Step 1 - Download the Downloader app
First, we need to get hold of an app that will let us directly download the app. It’s free, and it has a bright orange logo if you want to hunt for it manually. You can type 'Downloader' in the search page and the app will pop-up in the results. Now just click through and install the app.
Step 2 - Enable installing apps from unknown sources
By 'unknown sources', the Fire TV simply means any apps that are not from the Amazon app store. This is an important security feature, but it needs to be disabled before you can install our app, as its not available direct from Amazon. Select the nav tabs from the home screen by pressing up, and scroll right to reach Settings. From this menu, select My Fire TV. Next, pick Developer Options and you should see a sub-menu that includes the entry 'Apps from Unknown Sources'. Select it, making sure it reads ON underneath.
Step 3 - Downloading the app
Next up, we just need to open Downloader. Now that it's open, on the app’s initial page you’ll see a white box into which you can type a URL. Select it and type in (case sensitive): http://bit.ly/cccTivi
If you typed in the URL correctly you should be taken to a page with a green “Download” button. Scroll down to click it. Once finished Downloader will automatically attempt to install it, making an installer prompt pop-up. Press down on the D-pad to get to the Install button at the bottom of this page. Once the install is complete, don’t head right back to the Home screen but let the process take you back into the Downloader app. You’ll see an option to delete the install file, which will free up a little space – we don’t need it any more.
Step 4 - Logging in
Find the CCCtivi app in your “all apps” menu and open it. Sign in with your username and password! There is a text field labeled "Any Name". You can put whatever you want there, it does not affect anything, but it cannot be left blank.
The first thing you want to do once you're signed in is, go into the app settings (when watching a channel, hit the OK button on your remote, and hit the down button to go down to the very bottom menu below. Go all the way to the right and click on the gear), choose TV Guide, and turn ON "update on app start". This will make it so the TV Guide and Playlist update every time you open the app. This is necessary to make sure everything is kept up to date for you. The playlist is set to do this by default.
Advanced Setup Tips
These changes are optional, but it is our favorite configuration.
Other settings we recommend:
In Settings: Go to General. Turn OFF "play last channel on app start". This SOUNDS good but can be super annoying. If you like this behavior, you can leave it alone.
In Settings: Go to Remote Control
Choose TV Guide
Change "Back" to "Show Groups"
Change "Left" to "Scroll to Previous programs"
Go back to Remote Control category:
Change "Left" to "Show most recent channel"
Change "Right" to "open TV Guide in overlay mode"
In Settings, go to Appearance, choose "Groups", and turn OFF:
Show all playlists category
Show all channels category
Leave Favorites ON unless you do not use favorites.
You can hide any categories you don't watch. to do this:
Again, from a channel list, hit the menu button. Highlight but don't click the button with the CCCtivi logo, and another menu pulls out. Choose the bottom option, "Group options”.
Then in the next menu, choose "Manage groups".
On this page, click "Change group sorting" and change to Manual. Then, scroll down and you will see all the groups. Turn OFF the ones you won't be watching. THEN, you can click the manage positions button, and sort them however you want, putting the stuff you watch most at the top.
This reads like it is a lot to do, actually, it only takes 2 minutes or so, and helps to show where all the different settings are located.
Here is a video of this process to help illustrate: