How to Install and Use XCIPTV on Firestick?

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

Overview: XCIPTV

Amazon Firestick ranks among the top streaming devices among IPTV users. With cord-cutters watching various types of video content on their devices, they need a high-performing video player to support streaming content. In this regard, these types of users prioritize XCIPTV instead of using multiple video players at a time.

What is XCIPTV?

If you are a passionate streamer, then you must have heard about XCIPTV. It ranks among the most popular applications used by Firestick users. This reliable video player app is also popular among other device users, including Android TV and others. It offers amazing features to users, and many of them are completely free. Some of the key free features include picture settings, recording, multi-screen, a favorites manager, and external player integration. This is an all in one dream of an IPTV player.

It allows users to fine-tune their streaming activities with exciting features. The most prominent among them is the recording feature. This is ideal for users who do not have an around-the-clock uninterrupted Internet connection. They can record programs and watch them later. It is complemented by other features, including external player integration and a favorites manager.

Prominent Features of XCIPTV Player

The following XCIPTV player features are quite popular among users:

  • It features a great variety of series content.
  • It facilitates easy navigation for users through an Electronic Program Guide (EPG), which creates a list of all channels on the screen that are accessible to the user.
  • It has VLC Player, and Exo Player integrated into it.
  • It offers a user-friendly interface.
  • The app is regularly updated.
  • It allows you to maintain a list of channels, content, and events to access them easily.
  • You can watch and record content simultaneously.
  • The app is customizable and allows users to personalize as they wish.
  • There is a diverse range of content available, and you can watch content in many different languages.
  • It features sufficient on-demand content along with its IMDb information.
  • It can be used on multiple devices.
  • It is safe for children since it comes preloaded with parental controls. This allows you to avoid unwanted content from streaming and updating.
  • It offers built-in VPN compatibility.
  • It allows you to set reminders for all your favorite shows to catch up on them.
  • It allows users to change portal address and contact information anytime.

Steps to Install XCIPTV on Firestick

Follow these simple steps to set up XCIPTV on your Firestick:

  1. To install XCIPTV, you must have the Downloader app installed on your device. If you do not have it, you can download it from any App Store.Clickable option to install Downloader on Firestick 
  2. Go to the Settings of your device and enable Apps from Unknown Sources.Apps from Unknown Sources categorized under Developer Options in My Fire TV settings
  3. The next step is to launch the Downloader app.Downloader Home menu
  4. When a dialogue box appears asking for permission, click on Allow followed by OK.
  5. Now click on the URL box with your remote.
  6. Use the on-screen keyboard to type in the URL to download the XCIPTV APK onto your Firestick.Downloader Browser on-screen keyboard type XCIPTV APK URL
  7. Start downloading the file and wait until it finishes.IPTV Smarters downloading status on Firestick
  8. Once the download is complete, install the app to finish the process.Downloader Browser XCIPTV app install prompt
  9. Click done once its finished.Downloader Browser XCIPTV app installed prompt, click Done button
  10. The next step is to launch the app. You might have to wait for a few seconds until the app loads.XCIPTV APK app interface
  11. Once it loads, you will have the app on your device.

Alternate Method to Install XCIPTV on Firestick

Another method to install XCIPTV on Firestick is by using ES File Explorer. 

Use the following steps to install XCIPTV on Firestick:

  1. Firstly, you must have the ES Explorer app on your device. You need to download and install it. Open the app and click on the Downloader icon in the second row.
  2. Find the New option at the bottom of the page and click on it.
  3. Enter the name and link of the app on the search bar of the page. Click on Download.
  4. After completely downloading the app, install it by clicking on the Install button twice.
  5. Now, launch the app by opening the file.

Security Protection with ExpressVPN

When you use a streaming device, you might also use several free apps, IPTV services, and free addons to enhance your streaming experience. These programs are not always safe and can pose a threat to the security of your data. You could sometimes watch a stream hosted by an insecure server without realizing it. Also, all your browsing and streaming activities are visible to your Internet Service Provider and the government.

This means that you are always on the verge of facing serious legal consequences of streaming unlicensed content. To save yourself from this uncertain situation, you must use a reliable VPN. ExpressVPN is one such VPN that is recommended by experts since it is not only safe and secure, it also has a high speed for streaming. Otherwise, streaming large HD files may not be as smooth as you need it to be.

ExpressVPN turns your IP into an anonymous one so that it is not visible during streaming. Not only does it hide your ISP from government agencies, it also protects it from any other third-party app developers or hackers. 

In addition, it provides a seamless streaming experience with its high speed and prevents buffering.

Steps to Install ExpressVPN

Downloading and installing ExpressVPN on Firestick or any other streaming device is quite simple. However, you have to register yourself and buy a subscription. 

Then, search for the app using the Find option present on the home screen of the Firestick. Once you see the app, click on it and start the downloading process. The next step will be to launch ExpressVPN. 

Now, enter the same credentials that you used at the time of subscription. Remember the username and password as it will be required to log in to your account. Once this is done you can enjoy a safe streaming experience! 

Also note, in case you do not want to use ExpressVPN you can simply disconnect at any time in the same way as you enabled it.

An Alternate Way to Sideload ExpressVPN

If you face any difficulty in downloading ExpressVPN from the Amazon Store, you can sideload it using the Downloader app. 

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Go to the home screen and then to the main menu of the Firestick.
  2. Click on Find followed by the Search option.
  3. Open the Downloader app and go to the URL bar.
  4. Enter the URL to sideload ExpressVPN. Make sure to type every character accurately.
  5. Search and download the app from the search results.
  6. After completing the download, start installing it.
  7. Once the installation process is complete, click on Done. To save storage space on your device, you should delete the APK file after installing it. The Downloader app will automatically ask you for this option, and you do not need to find it.

Now that you have the app on your device, you can use it to hide your IP address.

Setting Up XCIPTV

Once you have downloaded XCIPTV, and installed ExpressVPN, you can simply start setting XCIPTV up on your device. There are two ways in which to do this. The first one is to use the Xtreme Codes API, and the second one is to use the  M3U URL. 

To know more about this, read the confirmation email carefully. In our example, we accessed the Apollo Group TV IPTV using the M3U URL provided to us.

  1. You will be required to enter your previous credentials to sign in to the program. Once you have done this, click on the ‘sign in’ option.XCIPTV APK app login page
  2. Next, type your M3U URL to enter into the app. XCIPTV APK app sign-in page
  3. A dialogue box will appear asking for permission. Enable it by clicking on Allow. It might take a minute or two to load the media content fully.Allow XCIPTV APK app to access photos, media and files on your deviceThis is all you have to do to complete the setup process. Click on Live TV and will appear. XCIPTV APK app dashboardYou can also click on Settings to make changes to it.XCIPTV APK app setting page

How to Use the Favorites Manager

When you use IPTV, you might want to keep a separate collection of your favorite channels. Thankfully, XCIPTV allows users to do this by using their favorite manager feature. However, some users struggle to add channels to their favorite channels. 

Here is how you can do this in just a few steps:

  • Pick any of your favorite channels offered by your IPTV service. Locate it and hold down the Ok button on your remote.
  • Keep holding, and soon see a star will appear on the channel you have picked.
  • Go back to the category list and select the Favorites option. The channel will be added to your favorites list. You can add other channels in the same manner.

If you want to remove a channel from the favorites list, you have to repeat the same procedure. Hold the OK button on your remote controller while selecting the channel you want to remove. The star icon will disappear, and the channel will be removed from the favorites list.

Steps to Adding External Players

Allowing the integration of external players with the streaming device is another compelling feature of XCIPTV. You can add any popular external player such as VLC, MX, or FX Player

If you want to integrate a player with your streaming device, follow the following simple steps:

  • Go to the home screen and navigate to the bottom right side of the screen. You will find the Settings option. Click on it.
  • Within the first row, select the Player option.
  • It will show multiple options. Choose VLC player and click ok.
  • You have now added your external player successfully.

How does XCIPTV Works on Amazon Firestick?

XC Internet Protocol Television allows users to watch a live stream of IPTV channels offered by IPTV services. Once you have downloaded, installed and set up the app you can access your favorite channels. 

To do this, you should open the app and access the live TV channels option. This option provides access to several channels offered by the IPTV service.

Here you can find a range of different channels featuring content in various languages and genres. There are two categories, one for countries and the other for events. The countries section includes content from the USA, the UK, and Canada. The other section includes NHL, NFL, Sports, News, etc.

Users can customize their searches using these filters. It helps them to easily navigate to find their desired content to stream or record. When you select a country from the countries section, it displays a list of channels available from that country. You can select your favorite and stream it at affordable rates. Watching the same content on cable TV or satellite TV usually costs much more.

Possible Installation Issues

Although the installation and use of XCIPTV is simple, it is not always smooth. Sometimes you may face some inconveniences during the installation process. 

Here are some of the common issues and how to get rid of them:

Unstable Internet Connection

A strong and stable internet connection is essential not only for smooth streaming but also for downloading and installing supporting apps. If you are facing some issues or are unable to successfully download the app, check your internet connection. Make sure it is stable and fast.

Storage Capacity

You cannot fill a vessel more than to its capacity. The same is the case with a device. Before downloading a new app, program, or file to your streaming device, make sure that it has enough storage space to make room for the new installation and running of the program. Without enough space, you will not be able to download the app even with the fastest internet connection. Also, an excessively filled storage space causes the device to slow down and affects its performance.


What if the device does not support the app you are trying to install? Always ensure accessibility and compatibility between the device, its version, and the app. Failing to do so can cause a barrier when installing any application. Make sure to update your device to the latest version to enable the installation of the latest apps.

Troubleshooting Tips

Resolving issues arising during the installation and use of different apps on a streaming device is not that difficult. Sometimes, all it takes is one small smart step to remove a hurdle. Here are some simple troubleshooting tips that users can try by themselves and resolve some common issues of XCIPTV players without technical assistance.

  • If the app is not functioning properly, close the app, reboot the device, and open it again.
  • In case of improper loading, close every tab opened and then open them again after a few minutes.
  • If the app is stuck or running excessively slow, let the battery of the device drain completely until it switches off. Then charge it and use it again.
  • If nothing helps, perhaps you have not installed the app correctly. Uninstall and reinstall it.

Hopefully, all of the above-mentioned tips work and help you get rid of any issues you might face.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is XCIPTV legal to use?

XCIPTV is completely legal to use and can be used on your streaming device. As it is legal, it is also available on Google Play Store.

Can we use XCIPTV for free?

Yes, you can use the app for free.

Which devices are compatible with downloading XCIPTV?

XCIPTV is compatible with every device that has an Android operating system. This means it can be used on famous streaming devices, including Firestick, Fire TV, and other Android devices.

How can we download XCIPTV on an Android smart TV?

XCIPTV can be downloaded and used on Android smart TVs and other devices. For this, you must have the Puffin browser on your device. Open the browser and type the URL. Click on the appropriate search result and install the app on your device. You can then use it to stream content on your smart TV.

Is there a pro version of XCIPTV available?

Yes, there is a pro version of the app available. You can choose from several monthly packages that are offered to users. This version offers more control and customization options. It also includes round-the-clock support for a year.

Wrapping Up

XCIPTV is a good choice for IPTV users. It is easy to use with a lot of nifty features. It is a good option and is worth giving a try. There is no need to get any subscription from a satellite or cable TV. You can gain access to unlimited content at comparatively low rates with high quality. More features and customization options give you the freedom to enjoy streaming with a personalized experience.