How to Install & Setup Strix App on Firestick

Frederik Lipfert
Dr. Frederik Lipfert Founder, vpncheck
Updated on 1 Jun 2022

About Strix App

Strix is one of the best streaming apps you can install at the moment. It is an all-in-one app that lets you watch free movies, TV shows, and Live TV. There’s also an adult section that you can hide/unhide and protect with a password. But that’s not the best part yet.

The reason behind the popularity of Strix is that the app is readily available on the official Firestick store. This means that you can get it running within a few minutes, and from there, you can integrate Real-Debrid and stream free content in up to 4k!

Sounds like something you should check out?

This guide will take you through the process of installing Strix on Firestick. We’ll also show you to set up Real-Debrid and stay safe using ExpressVPN.

How to Install Strix from the Amazon Store

Strix somehow manages to find itself on the official Amazon store as the streaming app disguises itself as “an app that shows an example of a project to show moving between activities.” This means that you can install it quickly, but we’ll also show you how to sideload the app in case Amazon removes it from the official store.

Here’s how to install Strix from the Firestick store:

  1. Go to the Firestick homepage and hover over Find, then click Search.Amazon Firestick with Find highlighted, Navigate to the Find menu
  2. Now, type Strix and select Strix App to search for the app. It will be provided as a suggestion.Type Strix app
  3. Strix will appear as the primary suggestion. Click on it.Select Strix App
  4. Now, click Download to install the app.Strix Installing
  5. After the installation, you will get the option to open the app. Click it.Strix app Open highlighted
  6. Strix will now ask for storage permission. Grant it by clicking Allow.Allow Strix to access photos, media and files on your device
  7. The app will now ask for a code. To launch the homepage, type in the code 229156 and click Submit.Provide the Strix code
  8. The main screen should now appear.Strix Home Screen

If you’ve followed this procedure, you should now have Strix installed. You can skip to the ‘How to Setup Real-Debrid on Strix’ section to start streaming.

How to Sideload Strix on Firestick

If you find that the app is no longer available on the Amazon Store, you can install it using Downloader.

Step 1: Install Downloader

Downloader is an app that allows you to download and install third-party apps, and it’s available on the Amazon Store. If you don’t have the app yet, you can install it using the procedure below.

  1. Go to the Firestick homepage and hover over Find, then click Search.Amazon Firestick Find menu with Search highlighted
  2. Now, start typing Downloader and it will appear as a suggestion. Click on it.Amazon Firestick search function with Downloader highlighted
  3. Downloader will appear as the primary suggestion. Click on it.
  4. Amazon Firestick Home menu with Downloader highlightedNow, click Download, and the installation will start.Clickable option to install Downloader on Firestick

The app should now be available in your app list. However, there are a few things you need to do before you can use Downloader for the first time.

Step 2: Prep your Firestick

Firestick is set to deny the installation of apps from third-party sources, so you’ll need to change that under Settings.

Allow "Apps from Unknown Sources"

Here’s how to do that:

  1. While at the Firestick homepage, go to Settings, then select My Fire TV.Amazon Firestick Settings menu with My Fire TV highlighted
  2. Choose 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, click Apps from Unknown Sources to turn on the option.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 you will get 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

You can now use Downloader to sideload Strix on Firestick. But on top of using ExpressVPN to stay safe, you can also consider turning off data monitoring to enhance your privacy.

Turn Off Amazon Data Collection Settings (Optional)

You can follow the procedure below to disable data monitoring.

  1. While on the Firestick home page, go to Settings, then select Preferences.Amazon Firestick Settings menu with Preferences highlighted
  2. Click on Privacy SettingsThe Amazon Firestick Preferences menu with Privacy Settings highlighted
  3. Now, turn off “Device Usage Data” and “Collect App Usage Data” by clicking on them.Privacy Settings menu, showing Device Usage Data and Collect App Usage Data

Step 3: Download & Install Strix apk

Everything is now set and you can go ahead and install Strix on Firestick.

  1. Go to Your Apps & Channels and open Downloader. If you haven’t used it before, the app will ask for access permission. Click Allow.Allow button highlighted in the permission dialog to give the Downloader app access to photos, media and files on Firestick
  2. On the textbox, type ( and click Go.Adding Strix apk URL on Downloader
  3. The Strix apk file should now start downloading.IPTV Smarters downloading status on Firestick
  4. After that, you’ll get an option to install the app. Click Install.Downloader App Strix app install popup
  5. Click Done after the installation.Downloader App Strix app installed popup
  6. To help you save some space, Downloader will give you an option to delete the apk file as it’s no longer needed. Click Delete.Downloader App Delete Strix APK files popup
  7. Click Delete again to confirm.Downloader App Delete Strix confirmation APK files popup

You have successfully sideloaded Strix on Firestick!

Now, you just need to provide the app’s pin to access the main menu.

  1. Go to the Applications menu and select My Apps. You can also long press the home button and then select Apps.My Apps on Firestick
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and you’ll find Strix. Click on it.Opening Strix from the app library
  3. On the first launch, Strix will ask for storage permissions. Grant it by clicking Allow.Allow Strix to access photos, media and files on your device
  4. The app will now ask for a code. To launch the home page, type in 229156 and click Submit.Provide the Strix code
  5. The main screen should now appear.Strix Home Screen

You can now set up Real-Debrid and connect to ExpressVPN for safe streaming.

How to Set Up Real-Debrid on Firestick

When you launch Strix, you’ll find that it has lots of movie and TV show titles. However, when you open any of these titles, you’ll notice that you can’t play it as there are no links.

To fix this, you’ll need to set up a Real-Debrid account. Here’s the procedure:

  1. Go to the Strix homepage and click Settings on the top left corner.Strix settings button
  2. Click Real Debrid – Login.Strix title page – no links
  3. You should now get a Real-Debrid code.
  4. Open your browser on your computer or mobile device and go to Enter the code provided and click Allow.
  5. Your browser will then tell you that your application has been allowed. 
  6. You will also get a notification on the app.

Now that you have added Real-Debrid, you can go back and open a title. This time round, you should see lots of streamable links in up to 4k depending on the title.

At this point, you need to ensure that your ExpressVPN app is connected. From there, just select any link, and your title will start playing.

How to Use ExpressVPN to Say Safe on Firestick

It’s important to note that Strix is not an official streaming app, despite being available on the Amazon store. The app doesn’t host the content it provides, and neither does Real-Debrid, the service used to provide streams.

Such ambiguity means that you can often access pirated content, which is illegal in most regions. ExpressVPN helps you stay safe by encrypting all your traffic such that your ISP can’t tell what you are accessing, and copyright trolls also can’t connect your activities back to you.

The VPN uses best-in-class AES-256 encryption, and it doesn’t store any usage or connection logs to ensure you remain private and anonymous. ExpressVPN is also super-fast, and its all-around performance makes it the best VPN for streaming.

Here’s a quick guide on how to get started with ExpressVPN.

Step 1: Sign Up with ExpressVPN

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

  1. Head to the official ExpressVPN website using your browser and click Get ExpressVPN.Sign up for ExpressVPN
  2. Now, select a subscription plan between the monthly, 6-month, and 12-month plans. All plans offer the same features and functionalities, and they come with a 30-day money-back guarantee for risk-free testing.ExpressVPN Subscription Plans
  3. Next, provide your email address and select a payment method.ExpressVPN Payment Options
  4. From there, you can complete the payment and create a password for your account.

Step 2: Install ExpressVPN on Firestick

The next step is now installing the ExpressVPN app on Firestick. This process is quite simple as the app is available on the official store.

  1. On the Firestick home page, hover over Find and click Search.Amazon Firestick Find menu with Search highlighted
  2. Now, start typing ExpressVPN, and you’ll see some suggestions. Click Express Vpn to search for the app.vpncheck-spectrum-searching-expressvpn-on-amazon-firestick
  3. Select ExpressVPN on the results page.Amazon Firestick Express VPN highlighted on home screen
  4. Lastly, click Download, and the app will install.ExpressVPN installation option on Firestick

Step 3: Sign In & Connect to a Server

The last step is signing in and connecting to a server. You can open the app you’ve just installed using the Open option or start it from the Apps & Channels section.

From there:

  1. Click Sign In.Sign In option on ExpressVPN
  2. Now, provide your account details and click Log In. You will see a warning telling you that ExpressVPN may monitor your traffic. VPNs naturally work by tunneling your traffic, so click OK.Amazon Firestick connection request screen
  3. The app will now take you to the homepage. You can secure your connection with a single click using the power button.ExpressVPN home screen with Connect button highlighted

One of the best ExpressVPN features is that it comes with a huge server network, so you can also select your preferred server from a network of 3,000+ servers spread across 160 locations in 94 countries. To do so, click the highlighted server on the main page, and you’ll see the entire server list. Note that you can also select a server at the city-level.vpncheck-location-options-express-vpn-firestick

If you wish to customize your connection, click the hamburger menu icon on the top left side. This will give you options such as Auto-connection, Split Tunneling, Kill Switch, Protocol Selection, and Shortcuts.ExpressVPN Settings menu

When satisfied with the settings, go back and select a server or click the connection button. The VPN will connect, and you can start streaming without looking over your shoulders!ExpressVPN menu with the on/off button highlighted

Install Strix on Firestick: FAQs

Is Strix app legal?

It is completely legal to install Strix, and the app is even available on both the Amazon Store and the Google Play Store. However, Strix may still provide copyrighted content, so you need to use your VPN at all times.

Why is Strix TV not working?

Strix is a reliable app for movies, TV shows, and adult content, but its Live TV section is not. For that, we recommend checking out the best IPTV services.

Is Strix app free?

Yes, Strix is completely free. However, you will need to connect your Real-Debrid account to get streaming links.

Wrap Up

If you are looking for an easy way to watch your favorite movies and TV shows, then you should check out Strix. The app can be easily installed from the Amazon Store, and the guide above shows you how to install and set it up. Just remember that Strix may provide questionable links, so always connect your ExpressVPN app before you start streaming.