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How To Watch Viki On Fire Stick In 8 Easy Steps

Last Updated Sep 11, 2022
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Viki is a video streaming app specializing in Asian dramas and movies from Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, Japan, and China. So, how can you watch Viki on a Firestick?

The Viki Asian Drama and Movie App can be downloaded directly to your Firestick. It is also possible to sideload Viki via an APK install. If you aren’t finding Viki in the store, you may need to update your hardware to the most current version.

Viki focuses on Asian movies and dramas, but you can also install Rakuten Viki, which is the same service but focuses on Asian television and reality shows.

How to Watch Viki On Firestick in 8 Easy Steps

There are two main methods of installing Viki or Rakuten Viki on your Amazon Firestick. You can install it via the app installer in the store or via sideloading an APK to install Viki.

  • Check your device’s version to make sure it is compatible
  • Install Viki or Rakuten Viki using the Amazon app store on your Firestick
  • Sideload Viki or Rakuten Viki using Third-Party installs on your Firestick

Sideloading an APK via third-party installs might sound daunting to the uninitiated, but it is an easy process of installing a program that isn’t in the Amazon app store.

Check Your Device’s Version to Make Sure It Is Compatible

If you are attempting to install Viki on a Firestick, you just need to ensure that your operating system is version 6.0 or above. Then Viki should work perfectly. 

Viki-compatible devices and their operating system versions:

Android Devices

Android phones, tablets, and ChromebooksAndroid OS 6.0+
Android TV DevicesAndroid OS 6.0+
Google TV Android OS 6.0+

Apple iOS Devices

Apple AirPlayiOS devices to Apple TV only
Apple TV HD (4th generation)iOS 13.0+
Apple Devices (iPhone, iPad)iOS 13.0+

Other Compatible Devices

Amazon Fire TVFire OS 6.0+
Roku Streaming BoxRoku OS 9.0+
ChromecastOnly possible with a Viki Pass Subscription

Devices No Longer Supported by Viki Streaming

Xbox 360Samsung Smart TVAmazon Kindle FireTelstra-Roku TV
NookWindows PhoneNokiaBlackberry
Firefox OSSmart TV Web BrowsersPlayback via HDMIScreen Mirroring

If you have an Xbox or another device mentioned above, don’t worry, there are some workarounds to watch Viki.

Install Viki using the Amazon App Store

All of these instructions will work for Rakuten Viki as well.

  1. Make sure your Firestick is connected to WiFi
  2. Select Find from your Home screen
  3. Select Search
  4. Type “Viki app” on the on-screen keyboard
  5. Select the Viki app from the search results
  6. Select Get or Download to begin downloading the application
  7. Click on the app to open it once it is done downloading and installing
  8. Login to your Viki account

You should now be able to access the Viki app and begin streaming video. If that didn’t work or Viki wasn’t listed, you can try installing the app through third-party installs.

Sideload Viki using Third-Party Installs

Sideloading is just another way of saying downloading and installing a program that isn’t located in the app store via third-party installs. This is easy but more involved than the above method.

All of these instructions will work for Rakuten Viki as well.

Enable Developer Options on your Firestick

We need to enable the ability to install programs from unknown sources via the developer options on your Firestick. This will allow us to install the Viki App this way.

  1. Click on the Settings (Gear Icon) on your Firestick Homescreen
  2. Scroll down and find My Fire TV and select it
  3. Select Developer Options
  4. Turn on Apps from Unknown Sources

There will be a warning about installing apps from unknown sources. This is valid but we are using safe apps. Don’t install unsafe apps on your Firestick.

Install the Downloader App on your Firestick

Downloader is an application that allows Firestick users to download files from the internet just like you could if you were using a standard computer browser.

  1. Select Find on your Home screen
  2. Select Search
  3. Type “Downloader App” on the on-screen keyboard
  4. Select Downloader App from the search results
  5. Click Get or Download to download and install the Downloader App

The Downloader App will now be available to use to download the Viki APK file.

Download and Install the Viki App APK File Via Downloader

APK stands for Android Package Kit. APK is the file format used by the Android OS to install programs. This is how you download and install the Viki APK for your Firestick.

  1. Open the Downloader App
  2. Select Allow access to the media and files on your device
  3. In the URL field enter the website https://bit.ly/370Q2uk
  4. Select Go and wait for the file to be downloaded
  5. Select Install once the file is downloaded to install the file onto your Firestick
  6. Once the installation is finished, Select Open to open the Viki app on your Firestick
  7. Login to your Viki Account

Conclusion

There are several methods to install Viki on your device. First, you want to ensure that you have a compatible device with the current version of the Viki streaming service. 

After that, you can install the Viki app using the Amazon App Store or Sideload the APK file and install Viki through third-party installs on your Firestick.

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