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Best Utility Apps for the Amazon FireStick

Best Utility Apps for the Amazon FireStick
The Siliconreview
11 March, 2020

In this article, we will explore the best utility apps for the Amazon FireStick.

In the overcrowded market, you are going to find ridiculous apps that have no purpose other than to consume as much of your time as possible. Yet, there are useful and practical apps available to elevate your life in many ways.

There is no denying that smartphones and other devices are, in a sense, tools to enable us to perform a range of tasks easier than without them.

Here we will check out, in no particular order, the five best available on the market.

1) Downloader

Downloader is one of the more prominent utility apps that supports almost any type of file extension, which makes it compatible with a range of devices.

You can download Downloader directly from the Amazon app store and can connect to your Amazon FireStick without any hassle.

It is one of the most popular FireStick apps and provides a fast download and overall usage. The app is typically associated with sideloading apps on the FireStick and Fire TV Stick devices, and it has been reported by the developers that about 90% of FireStick users have installed the app.

If you download Downloader, you will enjoy the following features:

  • 100% free downloading tool for FireStick and Fire TV of Fire Cube users
  • Compatible with the FireStick voice control and game controller
  • Supports all the mainstream file extensions
  • It is a lightweight application and doesn’t take up much space (1.6MB to 1.9MB space)
  • It works on a desktop browser as well
  • The download takes approximately 30 seconds

2) Mouse Toggle

Mouse Toggle, another popular Android app, allows you to use your regular remote as a mouse. It can be pointed at the Android TV and is compatible with the Amazon FireStick. However, it is worth noting that the remote also needs this particular software for it to be successfully used.

The Mouse Toggle turns your remote control into a replicated mouse and provides regular use, click, long click, and even the dragging option. It is relatively simple to use as a regular remote and other modes too.

Some other boxes are not compatible with this, and therefore this app software will hopefully solve this problem.

It works with Android TV devices and works with the original or stock remote only, and it is worth noting that Gamepads will not work with this software.

3) Browser

Browser is a free app that most people will know about because of its position on the market. It is arguably one of the most useful and successful apps for the Amazon Fire TV Stick. Unlike other utility apps where you can download from the Play Store, to download Browser, you will need to visit the official website.

This particular browser values your time and eliminates the requirements of installing third-party applications that are needed to sideload on the Amazon Fire TV. These applications also allow you to view your preferred websites in HD quality on a bigger and better screen.

A simple search on your FireStick will have this app downloaded to your device without any issues, and you can enjoy an efficient browsing experience.

4) IFTTT

Another excellent utility app to consider is IFTT, which allows you to make connections between other apps. An app that connects a range of apps can make for efficient use and can increase productivity and bring security to your Amazon Fire TV.

An example is if you were to upload a photo on Instagram, IFTTT could be set up to automatically save it to your Dropbox, which will prevent you from losing the image from any device.

Various apps have IFTTT integration built-in, but it is recommended to choose an app that is designed explicitly as a connectivity service because it is the most reliable and gets the job done.

IFTTT is an excellent app, and other apps, including Taskerand Microsoft Flow, may be of interest to bring choice to your decision.

5) Silk Browser

Although Chrome is probably the most popular browser to use on almost any device, Silk is soaring in popularity.

Silk is, in fact, Amazon’s foundation browser that is specifically designed to work on all Amazon Fire devices, including the Amazon Fire TV.

It enables you to control web videos and music using a range of remote controls such as Play, Pause and Skip buttons and even includes the standard browser features, including a password manager and browsing history.

The Silk browser is an advantageous app because it is strictly compatible with Amazon Fire devices and provides users with high speed and connection. We highly recommend the Silk Browser, and it has proven to be one of the best utility apps available in today’s market.

Recap

There is no doubt that smartphones and other devices have taken over and are involved in our everyday lives in one way or another, and that’s why utility apps are essential additions to your app list.

Whether you need a GPS device, a planner, or a recipe app to make a busy life less cluttered, there is an app out there to make life that bit easier.

We hope you have a better understanding of what utility apps are available on the market and are impressed with what they offer to daily tasks. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below, we’d love to hear from you!

Thanks for reading!

Gregg Smith.