This is a step-by-step guide on how to install VLC player for FireStick, Fire TV, and Fire TV Cube.
It is a free and open-source multimedia player that plays most files that appears on FireStick apps.
Since the VLC app is easily available on the Amazon Store, you can search for the app and download it from there. For new users, I will discuss the entire process with images.
Before you install VLC media player read this first…
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How to Install VLC Media Player on FireStick
Now we will go through the steps which will help you install VLC Media Player on Firestick.
Step 1: Open Firestick Home
Step 2: Navigate to Search option available at the top menu
Step 3: Now you need to type ‘VLC’ and click on the first result that appears
Step 4: Click on the VLC for Fire TV app you see in this image
Step 5: Click on the Download or Get button that appears
Step 6: Once the installation ends, select Open
Step 7: Once the app is opened, it will look something like this
Step 8: Feel free to play any media file on it and start streaming!
Video Tutorial: How to Install VLC Player for FireStick
How to Use VLC Media Player
Here are the steps through which you can integrate VLC media player while watching Movies and TV Shows:
1. Open any streaming app and click on the 3 horizontal lines on the top-left corner
2. Now click on Settings
3. Click on the Choose Default Player in the General Settings
4. Select VLC player
Your VLC player will now be integrated with any streaming app.
VLC Media Player Features
Have a look at the features when you install VLC player:
- It is absolutely free to use. Also, it is an open-source media player, which means it can run any media file.
- It supports various audio and video file formats and can play DVD ISOs, network streams and many other formats
- For Fire TV Stick, VLC supports MP4, AVI, AAC, Wv, TS, and Ogg files. All the codes are included in it and there is no need for separate downloads or to convert a file.
- VLC Media Player also includes a separate media library for both audio and video files. They can be browsed easily from FireStick.
- VLC Media Player app does not need any code packs as it easily plays most of the codes including MKV, MP3, WebM and many more.
The VLC player is definitely a great app to use on Fire TV Stick because it runs all types of audio and video files. But most importantly, it is free of cost. It is easy to install VLC for FireStick since it is available on the Amazon app store. You just have to search for it and start downloading.
We hope that this blog provided you with the valuable information you were looking for. So just follow these easy steps that we have mentioned in the guide.