This tutorial will show you how to install YouTube on Fire TV or Fire TV Stick.
As of January 1st, 2018, the official YouTube App will not be available on either of these devices. This stems from a war between Google and Amazon. Google isn’t happy that their products are not allowed for sale within the Amazon app store so they will block access to the Amazon YouTube App.
Official Statement Made By Google
“We’ve been trying to reach agreement with Amazon to give consumers access to each other’s products and services. But Amazon doesn’t carry Google products like Chromecasts and Google Home, doesn’t make Prime Video available for Google Cast users, and last month stopped selling some of Nest’s latest products. Given this lack of reciprocity, we are no longer supporting YouTube on Echo Show and Fire TV. We hope we can reach an agreement to resolve these issues soon.”
Luckily for us, it is simple to sideload Android applications onto the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick and we have a YouTube app that works just as well as the official version.
How To Install YouTube On Fire TV Or Fire TV Stick
Step 1 Turn on Apps from Unknown Sources in Fire TV Settings/Device/Developer Options
Step 2 Install Downloader app from Amazon App Store
Step 3 Use Browser within app and go to https://troypoint.com/yt
Step 4 Click link for stable release of Smart YouTube TV and install
Step 5 Launch Smart YouTube TV after installation
Step 6 When prompted to setup Crosswalk Project click Install
Step 7 Smart YouTube TV will open and you can start viewing videos
Note: Some of you may encounter and error when attempting to install Crosswalk Project. If this happens, go back into Downloader / Home / and input the following address to install Aptoide TV App Store – https://troypoint.com/app. Launch Aptoide TV after it has installed and perform a search for Crosswalk Project. Install Crosswalk Project. Now return to Amazon Fire TV/Stick home screen and launch Smart YouTube TV
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