This tutorial shows you how to install TikiLive on FireStick. The instructions apply to any Fire TV or Fire OS device, including FireStick 4K, 4K Max, FireStick Lite, Fire TV Cube, FireStick 3rd Gen, and TV sets with built-in Fire OS. I will also discuss the safety, features, and subscription price.
What Is TikiLive?
TikiLive, or the Cable Alternative, as they call it, has dozens of live channels and a vast library of on-demand videos to stream from. You can enjoy Movies, TV shows, TV programs, commercial-free radio, and more on this app.
TikiLive has a free and premium plan. The premium plan offers more benefits. I have talked about both plans in the subscription section.
The app is available on Android, Apple, Smart TVs, Roku, FireStick, and any Chromecast device.
The video categories include news, sports, entertainment, documentaries, sci-fi, and more. Pay-per-views can be streamed as well by paying their amount.
Apart from the above, there is a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) feature in TikiLive. It allows you to record any live program to watch later. The search engine helps find the exact video you are looking for. You can record as many videos as you want. In addition, it allows you to build your DVR library.
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Is TikiLive Safe?
TikiLive is not an average third-party app. It is available on both Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Therefore, there is no need to worry about its safety even though it is not directly available on the Amazon App Store.
Here’s a snapshot after running its APK on VirusTotal.
Is TikiLive Legal?
Just like it is safe, TikiLive is legal as well. However, if the app doesn’t work or you can’t stream certain channels in your part of the world, you can always use ExpressVPN to unlock the entire catalog of channels.
How to Subscribe to TikiLive
As mentioned earlier, TikiLive offers a free and premium plan.
The free plan offers 26 channels and no video-on-demand content. On the other hand, the premium package costs $9.99 per month. It has six additional channels with an extensive on-demand video library and two add-ons. It is called the Tiki Plus Pack.
Find more details about both TikiLive offers here.
Features of TikiLive
Here are the main highlights of the streaming service.
- Many different live channels to stream.
- On-demand videos.
- Pay-per-view is available.
- Live sports.
- Live news.
- Casting to Chromecast devices.
- Schedule programming.
- Digital Video Recording (DVR) option.
- Large VOD library
- Compatible with almost all of the major streaming platforms.
- Option to check the internet speed using the in-built speed test.
- High-quality and bufferless streaming.
- New titles are added weekly.
- Closed captions can be added.
Please note that some of these features are available only with the TikiPlus subscription.
How to Install TikiLive on FireStick
TikiLive is not available on the Amazon App Store. Therefore, it will be treated as a third-party app. As you might know, an APK must be sideloaded on FireStick if unavailable on the Amazon Store.
Well, this is exactly what we will be doing here as well. The installation process is divided into two parts. It is easy if you thoroughly understand both.
Part 1: Set Up FireStick for Sideloading
Now for sideloading an external application, an app called Downloader is required. You can install it from the Amazon App Store first before downloading any APK. Furthermore, the Unknown Sources setting needs to be toggled ON to allow downloading any third-party app.
If you don’t know how to do it, please follow our detailed guide on installing and setting up Downloader for sideloading.
Here are the quick steps:
1. Go to Find > Search and install the Downloader app from the Amazon Store.
2. Next, go to FireStick Settings > My Fire TV > Developer Options > Install Unknown Apps to enable Downloader.
Note: On some devices, you must click Apps from Unknown Sources instead of Install Unknown Apps.
Note: If your device shows Apps from Unknown Sources, turn it ON instead.
Also Read: How to Unhide Developer Options on FireStick.
Part 2: Installation Steps
Now that you have installed Downloader and changed the Unknown Sources setting, it is time to look at how to install TikiLive on FireStick by sideloading it.
1. Open your FireStick and go to the Your Apps & Channels section.
2. Find Downloader and open it up.
3. Paste the following link firestickhow.com/tikilive on the search bar that appears.
Note: FireStickHow.com does not have any affiliation with the developers of TikiLive. This URL points to the source where the TikLive APK is hosted.
4. Click on GO.
5. The app will start downloading.
6. After the download ends, an installation prompt will pop up. Click on Install and then Done.
You will be back at the Downloader window. Click on Delete to remove the APK file of TikiLive. We have already installed the app, and now the APK is just consuming extra space.
7. Click on Delete again.
Now the app is ready to be used.
Wait! It looks like you are all set to start watching your favorite content on FireStick. But have you protected your online identity yet? You are under constant surveillance by the Government and ISP. Free streaming of copyrighted videos may get you into legal trouble.
Thankfully, you can easily avoid online monitoring and safeguard your privacy with a trusted VPN on FireStick. A VPN will hide your IP address and online identity by encrypting your internet connection.
Please note that I am not encouraging you to violate any copyright laws. You should always watch the content available in the public domain. I am simply recommending the use of a VPN to maintain your privacy. You have every right to your privacy, which is constantly being breached these days.
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Step 2: Download and install ExpressVPN on FireStick
- Choose the Find > Search option on the FireStick home screen on the menu bar.
- Search for ExpressVPN.
- Click the ExpressVPN icon on the following window.
- Click Download or Get on the next window
Step 3: Open ExpressVPN once you have downloaded it. Sign in with your account.
Step 4: Choose a server and click the Connect/Power button
Put your mind at ease now! You have successfully secured your streaming activities with ExpressVPN.
Overview of TikiLive
If TikiLive is going to be used often, I suggest making a home screen shortcut. This way, you can easily access it without going anywhere else. Here’s how to do it.
On your FireStick remote, Press and hold the Home button. From the menu that opens up, select Apps. Find TikiLive and select it, don’t tap yet. Now press the Options button, the one with three horizontal lines on your remote. Finally, choose Move and locate the app in your desired position on the home screen.
If you want to know more about placing apps on the home screen, check out our detailed guide.
Opening the app will bring you to its home page. There will be options like Guide, DVR, On-Demand, Channels, and Speed Test. Moreover, there is a Login tab to save your playlist and watch VODs (if you have a subscription).
You can go to the Channels section and look at all the available ones. Selecting anyone will have it streaming. Similarly, you can look at the Video Library and DVR sections. Also, there will be a DVR library there.
So, this was all about how to install TikiLive on FireStick. If someone is looking for a free app that offers different live channels with excellent streaming quality, then TikiLive is the way to go. From the user interface to compatibility to content, this OTT media service has got you covered.