FireTVSticks FAQ

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A

ABC

Anything that you can’t watch for free is marked with a padlock in the top left corner of the thumbnail and you will be asked to sign in with your TV provider to watch. If you do have a TV provider, follow the simple steps on screen to sign in and that will allow you to watch those locked shows.

ABC iview

Depending upon which device you are watching on, ABC iview offers viewing at 720p but at a low bitrate for some devices.

All 4

NordVPN is my recommendation because it has strong unblocking capabilities. If you currently use IP Vanish as your VPN and want to unblock streaming services, I would consider switching to my recommended VPN. Despite IP Vanish being a safe and secure VPN, it does not have very good unblocking capabilities. Furthermore, you will struggle to use subscription services that are based outside of your location.

These VPNs have been reported as not working to unblock All 4:
IP Vanish
PrivateVPN
Zen Mate

Unfortunately, it seems that an Android TV version of All 4 is not available. In this circumstance, you can instead use the All 4 app on your phone/tablet and cast it to your Nvidia Shield instead.

B

BeeTV

Yes. With an Android emulator such as Bluestacks or Nox Player installed on your PC/laptop you can easily install BeeTV.

How to install and use Bluestacks

How to install and use Nox Player

No. You do not have to install Titan Player to use BeeTV. You can change your default media player with the BeeTV settings. 

1 – Go to Settings

2 – Tap down to the Player section

3 – Select Choose default play action

4 – Select Play with external video player

5 – The next time you select a link to start watching you’ll get to select which app to open the video file with. Select your external player and select Always to always use that player

C

Cinema HD

A 404 error usually means “file not found” and could be due to a file becoming un-cached on the Real-Debrid site but the API (the software that allows one application to talk to another) is not yet reflecting the change. There are some things that you can do:

1. Clear the cache and force close the app
2. Log out of Real-Debrid and log back in
3. Unplug your router and your device, wait at least 30 seconds then plug it all back in
4. Uninstall the app and reinstall it, logging your Real-Debrid account back in

An announcement was shared in a Telegram group that confirmed Cinema HD is shutting down. The developer has stopped working on any updates. Although you may still be able to use Cinema HD without any issues, the application will eventually stop working.

Cyberflix

Yes. With an Android emulator such as Bluestacks or Nox Player installed on your PC/laptop you can easily install Cyberflix.

How to install and use Bluestacks

How to install and use Nox Player

It is possible that your ISP is blocking you from being able to scrape the online databases. If this is the case, there are several things you can try.

1 – Close the app and clear the cache.

2 – Check you are using the most up-to-date version by checking my Downloads page for the most up-to-date version. If you are using an older version, install the new update.

3 – Use a VPN to bypass your ISP. I recommend using NordVPN.

4 – Use Real Debrid for access to premium encrypted links. 

D

Discovery+

The only way around that (that I have found so far) is to buy a gift subscription by going to gift.discoveryplus.com

Here you will able to purchase a subscription as a gift and use a card registered in your country.

In the UK, Discovery+ have 3 tiers of service. The first is completely free with 6 channels and 30 days of catch up you can watch for free from those channels. The 2nd and 3rd tiers are subscription based.

Unfortunately, if you are based in the US, Discovery+ does not offer a free tier. However, you can use a VPN connected to a UK server to access the free channels and content. You will also need to sideload the Discovery+ app from my Download page if it is not available from your Appstore.

A VPN is required if you want to bypass geographical restrictions on streaming services. By using a VPN you can choose your location and connect to the correct server to overcome blocks on your streaming. NordVPN has excellent unblocking capabilities and can unlock most streaming services, no matter where you are!

Discovery+ FAQ pages state that “Up to four people can watch discovery+ at the same time from any one account.” It does not mention anything about physical location, so theoretically, 4 people watching Discovery+ on the same account can be in different households.

Discovery+ is available in the UK, US, Canada, Brazil and some parts of Europe and Asia-Pacific. Check Wikipedia for a full list of countries served.

A VPN is required if you want to bypass geographical restrictions on streaming services. By using a VPN you can choose your location and connect to the correct server to overcome blocks on your streaming. NordVPN has excellent unblocking capabilities and can unlock most streaming services, no matter where you are!

You will also need to sideload the Discovery+ app from my Download page if it is not available from your Appstore.

Downloader

If you’re using the on-screen keyboard to type and search for Downloader, you may not find it.

Instead, try using your voice remote. Hold the voice button down while saying Downloader. You should be able to find it this way instead.

If this does not work, then Downloader might not be available in your area. You may have to deregister your Fire TV Stick and re-register, entering address details from the US or UK (use Google). You should then be able to see and install Downloader from the Amazon Appstore.

Dream TV

Yes. With an Android emulator such as Bluestacks or Nox Player installed on your PC/laptop you can easily install Dream TV.

How to install and use Bluestacks

How to install and use Nox Player

It is possible that your ISP is blocking you from being able to scrape the online databases. If this is the case, there are several things you can try.

1 – Close the app and clear the cache.

2 – Check you are using the most up-to-date version by checking my Downloads page for the most up-to-date version. If you are using an older version, install the new update.

3 – Use a VPN to bypass your ISP. I recommend using NordVPN.

4 – Use Real Debrid for access to premium encrypted links. 

N

Nova TV

Nova TV have removed the setting to be able to set an external media player as the default. In order to use Nova TV, you must install Polygon Player.

Yes. With an Android emulator such as Bluestacks or Nox Player installed on your PC/laptop you can easily install Nova TV.

How to install and use Bluestacks

How to install and use Nox Player

It is possible that your ISP is blocking you from being able to scrape the online databases. If this is the case, there are several things you can try.

1 – Close the app and clear the cache.

2 – Check you are using the most up-to-date version by checking my Downloads page for the most up-to-date version. If you are using an older version, install the new update.

3 – Use a VPN to bypass your ISP. I recommend using NordVPN.

4 – Use Real Debrid for access to premium encrypted links. 

NOW (formerly Now TV)

The NOW service is available in the UK only.

A VPN is required if you want to bypass geographical restrictions on streaming services. By using a VPN you can choose your location and connect to the correct server to overcome blocks on your streaming. NordVPN has excellent unblocking capabilities and can unlock most streaming services, no matter where you are!

You will also need to sideload the NOW app from my Download page if it is not available from your Appstore.

V

VPNs

Check out my quick video that answers this question or check out the information below.

Video: Do you really need a VPN?

Whether you use a VPN or not is completely up to you. There are some things you need to consider:

  1. Some parts of the world allow you to stream and can do so freely without the use of a VPN
  2. If you are downloading or using torrents then you should use a VPN
  3. Some internet providers do not like you streaming from unofficial sources and can detect you doing this. They may then block your internet or throttle your speed or send you nasty letters
  4. Some applications can collect information such as your IP address and a VPN protects you against data harvesting
  5. With a VPN you can unblock content and websites that are otherwise restricted
  6. It is advisable to use a VPN if you are in the UK and want to watch sports with IPTV services
  7. It is advisable if you are in the UK and you are with Sky Broadband and you use 3rd party apps

A VPN is required if you want to bypass geographical restrictions on streaming services. By using a VPN you can choose your location and connect to the correct server to overcome blocks on your streaming. NordVPN has excellent unblocking capabilities and can unlock most streaming services, no matter where you are!