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How to Fix Parsing the Package Error on Firestick (2023)


This is the step-by-step guide on How to Fix Parsing the Package Error on Firestick, Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, & Fire TV 4k Max.

The issue we are discussing here is most common and you may have also experienced this issue from time to time. Error “Parsing the Package” appears whenever you are trying to install any app mostly Third-party Apps on your Firestick.

There are many reasons causing this error and here we are going to discuss every possible reason and their solution to avoid causing such errors.


Without wasting any time let us start Fixing Parsing the Package Error on Firestick.

8 Ways Fix Parsing the Package Error on Firestick

1. Enable the Unknown Source Option

This is the option that is used to install the APK Files. Apk files are those files that are downloaded from various websites to install third-party apps.

These apps are not available on the official app store or might be restricted to installation in your region.

Most of the time it is observed that the Parsing the Package Error can be solved by enabling the Unknown Source option while installing the third-party Apks on Firestick.

Follow the steps to enable the Unkown Source option on Firestick:

Step 1: Open your FireStick Home Screen


Step 2: Click the Settings icon


Step 3: Select the option My Fire TV


Step 4: If you don’t find the Developer Option then Click About


Step 5. Click on your Fire TV Stick quickly 7 times.


Step 6. A notification appears at the bottom saying No need, you are already a developer. That’s it, you have enabled Developer Options.


Step 7: Select the Developer Option given


Step 8: Click on Apps from Unknown Sources


Step 9: Click on Turn On


Now you can try to Install your Apks easily the error will hopefully clear.

2. Enable ADB Debugging

ADB (Android Debug Bridge) is a feature that helps you to debug your apk files that helps you to install and launch the third-party app easily without hassle.

Sometimes Parsing the Package Error won’t clear until you enable the ADB Debugging option. The steps are similar to the unknown source option.

Follow these steps to enable ADB Debugging:

Step 1: Open Firestick Home


Step 2: Click on the Settings icon


Step 3: Select My Fire TV


Step 4: Choose Developer Options


Step 5: Click on Apps from Unknown Sources

An image featuring how to Enable ADB Debugging on the FireStick device step4

These are the first two options that you must check in case of facing a “Parsing the Package Error”.

3. Corrupted Apk File

If you have tried the above two methods and can’t resolve the error then the chance of a corrupted Apk is higher. Sometimes the downloaded APK files are corrupted or not compressed properly to run the setup to install any app.

It is important to use a valid and proper third-party Downloader or App store for apk files. For this purpose, there are some stores and downloader like Aptoide TV, Filesynced, Downloader App, and other websites like APKPure or Apkmirror that helps you to download valid and error-free Apks.

So, delete your Apk file and download it again by using these platforms to have a secure and complete Apk file and you will resolve the Parsing the Package error while installing the apk.

Don’t forget to repeat the above two steps that is enabling the unknown source and ADB Debugging options.

4. Check APK File (Virusfree)

As you already know that Apks are third-party apps that are not verified or protected by any services. However, not all of them are harmful but you must check them to avoid Parsing the Package error

Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download any apk file which you want to install on your device.


Step 2: Now visit the website from any browser.


Step 3: This is the interface of the Virus Total website. Upload or drop the downloader apk file here.


Step 4: If the website shows Zero Virus then it is good to go, otherwise try another apk file from a different source.


5. Use Latest Apk Files

You have noticed that when you are downloading the Apks from an unknown source it offers you different versions to download.

It is due to the App developer having created various versions of that app for the users to download according to their requirements.

Try to download the latest version of the Apk file because the Firestick device is an advanced system-supported device that might not support the Outdated Apk version.

6. Supported Apk to Firestick

In some cases, it is observed that you have the latest apk version than your Firestick device which also causes the Parsing the Package Error.

It is due to the Firestick support system or you may be using the old version of the Firestick device that does not support that Apk file for installation.

For such issues try to download those versions that are according to your Firestick device. If you can not find it then try the 2nd latest or 3rd latest apk version.

7. Update your Firestick Device

In the above c,ase scenario keep trying the Apks file could be lengthy and irritating. If the app offers 10 or more versions it will waste more than an hour to find the supported version apk.

Rather than keep trying a different version why don’t you check for your Firestick Update? Yeah, that’s right, there might be an update pending for which the various versions are not supporting your device.

Just go for it and update your Firestick device accordingly.

Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open your FireStick home screen


Step 2: Click the Settings icon


Step 3: Click the option My Fire TV


Step 4: Click About


Step 5: Click Check for Updates


Step 6: If any update is available, click Install Updates


Step 7: Wait while the software of your FireStick is updating


Step 8: Your FireStick software is now updated successfully


Now try the latest version after enabling the first two options i.e Unknown source & ADB Debugging

8. Reset Your Firestick

If you have tried all of the aforementioned steps to resolve the Parsing the Package Error and non of the above works for you then this is the last option that you can try.

Sometimes Firestick device has such apps installed that stops other apps to install orcreateg an issue in installation. It is hard to find such a specific app or bug that is creating issues.

Resetting your Firestick device will make your device as new as you bought it. It will erase all the Apps and Data and set the setting to default.

For that reason, we suggest you reset your Firestick device to make it new and error-free.

Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open Firestick Home


Step 2: Click on the Settings icon


Step 3: Select My Fire TV


Step 3: Select the option Reset to Factory Defaults


Step 4: Select Reset and the below screen will appear while the FireStick TV resets.


Step 5: The TV will now reboot; the following screen will appear.


Step 6: You will now be required to connect to WiFiDo that. This Login screen will appear after that.


You have successfully reset your FireTV device.


Here in this guide, we have discussed every possible issue for you to Fix Parsing the Package Error on your Firestick device.

Follow the step-by-step and it will be helpful for you to fix this error easily and can install any third-party app easily on your Firestick device.

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  1. None of these worked for me. Any other ideas?

    • Which app you want to install on firestick? Maybe its because you’re installing outdated or incompatible version of app. Let me know which app you want to install.

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