How to Install N64 & Donkey Kong 64 on Firestick

Step 4: Install the APK

Assuming your ADB is running and your Device is still connected, click on Install APK. A file browser will open, navigate to your mupen64-plus-ae-2-4-3-en-android.apk file that you downloaded earlier, this is the Nintendo 64 emulator. Select it and you’ll see a progress bar at the bottom of your ADBFire window. Wait until you get confirmation that the APK has been installed.

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Step 5: Transfer the Donkey Kong 64 ROM to Your FireTV

Next we’ll need to copy your Donkey Kong 64 ROM to your FireTV Stick. In your ADBFire window on the right side click the drop-down menu that says addon and select sdcard. Then select the PUSH button. A new browser window will open and you’ll need to select the Donkey Kong 64 file you downloaded earlier. Once it’s selected click OK and wait for confirmation that the file was pushed successfully.

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Step 6: Open Mupen 64 Plus AE (Nintendo 64)

Once you get confirmation that your APK installation is complete and your ROM was pushed successfully, it’s time to launch Nintendo 64 on your Amazon FireTV. Navigate to the bottom, select SETTINGS, then scroll over to the right to APPLICATIONS and select it.

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Now scroll down to MANAGE INSTALLED APPLICATIONS and select it.

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Scroll down through your applications until you find Mupen64 Plus AE and select it.

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Next, select LAUNCH APPLICATION

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The splash screen for Mupen64 Plus AE will open and it will begin an initial update and installation.

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Once it’s done, the following screen will be presented to you. Your first objective is to load a ROM because right now there’s nothing for the emulator to play.

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Scroll down to GAME and select it.

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A new file browser window will open, click the PARENT FOLDER twice until you’re in the /storage directory.

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You’ll see the four selections below when you’re on the correct screen.

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Scroll down and select sdcard0.

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Now scroll down to the bottom and you’ll see Donkey Kong 64, go ahead and select it.

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You’ll now see Donkey Kong 64 is loaded in the Game section. Scroll up to Play and select it.

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Click Resume

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And There you have it. Donkey Kong 64 playing on a Nintendo 64 emulator on your Amazon FireTV and FireTV Stick. You will need a compatible game controller to play any ROM games on the FireTV. There are tons of devices that work with the FireTV Stick. There are even hacks out there to sync a Wiimote with your FireTV Stick.

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More game play sample from Donkey Kong 64.

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Hitting your menu button on your Amazon FireTV remote will bring up your selections for loading and saving your games. There are also a lot of settings to make sure you get everything setup the way you want it, especially with the game controller.

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So that’s it folks. You now have a Nintendo 64 emulator running on your Amazon FireTV and you can play any ROMS that are compatible. Search online for more ROMS, or come back to our site where we’ll be posting daily articles on new emulators and ROMS for the Amazon FireTV.

Enjoy!

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15 Comments

  • AB says:

    IS it normal for it to take ages for installing the APK? ADB’s progress bar goes to the end then starts again

    • admin says:

      Yes that’s normal. Sometimes the adbfire progress bar will cycle through numerous times before it’s completely installed. I’ve found that it’s often slowed down by the wi-fi connection.

  • Steve says:

    What game controller works best to plays the emulators on the fire stick? I tried my ps4 but try won’t sync Bluetooth. Should I buy the Amazon controller?

  • Syncr0 says:

    If adbfire continually loops without installing, close it down.
    Start again and it will work. Had me stumped first time I used it

  • Joe says:

    Where can I get more rooms that will work with this emulator.

  • theo says:

    Emuparadise pretty much has every rom ever made

  • Rodrick says:

    Ok , but how do you load the roms to your FirestickTv ? ( The little USB One about 1″ x 2″ lol … And if possible can I also load the roms directly from my Android Phone ??? I already have AGK app and have successfully installed Retroarch ! I just need to add roms somehow? Can’t seem to be able to find a easy Forum or Video that fully explains how to accommoplish the full set up! Not to mention the controller set up … but for now I just want to figure out how to load roms that retroarch on my firestick will be able to access ??? Do I need ES File Explorer? Im in need of a True Technical Specialist in this particular field of “FIRESTICK/RETROARCH/ROMS” Any useful information will be greatly appreciated , Thanks

  • BrainRad says:

    I have the game loaded up however, i can’t get past the “press start” phase

    I’m using the amazon controller and no button seems to be set up as the “start” button

    any suggestions?

  • Jim says:

    Can you guys make an article as simple and straight to the point as this one about how to do it using Rom Collection Browser on the FireTv/Stick? I’ve been searching everywhere and so far this was the closest. Thanks in advance!

  • ROBERT says:

    Everything was install successful but when I go to load from file it just stay the anything else that need to be done

    • admin says:

      Depending on the control pad you are using, you may need to map the controls to the buttons for it to work.

  • Sterling says:

    I have gotten to the point where I need to push the ROM onto my device (the Amazon Fire TV Stick) however, for some reason, the push keeps failing. I made sure that I have set the drop-down box to sdcard and I have tried to push the rom included as well as a Super Mario 64 Rom I had lying around, both of them failing multiple times. Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

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