How to Fix YouTube on Amazon Fire TV

New year´s eve brought all YouTube fans who owned a Fire TV an unpleasant surprise since that was the date that Google chose to remove their app from those devices. Having the app was very convenient since all subscriptions and most videos recently seen would appear right on the screen as you opened it. Plus, it was very stable and trustworthy. Read on to find out how to watch YouTube on your Amazon Fire TV again.

Fix and Installing the New App
This method will let you watch YouTube on your Fire TV as if there was no ban from Google at all.

1. Delete Old YouTube App
Go to ‘Settings’, then ‘Applications’ and then to ‘Manage Applications’.

Now, select the ‘YouTube’ application and then ‘Uninstall’ it.

2. Toggle 'Automatic Updates' Off
Toggle ‘Automatic Updates’ off from the applications menu. Press back to reach the ‘Applications’ menu and then select ‘AppStore’. Once there, toggle the ‘Automatic Updates’ off.

3. Turn on 'ADB Debugging'
Turn on the ‘ADB Debugging’ option. Go back to the main menu and then go to ‘Device’, then to ‘Developer Options’ and finally turn on ‘ADB Debugging’.

4. Turn on 'Apps from Unknown Sources'
Turn on the ‘Apps from unknown sources’ menu. In the same ‘Developer options’ menu just scroll down and turn the option on.
A pop up to ask you if you are sure will pop up, just press ok and go on.

5. Get the ‘Downloader’ App
Download the ‘Downloader’ app from the store. You can say it to Alexa or type it directly with the magnifying glass on the Home screen of your Fire TV. Once you found it install it on your Fire TV.

6. Enable ‘Java Script’
Enable the ‘Java Script’ option. Go to the ‘Settings’ section of the app and then click on ‘Java Script’ an orange checkmark should appear in the box.

7. Look for the Old Fire TV YouTube App
Type the correct address at the browser and then click on ‘Go’.

8. Download the 'App from MediaFire'
Hit the ‘Download’ button with the red circle. A MediaFire screen will pop up and you will have a little red circle as a cursor. Put it on the green ‘Download’ button and press it.

A pop up to ask you if you are sure will pop up, just press ‘Ok’ and go on.

9. Install the 'Application'
Click the ‘Install’ button. You will be directed to a screen with two options below, please select the one that says ‘Install’ and then click on ‘Done’.

Once you head back to your Home screen you should have full access to the same YouTube App you always used.
 
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