VLC Media Player is available in the Amazon App Store as VLC for Fire. It supports almost all video formats such as MKV, MP4, MOV, AVI, FLAC, AAC, Ogg, TS, M2 TS, Wv, etc. The VLC player can play audio files and has equalizers and filters for enhancing the sound quality. It has certain streaming settings like aspect-ratio adjustments, brightness, and volume control. You can download VLC Media Player on Firestick for free. Let’s see the steps to download and use VLC on Firestick with a VPN.

VLC Media Player

VLC is compatible with many streaming apps for media player integration. It is free for streaming and has no premium purchase and no ads. It has a simple user interface for fast browsing media files. The video and audio files have an individual tab on the home screen to access quickly. It has an inbuilt subtitles search option and can download them online.

Steps to Download VLC Media Player on Amazon Firestick

Quick Guide: On Firestick, click Find >> Click Search > Browse and select VLC >> Click Download >> Click Open to launch.

(1). Plug in your Firestick device to the HDMI port of the TV and launch Firestick.

click search under find category

(2). Type VLC in the search bar and choose VLC for Fire from the suggestions.

Search for VLC on Firestick

(3). Select Get to download VLC for Fire from the Amazon App Store.

Select Get to install VLC for Firestick

(4). After downloading, click Open to launch VLC for Fire and select OK in the prompt.

Open VLC for Firestick

(5). Click the Video tab and choose the video to stream. Select Audio and tap the music to play.

stream VLC Media Player for Firestick

Alternative Way to Sideload VLC On Amazon Fire TV

You can install the VLC apk on your Firestick, even if your Firestick doesn’t support VLC using Downloader. Before installing, enable the install unknown apps option on your Firestick.

On Fire TV Home, go to Settings >> Click My Fire TV >> Tap Developer options >> Click Install Unknown Apps >> Turn on.

Enable Install unknown apps

(1) On your Fire TV home, click on the Search option under the Find category.

(2) Search and select the Downloader app from the results.

(3) Click Download to install the app.

Search for VLC app on your Firestick

(4) Once done, launch the app and enter the URL link to the specific field.

(5) Click Go to download the VLC APK file.

Enter the URL link and click go to download VLC on Firestick

(6) Tap Install and click Next on the next screen.

(7) Click Install again to confirm the installation.

(8) After the installation, launch the VLC app on your Firestick 4k.

How to use VLC for Firestick with a VPN

It is the best decision to get a VPN for Firestick and use it for streaming content online in order to avoid copyright issues. The VPN can easily bypass the geo-restriction of the streaming sites and protects the user data.

(1). Go to the Fire TV home screen and select Search at the top left corner.

(2). Type IPVanish VPN and choose it from the list.

Select IPVanish VPN from the results

(3). Click Get or Download to download the VPN.

Download IPVanish VPN for Firestick

(4). Select Open to launch IPVanish VPN for Firestick.

Open IPVanish VPN for Firestick

(5). Enter the Username and Password of your account. Tap Login.

login IPVanish VPN for Firestick

(6). Select the VPN server to connect.

Connect VPN server - IPVanish VPN

(7). Now, Open the VLC for Fire app from Your Apps & Channels and stream the contents.

Best VPNs for Firestick

VLC is an excellent media player for watching movies and series with good sound quality. It is a good choice to have an external media player on Firestick for seamless streaming of content.


What is VLC?

VLC is an open-source multimedia player that supports most video files and other streaming protocols.

Is the VLC Media player safe?

Yes, VLC Media player is a trustable and safe-to-use application.

Does VLC work with Roku?

No, VLC is not compatible with Roku. But you can screen mirror using Android Phone or Windows PC to stream it on Roku.

How do I download VLC to my Firestick?

You can download VLC for Fire from the Amazon App Store for free and install it on Firestick to stream videos.

Can I stream videos with subtitles on VLC?

Yes. You can download subtitles on the VLC media player through the VLsub option under view.

Why is VLC Media Player keeps crashing on my Firestick?

Connect your Firestick with a stable internet connection to fix this not working issue.

Is VLC Media Player free on Firestick?

VLC is completely free to download and free to use.