How to Install YouTube TV on Firestick/Fire TV: Ever since YouTube debuted, the world has never seen a better place to stream videos for the last 13 years. YouTube is a boon that Google generously provided the humans with. Well, apart from just streaming videos, YouTube is also a place where plenty of talented people have made a career out of it. to make things better, now we have YouTube TV to our avail. According to liable sources, the official YouTube app will not be available on many devices. This issue mainly stems from cold war (Digital war) going on between tech giants Amazon and Google. It is reported that Google is not happy with the products Amazon has to provide. This gives way to blockage of Amazon YouTube application. Well, there is a lot of issues that these two tech giants have between them, however, they are cautious about not having their consumers suffer.
There is always a solution to issues faced by consumers if one does appear. Today, we shall discuss the ways to get YouTube TV on Firestick. Before we go ahead, let’s give a brief note about what Firestick is. Well, most have surely heard about it and people use them aplenty, for those who need information about what Firestick is.
How to Install YouTube TV on Firestick / Fire TV
About Firestick and Fire TV:
First of all, do not confuse it with the general Fire-stick. For, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick is a digital media player and its micro-console remote manufactured by Foxconn and developed by Amazon. It is a small network appliance entertainment device. The Amazon Fire TV or Firestick is a device that streams digital audio and video media content to an HD (High Definition) television from a home-based network (internet connection). Apart from streaming media content, the player also allows a user to play video games with the remote that comes with it, with a mobile app or an optional game controller.
The Fire TV comes in two forms, a Fire TV that is a set-top box and a Fire TV Stick, which is a cut-down version that is presented as an HDMI plug-in stick.
The first generation of this device featured 2 GB of RAM, MIMO dual-band W-Fi and a Bluetooth remote along with it. The Bluetooth remote could be controlled with a microphone for voice search. In the year of 2015, Amazon introduced the second-generation Amazon Fire TV that was an improved version with a better processor speed and 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) support. By 2018 September, the tech giant announced the Fire TV Recast, which is a digital video recorder that works with an HD antenna to record shows for viewing later on Echo (by Amazon) or Fire TV.
Now, let’s move on to the Firestick. Amazon had released a smaller version of the Fire TV called a Fire TV Stick. It was codenamed Montoya, which is an HDMI port plug-in device that replicates most of the functionality of the Amazon Fire TV. The Fire TV Stick comes in two form factors, it has a remote control in two variants. One with a voice search mechanism and the other without the voice search mechanism on the Firestick remote. The second generation of Fire TV Stick was released in 2016 and codenamed Tank. It was officially called Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote. The newer version of the Amazon Fire TV Stick came with better and improved features as compared to the previous version of it.
Well, we are hopeful the picture is clear as to what the Fire TV Stick is. While most of us are amazed about the YouTube TV, a lot more can be done when we can get the YouTube TV on the Amazon Fire TV Stick.
About YouTube TV
Founded in 2017, YouTube TV is a paid OTT content MVPD streaming subscription service available on YouTube. In simpler terms, it is an over the top content that streams multiple channels on its domain. The YouTube TV offers live streaming of programs from five major broadcasting networks in the United States as well as other channels that are also included. Also, a user can avail to Premium content that is original as opposed to pirated for a certain fee amount that needs to be paid for the subscription of the content in the channel.
Now that the Amazon Fire TV Stick and YouTube TV is crystal clear to us all, let’s give you a sneak peek of the features and outlines of YouTube TV for Firestick.
Features and outlines
We know that YouTube TV provides cable-free streaming of Live TV channels. The app supports almost all the devices. It allows a user to broadcast popular channels like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, AMC, ESPN, etc among others. it is well known that the quality of media content streamed via YouTube TV is extremely good and it supports 720p, 1080p, and 2160p video quality. This gives a user the freedom to choose whichever resolution in HD they wish to while streaming digital media content on this platform.
Some of the features a user may avail to in YouTube TV for Firestick are as follows:
- The platform supports major broadcast channels like AMC, FOX, ABC, CBS, ESPN, etc.
- News channels like BBC WORLD NEWS, CNBC, FOX NEWS, FOX Business, CNN, etc can be availed to on the YouTube TV for Firestick.
- There is a special category for children’s entertainment that gives them the joy of watching animated shows on Cartoon Network, Disney Junior, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Universal Kids, Sonic, etc.
- The platform supports major sports channel like ESPN, Big Ten Network, CBS Sports, Tennis Channels and Yes Networks for sports buff to enjoy Live sports.
- The platform supports major entertainment channels like Sundance, Syfy, TBS, TCM, TNT, TruTV, Universal HD, Nat Geo, Nat Geo Wild, Oxygen, Pop, Smithsonian Channel, etc among others.
In shorts, YouTube TV for Firestick works wonders for viewers of all types and age. These incredible features of the combination of YouTube TV and Amazon Firestick are a boon. Most of us do agree to it. which is why it is important for us to know how to get YouTube TV on a Firestick to continue streaming high definition media content on their platform.
Ways to install YouTube TV on Firestick are as follows:
- Open the Firestick device
- Go to ‘Settings’
- When you find the settings page, select ‘Device’
- Next, open the ‘Developers option’
- Then you are to ‘Turn On’ the ‘Unknown Services’ option
- Next, got back to Firestick Home
- Navigate to the ‘Search’ option
- Type ‘ES FILE EXPLORER’ in the search bar option
- When the page opens for the ‘ES File Explorer’, Download it from the App Store.
- Once the download is completed, Open the application software
- Navigate to ‘Tools’ and then to ‘Download Manager’
- When it opens, type ‘ http://bit.ly/YTTV25/ ‘in the URL option bar
- There will another option that will ask you for the path name.
Enter ‘YouTube TV’ as the path name
- Select ‘OK’ then click on ‘Download Now’
The YouTube TV will begin downloading on Firestick. It will take a while, wait for a few seconds for the download to be completed
- Once the download is complete, select ‘Install’ option on the page
The installation process will show ‘Next’ option, click on it and the last option will be ‘Finish’. Select it.
- Again, go back to Firestick Home, navigate to ‘Apps’.
You will find the ‘YouTube TV’ app there, Open it.
- The last step will ask you to agree to the terms and conditions of the applications to which you select on the ‘Tick Box’.
Once these steps are carefully completed, you can enjoy streaming media content via the YouTube TV app on a Firestick.
Note: Carefully go through the steps mentioned and you will be able to install the YouTube TV app on Firestick without the help of a professional. It is quite easy to get it done.
Therefore, now on you can easily stream digital media content on your Firestick with the help of YouTube TV.
You may have doubts about if YouTube TV is a good deal and should be opted for. To know more about the application, you needn’t pay in the first go itself. They provide a free trial of the application for a month. Also, since the application is not available everywhere, you can try your Zip code in their Zip location finder to see if your area has the availability option to YouTube TV. This will help you know if you are eligible for it before splurging on the app. Then, with the free trial, you will have a first-hand experience of the process and how it works and benefits you. Once you are done with the free trial, you can subscribe to the application for a fee of $40 a month and avail to Live shows, sports, and news.
Well, that is all for YouTube on a Firestick. We hope you enjoy your streaming.