How to Install and Use Whatsapp on Firestick

Whatsapp on Firestick

WhatsApp is the best cross-platform messaging tool. It is free to use, and you can send texts, images, videos, and GIFs to anyone. It is used for both personal and professional communication. In addition to that, you can make audio calls and video calls with ease. Unfortunately, the WhatsApp application is unavailable on the Amazon Firestick Apps Store. Follow the guide to install and use WhatsApp on Firestick using alternative methods.

Features of WhatsApp

  • You can group chat with your friends. You can add a maximum of 256 members to a group.
  • With the Dark Mode, which was introduced recently, you can enjoy a dark theme while chatting.
  • You don’t need to use any username or password to use Whatsapp. Your phone number is enough to set up your profile.
  • You can make video calls with up to 8 participants.

Ways to Install WhatsApp on Amazon Fire TV Stick

Even though WhatsApp is not available on the Amazon App Store, you can install the app using third-party installers. There are two ways to get WhatsApp on Firestick.

  • Using Downloader
  • Using ES File Explorer

Preliminary Things

To get your Firestick ready, you need to turn on the Install Unknown Apps feature.

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Step1: On the Firestick Home screen, navigate to the Settings option

Select settings from the Firestick home screen

Step2: Click on the My Fire TV or Devices option

Click on My Fire TV under settings

Step3: Under My Fire TV, Select the Developer options

Step4: On the Developer options menu, select the Install Unknown Apps option to turn on

Enable Install Unknown Apps

Step5: When the confirmation pop-up appears, click the Turn On button.

Related: How to install Kik Messenger on Firestick

How to Sideload WhatsApp on Firestick using Downloader

Downloader is the best app to sideload third-party apps on Firestick. If you don’t have the app, install Downloader for Firestick using the link.

Step1: Open the Downloader app and click Allow if any pop-up comes

Click Allow to access downloader

Step2: Go to the search bar and enter the WhatsApp download link Click the Go button. You can get the download link from the web.

Enter the URL link and click Go

Step3: The apk file will begin to download. When it is downloaded, click the Install button to install the Whatsapp apk file.

Step4: Once the apk is installed, click the Open button to run the app.

How to Get WhatsApp on Amazon Firestick using ES File Explorer

ES File Explorer is also one of the best apps to install apps on Firestick. Install the ES File Explorer for Firestick using the link if you don’t have the app.

Step1: Launch the ES File Explorer app on your Firestick

Step2: Click on the Downloader icon on the app screen (in the second row)

Click Downloader option from the Home

Step3: Now, click the +New button on the lower part of the screen

Click +New icon on ES File Explorer

Step4: In the Path text bar, enter the download link In the Name text bar, enter WhatsApp and click the Download Now button.

Click the Download Now to get Whastapp on Firestick

Step5: Click the Open File button followed by the Install button

Step6: Click the Install button once more to install the app

Step7: When the app is installed, click the Open button to launch the app.

Related: How to install Skype for Firestick

How to Make Video Calls using WhatsApp on Firestick

If your Firestick-connected TV has a built-in front camera, you can make video calls to your friends. Follow the below steps to make video calls using WhatsApp on Firestick.

Step1: Open the WhatsApp app on Firestick and complete all the setup procedures

Step2: On top of the screen, four options will appear. Camera, Chats, Status, and Calls. Choose the Calls option.

Step3: Now, click on the Call icon at the bottom of the screen

Step4: All your WhatsApp contact will appear. Click on the Video Call icon that corresponds to your friend

Step5: When your friend picks up your call, you can talk to your friend. If you want to add another person, click the Contacts icon on the top right side

Step6: When you finish talking, click the End button to cut the video call.

Note: You cannot use the same Whatsapp number on Firestick, which you use on your smartphone. You can’t use your WhatsApp on both devices at the same time.

Now, make video calls and audio calls on your Firestick using WhatsApp without spending money. Give your smartphone some rest and use WhatsApp on your Firestick.

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Can I make a Whatsapp video call on a Kindle Fire Tablet?

Yes, you can make video calls on your Amazon Fire Tablet by installing the app from the Amazon Store.

Why is Whatsapp not working on Firestick?

First, make sure that you have the latest version of the app. If not, update the latest version by uninstalling and reinstalling the app.