Welcome to this guide on installing the TikTok app on Amazon Fire TV. Thanks to its ever-expanding library of apps and streaming options, Amazon Fire TV is one of the most versatile streaming devices available. But one major limitation is that it doesn’t have a dedicated TikTok app. So if you want to watch your favourite content on TikTok, you’ll have to go out of your way to get it working with Fire TV.
Fortunately, several methods and workarounds will enable you to watch TikTok videos and more on your Fire TV device. In this guide, we’ll cover two methods for getting the job done: the Silk web browser and an Android emulator. By following these steps, you can begin enjoying all your favourite Tiktok content without upgrading or switching streaming devices!
TikTok App Launches on Amazon’s Fire TV
Installing the TikTok app on your Amazon Fire TV is fairly straightforward. But before you get started, there are a few things that you need to have in place.
You need to ensure that you have the latest version of the Fire TV OS installed, that your device has enough free storage space, and that you have the latest version of the TikTok app.
Once you have completed these three prerequisites, you can start with the installation process.
Check for Fire TV compatibility
Before installing TikTok on Fire TV, you must ensure your device is compatible with the app. Amazon Fire TV streaming devices are available in multiple tiers, each with varying performance capabilities and support for third-party apps. The most up-to-date Amazon Fire TV devices support all popular streaming platforms, including TikTok, but older models do not.
To check for compatibility of your device with the TikTok app, open the ‘Settings’ menu on your Amazon Fire TV device. From there, select ‘About’ > ‘Device’, where you should find the exact device name and model number (e.g.: Fire TV Stick 4K). Refer to the list of compatible devices below to confirm if your Fire TV is compatible:
- Fire TV Stick Lite
- Fire TV Stick
- Fire TV Stick 4K
- All Generation 2nd & Above Amazon Genuine Devices
- All generation 2nd & above fire cubes
- Amazon Echo Show (2st Generation & Above)
If your device is not listed here or appears incompatible with TikTok on FireTV due to lack of key features cited, include model name or number in any relevant search results. Once confirmed as compatible, move onto the next prerequisites step — ensuring enough storage space to install and run the app — before attempting installation.
Check your Fire TV version
Before you begin the installation process, it is important to ensure that the Amazon Fire TV device you own is compatible with the TikTok app. To check the version of your Fire TV device, go to Settings > My Fire TV > About. This should bring up a page that displays information about your specific device, including its version number.
The minimum requirements for compatible devices are:
- Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), Fire TV Stick 4K, or Fire TV Cube
- An Alexa Voice Remote with volume control button
- Version 6.2 or higher
If your device meets these criteria and runs on a supported operating system, you are ready to install and use TikTok on your Amazon Fire TV.
Update your Fire TV
If you want to install TikTok on your Amazon Fire TV device, you’ll need to ensure it runs the software’s most up-to-date version. To check for updates:
1. On your Amazon Home Screen, select “Settings”.
2. Select “My Fire TV”.
3. Under the “About” section, select “Check for System Update” and follow the prompts to install any new updates.
4. Once updated, you can download and install the TikTok app from the Amazon Appstore directly on your Fire TV device.
Installing the TikTok App
Exciting news for TikTok fans – the TikTok app has just been launched on Amazon’s Fire TV, making watching your favourite short videos easier.
In this article, we’ll talk about how you can install the TikTok App on your Fire TV. Then, we’ll follow the steps needed to get the app up and running, so you can watch immediately.
Open the Fire TV home screen
The Amazon Fire TV home screen is the starting point for accessing internet services, streaming media content, and installing new applications like the TikTok app. To open the Fire TV home screen on your device:
1. Ensure your Amazon Fire TV device is connected to a working Wi-Fi and power source. 2. Press the Home button at the top of your Fire TV remote to open the Home screen. 3. Select Apps from the list of options presented on the Home screen. You will then be presented with a list of all installed apps and an option to Add Apps to install (including TikTok).
Search for the TikTok app
Launch the Amazon Fire TV app, select “Apps & Games” from the left-hand menu, and search for “TikTok.” When you find the app in the store listing, click on it to bring up the app details page. Once on this page, click the yellow “Get” button to download and install the app.
The installation process will start immediately and once completed you will be able to find TikTok on your Amazon Fire TV home screen. Select it and press Enter/OK on your remote control to launch it. As with any other Amazon Fire TV apps and games, you can also add it to your Recent List so that you can jump directly into it whenever you want.
Once you’ve opened TikTok from your home screen you’ll see two options – Sign Up or Log In. If you don’t already have an account with TikTok, select Sign Up and follow the instructions on screen. If you already have a TikTok account, select Log In and enter in your details to continue with full access to all its features!
Select the TikTok app
Once you have completed the necessary steps, you can select the TikTok app. To get to the app store, you will need to press the “Home” button on your Amazon Fire TV remote, then select “Apps”. From here, search for “TikTok”.
When you select the App from the list of results, you will be taken to an application information page where you can see details about what it does and how much it costs (if there is a fee attached) and reviews from other users of TikTok on Fire TV. Then, follow the instructions and select “Install app” to download and install TikTok.
Install the TikTok app
Installing the TikTok app on your Amazon Fire TV can provide hours of entertainment with videos, music and more right at your fingertips. If you’re ready to get started but aren’t sure how to use it, read on for a step-by-step guide on installing the TikTok app.
First, press the Home button on your remote control to return to the Fire TV main menu. Then, select “Apps” from the list of options followed by “Amazon Appstore” in the top row.
When you enter into the Amazon Appstore, type “TikTok” or conversely search for TikTok directly from categories such as “Top Charts” or “Most Popular Apps & Games”. After you find it, select it and for free apps and games simply select ‘Get’, commonly found in a green box at the bottom right of a listing such as this one – if it’s not free then instead choose ‘Buy Now’.
After clicking this button, you will be prompted to enter your account password to start the download process. Once your credentials are entered you may accept any displayed conditions and then select “Download” which will initiate a fairly quick download process based on an internet connection’s speed. Within seconds or minutes depending on internet speed it should finish downloading and then install itself automatically without any other action required from you – generally taking between 10-15 seconds.
And that’s it! Well done – now just press Home again on your remote control – when displayed just select Tik Tok from Apps (it will appear in alphabetical order) and log in with either Facebook or Google+ or even create your profile (should be no problem). Enjoy creating short videos!
Many people may have difficulty installing the TikTok app on Amazon Fire TV. This process can be tricky and requires certain tools to ensure the app functions correctly.
In this section, we will look at the specific steps needed to install the TikTok app on Amazon Fire TV and troubleshoot any issues that may arise during installation.
Make sure you’re logged in to the same Amazon account
Before you can install the TikTok app on your Amazon Fire TV, it’s important to ensure you’re logged in to the same Amazon account you used to purchase your Fire TV. This will ensure the device is properly registered and connected to the correct account.
To check which Amazon account is associated with your Fire TV, go to Settings > My Account on your device. You will then be able to see what account is currently logged in. If it isn’t the right one, select Log Out and sign in with the correct account.
Once you have verified that you’re using the right Amazon account, open the App Store on your device, search for “TikTok”, and select Download to install it on your device. You should now be able to launch and use TikTok from your Fire TV Home screen or Apps library after signing into your account.
Check your internet connection
Before you download the TikTok app, it is important to check your Amazon Fire TV device’s internet connection. Ensure your device is connected to a steady, secure internet connection capable of loading the app. An unstable or weak connection may cause issues during installation, or with the app’s performance.
To ensure the best connection performance, you can also try rebooting your network hardware and reconnecting your device before downloading TikTok.
Check for software updates
Check if an additional software update is required on your Fire TV device. Occasionally, a newer version of the Amazon Fire TV UI may need to be installed to download the TikTok App successfully.
To check for updates:
- Open the main menu on your Amazon Fire TV device and select “Settings”.
- Select “My Fire TV” and then select “About” or “System”.
- Scroll down and select “Check for Updates”. If an update is available, it will begin to download and you will need to follow any on-screen prompts before installing the TikTok App on your Amazon Fire TV device.