Area 51 IPTV for FireStick / Android

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Area 51 IPTV for FireStick / Android

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Area 51 IPTV on FireStick. I will also cover the steps to install Area 51 addon on Kodi.

Area 51 is a very popular IPTV service which gives you access to hundreds of cable TV channels. This service features dozens of channels from the US and UK as well as from international locations. Area 51 has several positive reviews due to its outstanding service.

You will find channels from various familiar categories including Movies, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Fashion, Sports, News, Kids, etc.

This service has apps for Android and iOS platforms. It also has a Kodi addon that expands its platform-compatibility, allowing access on Windows, Mac, Linux, Raspberry Pi, and more.

As I write this guide, Area 51 costs you $10 per month. You can also opt for longer-duration plans (quarterly, semi-annually, yearly). To maintain high-quality streams, Area 51 stops taking new orders from time to time. You may need to check back later and subscribe when it is accepting the new subscribers. If the service is currently out of stock, here are some other IPTV services you can try:

– Sportz TV IPTV
Gears TV Reloaded
– The Players Klub IPTV

How to Install Area 51 IPTV on FireStick

Area 51 is a paid IPTV service. Therefore, you will need to register and create an account and also buy a subscription plan in order to use it. In this section, we will cover the following:

  • Part 1: Sign up for Area 51 in a web browser
  • Part 2: Install Area 51 IPTV on FireStick (you can sideload the same APK on your any Android device)

Attention FireStick Users: Read before you continue

Governments and ISPs across the world monitor their users' online activities. If found streaming copyrighted content on your Fire TV Stick, you could get into serious trouble. Currently, your IP is visible to everyone. I strongly recommend you to get a good FireStick VPN and hide your identity so that your movie viewing experience doesn’t take a bad turn.

I use ExpressVPN which is the fastest and most secure VPN in the industry. It is very easy to install on any device including Amazon Fire TV Stick. Also, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you don't like their service, you can always ask for a refund. ExpressVPN also has a special deal where you can get 3 months free and save 49% on annual plan.

Here are the reasons why you must use a VPN all the time.

Read: How to install and use a VPN on Firestick

Part 1: Sign up for Area 51

Here are the steps to sign up for Area 51:

1- Visit the Area 51 website in a web browser on a computer or mobile:

2- Scroll down a little and click ORDER NOW for the plan you want to buy

Note: I recommend the month-to-month plan for $10. We can’t trust that the third-party IPTV services like Area 51 will remain in business. Also, long-duration plans offer no savings apparently

Also, there is a good chance for the service to be Out of Stock. If that’s the case, the only thing you can do is wait for it to be available again.

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3- During the signup process, you will be required to fill the registration form. While Area-51 lets you sign up with your Facebook account, I recommend creating a new account altogether.

Important!!! Please make sure you enter your email address correctly. You will need to confirm your registration via the email sent to the address you provided. Also, important information related to your Area 51 service will be sent to you in your email

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4- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the registration and buy the desired subscription plan

Please note that the password you create during the sign-up process is for logging into your online account. The streaming username and password are sent to your email address separately. Therefore, it is important to enter your email correctly. Later in this guide, you will find the instructions to retrieve/view your service streaming password.

Part 2: Install Area 51 APK on FireStick

Let me take you through the process to install the Area 51 FireStick app. Here are the steps:

1- Go to the home screen of your FireStick device

Select Settings in the menu bar (on the top)

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2- Go to My Fire TV and open it

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3- When you see this window, click Developer Options

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4- Check whether Apps from Unknown Sources is OFF or ON. In the case it is OFF, go ahead and click it to switch it ON

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5- Now, go ahead and click Turn On

This lets you install the third-party apps on FireStick, such as Area 51

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6- Go to the FireStick home-screen again
Choose the Search option. For this, you need to navigate to the top-left corner and select the lens option

7- Type in Downloader with the onscreen keyboard that you see next

Choose Downloader in the search results

Install the Downloader app on FireStick. We will use this app to sideload Area-51 on FireStick

For more information, visit our detailed guide on How to Sideload Apps on FireStick with Downloader

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8- Now open the Downloader application. If this is the first run, you will encounter a couple of pop-ups.

You will finally see the following window

Click the URL textbox where it says http://

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9- Now use the onscreen keyboard and enter the following path:

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10- Now, you just need to wait and let Area 51 APK download. It takes a minute

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11- To start the installation, click Install when this prompt is displayed

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12- Let the Area 51 app get installed on your device

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13- When you see App installed window, go ahead and click DONE

Yes, you may OPEN the app too. But, let’s first delete the Area 51 APK and save some space on FireStick

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14- Choose Delete next

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15- Click Delete again

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This is how you install Area 51 on Amazon FireStick.

How to Use Area 51 on FireStick: Getting Started

Let me first tell you how to access Area 51 IPTV  app or any other installed app on FireStick

If you have fewer than 20 installed apps (including Area 51), you can access Area 51 from the home screen. Just highlight the second category on the FireStick home-screen titled Your Apps & Channels. If you haven’t installed any other app after Area 51, it will be the last app on the right

If you happen to have more than 20 installed apps, click See All in the far right or far left.

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Scroll down and open the Area 51 app. You may also use the menu key on the remote (3-line key) and click Move on this popup to move Area 51 to the home screen

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Here is the login screen of Area 51 FireStick App. Sign in with the username and password you received in your email. If you deleted your email or do not have access to it, I will show you how to retrieve/reset the Area 51 password later

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Your FireStick / Fire TV is now all ready to stream your favorite content. However, before you start, I would like to warn you that everything you stream online is visible to your ISP and Government. This means, streaming free movies, TV shows, Sports might get you into legal trouble.

Thankfully, there is a foolproof way to keep all your streaming activities hidden from your ISP and the Government. All you need is a good VPN for Fire Stick. A VPN will mask your original IP which is and will help you bypass Online Surveillance, ISP throttling, and content geo-restrictions.

I personally use and recommend ExpressVPN, which is the fastest and most secure VPN. It is compatible with all kind of streaming apps and is very easy-to-install on Fire TV / Stick.

We do not encourage the violation of the copyright laws. But, what if you end up streaming content from an illegitimate source unintentionally? It is not always easy to tell the difference between a legit and illegal source.

So, before you start streaming on your Fire Stick / Fire TV, let’s see how to use ExpressVPN to keep your streaming activities hidden from prying eyes.

Step 1: Subscribe to ExpressVPN HERE. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it freely for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for the full refund.

Step 2: Power ON your Fire TV / Stick and go to the “Search” option on the extreme left. Now type “Expressvpn” (without quotes) in the search bar and select ExpressVPN when it shows up in the search results

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Step 3: Click “Download” to install the ExpressVPN app for Fire TV / Stick.

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Step 4: Open the app and enter your login credentials which you created while buying the ExpressVPN subscription. Click “Sign in”

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Step 5: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That’s all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for FireStick.

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You can also read more detailed info on using ExpressVPN with Fire TV / Stick.

How to install Area 51 IPTV Kodi Addon

If you would rather stream Area 51 on Kodi, there is an addon for it. The benefit of Area 51 Kodi addon is that you can use it on a wide range of device platforms including Mac, Windows PC, iOS, Linux, Raspberry Pi. On the other hand, Area 51 apps are restricted to Android platforms.

Here are the steps to install Area 51 on Kodi:

1- Launch the Kodi application and when the home screen appears, click Settings

You need to click the gear icon in the top-left corner

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2- Click System on the window that follows next

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3- Go ahead and click Add-ons > Unknown Sources

The idea is to turn Unknown Sources ON. You don’t need to click it if it is already ON

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4- Area 51 is a safe application so go ahead and click Yes to dismiss this warning

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5- You may now press the back button and get back on the Settings menu again

Or, from the home screen of Kodi click Settings again

6- Click and open File manager

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7- Click where you see

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8- Type the following path:

Click OK

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9- Type the name Area 51 and click OK

Note: You may choose any other name if you want to

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10- Go to the Settings menu one more time

Click Add-ons

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11- Go ahead and click Install from zip file

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12- Click Area 51 or click the name of the source you entered earlier in Step 9

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13- Click the zip file

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14- Wait for the installation of UFO Repository. You will see the notification in the top-right corner

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15- Click Install from repository

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16- Go ahead and open the UFO Repository

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17- Open Video add-ons

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18- Click Area-51 IPTV

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19- Click Install button (at the bottom right)

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20- Wait for the Area 51 Kodi addon to install. It usually takes less than 60 seconds

Installation notification is displayed in the top-right area of the screen

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You have successfully installed Area 51 IPTV addon on Kodi. However, before we access the addon, let’s optimize Kodi for smoother performance

21- Click Settings again on the home screen of Kodi. On the next window, click Player

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22- On the bottom left, change the mode from Standard to Advanced

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23- Click Videos in the left menu

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24- Navigate to the Processing section on the right and disable the option Allow hardware acceleration

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25- Again, in the Processing section, change the value of the option Enable HQ Scalers for scaling above to 10% (default is 20%)

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Kodi is now optimized for smoother playback of Area 51 videos

26- Navigate back to the home screen of Kodi

Now, navigate to Add-ons > Video add-ons

Click Area-51 IPTV

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27- Enter the service username followed by the service password on the subsequent windows

You are all set to start streaming with the Area 51 Kodi addon

Features of Area 51 IPTV Service

  • Hundreds of cable TV channels from the US, UK, and international locations
  • Has channels in all the popular categories including Entertainment, Lifestyle, Movies, Sports, News, Kids, and more
  • Access to various PPV events
  • Does not bind you in any kind of contract
  • User-friendly apps for all Android platforms including Mobiles, Android Boxes, Smart TVs, Fire TV devices, and more
  • Has a Kodi addon that allows streaming on several other device platforms beyond Android
  • Area 51 apps for TV are fully remote-compatible
  • Allows external players, such as MX Player
  • Customer support via service tickets

How to reset and/or view your Area 51 Passwords

There are two login credentials associated with Area 51:

  • Online account password: Created during the signup process. This password is used to access your online account. You can sign in to your online account with this password and the registered email address. This password is NOT used for app/addon login for streaming
  • Streaming password: This is the password you receive in your email along with your username. And, this is the password you require to log into the Area 51 app or addon.

1) Reset online account password

In the case you have lost or forgotten your online account password, here is how you can reset it:

2) Reset/view your streaming password for app/addon

Here are the steps:

  • Log into your online account at with the registered email address and online account password
  • Navigate to Services > My Services from the menu on the top
  • Click the button labeled Active next to the service plan you have subscribed to
  • Now choose the option IPTV Service Details
  • You can view your service password by clicking the Show button
  • You may also assign a new password in the same section

How to raise Area 51 ticket in the case there is an issue

Please note that we DO NOT provide after-sales support for Area 51. We are not affiliated with this service.

If you encounter any issues, please raise a service ticket using your online account. Here is how you do that:


Area 51 is one of the most popular IPTV services presently. With hundreds of channels from all over the world, smooth playback, and a user-friendly app, Area 51 is a wonderful IPTV service for your FireStick device as well.

It is easy to install Area 51 on FireStick and even easier to use it. The app is completely remote-friendly. And, if you do not have an Android device, you can always install the Area 51 Kodi addon.

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