We’re looking to use some 2021 (new model, non 4k version) Firesticks as players. I’m reading of people having good luck with various versions.
Can anyone point me to a ‘as close to idiot as possible’ guide to loading the (non App store) APK onto a ‘fresh’ Firestick - and whether any special other changes need to be made (Screensavers off etc?). Obviously the Fire OS is hiding a lot of the standard Android stuff that we saw on our previous ‘normal’ Android TV boxes (from 7 years ago!!) so its all a litle confusing… for me at least!
Thanks in advance.
Answering myself - it’s really quite easy. You use ‘Android SDK ADB’ running on a PC to download the Android app from your PC to the Firestick over wifi - having downloaded the Android app file to the PC first.
Good generic guide here … https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/05/12/how-to-sideload-any-application-to-an-amazon-fire-tv/
Hi nashenden. Thank you for posting a link and some tips on how to install an APK onto a Firestick, I’m sure this will help many users who may be looking to test Xibo on the Firestick.
Further small update - running a simple layout it’s working fine 24/7, even deliberate attempts to **ck it up like just pulling the power dont confuse it - does a nice clean restart. The Amazon boot sequence is still visible so its not fully ‘white label’ but does a good job at a good price!
on my side , firestick never stop saying the remote is missing lol
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