How to Install CTBX App on FireStick

This post shows you how to install the CTBX app on FireStick. The steps in this guide will work on any FireStick or Fire TV device (such as 4K, Lite, Fire TV Cube, etc.)

Is the CTBX App Safe?

The screenshot below shows the scan result of the APK file. According to Virus Total, the app is safe.

ctbx app safe

How to Install the CTBX App

In order to sideload this app on your device, we are going to install the Downloader app first.

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Set up your FireStick for sideloading

Setting up the FireStick for sideloading requires two actions:

  1. Install the Downloader app from the Amazon Store.
  2. Enable Downloader for sideloading from FireStick Settings.

Install Downloader from Amazon Store

Here are the steps to install the Downloader app on your FireStick:

1. Select Find > Search on the home screen of your FireStick

click find and search

2. Type Downloader. Click Downloader in the search results.

click downloader in the search

3. Click the Downloader tile on the following window.

click downloader app tile

4. Click Get or Download.

click download or get

5. Wait for the Downloader app to install. It takes a minute. 

wait for the downloader to install

6. DO NOT open Downloader. First, we need to enable the app for sideloading (next section).

DO NOT Open downloader

Enable Downloader for Sideloading

Follow these steps to allow sideloading through the Downloader app:

1. Go to FireStick Settings from the home screen.

firestick settings

2. Click My Fire TV.

Click My Fire TV

3. Open Developer Options.

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developer options

4. Choose Install Unknown Apps.

Note: If you see Apps from Unknown Sources, click it instead of Install Unknown Apps. Click Turn On on the prompt that appears. Skip the next step!

click install unknown apps

5. Select and click Downloader to enable it for sideloading (it must say ON).

click downloader to enable it

Your FireStick is ready to sideload apps.

6. Go to the FireStick home screen. Click the icon with 3 little squares and a + sign to go to your apps.

click apps

7. Scroll down and open Downloader you just installed.

open downloader

8. Since this is the first run of Downloader, click Allow to grant storage permission.

click allow

9. Click OK to dismiss this quick-guide prompt.

click ok

10. Run Downloader app. Go ahead and dismiss all the popups by choosing the appropriate response. Now, click the area highlighted in the image below.

Downloader app

11. Enter the URL you see in the image below and click GOtoptvtricks.com/ctbx

enter the url

12. The app will start downloading onto your device. Wait!

app will start downloading

13. Click the INSTALL button.

click install

14. The app will begin to install.

15. Once installation is finished, click DONE.

click done

16. Select Delete.

click delete

17. Once again, click Delete.

click delete again

Great! You have successfully installed the app.

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search option

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expressvpn firestick search

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expressvpn sign in firestick

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How to Access the App

To access the app, simply hold down the FireStick Remote’s Home key for about 5 seconds. When you see the below shortcut menu, open Apps. Navigate to the app you just installed and click to run it.

choose Apps

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