Installing OnSign TV on the Amazon Fire TV

Warning: Although the Fire TV is a great device, we don't recommend using it for professional signage applications. Read more at the end of this tutorial.
Installing OnSign TV into an Amazon Fire TV is a a simple and quick process. Just follow these three simple steps:

1 - Enable installing Apps "From unknown sources"

  1. Click on Amazon Fire Home button
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Click on Device > Developer Options
  4. Turn On - Installing Apps from unknown sources

2 - Install Downloader App

The Downloader App enables downloading and installing Android Apps from any web URL.
  1. Click on Amazon Fire Home button
  2. Go to Apps
  3. Press the down arrow and go to "Categories"
  4. Using the arrow keys, go and click on  "Utility"
  5. Select the Downloader App
  6. Click OK to Download it
  7. Once finished the download, click the OK button to open the app

3 - Downloading and installing OnSign TV

  1. Once the Downloader app is opened
  2. Enter the web URL for downloading OnSign TV player: app.onsign.tv/download/player/latest/android
  3. Press Go button
  4. Once Download is finished the install screen will be shown.
  5. Using the Fire TV remote keys press down until you reach the bottom, and press on the Next item at the bottom right of the screen
  6. A second confirmation menu will be shown. Go and click "Install" using the arrow keys
  7. Once finished installing, press the Open Button
Finally, follow the regular paring process to associate the player to your account as described on this tutorial.

 

Important notes:

  • To get out of OnSign TV - Press the Back button
  • OnSign TV is configured to automatically auto start every-time the device is turned on. This can be changed on player settings.
  • You can manually start the app by: Go To Fire TV Settings > Applications >Manage Installed Applications  -> Scroll to OnSign TV App -> Launch Application
  • To uninstall OnSign TV : Go to Fire TV Settings > Applications >Manage Installed Applications  -> Scroll to OnSign TV App -> Click on  "Uninstall"
   

Fire TV Limitations

Although the Fire TV is a great device there are several limitations you need to keep in mind:
  • The Fire TV is not a regular Android device, so there is always a chance of some features not working.
  • The Fire TV is a a device fully controlled by Amazon, so updates and changes can stop OnSign TV from working on the device.
  • The Fire TV is a device meant for home use, so it does not have the proper housing and heat dissipation for 24x7 operation
  • The Fire TV don't support the following OnSign TV features:
    • Remote View
    • Remote and scheduled reboot
    • Advanced remote support by OnSign TV team (this limits the amount of data our team can get from your device in case you need our support)