In this guide, we’ll take a look at how to set up Gratis IPTV on FireStick so you can start streaming live TV channels and other content right away. The process is fairly simple. If you want to get the best free IPTV apps on an Android TV box or smart TV, simply follow the steps below.
You can use this process (with minor modifications) to get any IPTV app without a cable TV subscription. However, this guide will focus on Gratis IPTV, which is among the best IPTV services adored by users everywhere. The IPTV app offers a decent selection of live television channels and other HD-quality content that competes well with traditional cable TV providers.
The steps below are specific to Amazon FireStick, Fire TV and Fire TV Cube.
How to Set Up Gratis IPTV for FireStick/Fire TV
Step 1: Go to Your Amazon FireStick Home Screen
Step 2: Go to ‘Settings’
Step 3: Go to ‘My Fire TV’
Step 4: Go to ‘Developer Options’
Step 5: Enable ‘Apps From Unknown Sources’
Step 6: Enable ‘ADB Debugging’
Step 7: Go to the FireStick Home Page
Step 8: Go to the Search Page
Step 9: Search for the Downloader App
Step 10: Download the Downloader App
Step 11: Install Downloader
Step 12: Launch Downloader
Step 13: Click on the URL Bar
Step 14: Input the URL for Perfect Player
You need a media player that can handle m3u files (we’ll talk more about Perfect Player in a later section) as the Gratis IPTV app only serves m3u files that users have to incorporate with their media players on FireStick to play any type of content.
Note:Gratis’ free IPTV service itself does not offer any content. It only provides a platform where you can get links to different types of IPTV channels and content.
In any case, Perfect Player is the media player you need to play content from m3u URL files. You can find m3u URL files from Gratis IPTV’s website. We’ll explain more about this later, but for now, you need to input the URL for downloading Perfect Player. Here is the URL you need to use: http://www.mediafire.com/file/22twt5pdvvgy6sy/PerfectPlayer-1.5.8.apk/file or https://tinyurl.com/h3rp4t3d (a shorter version of the same link)
You need to double-check that you typed the URL given above correctly. Otherwise, the Downloader application will give you an error and not download the Perfect Player apk for you.
Step 15: Click on the ‘Go’ Button
You should see a button labeled “Go” as you’re typing the URL in the box. Click it to move forward.
Step 16: Download Perfect Player
Once you hit the Go button, Downloader will automatically start the downloading process. Keep waiting until the app finishes the download and shows you the next window with a new message.
Step 17: Install Perfect Player
Downloader will pop up a new window showing you a few buttons. One of them will be labeled “Install.” Click it to install the file that the Downloader application downloaded for you in the previous step.
Step 18: Do Not Click Open When the Installation Is Finished
Instead, you should click on “Done.” We say that because FireStick does not offer a lot of storage space, and if you don’t delete files that you download (APKs and other files), you will run out of space pretty quickly. So click on “Done” and then click the button that says “Delete.”
Now, you have installed Perfect Player on your FireStick device and have also removed the file you downloaded, resulting in the most efficient use of your FireStick space.
Step 19: Go to Gratis IPTV’s Website and Look for the Channels You Want
Now is the time to get some m3u links that you will use with your Perfect Player on FireStick/Fire TV. To do that, you need to go to Gratis IPTV’s website. (It is better if you do this on a smartphone device instead of a Windows PC.)
You should be able to see how the staff at Gratis IPTV arranges content. This is what makes it one of the best free IPTV apps you can use for IPTV on FireStick.
The home page is styled like a blog where users submit posts containing links to new channels. You can find all sorts of live TV channel categories on the website. Spend some time checking out all the available content on this free IPTV app.
Once you find the channels and live TV content you wish to access via your Perfect Player on FireStick, click on the related post and look at the links provided.
Step 20: Take a Look at the m3u Links
You need these m3u links to access content of any type on your FireStick via Perfect Player. Since it would be very difficult to view and access the website on a FireStick/Fire TV device, we suggest you open up the official Gratis IPTV website either on your mobile device or on a laptop.
Keep the window open and in focus while you complete some additional steps on your FireStick:
Step 21: Go to the FireStick Home Page and Launch Perfect Player
You should be able to see the icon for Perfect Player on your FireStick home screen. But if you can’t, follow the steps given below.
Step 21a: Go to Settings From the Main Menu
The icon for the “Settings” menu is placed towards the right-hand side of your screen in the shape of a cog. Once you find it, click it.
Step 21b: Click on ‘Applications’
Step 21c: Click on ‘Manage Installed Applications’
This is a pretty self-explanatory step here. You will see six or seven options; click on the last one labeled “Manage Installed Applications.”
Step 21d: Click on Perfect Player and Launch
After completing the previous step, a new screen should show you the list of applications you have installed on your FireStick. Find Perfect Player from this list. Once found, click on it and launch it.
Step 22: Go to Perfect Player Settings
The main screen of the Perfect Player app for FireStick is not the most user-friendly interface. So you may not see the options available right away. If you see a horizontal bar of icon near the top of the screen, use your FireStick remote to move to the icon in the shape of a cog on the right-hand side. That should take you to the Settings menu.
On the other hand, if you launch Perfect Player and don’t see any options on the screen, press the back button once on your FireStick remote. That should bring up the menu.
You may have to keep pressing the back button (the one on the left-hand side of the home button) a few times before the app shows a warning message that you’re about to quit the app. Press “NO” on that message so you’re back on the main menu page again and check if you can see the horizontal bar of different icons.
If nothing works for you, the final solution is to quit the app and launch it again a few times.
Step 23: Click on ‘General’
From the Settings menu, click “General.”
Step 24: Click on the Item Labeled ‘PlayList 1’
You can create multiple playlists here. Since this may be the first time you’re using Perfect Player to watch Gratis IPTV content, go ahead and click the item that says “PlayList 1.”
Step 25: In the Text Field, Input the URL of Your Favorite TV Channels From the Gratis IPTV Service
Once you complete the previous step, you should see a text field on your screen. Below that, you should see three radio buttons labeled m3u, xc and xspf. Since you want to use links that are available via Gratis IPTV, we are going to go with the m3u option. So make sure it is ticked.
Then, go to your computer, which has the official Gratis website opened. Look at the channel posts you’re interested in, click on them and type the m3u link/links in their entirety in the text field provided on your FireStick device’s Perfect Player app.
Gratis, like the majority of the best free IPTV service providers on the internet, offers playlists in m3u format. You don’t need to know what this format is or what it does; all you need to do is input the m3u links provided on the website correctly in the Perfect Player app on your FireStick device.
Note:Now, there’s no denying that the URLs available on Gratis IPTV’s official website are long and bothersome to look at and type. But you must make sure you type them out correctly. If you mistype a single character, Perfect Player won’t import any channel list for you.
With that said, now would be a good time to install the official Amazon Fire TV remote app on your iOS or Android devices. That way, you can open up the Gratis IPTV website via a web browser on your smartphone device and then open up the page for your desired TV channels.
Copy the addresses from the Gratis IPTV website and then paste those addresses directly into the remote app, which will then paste it into the text field you should have selected on your FireStick streaming device.
Downloading the Fire TV Stick remote app should be easy since both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store offer it and you don’t need to use a third-party side-loading app, like Downloader.
Step 26: Click ‘OK’
Once you click on the “OK” button, you will see the “General” sub-menu of the main Settings menu. Now, go back to the main menu by pressing the back button on the left side of the home button on your FireStick remote. Once there, you should see an “All Channels” bar on the left side. These are your newly accessible channels for live TV content.
Note that some of the links provided may not work, so you’ll have to go through the list of channels one by one to see which one is working for live TV content. Give each option a bit of time to load up and play content. In our experience, if you have a fast internet connection, Perfect Player can take around a minute to load a given channel.
It’s possible that once you input the URL in the PlayList menu and come back to the main menu, you’re unable to see any channel list. In that case, either wait for a moment or bring up the main horizontal bar of icons and press the recycle icon to the left of the settings cog icon. The recycle icon actually refreshes the whole app.
If you refreshed the app by pressing the recycle button, but you still can’t see the list of channels on the left side of the main menu, go through the process of quitting the app and re-launching it a couple of times. That has worked for us.
Use a VPN Before You Stream Live TV Via Gratis IPTV for FireStick/Fire TV
For all the channels, video on demand content and HD streams that Gratis’ free IPTV links offer you, the simple fact is that neither you nor Gratis know if that content is copyrighted. Of course, everything will depend on the law in your country.
Maybe you have a right to view a certain channel via legal IPTV services in one country and not in another. Maybe your government is strict about not allowing citizens to access free IPTV content with prior permission from copyright holders. Or, maybe your internet service provider is looking to different Fire TV platforms for unverified IPTV services.
This is important:Free online streaming platforms are notorious for offering free IPTV with copyrighted content. When you don’t know something, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. So, use a VPN service to protect your data and your online activities while using streaming services, even it claims to be the “best” IPTV app. Even the best IPTV apps don’t provide enough protection.
VPN services not only hide your identity (by hiding your internet protocol or IP address) but also make it hard for a hacker to locate you and do anything with your data, even if they get access to it.
Now, the market is filled with VPN services that claim they take care of your data and online identity very well. But do your research and come to conclusions on your own rather than relying on a few reviews.
Conclusion: Get Free IPTV Channels via Gratis IPTV Fire Stick
Gratis is an excellent IPTV app, providing popular channels for users who love to watch live TV channels and stream movies on FireStick, Android TV boxes and other smart TV devices. This IPTV service is among the best free IPTV apps, offering specific TV channels to suit any user’s needs. It competes with the likes of Redbox TV, Pluto TV, Android TV box, and others.
To view content via Gratis IPTV links, you need to install Perfect Player on your FireStick app. That can be easily done with the Downloader app. Once you have the Perfect Player app on your FireStick, you need to copy/paste m3u links from Gratis IPTV’s website into the text field present in the Settings menu of Perfect Player.
Of course, any Android smart TV IPTV provider that offers content via free IPTV apps, streaming apps or live TV apps is not without its problems. Amazon Fire TV Stick is no different than other Fire TV devices in the sense that even though it can play HD quality TV programs via IPTV apps, it too needs the most secure VPN service to stream content securely and privately. So, make sure your streaming device has a VPN installed before you start watching your favorite TV channels and live television programs from any of your streaming services. We recommend IPVanish VPN.
That is all there is to it. If you run into any problems, use the comments section to let us know.