Today, we’re going to learn how to transfer files to Fire TV Stick. More specifically, we’ll cover how to transfer files to Amazon Fire TV Stick streaming devices through PC, Android or iOS devices.
Let’s review the details:
Step by Step Guide on How To Transfer Files To Amazon FireStick
- 1 Step by Step Guide on How To Transfer Files To Amazon FireStick
- 1.1 Step 1: Install ES File Explorer on Amazon Fire TV
- 1.2 Step 2: Launch the newly installed ES File Explorer
- 1.3 Step 3: Launch the Remote Manager option in ES File Explorer
- 1.4 Step 4: Launch a web browser
- 1.5 Step 5: Input the IP address into the web browser
- 1.6 Step 6: Input the IP into the FTP program
- 1.7 Step 7: Transfer the files
- 2 How To Connect Your Fire TV Stick To Your PC
- 2.1 Step 1: Go to the app store and search X-plore
- 2.2 Step 2: Install the X-plore File Manager and give it the permissions it needs to work
- 2.3 Step 3: Launch the file explorer and click on WiFi File Sharing
- 2.4 Step 4: Click on WiFi Server in the middle row
- 2.5 Step 5: Click the start button that appears when you click the WiFi File Sharing option (if it isn’t enabled already)
- 2.6 Step 6: Input the IP address into a web browser
- 2.7 Step 7: Click on Download
- 2.8 Step 8: Or click Upload
- 2.9 Step 9: Open the file
- 3 Best Way To Connect Your Fire TV With Your PC
- 4 Alternative Way To Transfer Files on FireStick via Android
- 5 Programs You Will Need To Transfer Files To Fire TV Stick
- 6 Conclusion: Transfer Files To Amazon FireStick via ES File Explorer and a Good File Manager
Step 1: Install ES File Explorer on Amazon Fire TV
This is the easiest way to make sure your Fire TV Stick can run an FTP server.
- From the Fire TV Stick home screen, click on the magnifying glass.
- Search ES File Explorer.
- Click on the relevant result.
- Click Get.
Step 2: Launch the newly installed ES File Explorer
Step 3: Launch the Remote Manager option in ES File Explorer
To do that, follow these steps:
- Go to the ES File Explorer main menu.
- Click on Network.
- Click on View on PC.
- Click Turn On. You may use your Fire TV remote to do that.
Step 4: Launch a web browser
Launch a web browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, etc.) on the device you want to transfer files to FireStick.
Step 5: Input the IP address into the web browser
Input the IP shown on your Fire TV into the URL bar on your web browser application.
Step 6: Input the IP into the FTP program
Input the IP of your Fire TV Stick into the FTP program, then click on the button that says Connect.
Or, you could put your web browser in offline mode and go to the address from step 5 above.
Step 7: Transfer the files
Start transferring files to your Amazon Fire TV.
How To Connect Your Fire TV Stick To Your PC
Step 1: Go to the app store and search X-plore
Step 2: Install the X-plore File Manager and give it the permissions it needs to work
Step 3: Launch the file explorer and click on WiFi File Sharing
The WiFi File Sharing option should be on the right-hand side of the screen. Click on it.
Step 4: Click on WiFi Server in the middle row
You should see an IP address along with a message on your screen.
Now, you need to go to your PC and perform the following steps:
Step 6: Input the IP address into a web browser
Launch your favorite mainstream web browser (such as Firefox with Offline Mode enabled) and input the IP that you saw towards the end of step 5 above.
Step 7: Click on Download
From the X-plore File Manager interface, click on the icon that says Download after you have selected the folder you want to download from FireStick. This should help you get the file you want to share in .zip format.
Step 8: Or click Upload
If you don’t want to do that, then click the Upload button next to the Download button.
Step 9: Open the file
Open the .zip file (or the new file if you didn’t choose that format) and your Fire TV device should get it via a simple upload step.
Use the X-plore File Manager to view the transferred file on your Fire Stick. It will be on the right-hand of the screen once you hit the option that says Internal Shared Storage (in the picture above, we have uploaded the file “Why the many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics has many problems” from our PC to FireStick).
Best Way To Connect Your Fire TV With Your PC
ES Explorer is the best way to connect your Fire TV to your PC/Windows computer. Here are the steps you’ll need to take:
From your Amazon Fire TV home screen, click on the microscope icon and then search for ES File Explorer.
Click the relevant option and then install the ES File Explorer on your FireStick.
Now you’ll set up FTP on FireStick. To do that, launch ES File Explorer.
Click on View on PC. If you can’t see the option, then click on Network and then click on View on PC.
From the new window, find your PC network. While you’re on it, make sure both your PC and Fire TV device are on the same network.
Now you need to scroll a bit and click the button that says Turn On. Once you do that, you should have enabled the FTP server IP.
Take note of the FTP server IP address.
Now that you have enabled FTP on your FireStick, you’ll need to take the following steps:
Go to your PC and launch a web browser of your choice (like Mozilla Firefox with Offline Mode enabled). Then input the IP address that you noted down in step 7. Once you do that, your browser should take you to the ES Explorer screen.
Copy and paste files that you need to transfer to your Fire TV Stick from the PC.
And that is it. You should open up ES File Explorer on your Fire TV to confirm that the files have been transferred correctly.
Alternative Way To Transfer Files on FireStick via Android
Alternatively, you can use the Send Files to TV app for transferring files to Fire TV.
To do that, install the Send Files to TV app on your Android device (find it on Google Play here), then install the app on your FireStick device as well.
Then, open both apps on both devices and use the send/receive button to transfer files (make sure you give the app on each of your devices all the necessary permissions it needs to carry out its work).
Note:You may need to know the IP address of each connected device, or you can make sure both devices are on the same network.
Programs You Will Need To Transfer Files To Fire TV Stick
For Windows, Mac and Linux devices, your best free option is FileZilla as an FTP client.
If you’re on the Android platform, the best free FTP client is AndFTP.
For iOS devices, FTP Manager (the free version) is the best option.
There are lots of other apps that allow you to transfer files via different technologies. For example, if you want to use Bluetooth for file transfer (from Fire Stick to Android), you can use the Bluetooth File Transfer app.
For WiFi transfers on Android, you can use the Portal app.
Conclusion: Transfer Files To Amazon FireStick via ES File Explorer and a Good File ManagerThe methods we mentioned above will work for all types of media files, including photos, movies and other content (if your Fire Stick has the storage space for large media files).
Generally, the steps will come down to you installing ES File Explorer to connect your Fire Stick TV streaming devices, then activating the Remote Access Manager. After that, you need to note down the IP address that ES Explorer provides you via the Network Status panel and then install a program like FileZilla or any File Transfer Protocol program you want on your PC (if you want advanced features; otherwise, a browser can work as well). Then, connect to your Fire Stick via the IP address you noted down.