Wednesday, March 29, 2023

How to install SkyShowtime on an Amazon Fire TV

the new platform SkyShowtime it is not available on Fire TV. At least for now. It can be enjoyed from its website, at mobile devices Android or iOS, in computers Chrome OS, Mac or Windows PC and on smart tvs via Apple TV, Android TV, and on select LG or Samsung TVs. But it doesn’t say anything about Amazon devices like the popular ones Fire TV or TVs with built-in Fire TV.

We already have this problem HBO Max. When HBO change for HBO Maxthe official app for Amazon Fire TV was unavailable for a while. But how FireOSthe operating system of these devices, is based on Android, there is a relatively simple way to install the app.

So while we don’t have an official app for SkyShowtime on Fire TVWell, we can download and install its version for Android TV, cousin of FireOS. And when the official version is available, as happened with HBO Max, you can reinstall it from the amazon app store and enjoy SkyShowtime content seamlessly.

SkyShowtime on Fire TV does not have an official app at the moment
Source: Amazon

Install SkyShowtime on Fire TV

On both Android and FireOS, the software of the Amazon Fire TV, you can install apps in several ways. The main one is through the official store, the amazon app store. But there are apps not available there. The second option is to download alternative stores. There are quite a few. and you can too download apk installer directly and install it on your Fire TV as one more app.

In our case, we are going to download the version of SkyShowtime for the Android TV platform. So you can install SkyShowtime on Fire TV. The generic Android version is not worth it because it is designed for smaller screens. and we want watch content on a tv. A reliable source where you will find that installer is APKMirror. In this repository you will find APK installers of most Android applications.

But for download an APK file from a Fire TV you will first need a specialized tool for this task. He does not serve us Amazon Silk Browser, the one that is by default in these devices. The most popular solution to download individual files in FireOS is called precisely Downloader. It is free and You will find it in the Amazon Appstore. Its creator is responsible for the portal AFTVnewsspecializing in news about Amazon devices.

Downloader is an app to install applications on Fire TV from its APKDownloader is an app to install applications on Fire TV from its APK

A very useful aid to install applications

So, with this alternative method to install SkyShowtime on Fire TV, you first download and install Downloader on your Fire TV from the app store. Then you enter Downloader and search for “SkyShowtime APKMirror Android TV” in the address bar of the application. Or, if you prefer, enter directly this link. Downloader will open the page without problems. Then, navigate through the page to download the APK by clicking on the download button of APKMirror.

A Downloader window will appear on the screen asking you if you want to download the SkyShowtime installer for Android TV. We’ll say yes, and then ask you to install it. A white window may open, reminding you of the old Android installer. Click on Install and wait for the process to finish.

If you see an error message that prevents you from installing SkyShowtime from Downloader, it may be because you don’t have the corresponding permission enabled. To do so, you will have to go to My Fire TV > About > Fire TV Stick. Then we go into Development options or similar and in Apps from unknown sources. We activate that option and that’s it. Now you can go back to Downloader and try again to install the APK that we have downloaded.

SkyShowtime on Fire TV unofficiallySkyShowtime on Fire TV unofficially

Enjoy SkyShowtime on Fire TV

When the installation is done, you will henceforth see SkyShowtime among the apps installed on your Amazon Fire TV. Open it and test that everything works correctly. Remember that to access its content you must be previously registered. You can do it comfortably from its website and then enter your username and password in the Fire TV app.

Content SkyShowtime It is, for the moment, in Full HD. That is, in 1920 × 1080. It does not offer movies or series in 4K or UHD as is the case with platforms such as Prime Video, HBO Max either Disney+. So if your Amazon Fire TV supports 4K and your TV is configured for that purpose, you may have a problem playing 4K content. SkyShowtime.

If so, the simplest solution, for now, is to go to Settings > Display and sound > Display > Video resolution and change the resolution to 4K or 2160p 60hz for Full HD or 1080p 60hz. You’ll have to switch back when you want to switch back to 4K-capable apps like the ones mentioned above. However, before making these changes check that you see correctly SkyShowtime on your Fire TV 4K.

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