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.
2 Ways 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:
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Install MX Player on FireStick with Downloader APP
Follow these steps to install MX Player on FireStick using the Downloader app.
Step 1: Turn ON your FireStick device and Go to FireStick Home
Step 2: Click on the Settings icon
Step 3: Select the My Fire TV option
Step 4: To enable the Developer Option, click About.
Note: If you have already enabled the Developer Option, then proceed to Step 10
Step 5: Click on the Fire TV Stick option quickly at least 7 times
Step 6: Now you will see this message at the bottom saying "No need, you are already a developer". So stop clicking then
Step 7: Now the Developer Option will appear in the menu so click on it
Step 8: Choose Apps from Unknown Sources to turn it ON
Step 9: Simply click Turn On
Step 10: Now return to the FireStick Home menu by pressing the "Home" icon on the remote and click on Find
Step 11: Now select the Search icon
Step 12: Type Downloader and press search
Step 13: Select the Downloader App icon from the list available in the Amazon Store
Step 14: Tap Get/Download
Step 15: Wait for a while until the installation process is completed
Step 16: Now click Open
Step 17: Select Allow to give access to the downloader app
Step 18: Click OK here
Step 19: This is the Downloader App interface, Choose the Home tab and click Search Bar
Step 20: Launch Downloader and click the URL bar. Then enter the URL https://bit.ly/MXplyr-1-51-1 and click Go. This link is the V.1.51.1 apk (The latest MXPlayer Version)
Note: The referenced link is the official URL of this app/website. FIRESTICKHACKS does not own, operate, or re-sell any app, streaming site, or service and has no affiliation with its developers.
Step 21: Wait for the app to be downloaded
Step 22: Click Next once the app is downloaded
Step 23: Now click the Install button
Step 24: MX Player is being installed on your FireStick
Step 25: The app is successfully installed. Now you have to click Done
Step 26: Hit the Delete button to delete the APK file as it is no longer needed
Step 27: Click Delete again for confirmation
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: OpenFirestick Home
Step 2:Click on the Find tab and then Click on Search Icon
Step 3: Write ES File Explorer there and click the relevant search results
Step 4: Click the ES File Explorer icon under the Apps & Games section
Step 5: Hit the Download button
Step 6: The app is downloading. Wait for a few seconds
Step 7: Now click Open
Step 8: Open ES File Explorer app and click the Downloader icon
Step 9: Click the +New icon from the bottom menu bar
Step 10: Enter the URL bit.ly/mxplayer-firetv in the path field and the app name MX in the name field. Then click Download Now
Step 11: MX Player will be downloaded in a while
Step 12: Once the file is downloaded, click Open file
Step 13: Now click the Install button
Step 14: Hit the Next tab
Step 15: Click Install
Step 16: Wait for a while. The app is installing
Step 17: 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
Is MX Player Safe to Use?
Sometimes this question rises and disturbs that MX Player is a third-party app and is it safe to use? so the answer to this one is Yes!
As you can see this is only a Media Player so there is no harm in using it whether it is available on the Official App store or not.
One thing that you can do for better protection is the use a VPN like ExpressVPN. The content you stream on MX Player or you integrate it with a streaming service might cause risk, so VPN will keep you safe from all this.
MX Player Features
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 a subtitle option within the player which means you can stream your favorite content in any language.
Most media players often have a 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.
MX Player Not Working Problem
If you are facing any problem regarding MX Player integration then the following may be the reason that I have discussed their solutions.
1. Parsing the Package Error
MX Player 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 and buffering or after launching the app it takes a lot of time to open.
First of all, check if your internet connection is stable and the 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.
- Open the App and click the menu icon
- In the menu, you will see an update icon or New Update available.
- Click and install it to update MX Player App
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. (ExpressVPN 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.