YouTube TV is a premium online streaming service developed by Google. It lets you watch TV channels from popular broadcast/cable networks without using any cables. Currently, it costs $49.99/month and $600/year. You can stream live & local sports, news, shows from 70+ channels including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, DISNEY, FOX, ESPN, TNT, HGTV, and more. Currently, YouTube TV is only available in the US, and we recommend other country users download NordVPN for bypassing the geo-restrictions. Watch the space below for step-by-step instructions on how to download YouTube TV on Firestick streaming devices.
How to Install YouTube TV on Firestick
In earlier 2018, Google applications like YouTube, YouTube TV, YouTube Kids, and more have been removed from the Amazon store due to certain issues. Now, the two digital giants (Google and Amazon) have finally come to terms, and the YouTube app is officially available for Firestick users. Other applications like YouTube TV and YouTube Kids are expected to roll out in late 2019. Till then, you can use the sideloading method to access YouTube TV on your Firestick streaming device. For sideloading android apps, users can access either the Downloader app or ES File Explorer. You can download both tools from the inbuilt app store.
Before downloading the YouTube TV apk, you need to grant permission for downloading the apps from unknown sources.
- Launch your Firestick and go to Settings.
- Click My Fire TV or Device.
- Select Developer Options.
- Click Apps from Unknown Sources.
- Select Turn On.
Using Downloader App
Step 1: Open the Downloader app.
Step 2: Type http://bit.ly/2ToUkBb in the URL box and click Go.
Step 3: You will be directed to the downloading page of the third-party website.
Step 4: Scroll down and select the button named Download Apk.
Step 5: Wait for the YouTube TV apk file to download.
Step 6: Click INSTALL.
Step 7: Wait for YouTube TV to install.
Step 8: Click OPEN to launch the YouTube TV.
Using ES File Explorer App
Step 1: Open ES File Explorer App.
Step 2: Click the “+New” icon located at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Select HHTP(WEB) on the type Box.
Step 4: Now, enter the source URL on the path box.
Step 5: Scroll down and click Download APK (21.6 MB).
Step 6: The YouTube TV apk file starts to download on your Firestick.
Step 7: Click OPEN FILE -> INSTALL -> INSTALL.
Step 8: Click OPEN once the YouTube TV application was installed.
Related: Mouse Toggle for Firestick / Fire TV
How to Activate YouTube TV
While launching YouTube TV for the first time, you will be prompted to activate the app.
Step 1: Open the YouTube TV app.
Step 2: Click SIGN IN. (Note down the activation code displayed on the screen)
Step 3: Open a web browser on your mobile or PC and visit https://tv.youtube.com/start/.
Step 4: Enter the code and click NEXT.
Step 5: Go through the on-screen instructions and activate the YouTube app.
Step 6: Now, you can stream YouTube TV content on Amazon Firestick without any fuss.
These are the steps required to install and activate YouTube TV on Firestick. Use the Cloud DVR feature to record your favorite TV shows for offline access. Use the comment box provided below to share the problems that you encounter while following this guide. We are happy to help you!