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How to Watch Freeview on Amazon Firestick / Fire TV

Get free access to stream live TV channels on Firestick by installing the Freeview app.

Key Highlights

  • Freeview is not available on Firesticks and Fire TVs.
  • So, you can stream Freeview on Firestick using its website.
  • Alternatively, you can sideload or cast the Freeview app to watch its content on Firestick.

Freeview is an application that telecasts 85+ UK television channels for free. So, you can watch TV channels related to entertainment, sports, drama, kids, comedy, news, etc. Apart from the UK, it is accessible only in selected regions like New Zealand and Australia. Unfortunately, the Freeview app is only compatible with Android and iOS devices. If you are a Firestick user, you can access the service in the website form using any browser like Silk Browser. Alternatively, you can sideload Freeview APK and cast the Freeview mobile app to access the service on Firestick.

This article will help you get the Freeview app on your Firestick or Fire TV in any possible way.

How to Watch Freeview on Firestick Using Silk Browser

The easiest way to watch the service on Firestick is by visiting its official website using Silk Browser. The upcoming points will guide you on how to download Silk Browser and access the Freeview website using it.

1. Go to the Firestick Homepage and click Find.

2. Select Search and search for the Silk browser.

3. Locate the Amazon Silk – Web Browser app and click the Download or Get button to install the app.

Amazon Silk Web Browser

4. After it gets installed, open Amazon Silk – Web Browser on your Firestick or Fire TV.

5. Tap Accept Terms to agree to the Terms & Conditions.

6. Enter in the address bar and tap Go.

Address bar of Silk browser

7. Tap Find and Watch TV to explore a TV show you want to stream.

Freeview official website - Find and Watch TV section

8. After clicking that, you have to Sign In or Register to watch the content.

Sign In or Register option on Freeview website

9. If you select Sign in, enter the email address linked with your BBC account and the password you have set.

10. If you don’t have a BBC account, click Register. Then, follow the upcoming instructions.

  • Select your Age group from the options.
  • Enter your date of birth and tap Continue.
Enter Date of birth
  • Further, fill in all the necessary details and click Continue. You will get a notification if your account is created.
Fill details to create a Freeview account

11. After signing in or registering for BBC, go back to the Freeview webpage and refresh it.

Freeview account creation notification

Now, you can play and watch any TV show you want on your Firestick or Fire TV.

How to Sideload Freeview App on Firestick

To sideload the Freeview app, you should install the Downloader app on Firestick, which is available on the Amazon App Store. To learn how to do it and install the Freeview app using Downloader, follow the below steps.

1. Open the Firestick Home page and select the Search icon.

2. Type Downloader and search for the app. Click Download/Get to install it.

3. Now, go to Firestick Settings and select My Fire TV tile.

fire tv home page

4. Select Developer options on the next screen and click on the Install unknown apps option.

5. From the apps list on the screen, select Downloader and turn it on.

6. Next, open the Downloader app and enter the Freeview APK URL [] in the search bar. Then, click Go.

freeview on firestick

7. Click Download and download the Freeview APK file on your Firestick.

8. Once it gets downloaded, open the file and click Install. Now, the Freeview app installation will begin.

Freeview on Firestick

9. When the installation is complete, click Open to launch the Freeview app.

Freeview on Firestick

How to Cast Freeview on Firestick

If you’re not interested in the sideloading method, you can simply cast the Freeview app on Firestick from your Android mobile or iPhone. The following steps will guide you in doing it efficiently.

How to Cast Freeview on Firestick from Android Smartphone

1. To cast Freeview to Firestick from Android mobile, enable the Display Mirroring option on Firestick.

2. Then, download the Freeview app on your mobile and log in to your account.

3. Now, connect your Firestick and mobile to the same WIFI. Then, select the Cast icon on the app’s Home screen.

Cast option

4. Choose your Firestick device and grant permission to cast your screen to Firestick.

5. After casting the screen on Firestick, choose any media content on the Freeview app and start streaming.

How to Cast Freeview on Firestick from iPhone

You can cast Freeview content from iPhones only on Fire TV devices because the AirPlay & HomeKit option is available only on Fire TVs. If you are using Firestick, install third-party apps like AirScreen and set it up for casting.

1. After setting up the required options to cast to Firestick or Fire TV, launch the Freeview app on your iPhone.

2. Log in to the app after connecting your mobile phone with your Firestick-connected WIFI.

3. Click on the Cast icon. Select your Fire device and establish a connection.

Now, whatever you play within the Freeview app on your mobile will run on your Firestick screen.

How to Watch Freeview on Firestick Outside the UK

As already discussed, the Freeview app is only accessible in the UK, New Zealand, and Australia. To stream Freeview from anywhere, you should connect your Firestick to a VPN. Here’s how to use Freeview on Firestick using ExpressVPN.

1. Open the ExpressVPN app on Firestick.

2. Sign in with the appropriate username and password. If you’re a new user, sign up for an ExpressVPN account with the subscription plan you want on its official website.

3. Once you signed in, select any UK server and click Connect.

ExpressVPN connected to UK server

4. After that, open the Silk Browser and visit the Freeview website.

5. Select a TV show to start streaming on your Firestick.

Fixes for Freeview on Firestick Not Working Issue

Since you have sideloaded the app version of Freeview, you will have some issues while streaming.

  • Install the Mouse Toggle on Firestick for better navigation inside the Freeview app.
  • Like other streaming apps, Freeview requires a strong internet connection for streaming. Check whether you have any issues with your internet connection. If so, restart the Wi-Fi router to fix the problem.
  • Restart your Firestick to fix the temporary issues on the Firestick device.
  • Uninstall the Freeview APK and sideload the latest version. Similarly, you should update Firestick firmware to solve internal bugs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any third-party sources available to watch Freeview on Firestick?

You can sideload apps like Mobdro and OLa TV and watch Freeview app content on Firestick using them.

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