RetroArch is an open-source frontend that comes with a huge collection of gaming applications, an all-in-one stop. Instead of installing individual games, you can install the RetroArch and get to access everything in a single place. As we know, Amazon Firestick is best for streaming videos and media content, but now it can also be used as a gaming console to play games. In this post, you will get to know how to install the RetroArch on Firestick using a VPN.

RetroArch on Firestick

The RetroArch app comes with a powerful development interface called Liberto, which offers you the features like Camera support, Location access, and much more. Besides that, it supports multi-languages and Re-mapping control. By using the RetroArch, you can do multiple downloads, and you can download cores too.

How to Install RetroArch on Firestick

As of now, the RetroArch is not available on the Amazon app store. You need to use a third-party app to sideload the app.

[1] The first step is enabling the Unknown apps option to allow the third-party app.

  • Move to the Settings section and select it.
  • Swipe to the right and choose the My Fire TV or Device option.
RetroArch on Firestick- My Fire TV
  • Then, select the Developer option.
RetroArch on Firestick- Developer option
  • Select Apps from Unknown Sources and toggle the button to turn it on.
RetroArch on Firestick- Turn on Apps from unknown source
[2] Next, install the Downloader app on Firestick.

  • Select the Search bar and type the Downloader app name.
  • Choose the app from the suggestion list and tap Download or Get to download and install the app.
RetroArch on Firestick- Download the downloader
  • Then, click Open to launch the Downloader app on your Firestick.
RetroArch on Firestick- open to launch
[3] In the Downloader app, select the URL bar and type the RetroArch’s download URL, and click the Go button.

RetroArch on Firestick- Enter URL link
[4] Now, the RetroArch apk file will start its downloading process.

[5] Once done with the download, click Install to install the RetroArch app.

[6] Hit the Open button to successfully launch RetroArch on your Firestick device.

How to Use RetroArch on Firestick using a VPN

[1] Make sure to install and launch the Cyberghost VPN app on the Firestick.

Install Cyberghost
[2] After installing it, furnish the required details to complete the Login process.

Log in
[3] Next, you need to select the VPN server and click the Connect button to connect to the server.

RetroArch on Firestick- Connect VPN server
[4] Once the VPN gets connected, go back to the main screen. Choose the RetroArch app from the Apps & Channels section and access it anywhere abroad.

Best VPNs for Firestick

Some of the best VPNs that can be used for RetroArch are listed below. For further info about these VPNs, check our Best VPNs for Firestick post.


1. How do I install RetroArch on Firestick?

You have to use the Downloader app to get RetroArch on Firestick. The installation steps are mentioned above in this article. Have a look at it for better guidelines.

2. What emulators work on Firestick?

The emulators like Amiga, DrasticDS, TurboGFX16, PCE.emu, UAE4all2, NintendoDS.Emu, Ataroid2600, works fine on Firestick.