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Gears TV is a wildly popular IPTV service for the Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick that delivers hundreds of live cable TV channels. In my opinion, Mobdro is a much better solution if you don’t want to pay a monthly subscription. But for sports, Gears TV is essential. Gears TV offers all the sports channels in HD as well as all the major sports packages such as MLB Extra Innings, NHL Center Ice, NBA League Pass as well as all the major PPV events. If sports is the most important streaming media for you, then an IPTV service such as Gears TV is a no-brainer. Currently, a subscription to Gears TV costs right around $30 USD per month for one device.
The biggest obstacle to using Gears TV is that it can be difficult to figure out where to subscribe and how to install the software. I suppose some level of obfuscation would be normal with a service such as this, but it makes it difficult nonetheless. In this article, I wanted to offer a little assistance with this process. You could search the Internet and download any number of Gears TV apps and install them, only to find that they are outdated and/or not working. I myself started running into this problem when everyone started wanting Gears TV. So, in keeping with my mission to inform my readers, here is the scoop.
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Now that you have your VPN up and running, let’s get Gears TV installed. Gears TV uses the Mayfair Guide as its primary interface as well as a Gears TV app that performs a similar function but with a different interface. As always, the files needed for this tutorial are available in the KodiAmerica.com Jailbreak App Vault for easy access. If you don’t have the App Vault installed, you can follow the simple instructions in my article How to Install the Kodiamerica.com Jailbreak App Vault.
Install Gears TV and Mayfair Guide
Once you have installed the KodiAmerica.com Jailbreak App Vault, open it up. Long-press the home button on your remote until the menu comes up and select Apps. You will see the icon for the App Vault in the list of apps. Click on that icon.
If you have already been using the Jailbreak App Vault, then my code will already be entered into the code field. Check to be sure it is correct, and if it isn’t, then enter the code 47356537
Once you are sure the code is entered correctly, press CONTINUE to enter the KodiAmerica.com Jailbreak App Vault.
Scroll down in the list until you see Gears Launcher. Click on the download icon as shown below and it will begin downloading.
You can see the download progress.
When the download has completed, the download icon changes to an install icon. Click on the install icon to begin installing Gears Launcher
You will be shown the list of permissions that Gears Launcher requires. Scroll down until you see the option to install and click Install
Gears Launcher will begin installing
When Gears Launcher is finished installing, select Done and click on it.
You will be back at the Jailbreak App Vault apps list screen again.
Repeat the process for the Mayfair Guide app.
Click DONE to go back to the App Vault
Press the back button on your Fire TV remote to exit out of the App Vault app list screen. You will be asked if you want to leave. Click Yes
Now, back at the Jailbreak App Vault code screen, use your Fire TV remote to move up to the top of the screen and click on the little trash can icon up at the top right.
You will be asked if you want to empty the trash. Click Yes
FInally, click the back button again to completely exit the KodiAmerica.com Jailbreak App Vault.
Now that you have both of those apps installed, you will want to open the Gears Launcher app first to get the Gears TV Application installed.
Go back to your main apps screen by long-pressing the home button on your Fire TV remote control and find the Gears Launcher icon.
Click on the Gears Launcher icon to open it. You will see the Gears Launcher main screen. From here you can install Gears TV by clicking on the Gears TV icon on the left side. You will know it is selected because it will have a red border around it as shown below.
Clicking on the Gears TV icon will start the Gears installation process. First, you will be asked to download the newest version. Click on UPDATE to begin the download and installation of the latest version of Gears TV.
The application will begin downloading.
Then it will proceed just like the installation of any other app.
When the installation has finished, click on DONE.
You will now be back at the main apps screen on your Fire TV device. Look for the Mayfair Guide icon and click on it.
The Mayfair Guide will open and you will need to accept the terms and conditions. Click Accept.
Since we are installing the Mayfair Guide on an Amazon Fire TV device, you will want to choose NO when asked if your device has a touchscreen.
You will then be asked for your Mayfair Guide username and password. This may not be the same as your Gears TV login, so be sure you are entering the right username and password.
That’s it for the Mayfair Guide portion of the install. Now let’s move on to configuring the Gears TV app. Go into your main apps screen again and you will see the newly installed Gears TV app. Click on the icon to open it.
You will see a disclaimer again, just like you did with the Mayfair Guide app. Again, click Accept.
The Gears TV app will do some initialization and check itself for updates.
When Gears TV has fully initialized, you will be presented with the login screen. Enter your login information here. Remember, this may be different than your Mayfair Guide login.
That’s all there is to it. There are several different sites where you can sign up for a subscription to Gears TV. But no matter where you sign up and receive your login information, the install process will be the same.
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