In this guide, I’ll show you how to install APKBuilds on FireStick. You can use the steps to install the app on any Amazon Fire TV device, including Fire TV Smart TV, Fire TV Cube, FireStick 4K Max, FireStick 4K, and FireStick Lite. Let’s learn more about the app before diving into the installation steps.
What Is APKBuilds?
APKBuilds is an APK downloader website where you can get most of the latest Android apps and games. You can find various apps and games, including tools, entertainment, Mod APKs, and social media apps.
Besides hosting these apps and games, APKBuilds provides installation steps for each app, app news, updates, and changelog. The website is independent and claims to have zero affiliation with app developers. At the same time, it runs virus and malware scans on apps and games to ensure they are 100% safe and secure.
APKBuilds is FireStick supported and offers an alternative way to install third-party apps onto your Fire TV device. Let’s discuss its features, safety, and legality below before diving into the installation steps and how to use it to download apps on FireStick.
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Is APKBuilds Safe?
APKBuilds is a third-party website and has no affiliations with Amazon or FireStick. Being an unofficial site raises safety concerns because you want to avoid installing faulty apps or malware-ridden APK files on your Fire TV device.
I scanned the site’s URL on VirusTotal, and it came out clean. All 91 vendors declared the site clean of viruses, malware, and other malicious files. This information verifies the safety of APKBuilds and gives a green light on using it to install third-party apps on FireStick.
Is APKBuilds Legal?
APKBuilds host third-party apps, including Mod APKs. Mod APKs are modified apps of original mobile apps. For this reason, the site raises legal concerns. FireStickHow cannot vouch for the legitimacy of this site or the apps it hosts because it depends on various factors.
These factors include its content sources, copyright agreements, and licenses. That said, it’s crucial to always use a VPN for FireStick whenever using a third-party site like APKBuilds. ExpressVPN guarantees anonymous browsing and protects your data from third parties.
Features of APKBuilds
Let’s go over some of APKBuilds features:
- Various apps and games include entertainment, social media, tools and utility apps, and Mod APKs.
- Installation guides for apps and games.
- Updates for apps and games.
- Change logs for apps and games.
How to Install APKBuilds on FireStick
APKBuilds is yet to have a dedicated APK that can be installed on FireStick. So instead of installing the APK downloader on your device, you’ll need to access the website via the Downloader app. Downloader is an official Amazon App Store app that serves as a platform to sideload third-party apps onto the Fire TV device.
I will divide this section into two parts. The first part entails installing Downloader on FireStick and changing the device’s settings to allow the installation of unofficial apps. However, if you already have a Downloader on your Fire TV device, skip to the second part.
The second part includes the installation steps. Let’s discuss the two sections below.
Set Up FireStick For Sideloading
You must install and set up the Downloader app to access APKBuilds on FireStick. Here is our detailed guide on installing and setting up Downloader on FireStick.
Below are the quick steps:
1. Click Find>Search and search Downloader on the Amazon App Store. Then, install the app on your FireStick.
2. From the FireStick home screen, click Settings>My Fire TV>Developer Options>Install Unknown Apps. Turn on Downloader.
Note: If your FireStick has Apps From Unknown Sources, turn it on instead.
You’ve successfully installed and set up Downloader for sideloading.
Installation Steps of APKBuilds
APKBuilds.com is a website and not an app. Therefore, in this section, you will actually learn how to access the website using the Downloader app.
1. Click the All Apps icon on your FireStick to reveal Your Apps & Channels.
2. Select Downloader.
3. Select the URL/Search Term field.
4. Enter the following URL: apkbuilds.com, and click Go.
Disclaimer: The URL above takes you to the official website of APKBuilds. FireStickHow.com does not host this URL and is not affiliated with APKBuilds.com. This post is only for educational purposes.
The link takes you to the homepage of APKBuilds. You can start browsing the apps by categories or via the search function.
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- Choose the Find > Search option on the FireStick home screen on the menu bar.
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- Click the ExpressVPN icon on the following window.
- Click Download or Get on the next window
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Overview of APKBuilds
If you intend to use APKBuilds to install apps frequently, creating an app shortcut for Downloader on your FireStick home screen would be best. At the same time, add the website to your Favorites on the Downloader app.
Adding the site to your Favorites saves time because you don’t have to enter the URL whenever you want to access the site. Follow the steps below to add APKBuilds to your favorites on Downloader:
Once you have accessed the APKBuilds website on Downloader, click the three horizontal lines at the top right corner.
Select Add current page to favorites.
Edit the name and URL of the site as required and click Save.
You can access APKBuilds in one click now by navigating to Favorites on the Downloader menu and clicking the URL link.
APKBuilds’ home page is appealing and easy to navigate. To browse available apps, click on the main menu on the top left of the page. The menu opens into the following sections: Home, Tools, Entertainment, Games, Mod APKs, and Social Media.
Select the category that you’re likely to find your preferred app. For instance, if you want an app to stream movies and TV shows, choose Entertainment.
Browse the apps in this section and select the one you want to install. The app details load in another tab, including its features, version, and supported platforms.
Scroll down the page until you locate a download link. Click on the Download APK Now to download the app into your FireStick.
The APK file starts to download and may take a while.
Once the file download is complete, click Install and wait for the app to install.
Click Done when the app is installed.
Select Delete to remove the APK file from FireStick’s storage.
Select Delete again.
You can also look for the app you wish to install through the search function.
Click the search icon at the top right of the website’s home page, type the app’s name on the on-screen keyboard, and select Next.
You’ll see app results related to your search term. Then, select the app from the suggested results and install it on your FireStick.
APKBuilds is an excellent APK downloader website that hosts various third-party apps, including entertainment, social media, and Mod APKs. It is also safe because the website wasn’t flagged as malicious on a VirusTotal scan.
Have you understood how to install APKBuilds on FireStick? Share any questions or concerns concerning the app and how to use it on Fire TV.