How to Use VLC Player on Amazon Fire TV Stick


Use vlc on an Amazon Fire TV stick

VLC media player is free and supports all file formats including MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MKV, H.264, WMV, and MP3. You can also optimize audio and video playback depending on the device and support integration with streaming services and IPTV providers. Read along to learn how to use VLC player on Amazon Fire TV Stick.

Install VLC Player on Amazon Fire TV Stick

The VLC player is available on the Amazon App Store. This means that the installation process is quite straightforward compared to side loading. Follow the steps below.

To note: We are using the new Fire OS UI on Fire TV Stick in the example below. If you haven’t received the update, be sure to update the operating system to the latest version from the Settings app.

Step 1: Visit the Fire TV Stick home.

Select the Search menu


Select the Search menu

2nd step: Access the Find menu.

Step 3: Select Search.

Select search


Select search

Step 4: Search for VLC player using virtual keyboard or ask Alexa to search for VLC.

Step 5: Select VLC from the suggestions.

Select the vlc drive


Select the vlc drive

Step 6: Recognize the app with the famous orange traffic cone.

Step 7: Click Get on the next menu.

Step 8: In a minute or two, the Fire TV Stick will download the app.

Open vlc


Open vlc

That’s it. You have successfully installed VLC media player on Fire TV Stick.

Fire OS is an Android-based fork. You can easily upload APK file from VLC media player to Fire TV Stick using Downloader app. But since the app is officially available on the Amazon App Store, we recommend that you keep it for a seamless app update process in the future.

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Place VLC Media Player on Home Screen

There is a good chance that you use the VLC player on Fire TV Stick a lot. Instead of going to the Apps menu all the time to open the app, you can place it right on the home screen.

With the new Fire TV Stick UI, users can only pin up to six apps to the Home screen for easy access. Follow the steps below to place the VLC media player on the home screen.

Step 1: Open Fire TV Stick at home.

2nd step: Long press the Home button on the Fire TV Stick remote.

Step 3: Go to the Applications menu.

Select the applications menu


Select the applications menu

Step 4: Scroll down to the VLC app.

Select the vlc application


Select the vlc application

Step 5: Press the Option button on the remote control.

Select move


Select move

Step 6: Select Move from the side menu.

Step 7: Move the app up and press OK.

Vlc moved up


Vlc moved up

Now you can easily access the VLC media player directly from the home screen.

Why you need to install VLC Media Player on Fire TV Stick

  • VLC media player allows you to play any photo, video or file on the device.

  • It’s free with no paid features.

  • No annoying ads in the interface.

  • Many Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) apps allow you to choose VLC as your default media player. Using VLC as an external video player will also reduce ads in many apps and APKs.

Presentation of the VLC player

On startup, VLC media player will ask for the appropriate permission to access all files and folders on the device. The app will welcome you to the home screen with five options: video, audio, playlists, browsing and more.

VLC user interface


VLC user interface

The Video, Audio and Playlists menus are self-explanatory. The navigation menu is an interesting addition. You can browse local files on the device, start streaming by adding the appropriate network address, and even connect to a new server using the FTP or SFTP details.

Vlc ftp on firestick


Vlc ftp on firestick

You can also customize the video playing experience and the appearance of the subtitles from the VLC settings menu. The possibility of playing with the audio settings is also present.

Vlc settings on Firestick


Vlc settings on Firestick

The Advanced menu allows you to clear the database cache to start over. This is useful when you encounter frequent issues in the app.

Start Using VLC Player on Fire TV Stick

The VLC player remains unmatched. It is truly a digital savior in the present age. The app has stayed true to its roots and continues to deliver an unparalleled video viewing experience among any operating system. Go ahead, download it to the Fire TV Stick, and share your experience with VLC in the comments section below.

Then:

Is your Fire TV Stick showing a black screen? Read the message below to find out how to fix the problem.

Last updated on June 2, 2021

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