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How to Watch Kocowa on Firestick in 4 Easy Steps

Last Updated Sep 19, 2022
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Kocowa is one of the most popular streaming services for K-drama content, such as television series, short films, and movies. Despite its online streaming website being headquartered in Los Angeles, not Korea, it can be difficult to find TVs and other devices that support the Kocowa application. Luckily, there is a way if you have the Amazon Firestick streaming device.

To watch Kocowa on a Firestick, follow these steps:

  • If you don’t own a Firestick, you can purchase one here.
  • Download and enable third-party app.
  • Download Kocowa app.

In this article, we have provided a brief but in-depth guide that will walk you through the process of downloading and installing Kocowa on Firestick in four simple steps. As you read, you’ll learn what settings need to be altered, apps that must be installed, and some alternative methods that might be better to try if possible.

Purchase Firestick

This might seem like an obvious first step to this process, but we’re including it because we have a brief point that we’d like to make about this particular streaming device option in relation to Kocowa.

An Amazon Firestick can be easily purchased for an affordable price directly from Amazon’s website. Most are offered within the range of $20-$50, depending on which Firestick you purchase, as some provide different specs, like Alexa Voice Remote, 4k resolution, and more.

While the Amazon Firestick is a fantastic and streaming device and one of the most popular options on the market, it’s important to note that it isn’t the best choice when it comes to accessing K-drama on Kocowa.

Like all streaming services and their applications, Kocowa has a list of electronics and streaming devices that its compatible with, and the Amazon Firestick is not on this list. A better investment would be a Roku stick, Chromecast, or Apple TV if you’re set on using an external streaming device, as these fully support the Kocowa application, which you can download directly from their “Apps” menus.

To get it on an Amazon Firestick, you’ll have to go through a more indirect process or sideloading the app instead. So, if your goal is to watch K-drama on Kocowa as easily as possible and you haven’t purchased an Amazon Firestick yet, you might want to reconsider your streaming device.

Download the “Downloader” App

If you’re intent on accessing Kocowa’s content using an Amazon Firestick (likely because you already have one in your possession), then you have no other choice but to soldier on through this guide. The first step in this roundabout process is to download the “Downloader” app.

The “Downloader” app on an Amazon Firestick allows users to download files from the internet onto their device using a URL address or the built-in web browser to download files directly from websites.

This is the easiest way to sideload applications on a Firestick and install those that aren’t offered in the device or TV’s application stores.

To download the Amazon Firestick “Downloader” app, follow the steps listed below:

  1. Start on the Firestick home screen.
  2. Open the “Find” menu.
  3. Select the “Search” option.
  4. Enter “Downloader” into the search bar.
  5. Select the “Downloader” app from the search results.
  6. Click the “Download” button.

Once the Downloader app is finished downloading and installing on your Firestick, you’ll be all set to move forward and start altering your Firestick settings.

Enable Unknown App and Source Access

Because Kocowa isn’t initially compatible with an Amazon Firestick, you’ll need to alter some of the device’s settings to ensure it doesn’t block you from downloading the app later on.

An Amazon Firestick will not allow you to download unknown applications or access unknown sources by default. This is a security measure to help protect your device and any electronics it is connected to.

To download Kocowa, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Firestick’s “Settings” menu.
  2. Select the “My Fire TV” option.
  3. Click on “Developer options.”
  4. Select “Install unknown apps.”
  5. Select the “Downloader” app.
  6. Enable “Unknown source access.”

This should allow your Amazon Firestick to access Kocowa in the next step when we enter the URL address. If these settings aren’t right, your device will tell you that the source or application is unknown and not supported.

Download and the Kocowa App

Now that your settings are correct, you can go ahead and download the Kocowa app onto your Amazon Firestick.

To do this, open the “Downloader” app and enter into the URL bar. Once you’ve done that, click the “Go” button underneath to start the download.

After seeing that the Kocowa app has downloaded successfully, click the “install” option. When it’s done installing, you should be able to open the Kocowa app, sign in to your Kocowa subscription account, and watch as much K-drama content as you please.

If you don’t already have an account, you’ll need to create one and sign up for a subscription through the “Sign Up” option at the top right-hand corner.

Final Thoughts

While there are a few alternative ways you can get the Kocowa app on your Amazon Firestick, such as using the ES File Explorer or Amazon Silk-Web Browser app, we find that using the “Downloader” app is the easiest and most user-friendly option.

It definitely takes longer than if you purchased a streaming device that is compatible with Kocowa and allows you to download it directly, but if the Firestick is your preferred device, then you should have no issues accessing Kocowa this way.

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