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How to Install Zwift on Firestick & Fire TV

With Zwift, turn your firestick into a trainer.

Zwift is an online cycling and training tool that helps you to keep yourself fit and healthy. It is an indoor training app provided with a vast collection of exercises and training programs lead by world-class trainers. Zwift on Firestick offers thousands of rides and races. You will be able to choose the world or location you want to ride. Zwift is a fully-featured indoor training app compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, Apple TV, Amazon Firestick, and many more. Get this app on your Firestick and never get bored of doing exercises and easily transform your living room into a playground.

Features of Zwift

  • Zwift is made available with more than thousand structured workouts and training plans.
  • Workouts and training sessions are conducted by professional trainers.
  • You are allowed to choose from a wide range of virtual worlds for your rides.
  • It allows you to schedule your upcoming training and rides.
  • Availability of variable resistance gives the feeling of real-world riding.
  • Zwift makes your every rides similar to gameplay and so you will be able to run with your friends or global community.
  • With Zwift you will analyse your performance which helps to enhance your workouts or training.

Install Zwift on Firestick

However Zwift is a third party app not found on Amazon App Store. So you can use side-loading feature to get Zwift app on your Firestick. There are two way to side-load Zwift app are,

  • Install Zwift using Downloader app
  • Install Zwift using ES File Explorer app

Pre Requisite

Before entering into third party installation, you need to enable Apps from Unknown Sources option on your Firestick.

#1: Launch your Firestick and go to Home screen.

#2: Select Settings option at the top of the Firestick home screen.

 Firestick settings

#3: Next select My Fire TV / Devices menu option.

My Fire TV

#4: Under My Fire TV, select Developer Options.

Developer Options

#5: Next select Apps from Unknown Sources option.

Apps from Unknown Sources

#6: Then Click Turn on from the Prompt to enable Apps from Unknown Sources option.

Turn On Apps from Unknown Sources

#7: After that select the ADB debugging option to enable it.

Method 1: Install Zwift on Firestick Using Downloader App

Downloader on Firestick is the best side-loading app to install apps and services from third party sources.

#1: Open the Downloader app on your Firestick.

Note: If the Downloader app is not installed previously, you can install it directly from the Amazon App Store.

#2: Select Settings option from the left side bar.

#3: Now select Enable Java Script option.

Zwift on Firestick

#4: Then select Yes form the Prompt.

#5: Return to Downloader home screen, go to the address bar and enter the Zwift app URL

Firestick Downloader App

#6: Next select Go button to download the Apk file.

#7: When the Apk is downloaded, select the file and click Install button.

#8: Once the installation process is completed, click the Open button to run the Zwift app on your Firestick.

Zwift on Firestick

Method 2: Install Zwift on Firestick using ES File Explorer

ES File Explorer is a well known android File Manager app. In addition to that, it also functions as a side-loader app on Firestick to install third-party apps. It is considered a perfect alternative to the Downloader app.

#1: Launch the ES File Explorer app on your Firestick.

Note: If you don’t have ES File Explorer app, install it directly form the Amazon App Store.

#2: Select the Downloader icon from the main window under Tools menu.

Downloader icon on ES File Explorer

#3: Then select + New button at the bottom of the screen.

Click + New

#4: A small window appears with the Path and Name field. In the Path field, enter the Zwift Apk URL, and in the Name Field, type Zwift.

#5: After that select Download Now, the apk file will start downloading.

Zwift on Firestick using ES File Explorer

#6: Once the Apk file got downloaded, select the Apk file and click the Open File option.

#7: The ES File Explorer will start the installation process.

#8: Then click Install option.

Zwift on Firestick

#9: Once the installation is complete, click Open to start using Zwift app on your Firestick.

Alternative Way to Watch Zwift on Firestick

Users with Android smartphone and tablet has another way to watch Zwift on bigger screens. By screen mirroring your Android device on Firestick, you can watch all the training videos on the TV.

Step 1: Long press the home button on Firestick remote and select Mirroring.

Step 2: On your Android device, turn on WiFi and connect to the network where your Firestick was connected.

Step 3: Head to the Settings and select the Cast menu.

Step 4: Select your Firestick and grant permission to mirror your Android screen.

Step 5: Launch the Zwift app and play the training videos.

Step 6: It will mirror on the TV where your Firestick was connected.

To Conclude

You can follow either of these methods to install Zwift training app on your Firestick. You can get access to dozens of training programs conducted by smart trainers. Moreover, Zwift requires a monthly subscription to access its features at a cost of $14.99. The subscription cost may differ according to your residence.

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  1. Hi, I have tried the old and new URL’s and they both don’t work coming up with a forbidden error preventing the APK file from downloading. It would be great if you could get this working please advise if there is a solution

      1. Hi, im having the same problem, everything works until trying to download APk im using this url is it the updated one?
        Thanks for your instructions so far – they’re great and easy to follow!

  2. I was able to get the zwift app over to my television, but it says the TLC 4k television is not compatible with the app even though other sideloaded apps were able to launch.
    Everything is up-to-date as far as I know.
    Is there some kind of trick to getting zwift to launch?

  3. Links for both Downloader and ES File Explorer – both original and updated links – are faulty. Has anyone actually had success in getting Zwift up and running on their Firestick based on the guidance in this article?

    1. Hi Chris! Thanks for commenting.

      As I tried the links work fine on both the methods. Do clear your firestick cache and give it a try. Or you can also try installing the previous versions of the app from the link.

    2. Use you es explorer and edit name of downloaded file by putting .APK at the end of it (long press on the file, in internal storage/downloaded on your es explorer then edit and add the .APK)
      Now when you open in downloader it will give you option to install

  4. hi I managed to download the file, but when selecting “Open” the Firestick said “No Handler for this app” – all help welcome

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