How to Install Mobdro on a Firestick

Installing Mobdro on a Firestick is a quick process that should take less than five minutes. The easiest method is to get an application called Downloader from the official Amazon App store. You can use it is a web browser to download from the official Mobdro website ( The reason you need Downloader is because none of the browsers, like Silk and Firefox, in the Amazon App Store allow for downloads.


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  1. Scroll to Settings from the home screen.

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2. Scroll down and to the right until you get to My Fire TV. Click on it.

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3. Select Developer options.

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4. Turn on ADB debugging and Apps from Unknown Source.

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5. Click Turn On when the pop-up appears.

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6. Click Home on your remote and scroll once to your left. It will be the search icon.

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7. You can either say Downloader to your Alexa’s voice-enabled remote or start typing it. If you typed it, click on the suggestion when it appears.

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8. Click on the Downloader icon

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9. Click Download

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10. Click on Open

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11. Click on Allow.

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12. Type and click Go.

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13. Click on Download The App.

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14. Click on Install and you should be all set. Remember to delete the APK file after installation to save space.

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Is Mobdro Any Good?

Mobdro is what people think of when they think of Live TV. They’ve been around a long time and have established a name for themselves as being stable and reliable. They are also one of the few providers that give you an option to turn off ads if you allow your computer to contribute idle resources to their servers.

Mobdro gets a good hit rate of working channels, with many of the most popular like HBO and Sky Sports working 90% of the time, which for an android tv application is pretty impressive

What Does it Do?

Like Red Box, Mobdro uses sophisticated web scrapers to harvest links to tv channels from across the web and then present them in a clean and easy to use User Interface. You can then cycle through links until you find a working link for your chosen channel.

So basically, it works like a Google search index for tv channels.

What Platforms Does it Work On?

Mobdro works on all Android devices as well as being an add on you can download on Kodi. They have no current working iOS apps or a Windows desktop version, but you can install it using an Android emulator


  • Thousands of channels and live streams
  • Option to turn off adverts
  • Stream offline with their premium version ($2.99 per year)
  • Chromecast support
  • Sleep timer (Premium)
  • Sleek and easy to use UI
  • Download movies and TV shows to watch later
  • Kodi compatible
  • Live Event TV calendar
  • HD streams available
  • High-quality streaming 

How to Install Mobdro

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You can download the application directly from their website:

Note: does not host this APK file. It is hosted on  


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Pros and Cons


  • Clean and easy to use user interface
  • Access to the largest range of live TV channels available in any application
  • Option to go ad-free
  • Premium version gives additional features
  • Offline streaming is unheard of with other applications
  • Download and watch content offline
  • Established name with a thriving Reddit community
  • Chromecast support means you can watch it on TV
  • Live Event calendar is a cool feature to find streams for upcoming pay per view events
  • Option to turn off adverts is unique
  • Active development team who are releasing frequent updates and seeking feedback from the community


  • The option to turn off adverts and have your idle resources used for unknown reasons does raise concerns. Though Mobdro says it won’t be used for cryptocurrency mining there is still a question mark as to whether your proxy can then sell to a third party like HolaVPN do with Luminati
  • In application ads can be a bit annoying but necessary


Is it Safe to Use?

Yes, the application is available to download from the Amazon Store. Always make sure you download it from an official website. There are A LOT of copycat websites out there which may mean you download malware-infected files. Check out the official websites and if in doubt scan your download with Malwarebytes

Is it Legal or Grey?

It’s a grey area, but we’d say Mobdro leans towards the less legal side of things. You are essentially getting access to a number of live channels that you would need to pay for. Even though Mobdro acts like a third party we certainly wouldn’t say that they are legal, and anyone using them would know that too.

Should I Use This App With a VPN?

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We always recommend you use Mobdro and any streaming application with a VPN. Without it, many of the services may not work and many of the IP addresses for links will appear broken. This is because your Internet Service provider will be actively blocking these links.

To maintain privacy and anonymity online look into investing in a reputable VPN which costs less than $10 a month.

Is it Free?

Yes, Mobdro is free

Are There Ads?

Yes, Mobdro serves ads within the applications. There is quite a few modded version available that has the ads stripped out.

Is There a Premium Version?

You can pay $2.99 a year for Premium and get offline streaming a sleep timer and a couple of other useful functions. You also have the options to turn off the ads and allow Mobdro to use idle resources on your computer

Is There an Official Website?

Yes, they’ve got a really helpful website here:

Always make sure you download the apk from the official website only.

What Other Devices Does it Work  On?

Mobdro works on any device using Android. Roku users can use a screencast app to cast Mobdro from their Android tablet or phone to their Roku. Computer users can use an Android emulator like Bluestacks or Nox to emulate Android on their computer and to run Mobdro. 

How Does The App Work?

Just download the app on an app store that’s not Google Play like Aptoide, from the website or through the add ons on Kodi (just make sure you turn on unknown sources before trying to download from the given URL or it won’t work)

Setup takes a few minutes at most.

What is the Minimum Version of Android I Need?

Android 5.0

How Long Has it Been Around?

Mobdro has been around a while since early 2017.

What is the Development Team Like?

The development team are active on Reddit and looking for feedback as well as answering comments on their official subreddit:

Seems like they are pretty responsive and actively releasing updates, also the community is active with a number of posts in the past week.

Best Alternatives

Good alternatives would be Red Box TV, Live Net, Pluto TV, and USA TV & Radio.

Our Opinion

Mobdro is a great all-rounder offering an unparalleled number of live TV channels and streams. It also one-ups Red Box in terms of functionality with the option to pay a little bit of money and get functions like offline streaming that you just can’t find anywhere else.

There is still a lingering question mark for us about allowing Mobdro to use your idle resources as they really aren’t very specific. Bear in mind this allows you to be used as an endpoint for God knows what, so we’d advise you not to do that and maybe look for a modded version or just go Premium.


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