How to Install MX Player on FireStick (September 2021)


This is a detailed step-by-step guide on how to install and use MX Player on FireStick, Fire TV, and FireStick 4K.

You must have heard of MX Player if you are much into streaming. MX Player is a video player that plays videos that you get from the best FireStick apps.

MX Player is compatible with tons of devices and streaming apps even some apps recommend using this player along with VLC Player. They won’t work without this media player.

It is one of the most popular and downloaded applications on the Google Play Store with millions of downloads. This free media player is compatible with almost every video format.

Before heading further, read this…

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A VPN will also make it is super easy for you to access geo-restricted content and channels with just a few clicks. We recommend using Surfshark VPN.

How to Install MX Player on FireStick

Unfortunately, MX Player is not officially available on Amazon App Store. That means you have to sideload it on your FireStick. The process is easy and will require just a few minutes.

There are two methods you can use to install MX Player on your FireStick device. These are:

  • MX Player via Downloader app (Recommended)
  • MX Playe via ES File Explorer

Method 1: How to Install MX Player on FireStick with Downloader

Follow these steps to install MX Player on FireStick using the Downloader app.

Step 1: Open your FireStick device and click the Settings option from the top menu bar


Step 2: Click My Fire TV or Device


Step 3: Hit the Developer Options


Step 4: Select the option Apps from Unknown Sources which is OFF by default


Step 5: Click Turn On tab


Step 6: Now get back to the home screen and click the Search icon from the top left corner


Step 7: Type Downloader in the search bar and click the relevant results


Step 8: Click the Downloader icon


Step 9: Click the Download or Get button


Step 10: The app will be downloaded in a while. Click Open now


Step 11: Click Allow to give downloader access to your media and files


Step 12: Click OK if this prompt appears


Step 13: Launch Downloader and click the URL bar. Then enter the URL and click Go


Step 14: Wait for the app to be downloaded


Step 15: Click Next once the app is downloaded


Step 16: Now click the Install button


Step 17: MX Player is being installed on your FireStick


Step 18: The app is successfully installed. Now you have to click Done


Step 19: Hit the Delete button to delete the APK file as it is no longer needed


Step 20: Click Delete again for confirmation


Method 2: How to Install MX Player on FireStick with ES File Explorer

The second method to install MX Player on your FireStick device is using ES File Explorer. If you have already installed the app using Downloader, this method is not for you.

We don’t recommend this method because it costs $9.99/month to purchase ES File Explorer.

Step 1: Open your FireStick device and click the Search icon


Step 2: Write ES File Explorer there and click the relevant search results


Step 3: Click the ES File Explorer icon under the Apps & Games section


Step 4: Hit the Download button


Step 5: The app is downloading. Wait for a few seconds


Step 6: Now click Open


Step 7: Open ES File Explorer app and click the Downloader icon


Step 8: Click the +New icon from the bottom menu bar


Step 9: Enter the URL in the path field and the app name MX in the name field. Then click Download Now


Step 10: MX Player will be downloaded in a while


Step 11: Once the file is downloaded, click Open file


Step 12: Now click the Install button


Step 13: Hit the Next tab


Step 14: Click Install


Step 15: Wait for a while. The app is installing


Step 16: Click Done once the app is installed


Congratulations! You have successfully MX Player on your FireStick device using ES File Explorer.

How to Integrate MX Player with Streaming Apps

Now when you have installed MX Player on your FireStick, the next step is to use it and integrate MX Player with streaming apps.

I am using Cinema APK as an example. You can use any app and integrate the MX Player by using the same methods.

Now follow the below-mentioned steps.

Step 1: Open the Cinema app and click the Menu icon (three horizontal lines) from the top left corner


Step 2: Click the Settings option from the dropdown menu


Step 3: Select and click the Choose default player option


Step 4: Select MX Player among the other options


Step 5: Now your default player is MX Player


Step 6: Stream and enjoy anything on your FireStick using MX Player



MX Player is a media player that streams HD and 4K videos on your device. It is compatible with a variety of devices including FireStick and runs smoothly without any interruption.

The interface of the app is easy and user-friendly with plenty of options to change the screen size, color, and theme. There is the subtitle option within the player which means you can stream your favorite content in any language.

Most of the media players often have the buffering issue that is quite annoying. However, using MX Player as your media player means no more buffering and you can watch anything in peace.

MX Player supports Advanced Hardware Accelerated decoding with HW+ decoder. Overall, this media player is one of the best choices for Android and FireStick users.

FAQs – MX Player

What is MX Player?

MX Player is a media player that allows you to watch videos and music files on your device without any buffering and lagging. The user-friendly interface and other practical features make it one of the most downloaded media players.

Is MX Player available on Amazon Store?

MX Player is not available on the official Amazon Store. Hence you have to sideload it using some app. You can easily install MX Player on FireStick with third-party apps and enjoy streaming.

Is MX Player free?

Yes, MX Player is absolutely free and you don’t have to spend anything to install and use it. However, the app is ad-supported so you have to bear with the ads.

Is MX Player safe and legal?

MX Player is safe and reliable. You don’t have to worry about your privacy while using it. Still, if you have privacy concerns, use a VPN connection. It will give you additional protection. (Surfshark is our top choice)


MX Player is a widely used media player around the world. You can sideload it with two methods as it is not available on Amazon App Store. Both methods are discussed in detail in this guide.

The first method is using Downloader whereas the other is using ES File Explorer. You can integrate it with any streaming app and enjoy the best possible video quality without buffering.

It is always recommended to use a VPN while streaming anything. It not only protects your identity and makes your connection secure, but also gives you access to geo-restricted content and channels without any hassle.

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