How to Use Google Duo on Firestick [Possible Ways]

Firestick is a standalone portable streaming player to watch movies, TV shows, games, and more. You can access thousands of apps from the Amazon App Store, including Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Max. With an Alexa-enabled voice remote, you can access apps with voice commands such as play, pause, forward, or rewind. You require an active internet connection, and it is supported for any TV with an HDMI port. To make group video calls in high quality, Google Duo is a good choice available for free on major devices. If you ever wonder whether or not you can install and use Google Duo on Firestick, this article has the answer.

What is Google Duo

Google Duo is the best video and audio calling app developed by Google. It lets you make high-quality video calls, voice calls, and even send messages. With its updated version, you can add up to 32 participants in a group video call. Additionally, it uses end-to-end encryption to secure your privacy. You can also use this app to conduct presentations, group meetings, and webinars. It is currently available for devices like Android, iOS, Chromebook, and Google Nest Hub Max. Since it is not available for Firestick, you can either sideload or screen mirror from your device.

Guide to Sideload and Install Google Duo on Firestick

The process can be done by installing Downloader on a Firestick, and then you can sideload the Google Duo app. Proceed with the below steps to do the same.

Configure Firestick

(1) Initially navigate to the Settings on the home screen.

My Fire TV

(2) Select My Fire TV from the list of options.

(3) Click on the Developer Options.

Developer options on My Fire TV

(4) Turn on both ADB Debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources

ADB debugging

(5) Enable Apps from Unknown Sources for the Downloader.

Steps to Sideload Google Duo using Downloader

(1) From the My Apps section of Fire TV, look for the Downloader and click on it to launch it.

Open Downloader on Firestick

(2) On the left pane, select the Home tab by clicking on it.

(3) Input the Google Duo apk download link in the URL field and select the GO option.

Downloader URL field

(4) Google Duo apk file starts downloading.

(5) On the installation window of Google Duo, select Install.

(6) When the installation is over, select Delete on the following pop-up to remove the apk.

Google Duo on Firestick

(6) Google Duo app is now successfully installed. You can locate it under the Apps section on the Firestick home screen.

Alternate Way to Get Google Duo on Firestick

It is also possible to access Google Duo using the web. Initially, you have to install Silk Browser on your Firestick and then proceed with the instructions given below.

1) Launch the Silk Browser on your Firestick.

2) Enter the URL duo.google.com in the search bar.

3) Now, click Try Duo for the web button.

4) After that, sign in with your Google account.

5) Now, it will display the list of contacts associated with your account.

Google Duo contacts on web

6) Select the contact to whom you wish to speak to.

7) Click Voice call or Video call that appears on the screen.

Voice call or Video call option on Google Duo web

8) At last, click End to disconnect the call.

End call option on Google Duo web

Why Use VPN on Firestick

It is not possible to access any geo-restricted content without installing a VPN app. It is because a trustworthy VPN masks your IP address and hides your online activity using a secure encrypted tunnel. So that you can easily bypass geo-restricted content from any location. Also, it protects your personal information like passwords and user data from spammers, hackers, and government authorities from spying on your activity.

How to Use Google Duo on Firestick

The following are the steps to use Google Duo on a Firestick.

(1) Go to the home screen and open the Google Duo app.

(2) Log in to your Google account and verify it with an OTP.

(3) After that, you can see the Google Duo contacts on the screen.

(4) Enter a phone number or choose any friends from the contacts to make a video/voice call.

Dial number to make a video call on Google Duo

(5) If you have finished, click on End to hang up the call.

End call on Google Duo

Bonus: How to Screen Mirror Google Duo on Firestick

You must enable the screen mirroring first on your Firestick to proceed further.

Pre-Requisite:

  • To do that, navigate to the Firestick Settings and select Display & Sounds.
  • After that, highlight the mirroring option to turn on.

Once you have enabled it, follow the steps given below.

(1) Make sure to connect your smartphone and Firestick to the same Wi-Fi network.

(2) Install the Google Duo app on your smartphone (Android/iOS).

(3) Navigate to the Control Center and click on the Screen Mirroring option (for iOS).

Note: Drag down the notification panel and click on the Screen Cast (Android).

screen mirroring on iPhone

(4) From the list of available devices, select your Firestick.

(5) With that, your phone will start screen mirroring to a Firestick-connected TV.

(6) Now, you can easily connect to calls with Google Duo on a Firestick.

Google Duo video call on Firestick

Frequently Asked Questions

1) How to install Google Duo on Firestick?

Google Duo is not available for Amazon Firestick. So you can use a screen mirror or sideload it using a third-party app.

2) How much does Google Duo costs?

Google Duo is free to use on all its supported devices.

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