The fire stick also known as Amazon Fire TV stick is a streaming platform by Amazon. The fire stick device is an Android device, but unlike other Android supported devices, it does not support the Google Play store. The device is shaped like a flash drive and you plug it directly to your TV HDMI port. With your Amazon Fire TV stick, you can stream various entertainment platforms on your Smart TV.
The good thing about the Amazon Fire TV stick is that you don’t have to pay for a monthly subscription. You just have to buy the fire stick device. You only need to pay for subscription for premium apps streamed on the platform.
Some of the channels you will have access to with your Amazon Fire TV stick includes the following
- NBA TV
- NFL Network
- Apple TV
- Hayu etc
Instagram on the other hand is one of the top social media platforms of the internet. Initially, the platform was all about images. But over the years, the Instagram platform has evolved to include but images, short videos, and short write ups.
If you want to know if you can access your Instagram app via the Amazon Fire TV stick, sadly you can’t. Not directly anyway. The Amazon Fire TV stick is not programmed to access the Instagram app directly. Thankfully, there are alternative ways to install and use Instagram app on your firestick device. This article provides the step to step procedure on how to install the Instagram app on your fire stick device.
How To Install Instagram App On Amazon Fire TV Stick.
There are two ways to get this done. The first is to screen mirror your smartphone to your Amazon fire stick. The second process is to use a third party app downloader. Let’s explore both methods here.
Method 1. Screen Mirror Or Cast Instagram On Amazon Fire TV Stick
Try this method if you don’t want to make use of a third party downloader to add an app on your firestick.
Step 1. Open the fire stick on your Smart TV. You will see the search bar on the left top side of your home screen. Type in ‘Airscreen’ on the search bar.
Step 2. From the list of apps, click on AIRSCREEN app.
Step 3. You will see the DOWNLOAD option just below the app description and ratings. Click on the Download option to download and install the app.
Step 4. Open the AIRSCREEN app. Go to SETTING. Enable Airplay for your Smartphone. If you use an Iphone, you enable it for IOS devices. If you use an Android phone, you enable it for Google cast.
Step 5. The next step is to connect your Smartphone to the Wireless connection your Firestick is connected to.
Step 6. Use the QUICK ACCESS option on your Smartphone. Search for Cast if you use an Android phone and Screen Mirroring for an IOS phone.
Step 7. Press and hold the OK button on your Firestick remote for several seconds.
Step 8. Launch the Instagram App on your smartphone and view on your TV.
Method 2. Use A Third Party App Downloader.
Step 1. Open the fire stick on your Smart TV. You will see the search bar on the left top side of your home screen. Type in ‘Downloader’ on the search bar.
Step 2. Click on the app’s search bar and type https://bit.ly/3lz1jv2 and press GO. This is Instagram’s APK for download.
Step 3. The file will automatically start to download. After the download, Press the Install option to install the app.
Step 4. Press the Open to launch app.
Step 5. Enter your Instagram login details to access your instagram account.
The two easy methods to access the Instagram app has been outlined in details in this post. You can use either of the methods to get this done.