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How to install VLC Media Player on Firestick (2020)

by Tejas Dhawan

VLC Media Player is a well-known and reputed video and audio player application for Windows. A few years ago, VLC developers also released this video player for Android and other devices. It can be side loaded on Firestick and Android TV box.

In this guide, I’ll show you a step-by-step tutorial install VLC media player on Firestick. It is a completely free media player from VideoLan Inc.. It supports all video formats and audio formats. You can even get the subtitles too. I use the VLC player on Firestick to view content from popular movie apps.

How do I install VLC Player on Firestick?

1: Open Firestick

Just plug in all the cables and turn on Firestick and your TV. Also connect your Firestick to a working Wi-Fi network. Once your device is connected to the internet, you will see this kind of user interface.

Firestick homepage

2: Go to the search option

With your Fire TV Remote, go to the Firestick search option. You can download millions of apps from the Amazon App Store.

Firestick search option

3: Type “VLC”

Type in the search option “VLC” (without quotes) using your Fire TV Remote. You will see many recommendations, select with your Fire TV Remote VLC for Fire TV.

How to install VLC for Firestick

4: Select VLC Media Player

Here you can see the application VLC for Fire TV is available.

Steps to install VLC on Firestick

5: Select Download

Here you will see a “To download“Button. When you install it for the first time, you will see the”To get“option. Just select that to start the installation.

VLC for Firestick

6: Wait …

Wait a few seconds. The application will be downloaded on your Firestick device. Downloading and installing can take up to 50 seconds.

VLC for Firestick installation

7: Open the app

Congratulations! VLC Media Player is installed on your Firestick. Now select “OpenTo launch it on your Fire TV device.

VLC on Firestick

8: Select a file and play

That’s all, VLC is installed on Firestick. Now you can play all video and audio files on Firestick.

VLC on Firestick

Final words

VLC Media Player is a versatile application for audio and video players. It can play all kinds of audio and video codecs from your device and online. Just select any file you want to play and choose VLC as the media player application. Enjoy your favorite movies, TV shows, videos and listen to your favorite songs and music.


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