How to Install Tubi TV on Firestick and Kodi

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Frederik Lipfert
Dr. Frederik Lipfert Founder, vpncheck
Updated on 13 Mar 2022

Foreword: Install Tubi TV

In this article, we will guide you through downloading Tubi TV on different devices, including Amazon Firestick, Apple, Android devices, Windows PC, and Mac. Finally, you’ll learn how to sign in and use Tubi TV for a better streaming experience.

Offering content from Paramount, MGM, and Lionsgate, Tubi TV has a massive database of movies, series, and live channels. It is a one-stop entertainment shop, where people from all age groups will find something to stream.

Tubi TV is ideal for people who aren’t willing to spend money on multiple subscriptions. But in exchange for this, Tubi TV viewers have to bear with advertisements. The platform compensates for this sole disadvantage by offering HD-quality content for free.

The Tubi TV app is available on various platforms, such as the Amazon Appstore, Google play store, and Apple app store. Thus, you can download it on your Firestick, iPhone, and Android in a few minutes.

How to Sign Up for a Tubi TV Account

Even though you can easily use Tubi TV without signing up (like how it is for YouTube), signing up will allow you access to additional features. An account enables you to sync your watchlist and gain access to viewing history and favorites across different devices.

Here are the steps you should follow to sign up for a Tubi TV account:

  1. Visit the link, https://tubitv.com/signup, from your computer or any other device.
  2. You can register via Facebook or use your current Google account credentials to sign up.
  3. If the sign-up is via Facebook, you will be taken to the Tubi TV web display. If it’s through your Google account, you will receive a link through an email from Tubi TV. Click on that link to verify your email address, activating your account.

tubi sign up pageYou can now enjoy the benefits of having an account with Tubi TV.

How to Install Tubi TV on Firestick

Since Tubi TV is an official application on the Amazon Appstore, you do not need to use sideloading apps like Downloader to install it. The installation process for Firestick is straightforward.

  1. On the home screen, select the search option. It is the magnifying glass icon.
  2. Type in Tubi TV. From the multiple options that will come up, select the Tubi TV app.
  3. Tubi TV’s app icon, similar to the one in the picture below, will also appear on your screen. Click it.
  4. Choose either Go or Download to install the app. The former means that it’s your first time getting the application, while the latter appears when you’ve installed it previously.
  5. The process of downloading Tubi TV will then begin. The duration is dependent on the speed of your connection.
  6. After the download is complete, hit Open to launch the application.

Tubi TV is now successfully installed on your device.

How to Access Tubi TV on Firestick

Tubi TV is overall an easy-to-use application. Follow the steps below to open Tubi TV on your Firestick:

  1. Go to the home screen of your Firestick. Look for Apps & Games. When you find it navigate to its left and choose See All.
  2. A list of all your installed apps will now appear. Search for Tubi TV.

If you find yourself using Tubi TV frequently, you should move it to your home screen. Doing so allows you to access the app quickly. To do this, press the menu key on your remote. Afterward, a pop-up window will appear on your screen. Click Move and then drag the Tubi TV app to wherever you want to place it.

How to Use Tubi TV on Firestick

Wondering how to sign in and activate your Tubi TV account on Firestick? Keep reading!

  1. Open the Tubi TV app.
  2. Press the back button on your remote. This will open up the menu bar on the left side of your screen. The menu bar will contain multiple options like home, categories, and channels. Scroll upwards and click Sign in.
  3. A code will now appear on your screen consisting of letters and numbers. It will open a browser on your PC or device and direct you to tubi.tv/activate. Sign in to your Tubi TV account to activate it.
  4. A message telling you that you’ve successfully activated your Tubi TV account will appear on your browser. At times, a message telling you it’s unsuccessful will appear too. Just try again. The code asking you to sign in to your account will disappear from the home screen.

How to Watch Movies With Tubi TV on Firestick: All You Need to Know

  1. Open the Tubi TV app.
  2. Click on the back button of your Firestick remote to open the menu bar from the left. Select Categories
  3. Numerous categories like anime, comedy, classics, and documentaries will now appear on the screen. Select your desired category.
  4. Now, you can press the back button of the remote again to access the menu bar. Now click on Channels.
  5. All the free channels on Tubi TV will now appear on your screen. There are quite a few free channels available. Some of them are Babyfirst, CONtv, and Filmrise.
  6. A variety of movies and TV shows are now available to you. The content offered is for people of all ages.
  7. After selecting the movie you’re going to watch, hit the play icon. If you want to watch the film later, you can choose Add to Queue
  8. If you watch movies and TV shows with subtitles, click the subtitle option available in the top right corner while the video is playing.

How to Navigate Tubi TV Settings

Tubi TV is a very flexible application. You can visit and tweak many settings to make the application more suitable for your use. Keep reading to discover how to access Tubi TV settings.

  1. Go to Tubi TV’s home screen. Press the back button of your remote to access the main menu bar. From there, select Settings.
  2. The following options will now appear on your screen:
  • Parental control
  • Closed captions
  • About
  • Privacy policy
  • Terms of service
  • Sign out

Parental controls: Parental control lets you restrict access to content by age. This feature is quite handy if you have Tubi TV set up on your home TV. You can use this option by making an account on Tubi, where you will find options like little kids, older kids, teens, and adults.

Closed Captions: Captions let you have subtitles in the available languages. Depending on your preference, you can also change the subtitle color, background, and size.

About: This will tell you more about the details and features of the application.

Privacy Policy: Tubi TV’s privacy policy lets the viewers know that they will be taking an individual’s personal information like name, email address, date of birth, mailing address, and any other information that they require. Reading this part before using any streaming service is essential.

Terms of Service: Tubi TV specifies certain conditions under which you can’t use the application. One of them is that only individuals above 13 years old can use the app. 

IMPORTANT: Always keep yourself protected no matter what streaming service you use. You must download a good VPN to protect your personal information from internet hackers. We recommend ExpressVPN, as it is compatible with Tube TV, fast, and secure.

Continue reading to find out how to install ExpressVPN on your Firestick.

How to Install ExpressVPN on Firestick

  1. From your Firestick home screen, go to Find and then Search.Amazon Firestick Find menu with Search highlighted
  2. Type ExpressVPN on the tab that appears on your screen, and then click the suggested result.vpncheck-spectrum-searching-expressvpn-on-amazon-firestick
  3. The ExpressVPN app will now be displayed on your screen.Amazon Firestick Express VPN highlighted on home screen
  4. Click on Download. The process will then begin. As always, the duration of the installation will depend on your internet speed.ExpressVPN installation option on Firestick
  5. After the VPN is downloaded, open the application. A similar window will appear on your screen. You will be required to make an account. Sign In option on ExpressVPN
  6. Provide your email address and password to make an account. After creating your account, your Firestick device will let you know that ExpressVPN may be using your information. Just click OK because a VPN is essential to secure your data.Amazon Firestick connection request screen
  7. Everything is set up! With one click, you can stream from any application without any worries. ExpressVPN home screen with Connect button highlighted
  8. Instead of directly connecting to the server, you can also browse through the 194 locations that ExpressVPN provides its users to secure their IP addresses efficiently.ExpressVPN VPN Locations screen

 

How to Install Tubi TV on Android TV Boxes and Smart Android TVs

Tubi TV is a pretty flexible application that can be easily downloaded on a range of Android devices. You can install Tubi TV on devices like the Nvidia Shield, Mi Box, and stock Android OS boxes by simply going to the Play Store. 

Follow the steps below to download the Tubi TV app on your Android device:

  1. Open Google Play Store.
  2. Search for Tubi TV.
  3. Install the app.
  4. Launch it and start streaming in a few minutes.

Installing Tubi TV is indeed simple on Android devices. Additionally, the interface of this app on an Android device is quite similar to the interface on Firestick. Therefore, you won’t get confused when browsing through the app.

How to Install Tubi TV on Android Phones and Tablets

Like the process above, you can easily install Tubi TV on Android mobiles and tablets in a few minutes. Streaming a variety of content has never been easier with Tubi TV!

Follow the steps below for quick installation:

  1. Open Google Play Store.
  2. Look up the Tubi TV application.
  3. Click it to install.
  4. Wait for the installation process to complete. The whole process will take only 2 minutes. However, it can take more, depending on your internet speed.
  5. As soon as it’s downloaded, open the application, and you can start streaming right away.

Even though it’s not compulsory, you can still sign up for a Tubi TV account before you begin streaming.

How to Install Tubi TV on iOS Devices (iPhone, iPod, and iPad)

Tubi TV can be downloaded on various Apple devices. All you need to do is access the App Store. Follow the steps below to get Tubi TV on your iPhone in a few minutes:

  1. Go to the Apple App Store.
  2. Search for Tubi TV.
  3. Install it.
  4. Tubi TV will be displayed on your iOS home screen as soon as it’s downloaded. Go back to it and open it to start streaming.

For a better experience, you might want to make a Tubi TV account before streaming.

How to Use Tubi TV on Windows PC and Mac

Tubi TV can not be directly downloaded on Windows PC and Mac. However, this is not a problem, as it supports browser streaming. You can use Firefox, Safari, Chrome, etc., to stream on the Tubi TV website.

Follow the steps below to understand how to browse stream Tubi TV:

  1. Open this URL: https://tubitv.com
  2. On the top right corner of the page, you will see a sign-in option. Click it.
  3. A window will prompt you to sign up with either your email ID or Facebook. Choose the suitable option and then sign in.
  4. Once signed in, a window will appear, giving you a list of numerous movie genres available to Tubi TV’s viewers.
  5. You can also access the hamburger menu at the top left corner of the screen if you are looking for a specific genre.

How to Install the Tubi TV Kodi Addon

Follow the steps below to install the Tubi TV addon on Kodi:

  1. Launch the Kodi app. From the Kodi home screen, click Settings. Its icon is at the top left corner of your screen.Kodi Settings button is indicated by a large cog button at the top of the left navigation menu on Home Page
  2. Multiple icons will now appear in front of you. Choose System.Kodi System option in settings
  3. Select Add-ons from the drop-down list appearing on the left side of your screen. Then turn the toggle for Unknown sources on. If it is already on, you don’t need to change anything.Under Settings/System category, choosing Add-ons shows Unknown sources with an on-off slider button
  4. A warning window will now pop up on your screen to let you know that any addons you might install can have access to your personal data. Click on YES to proceed.Click “Yes” on the warning message
  5. Go back to Settings and select File Manager.Kodi File Manager in settings
  6. Select Add Source, seen on the right side of your screen.In Kodi File Manager, Add source appears as an option
  7. A window will pop up on your screen. Click on <None>Kodi Addon None highlighted
  8. A new window will pop up where you have to enter this URL: http://diamondbuild.xyz/. Hit OK afterward.Kodi keypad enter the paths or browser enter this diamondbuild.xyz for the media location
  9. You will now see a textbox. Here, you can type a name of your choice. For simplicity, we chose Tubi TV, as seen below. After entering the name, click OK.Kodi File Manager add file source tubi tv
  10. Go back to settings. Then click Add-ons.System menu and then click on Add-ons
  11. A list of options will appear—select Install from Zip File.Kodi install from zip file
  12. A list of sources will be visible on your screen. Select the name that you chose for your media source. In our case, it is Tubi TV.Kodi Install from zip file, list of sources screen. Select Tubi TV
  13. Now click Repository.diamond-wizard.zip. Be sure that you select the latest Kodi version.Kodi Install from zip file screen. Select Repository.diamond-wizard
  14. The repository installation process will then start. Shortly, you will see a notification on the top right corner of your screen, confirming the completion of the installation.Kodi Install from zip file screen. Diamond Build Repository pop-up
  15. Now, choose Install from repository.Kodi install from repository option under Add-ons/Add-on browser
  16. An Add-ons/Install from the repository window will now open up. Click on the Diamond Build Repo.Kodi Add-ons Install from the repository window Click on the Diamond Build Repo
  17. Select Video Add-ons from the list.Kodi Add-ons Install from the repository window Click on Video Add-Ons
  18. An Add-ons/Video-Addons window will be displayed on your screen with a list of options. Search for Tubi TV and click it to proceed.
  19. Choose the Install option seen at the bottom right of your screen.
  20. The installation process for the addon will then begin. An installation confirmation will appear on the top right corner of your screen after the process is complete.
  21. Go back to the Kodi home screen. Click Add-ons and then select Video Add-ons. Afterward, click the Tubi TV icon.
  22. The Tubi TV addon is now successfully installed. You will see that this addon has categories similar to what you see on the Tubi TV Firestick app. You can now start streaming your favorite content!

Tubi TV Features

  1. Easy Navigation: Tubi TV has an easy-to-use interface, where the viewer can find anything they want to watch. Unlike other websites, Tubi TV has no clutter. It’s a user-friendly app that sorts movies and TV shows in an organized manner.
  2. Zero Cost: Tubi TV requires no subscription fees like Netflix and Amazon Prime. But since it’s free, viewers will have to go through the frequent advertisements as they stream. These ads aren’t as bad as you think. You might have to view a 20-second commercial before your movie begins and then one in the middle of it. 
  3. Supported Devices: You don’t have to worry about whether your device is compatible with Tubi or not because Tubi TV works on almost every device. It is compatible with Apple TV, Samsung TV, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Firestick, Firestick Lite, Fire TV Stick 4K, and Fire TV Cube. It also works well with consoles, including Playstation 4 and 5, Xbox One, and Series XS.
  4. Registering an Account: Even though signing up for an account is not necessary for streaming, making an account might give you some other benefits, like recommendations based on your viewing history, creating a playlist, and continuing from where you left off even if you change your device.
  5. Content Database: Tubi TV doesn’t produce its own content like Netflix or Amazon Prime, so you won’t find any unique content. However, you can access content from popular channels like ABC, Lifetime, Babyfirst TV, CONtv, and Docurama. Tubi Kids also offers popular TV shows and movies like Naruto, Ninjago, The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, and A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures.

In Conclusion

Overall, Tubi TV should be on the top of your list of free movie streaming sites. Opting for paid sites is no longer necessary with such a service unless you want to watch original productions.

With HD quality, minimal advertisements, and various entertaining content, Tubi TV is still a great choice. If you are looking for an easy-breezy streaming experience, give this app a try.

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