Different smart TVs have different UIs running on top of them, with Android running the main show behind it all. Even the Amazon Fire TV stick is based on Android. But the list of applications that you get on the Amazon App Store is minimal. And the apps on the Google Play Store are more than what you can ask for. So if you can install the Google Play Store on your Amazon Fire TV stick, then you would get access to all the applications on your Google Play Store too.
But how do you get the Google Play Store installed on your Amazon Fire TV stick to enjoy all the applications on the Play Store? For that, you will have to first install the app on your Fire TV stick as an apk file. All Android systems install applications from apk file packages, and the same is the case with the Amazon Fire TV stick. If you are confused about how you can go about it, follow the guide mentioned below. This article will cover what you need to get the Google Play Store apps on your Fire TV stick. So without further ado, let’s get into it.
How to access Google Play Store on Amazon Fire TV Stick?
To make things clear, it is impossible to load the Google Play Store application on the Amazon Fire TV stick. But what you can install in your Fire TV Stick is the Aurora Store. Aurora Store is an open-source client for Google Play Store, and it is completely safe to use too. So you should not worry about your data being sold off to someone.
- First, you need to download the latest version of the Aurora application. You can find it here at this link.
- Now you need to sideload your Aurora application apk file. To favor the transfer operation, download the Aurora application on your Android smartphone.
- Now install Send Files to TV or SFTV app on both your TV and Android smartphone.
- Connect your smartphone and Amazon Fire TV Stick to the same WiFi network.
- Open the SFTV application on both your TV and the smartphone.
- Make sure to give the application all the necessary permissions on both the device before initiating the transfer. After that, Press Send on your smartphone from the SFTV application and choose the Aurora application apk file you just downloaded.
- Now install the Total Commander application on to your Amazon Fire TV Stick.
- Once it is installed, open the Total Commander application and go to the Downloads folder. Here, you will see the SFTV application’s apk file. Tap on it and install it. You will have to allow Total Commander to “Install Unknown Apps.”
- Finally, choose “Install” and the open-source client for Google Play Store, the Aurora application will be installed on your Fire TV Stick.
- After that, open the Aurora application and give it all the necessary permissions for storage access. It will show up the option of logging in to your Google account, but it would be best to go with the other option, “Anonymous.” You don’t need to sign in here using your Google account login credentials.
- Finally, you will have all the apps from Google Play right at your fingertips.
So this how you can sideload and install the Aurora application to access the vast library of applications of the Google Play Store. If you have any questions or queries about this article, then comment down below, and we will get back to you. Also, be sure to check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more useful information.