Amazon removed Perfect Player from appstore

Unfortunately, Amazon decided to remove Perfect Player IPTV app from Amazon appstore.

Thus, we do recommend to install the latest app version from APK: Perfect Player
You’d need to use “Sideload” method for this.

We’ll continue to improve our software and are very grateful to all the app users.

Also, we are going to add some new “Full version” features in upcoming versions for Amazon Fire TV users for free.

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78 Responses to Amazon removed Perfect Player from appstore

  1. Jeff says:

    Amazon is such a horrible platform for streaming media players. Always throwing wrenches into shit

  2. Gil says:

    So what do we do now I have paid for it via both google store (shield) and amazon for my fire, if I download it from your link will the paid feature be unlocked? Thanks

    • nikman says:

      I guess, you can still use the app with Full version while it’s installed on your device.
      Otherwise, Full version on Fire TV device is only available when install the app from Amazom appstore. As long as, Amazon removed the app from their appstore that’s not available. It’s not our fault or desire. Hope, you can ask Amazon for refund.

      As was mentioned in the post, some new “Full version” features will be available for Fire TV users in upcoming updates.

      • Gil says:

        Good point since we basically paid twice for it, couldn’t you post. A full version link that we can sideload with a side loader? Since you plan to do this anyway soon?

      • Gil says:

        To nick man so I installed the latest apk on the amazon fire 4k and got into sideloaded but I can activate the full version I have paid for both the google store and amazon one- I understand the amazon issue, but anyways to get the full version for fire tv amazon users? Since we have paid? Perhaps by using an email link to validate? Thanks

  3. Steve says:

    Tried yesterday to download it from this page and it wouldn’t work…. even when it is successfully installed on a firetv device it won’t populate on the home screen or in ” recents” and can only be launched from inside settings and then managed installed apps….

    • RMC459 says:

      Same here, it’s not on home screen. I made a huge mistake and uninstalled the order version to use the newer, not it’s gone!!

      • RMC459 says:

        When I followed the link above it downloaded on to my Amazon tablet but the fire stick😣

  4. I have the same question as Gil.

    • nikman says:

      Please, read the reply.

      • Jeremy Williams says:

        the ads are moderate but still intrusive. for those of us that have paid for the full version perhaps even more than once (as i have), an ad free version of the app should definitely be available. maybe i can extract the installed app, surely i will need to factory reset eventslly.

        • Jeremy Williams says:

          eventually *

          • Devon says:

            Curious, why can’t you supply a link to adfree for those of us that paid? You could host on Google Drive and only share with that email or similar. I’ve purchased other apps outside of Amazon appstore that were full versions to avoid ads. It is possible if you choose to do so.

  5. Andi says:

    Will there be an option to get an ad-free version on FireTV?

    • nikman says:

      Currently, it is not possible. In the future, this will depend on the circumstances.
      Ad in the app is very moderate, it is made specifically to minimize the inconvenience.

  6. Stuart says:

    Could I ask for some clarification for those that have the app installed. Will this remain installed? And if so, will it continue to update?

    • nikman says:

      The app will remain installed unless you uninstall it. However, this will not be updated from Amazon appstore as it’s not listed there.
      You can update to the latest version from APK, but this will lead to lost of Full version.

  7. Joe mac says:

    It is not showing on the home page have to go through manage installed apps to launch it after side load. Is there a way round this

    • Marc says:

      Hopefully there is a fix for this in an upcoming update. I have installed lots of things on fire 6th generation and they all appear in home screen. Perfect Player is the only one that doesn’t.

      • nikman says:

        Probably, because they are all listed on Amazon appstore.

        • Marc says:

          Definitely not the case

          • nikman says:

            Was it on Home screen when installed from Amazon appstore?
            Could you sideload v1.4.4 from APK to see if this will show up on Home screen?

          • Marc says:

            I’ve just put onto it and it still won’t allow to put on the home screen. I did notice that manage storage was automatically set to allow however. Previous versions were set to deny.

  8. Marc says:

    Rolling back to 1.4.4 won’t work as it just asks me to update then closes down at the first opportunity.

    • nikman says:

      You’d need no uninstall newer version first.
      To transfer current app settings among versions you can use “Settings->Defaults->Backup/Restore settings” feature.

  9. Serge says:

    Ive had the same issue as the app disappears from home screen and apps on Fire TV. I have to go to Applications > Manage Installed > Perfect Player > Launch for it to work. Rolling back to 1.4.4 doesn’t fix this, as the app completely disappears after any type of sideload. Any other sideloaded APK shows up no problem.

  10. Joe mac says:

    Found a solution, download appstarter. apk side load it open it and all your apps appear. This is an alternative to fire home screen

  11. Dave says:

    Hope this gets addressed soon – just bought a Fire TV on sale not knowing about this issue. If it isn’t fixed within the return time, the Fire TV goes back. I have 2 Firesticks that are working fine (PP installed before Amazon’s dumbass move) and have no desire to switch to an alterative app.

  12. sean sanders says:

    Hi All, for the homescreen issue, go to Settings – apps – force close the app store – settings – account – resync your amazon accounts – restart. give it a minute and the app will be back

  13. Marco says:

    Also I have paid the full version on Amazon Store, and i’m tired for this issue.
    I think it would be correct for the users who paid, the developer would provide the full apk.

  14. Hector says:

    I have a question regarding the app perfect player I have already asked Amazon who said only the owner of the app perfect player has not taken out the app anymore. will this never happen again at the Amazon store? Thanks in advance

  15. Omer Abbasi says:


    Could you please add a fire TV shortcut in the next APK update so that the app appears in the front page. Quite a long winded way of running it at the moment


    • nikman says:

      Please, read Joe mac and sean sanders‘s comments on this page.

      • Omer says:

        already tried doing the steps listed above but the app will not show on the main page and only way to run it is via manage installed apps. sideloaded previous versions as well. Maybe its blacklisted by amazon and will not appear unless renamed?

      • Dustin H says:

        If side loading to firestick can one still purchase the full version?

  16. MrNawtee says:

    Since it appears I am unable to update to the full version on my Fire Stick. Could someone please indicate whether the removal of this app from Amazon would cause or affect my EPG to no longer populate? I’m guessing my subscription has expired since I am now seeing ad’s being populated.

  17. ShaVerZ says:

    If I reset my Firebox V2, will Perfect Player still be in My Apps as I’ve already purchased?
    Surely Amazon wouldn’t fully remove it but I assume it depends on how many purchases were made via the Amazon AppStore Platform, if only a few, I’m sure they would and refund but not if it’s 1000s which is very likely…..

    • nikman says:

      If you reinstall the app you’ll definitely lost “Full version”.
      However, you’ll be able to “sideload” it from APK.

    • Akitadad says:

      if you go into settings – applications – appstore, scroll down turn “hide cloud apps” off…. it should still show on your device even though not installed… just did this with a FB2… it is however an earlier version (not the newest update)
      side loaded the latest (after deleting old version), works perfectly with 3 different providers added… just does not show on home screen, you need to go into settings – applications – manage installed apps and launch from there

      • Akitadad says:

        just to add, I have now installed the appstarter app and i’m really impressed… PP does now appear on main page and it’s a lot cleaner and easier to navigate between your apps than on normal FTV home

  18. john6969 says:

    I just bought a new firetv and same issue I slideloaded newest version and it wont show on homescreen but can launch from manage apps. Has anybody figured out how to fix this? if not can I clone one of my older firetv?

    • Akitadad says:

      do a google for appstarter, there is a really good video explaining it, and where to get it from… just installed it myself and really happy with the results

  19. iptv says:

    Could I ask for some clarification for those that have the app installed. Will this remain installed?

  20. Steve P. says:

    If you want to make it simple to install on Fire devices please subscribe to using FireDL and a code. If a user has FireDL on their phone they can punch in a code and the latest PP install will happen on the Fire device. Of course FireDL needs to be installed on the Fire device also.

  21. LIX says:

    Great Player! Bought full version for parents for iptv… Could you please give more information why amazon has removed this app and is there any chance to bring it back? Thanks!

  22. briciaLuca says:

    Any solution per icon on home?? also v.1.5.0 have the same issue for me!

  23. Alan says:

    Im in that boat too, amazon have removed pp from the app store and if you remove it you can no longer get the full version which i actually paid for.

    I have seen ad free versions of the software that has been modded. I think this would be the only option to get a version that doesnt have these stupid ads.

    If the developer would give an option to get the full version for a small fee, im sure a lot of people would jump on board, but to actually offer nothing is quite amazing for the loyal followers.

  24. briciaLuca says:

    But, i’m not able to see any channel:
    I have installed many version ( – 1.5.0 – 1.5.1beta )of PP with or without ad.. but i’m not able to see the icon on home (so i need to start PP from Appstarter or seting – app manager -ecc..) and many important i cann’t see any channel. The channel list was loaded well EPG also, but when i start channel blank screen appear like searching…
    But the list is good becouse with other iptv app i see well…
    is possible that amazon “kill” this app without possibility of reactions??


  25. Carol Ramos says:

    Okay I’m probably in the wrong area but I keep asking the same simple question and no one seems to be able to answer it. The newest perfect player 1.5.1 or whatever, where do I go to download that specific version for a fire TV stick 3rd generation?? I’m not talking about the NikLabs website. I’m talking from 3rd party people that use downloader or file explorer or Droid admin. Does anyone know where I can get the very newest version, again, from a third-party app? Greatly appreciated.

    • Spiller says:

      They would be using the same official version v1.5.1 or later, they’re the same.
      Download from website for .apk and sideload.

  26. Gil says:

    Hi Nikman love the app and it’s working great on my nvidia shield. However I notice that the rewind part, does not play the whole program it repeats like the first 5 min? Like on ITV rewind? Thoughts?

    • nikman says:

      Try to select different Decoder in Settings->Playback->Decoder.

      • Gil says:

        Ok will do now does every different channel have a different decoder? Or let’s say I use auto will this be auto for all? And I used to use HW+ is auto better?

        • Carol Ramos says:

          Hardware actually works the best, and the buffer should be set on 4

        • nikman says:

          That’s the default decoder in settings. You can also assign different decoder for individual channels in channels list context menu.

  27. Spiller says:

    Not quite sure why my original question was removed, it was in regards sound on a particular IPTV channel and that channel not having any. The odd thing is that the sound works fine on my mobile and Windows PC, it just seems to be an issue on my FireTV. Spoke to IPTV provider and they have no idea what the issue could be. I’ve tried different Decoder options with no success, sometimes it would remain with no audio, a couple of the options, when used and the stream just wouldn’t load. Any suggestions for a paying customer?


    Oh! What is AFR, the option is showing but won’t allow me to use?

    Thanks in advance:)

  28. Anmar says:

    So guys, are we now having an ad free version for our “paid” apps?! Otherwise I do not want to ask for refund, rather Niklabs should enable email validation for payment, so that by signing in with the activated email it can reactivate. I paid for both Amazon and Google versions. It is Amazons fault, but Niklabs should provide a definite alternative especially for those who paid!

  29. equeorto says:

    hi there is still no solution for full version and amazon fire stick ?

  30. ShaVerZ says:

    Not quite sure what happened yesterday but Perfect Player no longer shows the home shortcut, it is still installed and I must launch from the App Settings Menu. I’ve not had this problem prior to yesterday but what I’ve also noticed today, is that Perfect Player is no longer showing within my Cloud Apps. I uninstalled, in hope I could re-install via my Cloud Apps and it no longer shows!

    Has anyone else noticed this over the past couple of days?

    I have another FireTV Box (gen.2) and that seems fine, it’s running the latest firmware and Perfect Player shows as normal. I was going to uninstall and see if it shows on my Cloud Apps but decided not too.

    I have a 3rd FireTV (gen.2) and I’m going to reset and see if Perfect Player is showing in my Cloud Apps or not (I’ll update this post once checked).

    It is strange that I’m only experiencing these issues now, especially as others noticed problems a long, long time ago!

    *Previously when Perfect Player was within my Cloud Apps, I had no issues with the home shortcut disappearing. As it was in my Cloud Apps, the shortcut would show.

    • ShaVerZ says:

      Ah well! Tested on my 3rd FireTV and Amazon have completely removed Perfect Player, even for those purchased (no longer shows in Cloud Apps). Running old firmware and although installed, shortcut does not appear! Totally pissed off!

  31. ShaVerZ says:

    [UPDATE] Shortcut has now disappeared from all 3 of my FireTV Boxes!

    Can you not adjust the code of Perfect Player so it avoids the Amazon Blacklist? Surely this should resolve the issue of the shortcut not showing…..

  32. Stryder98 says:

    Is there any fix for the perfect player to show up on the amazon home screen instead of having to go into settings then manage applications to be able to open it? That would be great!

  33. Vinnay Ram says:

    any update on a solution for this?

  34. Shane says:

    I’ve been playing with my device online (Amazon) and I have managed to get Perfect Player to shop on my device, all of my devices and it shows as a cloud app and I’ve now installed without issue.

    Either my messing about has got it to show or Amazon have placed it back on the App Store.

    Is Perfect Player back on the store for everyone?

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