Are you having trouble seeing the apps from unknown sources in your Firestick?
maybe you are not able to see them at all in your Firestick.
If that is the case then there is an easy solution for it.
In this article, we will be discussing the reason why your Firestick is not showing apps that are from unknown sources and the ways through which you can fix this issue in your Firestick.
Why Are Apps From Unknown Sources On Firestick Not Showing Up?
If you cannot see apps from an unknown source show up in your Amazon Firestick then it is likely that you have not enabled the apps from unknown sources to show up in your Firestick.
You will have to manually enable this option in your Firestick and then only you will be able to see the apps from unknown sources in your Firestick TV.
Another reason could be that your Firestick is glitching for some reason or you may have a bug in your system.
In our fixes section we have provided all the solutions that you can try when you are not able to see apps from unknown sources in your Firestick.
How To Fix Apps From Unknown Sources On Firestick Not Showing Up?
There are a few solutions that you can try when your Apps from Unknowns sources are not showing up in Firestick. Below are the solutions given in detail.
1. Enable Apps From Unknown Sources To Show Up In Firestick
The first thing that you need to check is whether you have the option of apps showing up from unknown sources enabled in your Firestick. If you have not then please follow the steps below to change it.
- Open your Firestick.
- Go to Settings.
- Navigate to My Fire TV option.
- Select About.
- Go to Developer options.
- Now, go to Install Unknown Apps.
You will be able to see the apps from unknown sources in this section.
You will have to turn the app on or off from this section to enable the installation of the app on your TV.
After you are done you can close the settings and you will be able to see apps from unknown sources in your Firestick.
Note: If you can not see the Developer options then you will have to click on Fire TV Stick for 7 times quickly when you go to the My Fire TV page.
You will see a notification saying “No need. You are already a developer”.
And now you can access the Developer option after going back to Settings.
2. Restart Firestick
For the next fix, you can try to close your Firestick and then restart it.
Check whether your Firestick has apps from unknown sources and whether they have been enabled under the “Install Unknown apps” option.
If it is enabled then the issue could be occurring due to a bug and so doing this would solve it.
3. Hard Reset Firestick
As an alternative method, you can also do a hard reset of your Firestick.
To do that first you will have to switch off the TV and then unplug all the connections.
Wait for a few minutes and then again replug all the connections and switch on the TV.
4. Contact Amazon Support
After you have enabled the Install Unknown apps option in your Fire TV, go through the other solutions given above and if still you can not see the apps then you have to contact the Amazon Support Team.
How To Allow An App To Be Unknown Source On Firestick?
Step-by-Step Guide to Allow an App to be an Unknown Source on Firestick:
Step 1: Go To Settings
To start, you need to go to the Settings of your Firestick. From the home screen, go to the top menu and select Settings.
Step 2: Select My Fire TV
Next, select My Fire TV from the list of options in the Settings menu.
Step 3: Choose Developer Options
In the My Fire TV section, scroll down and select Developer Options.
Step 4: Turn On Apps From Unknown Sources
In the Developer Options menu, you will see the option Apps from Unknown Sources. Turn it on.
Step 5: Confirm Your Choice
When you turn on the Apps from Unknown Sources, a warning message will appear. Read it carefully and then select Turn On to confirm your choice.
Step 6: Install The App
Once you have turned on the Apps from Unknown Sources, you can install the app that you want. Download the APK file of the app from a trusted source and then install it on your Firestick.
Step 7: Disable Apps From Unknown Sources
Once you have installed the app, it is recommended that you turn off the Apps from Unknown Sources option to ensure the security of your device. To do this, simply go back to the Developer Options menu and turn off the Apps from Unknown Sources option.
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