This tutorial shows you how to install Terrarium TV on Firestick (or any other Android). To complete this process, we use any other Android or iOS device.
Terrarium TV Install Summary
There’s a great little app called CetusPlay ( Android | iOS ) that has its own “App center”. This App center contains 1-click Install buttons for most of the best streaming apps, like Kodi and Terrarium TV.
- ProTip: You can even Download movies with Terrarium TV. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see how to download movies with Terrarium TV for Firestick.
Related Tutorial: How to Install Show Box on Firestick (another solid Kodi Alternative)
What is Terrarium TV?
Terrarium TV is an Android app that gathers media from various sources around the web. Then Terrarium TV indexes all that media (video files, mostly) and presents the list of media to you.
The way Terrarium TV works is similar to Kodi. So, it can be said that Terrarium TV is a Kodi alternative. In fact, it’s one of the best Kodi alternatives.
What’s on Terrarium TV?
Movies and TV Shows. Lots and lots of Movies and TV shows. It’s amazing. And Terrarium TV was made for non-touchscreen devices (like Firestick). So using the Fire TV remote to control Terrarium TV is intuitive and easy.
Terrarium TV Features:
- Variety of TV shows to stream, with several categories.
- Nice interface that will feel familiar to many
- Terrarium TV has not only the ability to Play streams, but also Download the file to your Firestick / Fire TV (or any Android device). Terrarium TV even has a Download Manager screen (accessible from the Terrarium main menu under “Downloads”).
How to Install Terrarium TV on Firestick
Part A: Install CetusPlay on Android phone or tablet (or iPhone / iPad!)
Your Firestick / Fire TV and your Android phone / tablet must be on the same WiFi network for this to work.
- Install CetusPlay on Android / iOS smartphone or tablet
- Launch CetusPlay
- Press Manage Connections in CetusPlay
- Now press the icon of your Firestick, which most likely says “Smart TV” or “Fire TV”
- Wait while the CetusPlay app installs itself onto your Firestick / Fire TV
- When it’s done, a notification will appear on your Android phone’s screen saying “Enter passcode“
- Now look at the TV / monitor that’s connected to your Firestick. You should see a 4-digit passcode on the screen.
- Enter this 4-digit passcode into your Android phone.
- Your Android phone is now connected to your Firestick via the CetusPlay app!
Part B: Install Terrarium TV on Firestick
Now we easily install Terrarium TV on Firestick by using the CetusPlay app on our Android device.
- Launch the CetusPlay app, if it’s not already open
- Press the CetusPlay main menu button, which is in the top left corner of the CetusPlay app on your Android smartphone or tablet.
- In the CetusPlay app’s main menu, press App Center.
- From the list of apps in the app center, find Terrarium TV.
- Then press “Install” next to Terrarium TV.
- Wait a minute while the Firestick / Fire TV installs Terrarium TV. You should see the “Terrarium TV installing..” notification as it installs.
- Your Firestick will pop up a window saysing “Terrarium TV – Do you want to install this application?”. Press “Next” or “Yes” when you see this to continue installing Terrarium TV on Firestick.
- When TerrariumTV is finished installing, the Firestick will say “App installed“. Press “Done” in the bottom of this screen using the Firestick remote.
- Now repeat Steps 1 through Step 8 from this section, but this time find and install the app named “MX Player Pro” instead of Terrarium TV (using CetusPlay as our Installer). See the screenshot below to easily locate MX Player Pro in CetusPlay and install it with 1 click. Why? Because Terrarium TV needs MX Player to play streams! MX Player Pro can be found in CetusPlay under App center (in App center, go to the “Featured” tab and scroll down to MX Player Pro)
- After you install MX Player, continue to the next section to start streaming movies & TV shows with Terrarium TV on Firestick / Fire TV. You’re almost done!
Part C: How to Use Terrarium TV
Using Terrarium TV is pretty intuitive. You can use the Fire TV remote to navigate through the Terrarium TV menus, choose a movie, and finally select a Source to start watching instantly.
- After MX Player is finished installing (from the last steps of the previous section), return to the Firestick / Fire TV home screen.
- Then find Terrarium TV under “Apps” and select the Terrarium TV icon using the Fire TV remote.
- Terrarium TV now launches on the Firestick.
- If Terrarium TV pops up an “Update Required” message box, select “Update” using the Fire TV remote. Wait for Terrarium TV to update itself. Also, if at any time Terrarium TV pops up a window asking you for “Consent”, select the “No, Stop” checkbox. Then select “Confirm” to get rid of the popup.
- You’re now ready to use Terrarium TV! In case Terrarium TV closed after the self-update, then re-launch Terrarium TV by finding its icon in your Fire TV home screen under “Apps” and selecting the icon with the Center button on the Fire TV remote.
- After Terrarium TV launches, the “Changelog” screen appears. Press “OK” to get rid of it.
- Then the “Disclaimer” screen appears. Read and accept the disclaimer if you want to actually use Terrarium TV.
- Now select a media item from the Terrarium TV home screen.
- After you select a movie or TV show episode, Terrarium TV displays a list of Sources (such as “HQ”, just like Kodi!).
- Select a Source. Terrarium TV now plays the Source you selected using MX Player! Enjoy :)
Which Devices Run Terrarium TV?
I tried Terrarium TV and successfully streamed entire movies on these devices:
- Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st Generation – the slower, older one without Alexa voice remote)
- Amazon Fire TV Box (2nd Generation – with Alexa voice remote)
- Android devices (smartphones and tablets, like my Samsung Galaxy S6) definitely support Terrarium TV, since Terrarium TV is actually an Android app that we’re “sideloading” to Firestick.
So, Terrarium TV should work just fine on all Amazon Fire Sticks and Fire TVs (and most likely even Amazon Fire tablets!).
How to Download Movies with Terrarium TV
Using this method, you can use Terrarium TV to actually download movie files to a USB thumb drive or external hard drive. This doesn’t work on Firestick, since Firestick has no USB ports. But this does work on the actual Fire TV box and Android TV Boxes.
* Advisory: Downloading movies with Terrarium TV can be illegal if you Download copyrighted movies.
* Tip: Use a VPN when streaming or downloading anything to Hide your IP address and secure your data.
Here’s how to use Terrarium TV to download movies:
- Plug an external hard drive or USB thumb drive into your device.
- Press the Terrarium TV main menu button in the top left corner of the Terrarium TV screen.
- Then select “Settings“. This takes you into the Terrarium TV settings menu.
- From the “Settings” screen, scroll down to the “Download” section. You’ll see “Choose default download manager” and “Media download path”.
- Select “Media download path“.
- Then select the two dots (“..“) a few times, until the file window is at “/storage”.
- Now select your thumb drive / external hard drive, which is usually named USB02.
- Then select the “OK” button on your screen to finish selecting the new download destination.
- Now, when you select a movie or TV show in Terrarium TV, instead of pressing “Play”, select Download.
- Terrarium TV will download the file to your external storage device!
- You can monitor the download progress in the “Downloads” area under Terrarium TV’s main menu.
- Watch the movie / TV show later using any Video player app for Android / iOS (such as MX Player!).
Terrarium TV MX Player not installed error?
If you’re seeing this error, then either MX Player is not actually installed. OR your Firestick / Fire TV simply isn’t “seeing” the MX Player app.
- If your Firestick now says “MX Player not installed“
- Launch the CetusPlay app, which we installed in the previous steps on this page.
- From the CetusPlay app, select the main menu button (three lines in the top left corner of the CetusPlay app).
- Then select “App center“.
- From the “App center” list of apps, find MX Player Pro.
- Select the “INSTALL” button next to MX Player Pro.
- When your Firestick or Fire TV displays a screen saying “Do you want to install this application?”, select “Install” or “Yes”.
- Wait for MX Player to install on Firestick.
- When it’s done, return to the Firestick homescreen.
- Then find Terrarium TV under “Apps” and select its icon with the Center button on the Firestick app to launch TerrariumTV.
Terrarium TV APK
Here’s a link to the Terrarium TV APK file (aka “installer file”), in case you want to just transfer the APK to your Firestick to install Terrarium TV. Or you can sideload Terrarium TV to Firestick using Apps2Fire (Free in Amazon app store), or use the steps at the top of this page to install Terrarium TV on Firestick with CetusPlay.
- Terrarium TV APK file (14.12 MB)
List of apps available for install using CetusPlay:
- Terrarium TV
- ES File Explorer
- TuneIn Radio
- Geo Streamz
- Wuffy Media Player
- ECG IPTV
- Home Security Camera
- MX Player Pro
- Popcorn Time
- X-Stream TV
- Droid Buddy
- PTV Sport
- YouTube for Android
- Pluto TV
- Netflix for Android
- Hulu Plus for Android
- Popcorn Time TV
- Wukong Input
- Newest Movies HD
- AppStarter (Fire TV)
- Live Football Stream
- HD VideoBox
- ATV VideoBox
- Live NetTV
- and more