How to Install and Use WhatsApp on Firestick

WhatsApp on Firestick

Pocket Guide

  • WhatsApp is not available for Amazon Firestick.
  • Via Downloader: Install Downloader → Enable Install Unknown Apps for Downloader → Open Downloader → Enter WhatsApp APK link → Click Go → Tap Install.
  • Via ES File Explorer: Install ES File Explorer → Turn ON Install unknown apps for ES File Explorer → Open ES File Explorer → Click Downloader → Tap +New → Enter WhatsApp APK link → Tap Download Now → Select Open File → Click Install.

WhatsApp hardly requires any introduction, as it is the most popular social media app. It is used by millions of users to share instant messages. The great part is that it uses your internet connectivity to deliver messages reliably. Thus, you don’t have to spend any additional costs. With WhatsApp, you can chat one-on-one or with a group of people. This application can be used for both personal and business needs.

Besides texting, users can chat over video or voice calls and share documents, files, photos, videos, etc. While WhatsApp is available for different devices, you will not find an official version on Amazon FireStick. But you can sideload WhatsApp on Firestick using the Downloader or ES File Explorer app.

How to Download WhatsApp on Firestick

#1. Power ON your Firestick-connected TV and connect the Firestick to a stable Wi-Fi connection.

#2. Look for the Find tab on the home screen and click it.

Tap Search on Firestick

#3. Tap the Search tile and type Downloader using the virtual keyboard.

Search for Downloader

#4. Locate and select the Downloader app from the search suggestions.

Click Downloader on Firestick

#5. Hit the Get button or Download icon to install the downloader app on Firestick.

Tap the Download icon

#6. Hit the Home button on your Fire TV stick remote.

#5. On the home screen, click the Gear-shaped icon.

#6. Navigate to the bottom and select the option My Fire TV.

Select My Fire TV on Firestick

#7. Tap Developer Options on the next screen.

Click Developer Options

#8. Select the option Install unknown apps and enable the Downloader app.

Enable Downloader to install WhatsApp on Firestick

#9. Go to the Apps section on Firestick and launch the Downloader app.

#10. On the URL box, enter the WhatsApp APK link and select the Go button.

Enter the WhatsApp APK link

#11. The APK file will start to download. Once downloaded, you will see the WhatsApp installation screen.

#12. Hit the Install button to download the app on Firestick.

#13. Open WhatsApp and sign in to the app to chat with your friends on a big screen.

Alternative Way to Install WhatsApp on Firestick

#1. Install the ES File Explorer on your Firestick-connected TV. Then, navigate to Firestick Settings and enable the Install unknown apps option for ES File Explorer. To enable it,

Go to Settings → My Fire TV → Developer Options → Install unknown apps → Enable ES File Explorer.

Enable ES File Explorer to install WhatsApp on Firestick

#2. Launch the ES File Explorer app after installation and grant access to the required permissions.

#3. Click the Downloader option on the ES File Explorer home screen.

Click Downloader

#4. Hit the +New icon exhibited at the bottom.

Select New

#5. On the pop-up menu, fill in the WhatsApp APK link in the path field and type WhatsApp in the name field.

#6. Then, tap Download Now and wait for the file to download.

Enter the WhatsApp download link

#7. Once downloaded, hit the button Open File and tap Install.

Tap Open File

#8. Again, select the Install button on the installation screen.

#9. WhatsApp will begin to install on your Firestick.

#10. Launch the app and log in to your WhatsApp account.

#11. That’s it. Enjoy chatting with your friends on your TV.

How to Use WhatsApp on Firestick

#1. Launch the WhatsApp on Firestick.

#2. Tap Agree and Continue after reading the terms and agreement.

Click Agree and Continue on WhatsApp

#3. Tap your country and enter your Phone number using the on-screen keyboard.

Enter your phone number

#4. Complete the verification process to proceed further.

#5. Then, give access to the necessary permissions.

#6. Type your Profile name and select Next.

Type a profile name for WhatsApp

#7. Now, chat with your desired person on a larger screen.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I get WhatsApp on my Firestick?

You can sideload WhatsApp on Firestick using Downloader or ES File Explorer.

2. Is WhatsApp Safe?

Yes. WhatsApp provides end-to-end encryption for all messages and is 100% safe to use.

3. Can I cast WhatsApp to Firestick?

Yes. To cast WhatsApp to Firestick, you need to enable the Mirroring option on Firestick. After enabling it, you can mirror your Android phone to Firestick and can view the WhatsApp chats on your TV.

4. How to solve WhatsApp not working on the Firestick issue?

If you cannot access WhatsApp on Firestick, the first thing you need to do is to restart your Firestick. Then, try updating your Firestick to fix the not working problem.