Side-loading Spotify on Amazon Fire TV in India

There’s a bit uncertainty about the launch date of Spotify in India.  If you’re a user of Amazon Fire TV in India, you cannot install Spotify from the app store. Here’s a solution to access Spotify on your TV.

  1. Turn on “Apps from Unknown Sources” from Settings > Device > Developer options
  2. Download and install ES File Explorer File Manager from the “Apps” section of your Fire TV.
  3. Open ES File Explorer File Manager, and install one of the cloud file hosting services like Google Drive or Dropbox available there. Microsoft’s OneDrive worked for me. Sign-in to OneDrive.
  4. Download the Spotify for Android TV .apk file on your computer and add it to your OneDrive account.
  5. Assuming that the .apk file is synchronized in the cloud, open OneDrive, and install it.
  6. Sing-in to Spotify. Enjoy.

Spotify has finally launched in India. You can get the app from the app store:

Spotify Music – for Fire TV