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 it lets you 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 App Store. But you can sideload the WhatsApp app on Firestick using the Downloader or ES File Explorer app.

How to Download WhatsApp on Firestick

1. Turn On your Firestick and click the Magnifying Glass icon on the home screen.

2. On the search bar, type Downloader using the virtual keyboard.

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Tap the Find icon

3. Select the Downloader app from the search suggestions.

Install Downloader on Firestick

4. Tap the Get button or Download icon to install the app on your Amazon Firestick.

5. Go to the Firestick home screen, and hit the Settings icon.

Select settings from the Firestick home screen

6. Click on the My Fire TV or Devices option.

Click on My Fire TV under settings

7. Under My Fire TV, Select the Developer options

8. On the Developer options menu, select the Install Unknown Apps option.

Enable Install Unknown Apps

9. Locate the Downloader and enable it.

Enable Downloader

Sideload WhatsApp on Firestick using Downloader

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 APK link. Then, click the Go button.

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 app on your Firestick.

Step4: Once 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 from the Amazon App Store if you don’t have the app. Then, subscribe to the premium version ($9.99) of ES File Explorer.

Before sideloading apps, you must enable the Install unknown apps option for ES File Explorer.

To turn it ON, navigate to Settings >> My Fire TV >> Developer Options >> Install unknown apps >> Turn On ES File Explorer.

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 WhatsApp APK 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.

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. If not, connect a web camera and follow the steps below.

Step1: Open the WhatsApp app on Firestick and sign in to your account.

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

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.

If you have any trouble navigating and using the WhatsApp app, install the Mouse toggle app on Firestick and use the WhatsApp app conveniently.

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.

5 Alternatives for WhatsApp

If you no longer want to use WhatsApp on Firestick and looking for other messaging apps, refer to the WhatsApp alternatives mentioned below.


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

Yes, you can make video calls on your Amazon Fire Tablet by sideloading the WhatsApp app.

2/ Why is Whatsapp not working on Firestick?

First, make sure that you have the latest version of the app. If not, update WhatsApp to the latest version or try uninstalling and reinstalling the app.