With the huge amount of content it provides, IPTV services pushed cable TV out of the race. These services offer most of their content in high definition and most of them are for free which is another reason why it is preferred over cable TV. There are multitudes of IPTV service providers out there, but very few offer constant service and truly are better than the rest. Mobdro is one such IPTV service and this article is about Mobdro service and a step-by-step guide on how to download and install Mobdro on Firestick.
What is Mobdro?
Mobdro is a free IPTV streaming service with a huge media library of satellite channels and it serves as an alternative to high-billed cable services. It provides a wide variety of content ranging from Movies, TV shows, Music, and Sports to News and Education. It provides options to download your favourite stream and watch it offline.
While there were other IPTV services with all the above features available, many have vanished over time because of their unreliable streams and dead channels. Services came and went, but Mobdro remained a constant. This is mainly because the providers of Mobdro released regular updates to add additional content and to fix bugs as well.
In addition to the above, the main reason why Mobdro remains at the top of free IPTV services is because of its interface. It has a very user-friendly interface with easy navigation. You can search for your preferred channel or content from the search box, unlike many others where you would have to go and look for content manually.
Although Mobdro is a free service, it also has a paid version. But the free version has all the features you would need leaving the paid version unfamous.
Unfortunately, the Mobdro app isn’t available as an addon on the Amazon app store but that shouldn’t be a problem as there are various methods in which the Mobdro app can be sideloaded onto your Firestick device or Fire TV.
Let us begin by installing the Mobro app on Firestick or Fire TV.
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How to Download and Install Mobdro on Firestick or Fire TV
A Prerequisite to Installing Mobdro on Firestick
To begin with the installation of Mobdro, you must first let the firestick allow app installation from unknown sources because as said earlier, Mobdro isn’t officially available.
# Step 1. At the top of the home screen of your firestick, select Settings.
# Step 2. Tap Device or the My Fire TV option.
# Step 3. Click on Developer Options.
# Step 4. As the next step, enable the ADB Debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources.
Now that the prerequisite is done, let’s get along with the installation. In this guide, we’ll see two ways in which Mobdro can be installed on a firestick.
Installation of the Downloader App
We’ll be using the downloader app as a medium to download and install Mobdro on firestick or Fire TV. The following steps will make sure that the downloader app is installed and ready to run on your firestick or Fire TV.
# Step 1. Search for Downloader in the search box of the firestick or Fire TV home screen.
# Step 2. Select the downloader app, click download and open.
# Step 3. Tap on allow to let the downloader access photos, media, and files on your device.
# Step 4. Press the OK button.
If you already have the downloader app installed, skip the above steps.
Installation of Mobdro on Firestick through the Downloader app
# Step 1. Launch the downloader app and on the left sidebar, click on the Home tab.
# Step 2. Right-click on the URL field and a pop-up window with a space to type the source URL will appear along with an on-screen keypad.
# Step 3. Input the Mobdro APK URL to download an APK file for the TV app and tap Go. You can choose different APK URLs as there are many APK sites, that allow the download of APK versions of the app. Just ensure that the site is reliable.
# Step 4. The Mobdro APK will now start its download.
# Step 5. Once the Mobdro app is downloaded, click Install to start its installation.
# Step 6. When the Mobdro app has finished its installation, you’ll find two buttons – open and done. Click Done.
# Step 7. The Mobdro app is installed and you no longer need the APK file. So, tap the delete button.
# Step 8. Click on Delete again to confirm deleting the Mobdro APK.
You have now successfully installed the Mobdro app on your firestick/ Fire TV.
Let’s move on to the next method of downloading the Mobdro app.
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Installation of Mobdro on Firestick through the ES File Explorer
ES Explorer is a more versatile tool also widely used to sideload apps on FireStick and other Android devices which is why you’ll find the steps to install Mobdro via the ES File Explorer even easier.
# Step 1. In the search bar of your firestick or Fire TV, type ES File Explorer, locate the app, and click on it.
# Step 2. On the home screen of the explorer, look for the downloader folder and click on it.
# Step 3. In the New option, you will add the APK URL to download the Mobdro app.
# Step 4. Insert the URL, name it Mobdro, and click Download.
# Step 5. Once the Mobdro app has completed its download, click Open file.
# Step 6. On clicking the Install option, you’ll find the Mobdro’s APK file on the installation screen of the Firestick or Fire TV.
# Step 7. Click Install to start the installation of the Mobdro app.
# Step 8. Once the installation of Mobdro is finished, click Done.
Now that you have installed the app, there’s no need for the Mobdro’s APK file. The steps below will make sure that you delete its APK file.
# Step 1. On the left sidebar of the ES File Explorer, tap on local and select the second Home of the two options available.
# Step 2. On the right side, click the download folder and select the Mobdro APK.
# Step 3. On your firestick remote, long-press the OK button and select the Delete option at the bottom.
You are all set to stream and watch movies and TV shows using the Mobdro app. The same installation process applies to Andriod TV Box as well.
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Setting up the Mobdro App on Firestick or Fire TV
Once you have finished installing the Mobdro app, you’ll be able to find it at the bottom of the Apps and Channels. For easy access, you can move it to the front of the list.
Hover over the Mobdro app. On your Firestick remote, press the Options button and tap on Move to Front.
Drag the Mobdro app all over to the top of the Apps and Channels list. This way it will be easy for you to access the app.
Click on the Mobdro app to launch it.
Click agree on the User License Agreement to proceed with accessing the app.
Launching the app for the first time after its installation, you will see a prompt to allow Mobdro access to the media on your device for which you’ll have to tap allow.
Everything is set. You are all ready to use the Mobdro app to watch your favourite content.
Why is VPN a necessity?
Mobdro is completely safe and legal to use but it just isn’t legal to watch it through your firestick or Fire TV because it isn’t officially available on the Amazon app store. As a result, it is left up to the users to take a leap and find the right apk available from its website. As search engines are likely to lead users to erroneous results, it is possible for you to download malicious files in trying to find the right apk.
This can be evaded if you use a VPN. A VPN prevents you from downloading malicious files thereby protecting you from cyber-attacks. It also masks your IP address thereby keeping you safe from legal issues as Mobdro on firestick equates to piracy because the app isn’t officially available.
So either way, VPN is your safer bet.
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A Hitch in using Mobdro
Although Mobdro has all the advantages you would want in an IPTV service, it lacks in a few areas. Using the app, you will face buffering issues which is okay while watching just about any content but it isn’t the case when you watch a sport. Imagine watching a football match, the video keeps buffering and you miss the goal shot.
Another issue is that Mobdro doesn’t offer HD content. You desire to watch a movie or a sport for that matter and you will not find the content in HD which is a drawback.
But when these issues are ignored, Mobdro is as good as it comes.
The installation methods specified are the most simple, easier, and reliable methods to download and install the Mobdro app on your Firestick device or Fire TV.
All you have to do now is locate the app, select a channel of your liking, lay back on your couch, and enjoy!
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