Prepare FireStick for Third-Party App Installation
The first thing you want to do is ensure that FireStick is enabled to install the third-party apps like FreeFlix HQ. This is what you need to do:
Step 1: Go to Fire TV Stick home-screen. Use the remote and select ‘Settings’ option on the top
Step 2: Now, go ahead and select ‘Device’ in the Settings menu
Step 3: Click ‘Developer options’ on the next window
Step 4: If ‘Apps from Unknown Sources’ is OFF, click it to turn it ON
Step 5: When you see the following prompt/warning, go ahead and click ‘Turn On’. FreeFlixHQ is safe and won’t harm your FireStick device
Steps to Install FreeFlix HQ on FireStick
We are now going to download and install FreeFlix HQ app on FireStick using the Downloader app. Downloader is the most popularly used app for side loading third-party APKs on FireStick.
Go ahead and install the app by following the link above if you haven’t done that already. If you can’t find the Downloader app in the app store, you may need to change the region in Amazon account settings.
Once you have installed Downloader, run it and follow the steps below:
So, click ‘Yes’ to proceed (you may disable it after downloading the APK and enable it later when required)
Step 3: Now, go ahead and select the ‘Browser’ option on the left sidebar of the Downloader app (you will notice that the official website of Downloader app (www.aftvnews.com) will automatically load up in the browser)
Step 4: Use the remote and guide the cursor to the address bar and click inside it. When the onscreen keyboard appears, type in http://bit.ly
The download will then start
Step 6: When the download is complete, Downloader will automatically start the installation process. When you see this prompt, go ahead and scroll down to the bottom to select the ‘Next’ button.
Step 7: The moment you have scrolled down, the ‘Next’ button will change to ‘Install’ button. Click ‘Install’ to proceed
Step 8: When FreeFlixHQ is installed on FireStick, you will see the ‘App installed’ notification. Click ‘Open’ if you want to launch the app directly from this prompt. Click ‘Done’ to go back to the Downloader app.
We are going to click ‘Done’ as there is one more thing left to do
Step 9: This is what you will see next. Go ahead and click ‘Delete’ as you don’t need the FreeFlixHQ APK file any longer. You don’t want it consuming unnecessary space on a limited storage
Step 10: Confirm your action by clicking ‘Delete’ one more time
Now, go ahead and open the FreeFlixHQ app on FireStick from your ‘Apps & Channels’ section.
As you can see, the app icon is on the bottom of the list. You can move it up to the top-row so that it appears on the FireStick home-screen. Select the app icon and hold down the ‘Select’ button on the remote. Now, use the direction buttons on the remote to guide the icon to the desired spot in the top row.