For a little background, the MX Player is a widely used video player that’s supported by a bunch of streaming devices and applications. If you’re one of those people who has long forgone cable or satellite TV in favor of streaming devices, then you most likely know what MX Player is or have heard about it. This external video player can be used to play videos on your streaming device if you don’t like the built-in or default media player.
MX Player was originally designed for Android smartphones and tablets, but it still works well on streaming devices that run on the Android operating system—including the Amazon Firestick/Fire TV. One of the reasons why so many users love MX Player over other video players is because it’s capable of playing videos with subtitles and advanced hardware acceleration. As a matter of fact, the MX Player works so well and fast that you’ll find your stream won’t buffer as much as other players.
That being said, here’s how you can easily download and install MX Player. Our guide will show you steps for installing on a Firestick, but these same steps will still work if you have a Fire TV and other similar streaming devices.
Before anything, you need to change a setting in your device to ensure that you can successfully download third-party applications. To do so, head over to the Settings page from your home screen. It’s the last option on the top menu.
Scroll to the side and select My Fire TV.
Choose Developer Options from the list.
Turn ON Apps from Unknown Sources if it’s still not enabled. This will ensure that you can install applications that aren’t available on the official App Store.
Confirm the change by tapping Turn On.
Now that you’ve enabled this setting, you can proceed to the actual installation process. Return to your Firestick’s home screen and tap on the search icon. Type in Downloader.
Once you see the app’s icon, tap on it. This will lead you to the download page. Tap on the Download icon to start the process.
Wait for it to finish downloading and then click on Open.
You’ll see this prompt the first time you open Downloader. Click Allow.
Tap on the URL search bar on the Downloader app’s home screen.
In this URL field, type in troypoint.com/mx and then hit Go.
Wait for the download process to finish.
Once this prompt shows up, tap on Install.
Wait for the installation process again until you see the notification that MX Player is ready to launch.
Tap the Done button.
When you’re redirected back to this prompt, click Delete. You won’t be needing the file anymore, so it’s best to free up some valuable space.
Tap Delete again to confirm your decision.
Congrats! You’ve officially downloaded and installed MX Player for Firestick and you can start using it when you’re streaming movies.
Even without a cable or satellite TV, streaming devices such as the Amazon Firestick can still bring entertainment to your life. It offers a variety of features and flexibility, and is perfect for those who don’t want to subscribe to a paid streaming service like Netflix. The next time you use your Amazon Fire TV, try utilizing the MX Player to make the most out of your movie streaming experience.