Install VMcast on the Amazon Fire TV Stick

We recommend the Fire TV’s VMcast app as the best way to stream VMcast Loops. The app provides a low-bandwidth streaming option and automatically displays any loop changes. This guide will help with installation, set up, and use of the VMcast app on Amazon Fire TV Stick.

1. Set up the Amazon Fire TV Stick

Follow the steps given to you by Amazon to connect your Amazon Fire TV Stick to your TV and wireless internet connection. For additional information and support for the hardware, please view their help section regarding setup.

Amazon Guide: Get Started with Fire TV Stick

2. Search for the VMcast App

The Amazon search screen shows a software keyboard in the left hand corder of the display.

From the Home screen, navigate to Search in the menu on the left using your remote’s navigation buttons and hit the Select button on your remote.

From the search page, use your remote to input “vmcast” in the search box.

Important

You must type the whole word. Predictive search will not automatically pull our app’s name.

Once typed in, hit down on the navigation button on your remote to highlight VMcast. Hit the remote’s Select button to choose the app.

3. Install the App

The VMcast for Fire TV download page describes the purpose of the app and includes a button to download it.

Hit the remote’s Select button again to open the VMcast app overview page.

Select Download and wait for the app to download and install. This may take a few minutes depending on your wireless network speed.

4. Setup the App

The VMcast login page features a keypad on the left to enter your Client ID and Stream Code.

Before you begin, be sure you have the following to ensure a smooth setup.

Client ID
Stream Code

These were emailed to you when you signed up for VMcast. If you do not have this information, you can login to your ViewMedica.com account and go to the VMcast Manage Streams link from the Dashboard to get this information.

After you have installed the app, Select Open to launch the app. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete your setup.

Enter your Client ID number and select Next.

Enter your Stream Code. On the fourth digit, the app automatically loads your account information and goes to the VMcast app start screen. From here you can press up to go to the Setting & More menu. Or, you can run one of your available Loops (see the next step).

5. Run a VMcast Loop

The home screen of the VMcast app displays the Loops you created at viewmedica.com.

On the VMcast start screen, you can select the default All Videos Loop or one of the Loops you created in your ViewMedica.com account.

How to Make a VMcast Loop

Press left and right on the remote pad to choose the Loop you want to broadcast. Then hit the remote’s Select button. You will now see a list of options for this Loop. You can toggle the desired features by scrolling up/down and pressing the Select button.

Ready to start your Loop? Highlight the Play option and then press the remote’s Select button. Your custom ad-free waiting room broadcast should now play and loop throughout the day!

During playback, press the Select or Play/Pause button to pause and play your Loop. You can also press the Back button to return to the menu interface. The Left/Right buttons will jump backward or forward to videos in your Loop. We recommend stopping the Loop at night by hitting the Back button and starting it again in the morning.

How to Make Live Updates to Loops

6. Run an On-Demand Presentation

On the VMcast start screen, you can press down to see the Presentations you created in your ViewMedica.com account.

Just like with your VMcast Loops, press left and right on the remote pad to choose the Presentation you want to broadcast. Playing a Presentation is the same as playing a Loop.