How to Get Apple TV on Fire Stick

Watch Apple's streaming service on Amazon's streaming device

  • On your Fire Stick: Search for Apple TV > select Apple TV > Select Get.
  • On the Amazon Appstore: Search for Apple TV > select Apple TV > Select a Fire TV device > Click Get.
  • The Apple TV app is free on Fire Stick, but you need to subscribe to Apple TV+ or purchase videos before you can stream.

This article explains how to get Apple TV on a Fire Stick and how to watch Apple’s streaming service on Amazon’s flagship streaming device.

Is Apple TV on Fire Stick Free?

The Apple TV app and Apple TV+ streaming service are available on Fire TV devices, including the Fire Stick. The Apple TV app is free on Fire Stick, but the Apple TV+ service isn't, so you need to sign up for Apple TV+ if you want to use it.

If you already have an Apple TV+ account, you can download the app directly to your Fire Stick using the Fire Stick itself, or you can get it from the Amazon website and have it installed automatically whenever your Fire Stick is connected to the internet and not otherwise in use.

Here’s how to get Apple TV on Fire Stick for free:

  1. From the main Fire TV menu, select the magnifying glass icon.

    The magnifying glass icon highlighted on Fire TV.
  2. Use the on-screen keyboard to type Apple TV, and select Apple TV from the search results.

    An Apple TV search in Fire TV.
  3. Select the Apple TV app from the results.

    Apple TV highlighted in Fire TV search results.
  4. Select Get.

    Get highlighted in the Apple TV app screen on Fire TV.

    This will say Download instead if you’ve already obtained the Apple TV app on any other Fire TV device.

  5. Wait for the app to download and install.

    Apple TV downloading on Fire TV.
  6. Select Open.

    Open highlighted in Apple TV on Fire TV.
  7. Select Start Watching.

    Start Watching highlighted in Apple TV on Fire TV.
  8. Select Send to Apple if you want to share data, or Don’t Send to keep your data private.

    Don't Send highlighted in Apple TV on Fire TV.
  9. The Apple TV app is now ready to use, but you’ll need to log in if you want to use Apple TV+. To log in, select the gear icon.

    The gear icon highlighted in the Apple TV app.
  10. Select Accounts.

    Accounts highlighted in the Apple TV app.
  11. Select Sign In.

    Sign In highlighted in the Apple TV app.
  12. Select Sign In on This TV.

    Sign in on This TV highlighted in the Apple TV app.

    If you have a mobile device or computer handy, you can select Sign In on Mobile Device and follow the on-screen prompts instead.

  13. Enter your Apple ID and select Continue.

    Continue highlighted in the Apple TV app.
  14. Enter your Apple password, and select Sign In.

    Sign In highlighted in the Apple TV app.
  15. Select the Apple TV+ icon, and press down on your controller.

    The Apple TV+ logo highlighted in the Apple TV app.
  16. Select the show you want to watch.

    A show highlighted in Apple TV on Fire TV.
  17. Select Play Episode.

    Play Episode highlighted in Apple TV on Fire TV.
  18. Your Apple TV+ show will play on your Fire Stick.

How to Get Apple TV on Fire Stick Using the Website

If you prefer, you can use the app store on the Amazon website or app to obtain the Apple TV app and queue a download. Here’s how to do it that way:

  1. Navigate to the Amazon Appstore, type Apple TV into the search field, and press enter.

    The search bar highlighted on the Amazon app store.
  2. Click Apple TV in the search results.

    Apple TV highlighted on the Amazon app store.
  3. Click the Deliver to drop down.

    Deliver to: highlighted on the Apple TV page on the Amazon app store.
  4. Click the Fire TV device you would like to use with Apple TV.

    Fire TV Stick highlighted on the Amazon app store.
  5. Click Get App.

    Get App highlighted in the Amazon app store.

    This will say Deliver if you’ve already installed the Apple TV app on any other Fire TV device.

  6. The Apple TV app will download and install on your Fire TV.

    The Apple TV app obtained from the Amazon app store website.

    You will still have to sign in to the app if you want to use Apple TV+. To do so, open the app on your Fire TV device and then perform steps 8-19 from the previous instructions.

How Do I Get the Apple Store on My Firestick?

You can’t get the Apple App Store on your Fire Stick. You can access the Apple Store website through a browser on your Fire Stick, but the Apple App Store is only available on Apple devices. You can install the Apple TV app and watch Apple TV+ apps on your Fire Stick, but Amazon has its own app store for Fire TV devices. Since Fire TV devices are based on Android, you can also sideload most Android apps.

Why Can't I Get Apple TV on My Fire Stick?

If you can’t get Apple TV on your Fire Stick, make sure to update your Fire Stick and then try again. An out of date Fire Stick will often prevent you from completing the sign in process, so make sure to try an update if you get stuck while signing in or verifying your account.

Apple TV is not compatible with some Fire TV devices, so it’s also possible you may have an incompatible device. If you see an error message when you try to deliver the app to your Fire Stick via the Amazon website, or you don’t see the app when you perform a search directly on the Fire Stick, then you may have an incompatible device. Check the Apple TV app compatibility list to see if your device works with the app.

FAQ
  • How do I turn off subtitles on Apple TV on Fire Stick?

    To turn off subtitles in the Apple TV app, press the Down button on your remote > select Subtitles > Off. If you turned on closed captioning from Fire Stick settings, turn off subtitles on your Fire Stick from Settings > Subtitles > Off.

  • How do I buy shows on Apple TV from my Fire Stick?

    The Apple TV app for Fire TV devices doesn't allow in-app purchases. Instead, open the Apple TV app on your iOS device or Mac > select a show > and choose Buy or Rent. You can watch purchases made with the same Apple account from the Library tab in the Apple TV app for Fire Stick.

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