window
  5. The ExpressVPN interface will appear upon login. The program will then auto-detect your closest location. You can also select any VPN location for your IP.

    Note: The location you choose can disrupt your ability to play certain links. Also, locations closer to you will run faster as the data doesn’t have to travel as far.Choose Location window of ExpressVPN
  6. After choosing a location, click the ‘Power’ icon to connect to a server.Power Button of ExpressVPN

How to install ExpressVPN on your Firestick

  1. If you haven’t already, subscribe to ExpressVPN here.
  2. Return to the Firestick home screen and highlight ‘Find,’ then click ‘Search.’Amazon Firestick Find menu with Search highlighted
  3. Type ‘ExpressVPN’ in the search bar with your remote. Then, click the link that appears in the list at the bottom.
  4. vpncheck-spectrum-searching-expressvpn-on-amazon-firestickSelect the ExpressVPN icon from the APPS & GAMES icons—it should be the first.Amazon Firestick Express VPN highlighted on home screen
  5. Select Download. The app will download and install on your Firestick.Amazon Firestick ExpressVPN Get Option highlighted
  6. Open the ExpressVPN app located within the ‘Apps & channels’ menu. Then, sign in using the email ID and password you created earlier when signing up. Then, click ‘Login.’Sign In option on ExpressVPN
  7. A connection request notification screen will prompt the first time you log in. Click ‘OK.’Amazon Firestick connection request screen
  8. This brings you to the main ExpressVPN menu. You can select a location or use the smart location—just like on a PC. When you’re ready, click the ‘Power’ icon.ExpressVPN home screen with Connect button highlighted
  9. You’re now connected and ready to use ExpressVPN on your Firestick!ExpressVPN menu with the on/off button highlighted

FAQs

What is Nova TV?

Nova TV is a third-party application you can download and install on a wide range of streaming devices. The application allows you to stream and download TV Shows and movies for free. 

Nova TV works well with common streaming application tools like Real-Debrid and Trakt. It also has tons of options to set up streaming with captions in a variety of languages.

How to watch movies on Nova TV?

You can use the steps in the section above titled ‘How to watch content with Nova TV’ to watch movies. The steps lay out how to watch TV Shows on the application, but the process for watching movies is the same. 

The key difference is to use the ‘Menu’ icon on the top left to open the application’s selection of movies. From there, follow the instructions we’ve listed, and you’ll be streaming in minutes.

How to use Nova TV?

Using Nova TV is simple. If you’re not sure about how to download and install Nova TV, follow the instructions listed above—with screenshots.

After downloading and installing the application and player, you can select any listed TV Show or movie within the application. From there, click ‘Play’ to generate a list of links and select a link. It should play immediately. If the link is bad, select another one from the list until you find a good link.

Is Nova TV legal?

It’s legal to download and install Nova TV. However, a lot of the content listed within the application is copyrighted and, thus, illegal to play. If you want only to watch legal content, make sure that what you’re watching is listed in the public domain.

What devices support Nova TV?

Although the Amazon Firestick is the most popular device for streaming with Nova TV, it’s available on lots of other devices. You can download it on an Android smartphone along with many other devices.

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