VLC on firestick

How To Install And Use VLC for Firestick?

Installing and using a VLC for Firestick is quite simple as it available on the Amazon App Store. In this article, we’ve provided the step-by-step procedure that you should follow for the installation and usage of a VLC for Firestick. before we move into the installation process, let’s discuss briefly VLC and Firestick.

VLC Media Player

VLC media player, previously known as VideoLAN Client, was released on 1st February 2001 and was developed by the VideoLAN project. It is a free and open-source media player software available for both desktop operating systems and all mobile platforms. VLC supports most of the audio and video compression methods and file formats that make it popular among the common masses.

VLC Media Player on Firestick

The VLC media player can be installed or run directly from any external drive or flash drive. It can play any standard audio formats and almost all kinds of video formats. It can convert your media files and can also convert videos to other formats which it supports.

You can play subtitles for your movies, even if the movies do not have them. Just like all other applications, the VLC for Firestick has some drawbacks. It does not support all types of codes or file formats. The interface is easy to use, but it needs some improvement as it is not visibly attractive. It cannot burn CDs since it is only a media player.

Amazon Firestick

Fire TV Sticks are devices used for home entertainment streaming technologies and can turn your ordinary TV into a Smart TV. You can plug-in your Firestick into your TV’s HDMI port to gain access to all your favorite TV shows, movies, subscription services, music, photos, and games.

VLC on Amazon Firestick

The most popular Firestick is the “Amazon Fire TV Stick.” The Amazon Fire TV Stick is Amazon’s most cost-effective solution you can get for the Amazon Fire TV. It lets you enjoy 4K, and HD video streaming in a compact HDMI stick and have access to many streaming apps without any additional cost. All you need is Amazon Prime membership to unlock all the benefits of your Amazon Fire TV Stick.

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is user friendly and has a well-organized interface making it a hit for people who are overwhelmed by technology. It also gives you access to Amazon’s cloud services, which allow you to upload pictures and videos and view them on your TV. But there are limits to how much you can store on your device, as it only has 8 GB of internal storage. 


Step 1: Open Firestick Home or press the Home button on your Fire TV Stick remote.

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Step 2: Now go to the “search” option, available at the top of the menu with the remote’s help, and click on it.

Step 3: Now, you must type ‘VLC’ and click on the first option that appears after the search. 


Step 4: You must click on the VLC for Firestick TV app to open the download page.

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Step 5: You must click on the download or the “get button” to start the installation.

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Step 6: Once the installation is complete, you must click on the open button to access the app.

Step 7: After completing all the procedures, as mentioned above, you have completely installed the VLC for Firestick and you can use it to stream video and audio files.

Usage Guide

  • To use VLC for Firestick, you must click on the open button to access your Firestick application.
  • Now, navigate to the side of the app to access your favorite content on VLC. You can even switch to the audio tab to listen to your music.
  • Navigate to the “Browsing” tab and then select the “Stream” button to have stream your content on VLC.
  • All you need to do is add the video URL to stream the content on your Firestick.

Bottom lines

VLC is a great app for Firestick as it can run all types of audio and video files. It is pretty easy to download VLC for Firestick, available on the Amazon App Store. We hope this tutorial helps you to use VLC for Firestick.

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