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How to Watch and Install Freeview on Firestick and FireTV?

Written by, Andriana Moskovska

Updated November, 28, 2022

Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of the most popular streaming devices on the market, with great features and excellent support. But, it doesn’t offer any free content.

Luckily, there is a way to get access to free Freeview content on the streaming device.. 

Here’s how to watch and install Freeview on Fire Stick

What is Freeview?

Freeview is a UK digital TV service that offers free access to certain TV channels. It’s a great pick for anyone on a budget who doesn’t want to commit to a regular subscription package. 

Freeview offers 70 standard channels and 15 HD channels, including Channel 4, Channel 5, BBC One, BBC Two, ITV, and more than 30 radio stations, but it lacks the choice of paid TV services from Virgin Media and Sky.

How to Install Freeview on Fire Stick/Fire TV?

Freeview isn’t an official app on Amazon’s Fire TV Stick, so there isn’t an option to access the app through it directly. 

The TV service is available on Google Play Store and Apple Store, but not on the Amazon store. But, there is a way to sideload the app to make it work on Fire TV Stick with third-party software.

For this guide, we used Downloader. 

To download the app

1. Go to the “Search” option in the Fire Stick. 

2. Type “Downloader” and click on the app. 

Once the app is downloaded and installed on the device, 

  1. Launch the app and enter “https://firesticklab.com/freeview.apk” in the box.
  2. Click on “Go” to download Freeview TV.
  3. When the downloading finishes, click on “Install.”

Note: If you don’t live in the UK, Australia, or New Zealand, you’ll need to connect to a VPN first. 

How to Sideload Freeview App on Fire Stick Using ES File Explorer?

  1. Open ES File Explorer on the Fire TV Stick.
  2.  Go to the left panel on the home screen.
  3. Select “Download Manager” in the Tools drop-down menu.
  4. Click on the “+” icon.
  5. Once a new window opens, type” https://firesticklab.com/freeview.apk.”
  6. Click on “Download Now.”
  7. Click on “Open and Install.”

It usually takes Freeview a couple of seconds to install. Once that’s done, you can launch the app to watch Freeview online.

Best Freeview Apps for Fire TV Stick

OLA TV and Mobdro are the best Fire Stick apps for UK users who use Freeview services.

Mobdro

As a streaming app, Modbro offers different types of content, including live online content, TV shows, films, and a myriad of channel categories, from sports to news and kids programmes, as well as the option to stream Freeview online and watch preferred TV shows. The app also has a user-friendly interface and a video sharing feature.

OLA TV 

OLA TV gives users access to over 10 000 channels, making it one of the best Freeview online streaming apps. The app features content from several countries across multiple categories, as the option to create a favourite tab, and is compatible with multiple media players. 

Best VPNs for Freeview on Fire TV Stick and Fire TV

Are you wondering if VPNs are worth it for Freeview? Check out our list of top VPNs that work with Freeview on Firestick and Fire TV. 

CyberGhost VPN

CyberGhost VPN is one of the highest-ranked VPNs for Fire TV Stick. The VPN is fast and offers seamless streaming.

It also has plenty of secure protocols, 256-bit military-grade encryption, and access to 7900+ servers in almost 100+ countries. 

Nord VPN

Nord VPN has top-notch protection, excellent privacy features, and uses WireGuard, the latest VPN technology.

It has multi-hop tunnelling, a large collection of servers, and is largely considered to be the best VPN available on the market.

IP Vanish

IP Vanish is an affordable and reliable VPN. The VPN’s best feature is its ability to maintain speed during streaming sessions.

IP Vanish doesn’t have any WebRTC leaks and has features like kill switch, split tunnelling, multi-hop encryption, torrenting, and port forwarding.

Express VPN

Express VPN is among the top 5 most popular VPNs on the market. It’s versatile, user-friendly, and works with all versions of Fire TV

What’s more, Express VPN has its own protocol, is incredibly fast, and has strong privacy and security practices

Bottom Line

If you’re more of a cinephile who doesn’t quite like regular programming (or paying for cable TV), you might want to consider Freeview. Freeview isn’t available on the Amazon app store, but it only takes a couple of minutes to sideload the app and get access to plenty of free standard and HD channels, as well as radio stations.

Frequently Asked Questions And Their Answers

Can you watch Freeview on Amazon Fire TV Stick?

Yes, you can. However, you have to use a third-party app to download and install the Freeview App on Fire TV Stick.

Is Freeview free?

Freeview has free TV and radio channels and doesn’t tie users to subscription contracts. There is also an option to pay for extra subscription channels from other companies.

How to use Freeview?

To watch on Freeview, all you need to do is download the app from the App store on your device. It’s compatible with both Android and iOS devices, but to watch Freeview on Fire Stick, you’ll have to sideload the app.

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