If you want to customize your FireStick home-screen interface and make it free from all those Amazon ads, installing a third-party launcher like ATV Launcher can be an absolute game-changer.
ATV Launcher gives you a user-friendly interface and some customization options. This allows you to personalize your FireStick’s home screen as per your preference.
In this guide, I’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of installing ATV Launcher on your FireStick.
How to Install ATV Launcher on FireStick
Before you install any third-party apps, including ATV Launcher, you need to enable the installation of apps from unknown sources on your FireStick.
You will also need the Downloader app. If you haven’t installed it yet, check our guide: How to Sideload Apps using Downloader. It also has instructions to enable installations from unknown sources.
Now that you have the basic prerequisites taken care of, you can download the ATV Launcher app. Here’s how:
1. Launch the Downloader app.
2. In the Downloader app, enter the following Downloader code for the ATV launcher: 203196, and hit Go.
3. Wait for the website to load within the Downloader app.
4. Navigate to the DOWNLOAD NOW section on the ATV Launcher website. And click it.
5. The APK will start downloading.
6. Once the download is complete, click INSTALL when prompted by the Downloader app.
7. Wait for the installation process to finish. It may take a few moments.
8. Once installed, click on DONE.
9. Hit Delete.
10. Hit Delete again.
How to Use ATV Launcher on FireStick
To launch ATV Launcher on your FireStick, press and hold the HOME button on your FireStick remote. Then release the button.
You’ll see a shortcut menu on your screen. Select Apps.
Now scroll down and select the ATV launcher app.
Wait for the app to load.
The Home page of the app has everything from the apps to settings. I’ll admit there are not a lot of settings options but the clean space without any ads is a welcome change.
The System Monitor option gives you access to some tools that you can tweak.
Developer Tools Menu
Is ATV Launcher Worth Installing on Firestick?
If you enjoy a streamlined interface without Ads and quick access to apps, ATV Launcher could be a valuable addition to your FireStick.
However, it depends on your personal preferences and usage habits.
Below, I will outline some factors that you can consider when deciding if ATV Launcher is the right choice for you:
ATV Launcher offers some customization options. If you don’t like the Amazon ads & banners all over the home screen of your device, ATV Launcher can enhance your user experience significantly.
2. User-Friendly Interface:
ATV Launcher provides a user-friendly interface that simplifies navigation. If you find the default FireStick interface too cluttered or challenging to navigate, ATV Launcher’s clean and intuitive design is something you are going to love.
3. Quick Access to Apps:
It provides quick access to your apps right on the homepage. You can launch apps without scrolling through multiple menus.
4. Improved Performance:
Third-party launchers like ATV Launcher can improve the overall performance of their FireStick devices. It streamlines the interface, eliminates the ads, and reduces background processes, contributing to a smoother experience.
Is ATV Launcher Legal & Safe to Use?
We cannot verify if the ATV Launcher is legal or not since we lack the proper resources for it. Make sure that you connect to a VPN before streaming any content. I recommend ExpressVPN.
No malware or virus was detected when we scanned ATV Launcher with VirusTotal. So, the ATV Launcher app seems safe.
Recap – ATV Launcher on FireStick
With ATV Launcher, you can now enjoy easy navigation, quick access to your favorite apps, and a personalized interface tailored to your preferences.
It also gives your FireStick home screen a fresh, customized look.
Here’s a quick look at the installation steps:
- Install Downloader from the Amazon App Store.
- Switch on Install unknown apps/Apps from Unknown sources
- Open Downloader.
- Type the Downloader Code: 203196 in Downloader. Hit Go.
- Hit DOWNLOAD NOW.
- Choose INSTALL.
- Lastly, select DONE.
- You can delete the APK file if you like by clicking Delete > Delete.
Hi, I am Alyssa! I am a tech enthusiast and a blogger. I have been using Kodi and FireStick since 2016. I wanted to share my latest tech discoveries and knowledge with the World, which led me to start this blog in 2021. I post in-depth how-to guides for FireStick devices & Kodi in a way that is easy to understand for people of all ages. Thanks for stopping by!