This is a step-by-step guide on how to install TV Tap on Firestick, Fire TV & Fire TV Cube.
TVTap is a great Live TV app that broadcasts 100’s of live channels from all around the globe. This app is free to use and works without any ads.
Even though TVTap is not available on the Amazon app store, it can still be installed through a third-party app called Downloader.
Before you begin streaming, read this first…
Since TVTap streams Live TV channels from around the world, most channels won’t stream until you’re physically present in that country OR you use a VPN and connect to that country’s server.
Surfshark VPN is our recommended choice as it has tons of servers and it also keeps you protected online by hiding your IP address while you stream free content.
How to Install TVTap on FireStick
As I said earlier, before you start installing or streaming with TVTap, make sure you install and use Surfshark VPN on FireStick.
Now follow these steps to install TVTap:
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
Step 6: Click on Turn On
Step 7: Navigate back to the home page and select the Find menu
Step 8: Click on the Search option
Step 9: Type “Downloader” and select it from the list
Step 10: Select the Downloader icon
Step 11: Click on “Download” and wait for the app to install
Step 12: Wait until the download is completed
Step 13: Click on Open to run the Downloader app
Step 14: Once the downloader opens, click on Allow
Step 15: A prompt will be displayed, click OK
Step 16: By default Home tab would be open with a text box displayed on the right side
Step 17: Navigate to the given space to type in the following URL bit.ly/tvtap-firetv and click “Go”
Step 18: Scroll down and select FireStick/Android Boxes
Step 19: Wait a few minutes for the TV Tap APK file to be downloaded
Step 20: As soon as the file downloads, click on Install
Step 21: Wait for a couple of minutes for the APK file to install
Step 22: A notification will show that the TV Tap app has been installed, click Done
Step 23: Click Delete to delete the TV Tap app APK file
Step 24: Confirm the process by clicking Delete again
Congratulations! You’ve successfully installed TV Tap on your Amazon Fire TV Stick.
How to Access and Use TVTap App on Firestick
If you’re wondering where did the TVTap app icon go, then don’t fret and keep on reading to know where to find the app icon and how to use the app on FireStick.
But first, make sure you have a VPN turned ON. Surfshark VPN is our recommended choice.
Step 1: Press and hold on to the Home button on the remote till this screen appears and click on Apps
Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom of the list that is where you’ll find the TVTap icon
Step 3: Launch the TVTap app and the TVTap Home screen will appear where by default all the channels are displayed
Step 4: Click on the Menu (3 horizontal lines) and it will now display all the categories such as Entertainment, Movies, Music, News, Sports, Documentaries, Food, Kids, etc.
Step 5: Click on your preferred category and all the channels related to it will be displayed or simply click on the Search option on the top-right corner of the home screen if you know what to watch
How to Install TV Tap via Kodi Add-on
If you are used to Kodi then you get to install the TV Tap repository on it, by following these steps:
Step 1: On the Main Menu click on Settings
Step 2: Select System on the system page
Step 3: Click on Add–ons and Enable the Unknown Sources option
Step 4: Navigate back to the Kodi Add-on Menu and click on Settings and then File Manager
Step 5: Double click on Add–Source and enter this URL https://repo.rubyjewelwizard.com/ and enter the name “Rubyjewel” and select OK
Step 6: Navigate back to the Kodi Home screen again and click on Add–ons in the side menu
Step 7: Click on the Package installer (Open Box icon)
Step 8: Click on Install from Zip File
Step 9: Select Rubyjewel and then click on Diamond-Repo-Installer-Zip and wait for it to install
Step 10: On the same page click on Install from repository
Step 11: Select the ***Diamond Build Repo (primary server, main repo) *** option and click on Video Add-ons
Step 12: Look for TVTap (Clone) (v2.5) and click on it
Step 13: Click on the Install option
Step 14: When the pop-up appears click on OK
Wait for the TVTap Kodi Add-on to install and access it once installed.
How to Use a VPN with TV Tap
Some of the first steps will tell you how to install a VPN (Surfshark) on your device so you can watch Tap TV from anywhere in the world despite the geo-restrictions.
Step 1: Open your Firestick Home Screen
Step 2: Click on the Find tab and then Click on Search Icon
Step 3: Type ‘Surfshark’ in the space given and click on the search that appears
Step 4: Select the Surfshark tab
Step 5: Click on ‘Get’ to start installing Surfshark
Step 6: The app will begin to download
Step 7: Click on the ‘Open’ button to launch Surfshark once the installation is complete
Step 8: Login using the credentials
Step 9: Connect to an American server
Note: The USA server will allow you to access TV Tap even if you are not located in the USA, which is why it is essential to use a VPN outside the US.
A VPN is also necessary to protect yourself from malware and attacks on your privacy from hackers, your ISP, and the government.
Therefore, it is recommended that you use a reliable VPN such as Surfshark at all times when using free streaming apps on Firestick.
A VPN service works by hiding your IP address that prevents others from tracking your online activity.
TVTap which was previously known as UKTV Now is a live TV streaming app that works perfectly on Fire devices. It is a free app but with paid features to enhance your experience with the app.
It is a high performing app with consistent playback having a library of more than 700 channels from all over the world such as the USA, US, Pakistan, Italy, Germany, France, Canada, and other countries.
There is no hassle of annoying ads, despite it being a free app. There is no registration or signing up needed, just install the app and get started on it.
You can easily navigate through the app with its user-friendly interface. Moreover, it is categorized by genre and a filter can be applied letting only those channels appear from the countries you’ve chosen from.
Simply click on the globe icon on the top-right corner if you have a mouse toggle or press the play button on your remote once to filter out the channels according to country/region.
Stream the content in HD with high speed and buffer-free streaming. It lets you add your frequently watched channels to the Favorites for quick access.
Moreover, you can view the program schedule from EPG and schedule your favorite shows without missing them out.
There are several players to choose from that can be changed by going into the settings and change the default player to ‘Go Player’, MX Player, One Player, VLC Media Player, and other third party players integration is also supported.
If by any chance you see the TVTap app not working, you might need to choose other alternatives from the list that I have provided below:
But before you stream, make sure you have a VPN turned ON by connecting to the best FireStick VPNs to watch all the Live channels from anywhere. If you need a complete list, then read our guide on the best FireStick channels that work.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I install TVTap on Firestick 4k?
Press and hold the “Down button” on your Firestick remote until “TVTap 2.0 Firestick” is selected.
Press the “Center button” on the Firestick remote to download TVTap for Firestick and then press “Install” to install TVTap.
How do I install free TV on Firestick?
Install the TVTap app on your Firestick to watch live TV through your Firestick device.
What is the best free live TV app for Firestick?
The best free live TV apps on Firestick include TVTap, Live NetTV, Redbox TV, etc.
After going through this you do not only learn how to install TVTap on Firestick but many cool features and added guides as well.
It is one of those Live TV apps that happens to stream any Live TV channel that you can’t access from your cable subscription or even on your local TV.
Let us know which channel you would like to watch with this app.