You have a lot of third-party streaming apps in hand that allows using an external media player for video playback. The reason being their built-in player is not good enough. So thus MX Player, an Android-based media player, is recommended and for streaming applications. So here is the full guide on how to install MX Player on Firestick to stream your favorites.
MX Player is undoubtedly one of the most versatile media player and commonly used app in the market. It supports a multitude of video and audio formats. You can stream unlimited videos and music from other apps like on your Amazon Fire Stick devices.
Although MX Player is not available officially in the Amazon App Store, therefore you need to side load it on Firestick just like any other app. Also if you use apps like TeaTV, Cyberflix TV, TVZion, etc, then MX Player is a must for your better streaming experience.
What is MX Player?
MX Player although needs no introduction for it has made its name in the market already. This great media player is capable of playing both audio and video files proficiently. It supports almost all of the audio formats like AC-3, AAC, MP3, and much more. It is first of its kind media player that supports the multi-core decoding. You can use its latest HW+ decoder to apply the hardware acceleration to the videos.
With the help of the MX Player app, you can play any video file on your Firestick devices easily. It has got a simple and user-friendly interface. You can have customized experience with MX Player by changing the themes based on your need. It lets you watch all your favorite movies and audio files in high-quality.
Features of MX Player for Firestick
- Supports audio and video formats including the AAC, AC-3, MP3, FLV, F4V, 3GP, AVI, etc.
- Advanced hardware acceleration decoding using the HW+ decoding with this video player app.
- Choose from multiple decoding modes like HW, HW+, SW to make the playback smoother.
- Offers subtitles and watch movies and videos in any language.
- The easy user interface supports resume playback, shows the last watched movies, variable playback speed, etc.
- Decode high-resolution files with the help of GPU and without relying on the CPU.
How to Install MX Player on Firestick?
As I mentioned above MX Player is not hosted on the official Amazon Store. Therefore you cannot use the home screen search function to download it. But one can easily sideload the app by downloading and installing MX Player APK.
Step 1– To sideload MX Player Firestick app, turn on Firestick. Go to Settings.
Step 2– Click on the Device/My Fire TV option.
Step 3– Next, hit on the Developer option.
Step 4– Click on Apps from Unknown Sources option and turn it on.
There are basically two methods that you can follow and the steps are given here below-
Method 1- Install Using Downloader
Step 1– Go to the home screen of your Firestick device.
Step 2– Click on the search icon to type in as Downloader. Then click on the search icon and search for it.
Step 3– Open the Downloader app if already installed or Download it.
Step 4– When the Downloader app gets launched, it will open up with the Home option by default. Click on the URL field.
Step 5– Type the URL as https://bit.ly/2QJuoRG. Click on Go option.
Step 6– Wait for a few minutes for MX Player app to download on Firestick.
Step 7– From lower-left corner click on Next.
Step 8– In the next button as Install, click on it.
Step 9– The installation process will begin. Click on Done once it is completed.
That’s all. You can now open the app and enjoy watching movies and audio clippings.
Method 2- Using ES File Explorer
ES File Explorer is a wonderful file manager and also a handy sideloading app. It is available for free. Using this search tool one can install MX Player.
Step 1- Go the home screen of Firestick and click on the search bar.
Step 2– Type in as ES File Explorer and click on it.
Step 3– Click on Download option to download ES File Explorer. You can also open it directly if have installed ES File Explorer earlier.
Step 4– Open the Explorer and scroll down to click on Downloader icon from Tools.
Step 5- On the next screen, click on ‘+New‘ option from the bottom.
Step 6- Enter URL as https://bit.ly/2QJuoRG and name as MX Player.
Step 7– Click on Download Now option and wait for apk to download it.
Step 8- Hit on Open file option from the next screen to open the MX Player app.
Step 9- When prompted, click on Install button. Scroll down at the bottom to click on the Next button.
Step 11– Next click on install.
Step 12– Wait for the MX Player to install on your Firestick device. Click Done option when you see App installed.
MX Player is a must-have lightweight feature-rich media player app for streaming through third-party apps. It works best for playing videos from your library and other streaming apps. It can be customized as per your need. Still in case if you are facing any issues, feel free to comment.