How to Install Mouse Toggle on FireStick (2022)

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This is a step-by-step guide on how to install Mouse Toggle on FireStick, Fire TV, and Fire TV Cube.

Mouse toggle is a virtual mouse application that is used to navigate and operate some of the sideloaded applications on FireStick.

Without a virtual mouse, it may be quite difficult to use third-party apps that don’t work with the FireStick remote.

Installing a Mouse Toggle can allow users to use apps that require a touch screen feature, with the help of the mouse pointer. The mouse can be used and controlled through the FireStick remote.

How to Install Mouse Toggle on FireStick

The mouse pointer can be controlled using the navigation buttons on the FireStick remote. To have the mouse pointer on your FireStick, follow the steps below to get Mouse Toggle.

Mouse Toggle is a third-party app and therefore first requires you to Allow Apps from Unknown Sources.

Step 1: Open Firestick Home

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Step 2: Click on the Settings icon

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Step 3: Select My Fire TV

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Step 4: Choose Developer Options

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Step 5: Click on Apps from Unknown Sources

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Step 6: Ignore the warning message, and Turn it On. Mouse Toggle is a safe app and therefore there is nothing to worry about

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Note: Before proceeding to install Mouse Toggle, make sure you have protected your device with a good VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN that not only protects your identity but also allows you to safely use the internet and apps on your FireStick device.

Step 7: Navigate back to the home page and select the Find menu

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Step 8: Click on the Search option

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Step 9: Type “Downloader” and select it from the list

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Step 10: Select the Downloader icon

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Step 11: Click on “Download” and wait for the app to install

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Step 12: Wait until the download is completed

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Step 13: Click on Open to run the Downloader app

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Step 14: Once the downloader opens, click on Allow

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Step 15: A prompt will be displayed, click OK

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Step 16: By default Home tab would be open with a text box displayed on the right side

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Step 17: In the Downloader app, go to Home, and on the URL bar, enter this URL For Fire Stick Gen 1 & 2, Fire TV 1 & 2, Fire TV Cube “bit.ly/mouse-345

Enter this URL For FireStick 4K & Lite or the New FireStick “bit.ly/mouse-322and Click Go

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Step 18: Allow the download to finish

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Step 19: When the following screen appears, press Install

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Step 20: The following screen will appear when the installation completes. Click Done because you need to delete the APK file as it consumes space

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Step 21: Now select Delete, these APK files are no longer needed after installation.

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Step 22: Select Delete again

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You have successfully installed and downloaded Mouse Toggle on your FireStick device.

How to Use Mouse Toggle on FireStick

To use the Mouse Toggle app, you don’t exactly need to open the app. You just need to open those apps that don’t work with the FireStick remote.

  • Open the Movie (Third-party app)
  • On your FireStick remote, double click on the Pause/Play button
  • The mouse circle will appear instantly
  • Use the left, right, up, and down buttons on the FireStick remote to control the mouse toggle
  • To end using the mouse toggle, double click on the Pause/Play button on your remote once again.

Is Mouse Toggle Apk Safe to Use?

Mouse Toggle Apk is completely safe and secure to use because it does not provides any kind of content at all for which you might get in trouble.

It is just an app that makes your remote work like a mouse. It displays a cursor on your screen which you can move with the arrow keys of your remote

Mouse Toggle apk Not Working Problem

If you are facing any problem regarding the Mouse Toggle Apk then the following may be the reason that I have discussed their solutions.

1. Parsing the Package Error

Mouse Toggle apk is a third-party app that is downloaded from a source that is unknown to the Firestick device. For this reason, Firestick developers have been given the option to fix such problems in installing the apks.

Follow the guide: How to Fix Parsing the Package error on Firestick

2. Clear the Cache

When the app is installed now you may face the issues like lagging or slow response or after launching the app it takes a lot of time to activate the mouse cursor.

First of all, check if your internet connection is stable and signals are good. If everything is good there now your device cache is overloaded, go clear your Firestick Cache from the settings option.

3. Upgrade to the latest version

If you have tried the above methods still facing the problem then there may be an issue with the installed app. Your already installed app needs to be upgraded.

  1. Open the App and click the menu icon
  2. In the menu, you will see an update icon or New Update available.
  3. Click and install the Mouse Toggle update.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I use apps that I only use on my other touch screen devices?

Mouse Toggle is the answer to this query, where this app allows a mouse pointer to appear on your FireStick TV and you can use those apps on your FireStick TV.

Is Mouse Toggle available on Amazon Store?

No, it is a third-party app and it is sideloaded through an app like Downloader.

Conclusion

Mouse Toggle is a great way to make FireStick TV available for apps that you use on your other devices like your cell phone or laptops.

When you make your FireStick device secure with a good VPN like ExpressVPN, you want to use as many apps as possible. Many users want to have similar experiences with their other devices on their FireStick therefore they like to have similar apps installed as well.

Mouse Toggle removes the problem of compatibility as it allows the FireStick remote control to navigate and monitor the mouse pointer on FireStick TV.

20 comments

  1. Can I use this with firetv remote on Android?

  2. I did all… but double clicking the Play/Pause button did not launch the Mouse Toggle. I assume I’ve got to open the 3rd party app first, eg HBOMAX?

  3. it get stuck on ‘starting’. on my firetv. this was happening on version 1.6 too. toggling the ADB setting off/on does not help. This seems to be a bug with this mouse toggle and my firetv dating back a while no.w

    • Hey, just restart your Fire TV device once you have installed Mouse Toggle. Once you do that, directly open the app that you want to use such as HBO Max or whatever app and double click Play/Pause button to make it work.

  4. finally got it kind off responding but had to adjust my video resolution. however, my tv is old, so only had one low resolution to choose. but the mouse pointer now does not move across the full screen which makes it pretty useless. also clicking ok on what it can ‘reach’ is a hit and mouse. Who at hbo would write such a terrible
    hbomax app ??

    • Did you try Play/Pause button on the FireStick remote? Actually, this is not an HBO Max app, this is a third-party app that works with HBO Max because the official HBO Max app wont work anywhere outside the US.

  5. I’ve downloaded HBO MAX, then I’ve downloaded the mouse toggle app. I’ve turned off the tv n turned it back on, opened HBO MAX, and double clicked the pause/play button and it still isn’t working. HBO Max app looks great, but I’m not able to navigate it as the mouse never appears. And yes, once both apps were installed I deleted the apk files like you said to. What else can be done?

    • Make sure you are connected to any 3 of these servers, Detroit, Bend, or Denver if you’re using it from outside the US. Let us know if it works.

  6. I have done exactly as you direct, however, when I push pause/play i do not get the circle and I cannot select or move sideways. I can move up and down only and not select. Please advise.

    • Double tab the play button. Go to the app and stop the server and start it again and restart your firestick device.

  7. I have done everything exactly, but when I start HBO Max, press twice the start and mouse appears..
    Problem is when I go to bottom of the screen the screen doesn’t move. So, the pointer is only a pointer, without scroll down function?

    • Hello vladimir. We just updated mouse toggle links and we have now 2 different links. if you have new firestick make sure to install mouse toggle with the correct link

  8. There is a error message saying the site is forbidden when I enter the url in the downloader. I’m doing this on a Samsung TV

  9. TYPED IN EXACTLY AS PRINTED AND GET A FORBIDDEN ERROR

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