How To Turn On Apps From Unknown Sources On Firestick

There are plenty of options you can experiment with on your Smart TV. But, one of the most popular options is “Apps from Unknown Sources”. Now, this is the kind of option that is the first and main step you need to take before you install apps on your Firestick.


When you download apps, what you regularly do is use the App Store. If you want to download apps outside the App Store, you need to toggle this option on. That’s exactly where this guide comes in. We have decided to share all the steps you need to toggle the “Apps from Unknown Sources” option. All you have to do is follow the steps.

But, before we get to the guide, there is something important we want to mention first. By toggling this option, your personal data and Amazon Fire TV won’t be completely secure. What that means is you might be exposed to a certain behavior.

If you agree to turn it on, you might install some applications that could potentially damage your TV or cause loss of data. Therefore, when you are done using it, you should turn it off.

Now that you know everything you can expect from this option, we can begin. It’s easy. Follow the steps one by one and you will do it in no-time.

Step 1

The first thing you need to do is go to the Home screen on your Smart TV. Next, go to the “Settings” menu. In this particular example, the “Settings” menu is in the top menu bar. Select it.

Step 2

Scroll through all the options. Go all the way to the end. Look for “My Fire TV”. Open it. 

Step 3

This is your “Fire TV” settings menu. Here you can toggle all the settings for your Firestick. Since we are looking for one particular option, go to “Developer options”. It is the second option from the top of the menu. Select it to get to the next step. 

Step 4

Now, a new submenu will pop up. This is the menu you are looking for. To toggle the “Apps from Unknown Sources” press it. It is the second option right under “ADB debugging”. 

Step 5

What you want is to toggle this option on. To do that select the button “Turn On”. This is the button you are looking for. By toggling this option, the “Apps from Unknown Sources” will be up and running. 


Toggling the “Apps from Unknown Sources” option is very easy. All it takes are five easy steps. It is a convenient feature you can use whenever you want to download apps, not from the App Store. But, as we mentioned before, it is important that you turn it back off once you are done using it. Not only will you keep your TV safe, but, you will also avoid loss of data. Now that you know how to do it, go ahead and try this feature for yourself. Let us know if you found this guide helpful in the comments below.