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The WatchYa TV app is not present on the Amazon App store and needs to be side loaded (transferred) onto your Amazon Fire TV device. The process is totally, non destructive and relatively easy with a few simple steps.

Is Sideloading Safe?

Yes. Sideloading is the process of installing apps from outside of the Amazon’s Appstore. Sideloading on a Fire TV device, does not require any kind of rooting, hacking or tampering with the Fire TV operating system. Software like the WatchYa TV app is being simply installed remotely via the internet. Here are the steps.

1.Enable Third-Party Apps in Settings

You will need to enable a setting first. Go to the Fire TV home page, then navigate all the way to the Settings tab on the far right. Highlight “Device,” then “Developer Options.”

Highlight “Apps from Unknown Sources,” then press the center button. Select “Turn on” on the warning screen. That’s it—you’re ready to install apps from outside the Amazon Appstore.

2. Download WatchYa TV From the Internet on Your Fire TV

Go back through the Settings menu until you get to the Fire TV home page. Then, using either the Search tool on the far left or the Alexa voice search button on your remote, search for “Downloader” Highlight the result below to get to the app page on the Amazon Appstore.

This little app exists for one reason: to download other apps. It’s a bare bones browser that will let you navigate to any site on the web and download APK files, then automatically open the installer window. Navigation is either direct to a download address from the home page, or with the browser on the side menu. You can use the remote to move the cursor and the on-screen keyboard to type web URLs or search terms.

In the URL Field type http://get.watchyatv.com and click Go to Install.

 

Let the file download and install and then the downloader app will also prompt you to delete the downloaded file after installation.

Lastly to move the WatchYa TV app to the top of the Amazon home screen hold the home button for a few seconds, click to go to the apps menu, scroll to where you see the WatchYa TV app, press the menu button (button with 3 lines) while over the app, and choose the option that says “Move to front”. Now back out to the main amazon fire home screen page, and WatchYa TV will be there.

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