So, you recently purchased the Amazon Firestick or Fire TV box and you’re looking for a good cable TV alternative. Well, that’s great! This article is about just such a tool: Stremio. While not as popular as Kodi or Plex, Stremio is a pretty good cable TV alternative which you can use with your Amazon Firestick/Fire TV. Really, it’s very easy to install but before we move on to that- let’s address this one question.
What is Stremio?
Stremio is a one-stop package for viewing all sorts of media content. What does that mean, you ask? Well, it means that you can easily access all your favorite movies, TV shows, series, web channels like Twitch or YouTube, and even view live television- all through Stremio. Stremio is available for download on Windows, the Apple store, Android Store and even LINUX. You can also access content from several video content services like Netflix, iTunes, YouTube and other such platforms.
Unlike more popular software, Stremio is more focused on being as user-friendly as possible which makes most of its features easy to understand.
Stremio has a whole range of add-ons for viewing content. Most of Stremio’s add-ons are properly licensed content but not all the content is properly licensed, and this is mainly due to every country’s own copyright laws. We recommend users to look into this when they start using software such as Stremio. Please note that you should only be using Stremio for content for which you have legal access to. Stremio does not promote the use of its service for piracy reasons so you should be careful.
Using a VPN with a Streaming Service Like Stremio
Before we move on, let’s talk a bit about VPNs and why they are important. A virtual private network- called a VPN for short- basically creates a secure, “secret” tunnel between devices or networks. Think of it as an extension of the private network as your data moves to the more unsafe public network where all data is accessible to virtually everyone. A VPN will protect private or shared networks and enables two individuals (or groups, depending on who’s using it) to send information to each other without anyone being any the wiser about what that information actually is. In the current world climate, using VPNs is a good idea as they can help make sure that net neutrality stays on- at the very least- an individual level. That’s why we recommend using a VPN in order to protect your privacy.
One of the best VPNs available is Shellfire VPN. This VPN is quite fast and allows for greater downloading and uploading speed. In addition to the anonymity provided by VPN services like Shellfire, another excellent feature is their ability to bypass georestrictions. You might have experienced this when trying to watch content from another country. Perhaps you received a message along the lines of:
“The content you are trying to view is not available in your country or region”
or something like that? This happens often with YouTube or other video streaming services, but fortunately a commercial VPN has servers all over the world. By connecting to a server in a country where the content is available, you’re easily able to bypass the restrictions and have access to content you would otherwise be blocked from accessing.
Installation of Streamio
Now let’s move onto the installation process. Unlike the bigger, more well-known media software packages, there isn’t much information about Stremio available online. Therefore, it can be quite confusing for first-time users but don’t fear- we’re here to help. In this article (as mentioned before) we will teach you how to install Stremio on Firestick and/or Fire TV. So, let’s begin.
If you would like to connect your Firestick or Fire TV your Stremio to Amazon, you only have to follow the following steps:
Step #1 – Go to the “Device” option in settings where you will find “Developer options”.
Step #2 – Turn on the “Apps from Unknown Sources” option.
Step #3 – From there turn on “ADB Debugging” and also “Apps from Unknown Sources”.
Step #4 – Then go to home.
Step #5 – Choose the search bar option and type “downloader”.
Step #6 – Select downloader.
Step #7 – You should be able to see the search results under the apps section.
Step #8 – From there select the “Downloader” from the results.
Step #9 – Select Downloader so it can be installed.
Step #10 – Once installed, open the Downloader app.
Step #11 – Then, go to the URL section and type the following: https://strem.io
Step #12 – You will then be able to reach the Stremio website where you will have to select the “Stremio APK” option. This is under the Stremio for Android option.
Step #13 – After you have selected the download option, the downloading process should show up on your screen.
Step #14 – You will then click on “Next” and then “Install.”
Step #15 – Once the application has been installed, all you have to do is select “open” and there you go!
You have installed Stremio on your Amazon box. As you can see, the process is the same for both Firestick and Fire TV, so this shouldn’t cause any confusion for either users at all.
As you can see, installing Stremio in your Amazon Firestick/ Fire TV is not that complicated. All you have to do is follow the steps stated above and you’re in! We recommend using Stremio as it offers you with a great alternative way to watch all your everyday cable TV shows, movies and live TV- all accessible through your Amazon box. By using Stremio, you will be taking full advantage of your Amazon box. Furthermore, you will not need to go through the hassle of constantly switching between your Amazon box and your cable TV line so it’s a double win for you. Hope you found this guide helpful!