Install ES File Explorer on a Firestick
What is ES File Explorer?
ES File Explorer is a highly versatile file and application manager. It provides a medium for you to easily navigate your file, install and delete application as well as download additional application from the web.
You can link ES File Explorer to a wide variety of cloud storage accounts, which means you can massively extend the storage space of your device.
Easily search content and access a wide range of media types, as well as find support and languages for over 30 countries.
ES File Explorer is one of the most popular free online file and application managers and has been downloaded over 300 million times.
Why Should I Use it?
Your Amazon Firestick may deliver a fantastic piece of kit at a bargain price, but it misses so vital elements that have been created purposefully by Amazon.
First, there is no file manager, everything is GUI based, which forces you to use Amazon’s tile system. This allows Amazon to always push new content and applications on you as a user.
Second, Amazon only officially allows you to download application which it features in its app store. Now, that’s still not bad, you get the choice of thousands of applications. But many applications you might want like Android TV streaming application or Kodi won’t be featured anywhere.
That is where ES File Explorer comes in. Firstly, it provides a handy way to store and manage your file. Also, it massively extends the storage capacity of the Amazon Firestick. With only 8GB of storage you are going to run out fast. By linking it to a cloud storage device you have Terabytes of storage at your fingertips, and keep your Firestick operating quickly by having all non-essential files on the cloud.
Also using Download in ES File Explorer, you can simply enter in the URL of the application you want to download, and circumvent the Amazon App Store altogether, allowing you to easily sideload any application.
How Do I Install ES File Explorer?
Currently, there are 3 ways that you can download ES File Explorer. For ease of use, we suggest you just download it from the Amazon App Store.
- Amazon App Store
- Direct from ES App Group website
- From an alternative app store like APK Pure or Aptoide
Amazon App Store
- Select search on the Home Screen of your Firestick
- Search “ES File Explorer”
- Click Download and then Open
- All done, now go back to the home screen and click on the app to get going
Direct From ES App Group
If you go to http://www.estrongs.com/#/ you can download the iOS or Android version of the ES File Explorer directly. Just make sure that you allow apps from unknown sources to be enabled on your Firestick.
You just need to type in the URL to your browser which will either be Silk, or favourite Firestick browser, Firefox
From APK Pure of Aptoide
Google removed ES File Explore from the Google Play Store after they accused the developers of using the app to click ads without users permission. Do Global, the apps owners admitted responsibility but since then have not been allowed to re-enter the app store.
So, like most Android TV streaming apps, you will need to go to an alternative app store.
We recommend APK Pure, or if you want to be extra safe, use Aptoide.
Aptoide are the third largest app store in the world with over a million applications, plus a team running cutting edge malware detection software to ensure the app you download is virus-free.