Install Kodi on Fire TV/Stick – 5 Simple Methods

If you want to install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, then you need guidance on it. Here we have provided 5 different tutorials on how to install Kodi on Fire TV. If you follow any one of the methods, you can install Kodi on Fire Stick easily and quickly.

How to install Kodi on a Fire TV or Fire Stick?

First thing, you need to know what is a Fire TV. The Fire TV is one of the streaming media boxes specially manufactured by Amazon which you hook up to your television. This Amazon Fire TV allows you to watch online movies, tv shows, etc. The Fire TV Stick and the box do the same thing, but the Fire TV Stick is less expensive and easier.

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For installing kodi, you have to decide whether you want to install Kodi on Fire TV or Stick. There are few things to consider while deciding Fire Stick or Fire TV. Those are processing power and storage etc. The Fire Stick has less processing power so, it won’t be as active as the Amazon Fire TV. And the Fire TV Stick does not have any expandable storage like Fire TV. The Amazon Fire TV allows you to insert additional storage through USB thumb drive or a micro sd card.

Actually, Kodi is an open source media center which allows you to stream television shows, movies, home videos and more. You can also install various Kodi Addons when you want any additional feature.

Kodi Shortcut is Not Displaying Under Apps Section On Fire TV or FireStick Home Screen On an Old Fire TV User Interface?

Some people are saying that they are facing a problem of Kodi not displaying under apps section on the Fire TV or Fire Stick home screen for installation. This is due to having out of date firmware on your device. To fix this issue, follow the given steps.

  • Go to Fire TV Settings >> System >> About.
  • Scroll down and click on the “Check for System Update” button.
  • The updates to be installed are shown here.
  • Now, install all of them.

If the above process doesn’t work then follow the second process to fix this issue.

  • Navigate to Fire TV Settings >> My Account >> Deregister your device.
  • Next, register again with the same login details.

Note: Many builds and add-ons are not working with the latest release of Kodi 17.0 Krypton. Here we provide download links will remain pointing at Kodi 16.1. Until we tested the current version of kodi, we don’t provide any information.

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Now, you got the information regarding the Kodi Software, Fire TV and Fire Stick. Let’s start learning how to install kodi on Fire TV / Fire Stick. The Free Tutorials provided by us are very useful for you to install Kodi. You can refer our Kodi install Videos to install kodi on FireTV / Stick easily.

5 Simple Methods to Install Kodi on Fire TV / Fire Stick

5 different Tutorials with installation Videos are provided here. Follow one of those methods and install Kodi on your Fire TV or Fire Stick quickly.

Method 1: Install Kodi on Fire TV or Fire Stick with a Downloader

In our opinion, the easiest method is the first tutorial within the list of 5 different tutorials on how to install on Fire TV/Stick. If you follow the first Tutorial, you can simple install kodi on Fire TV without using a computer. In this first method, you can download kodi free application from the Amazon Fire TV / Fire Stick App Store. Check Top7 Live TV Addons for Kodi from here.

Note: Amazon has pushed out the latest update for 2nd Generation Fire TV or Fire TV Stick. It includes a new user interface. So, here we have provided installation process using both user interfaces continue reading.

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Install Kodi 16.1 on Fire TV – Step by Step Process
  1. Go to Fire TV Settings >> Developer Options.
  2. Next, turn on Apps from Unknown Sources.
  3. Turn on ADB Debugging / USB Debugging for future sideloading.
  4. Now, exit to home screen.
  5. Navigate to the search button.
  6. Type Downloader in the box.
  7. Click download or get to install it.
  8. Next, Launch Downloader.
  9. Type the given address in the box.
  10. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByuOw2dRcGDabFZqU1ktZ3RPT1U/view
  11. Next, click the Next button.
  12. Click the Download button.
  13. Continue the installation process.
  14. Launch Kodi to ensure it installed correctly or not.
Steps to Install Kodi 17.0 Krypton on Amazon Fire TV
  1. Navigate to Fire TV Settings >> Developer Options.
  2. Turn on Apps from Unknown Sources.
  3. Next, turn on ADB Debugging / USB Debugging for future sideloading.
  4. Go to home screen.
  5. Navigate to the search button.
  6. Type Downloader in the search box.
  7. Click on download or get to install it.
  8. Launch Downloader.
  9. Next, Type the given address in the box.
  10. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByuOw2dRcGDack4zd3kwMGJJMFE/view
  11. Next, click the Next button.
  12. Click the Download button.
  13. Next, Continue the installation process.
  14. Launch Kodi Fire TV to ensure it installed correctly or not.

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Method 2: Install Kodi on Fire TV or Kodi Fire TV Stick with a Download Manager within ES Explorer

The Method 2 is also one of the easy ways to install Kodi Amazon Fire TV Stick. Here we have provided the step by step installation process of Kodi 16.1 and Kodi 17.0 clearly. Take a look on it and install Kodi Fire TV quickly.

Install Kodi 16.1 on Fire TV – Installation Steps
  1. Go to Amazon Fire TV Settings >> Developer Options.
  2. Turn on Apps from Unknown Sources.
  3. Exit to the home screen.
  4. Navigate to search.
  5. Type ES Explorer in the search box.
  6. Next, select Explorer and install it by clicking on the Get or Download button.
  7. Lunch ES Explorer app.
  8. Enter the following address into Download Manager.
  9. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByuOw2dRcGDabFZqU1ktZ3RPT1U/view
  10. Next, click on the Download button and Kodi will download.
  11. After completion of Kodi download, the installation screen appears.
  12. Next, click the install button.
  13. Amazon fire stick kodi installation is started.
  14. Go to the home screen and ensure that Kodi is listed under your apps or not.
  15. Launch Kodi and ensure it is working properly.
Steps by Step Process to Install Kodi 17.0 on Amazon Fire TV/ Stick
  1. Go to Amazon Fire TV Settings >> Developer Options.
  2. Next, turn on Apps from Unknown Sources.
  3. Exit to the home screen.
  4. Navigate to search.
  5. Next, type ES Explorer in the search box.
  6. Select the Explorer and install it by clicking on the Get or Download button.
  7. Lunch ES Explorer app.
  8. Enter the given address into Download Manager.
  9. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByuOw2dRcGDack4zd3kwMGJJMFE/view
  10. Next, click on the Download button and Kodi will download.
  11. After completion of Kodi download, the Kodi installation screen appears.
  12. Next, click the install button.
  13. Amazon Fire Stick Kodi installation is started.
  14. Navigate to the home screen and ensure that Kodi is listed under your apps or not.
  15. Finally, Launch Kodi and ensure it is working properly.

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Method 3: Install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick with adbLink and computer

  1. Plug your Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick into your television.
  2. Go through the setup process including registering Amazon account with the device.
  3. Navigate to Fire TV Settings >> System >> Developer Options.
  4. Turn on Apps and ADB Debugging from Unknown Sources.
  5. Go to Network under the About tab.
  6. Write down your local IP address.
  7. Next, go into Networks.
  8. Write down the Wireless Access point from where you are connected.
  9. Ensure that your computer is connected to the same wireless access point as Fire TV or Amazon Fire Stick.
  10. Use your computer and download Kodi, adbLink and ES Explorer.
  11. Install adbLink.
  12. Next, connect adbLink to your Amazon Fire TV device by typing in connection settings with the ip address.
  13. Now, click on Install APK within adbLink.
  14. Browse for Kodi and sideload it.
  15. Again, do the same process for ES File Explorer.
  16. After AdbLink installation, open your Firm TV Home Screen.
  17. Go to Apps Section to ensure kodi is installed on it.

Method 4: Install Kodi on Fire TV with tablet or smartphone and apps2fire

The Method 4 on how to install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV is also one of the easiest ways to install Kodi on Fire TV. Follow the given steps and install kodi Software on Fire TV.

  1. Go to Fire TV Settings >> System >> Developer Options.
  2. Turn on Apps and ADB Debugging from Unknown Sources.
  3. Go to About tab and hover over the Network button.
  4. Next, write down your IP Address.
  5. Go to Google Play Store and search for the app apps2fire from your Android phone or tablet.
  6. Install apps2fire app.
  7. Search for the kodi in Google Play Store from your Android phone or tablet.
  8. Next, install kodi app.
  9. Open the apps2fire.
  10. Click the Setup tab.
  11. Next, Input the IP address of your Fire TV that you wanted to install Kodi.
  12. Next, click on Fire TV Apps menu item at top.
  13. Make sure that Fire TV or Fire TV Stick is connected to tablet or Android phone.
  14. Once, confirm connection has been made.
  15. Next, click on the button at top which reads Local Apps.
  16. Now, choose Kodi from the list.
  17. Next, install it.
  18. Once apps2fire shows as installed.
  19. Next, go back to the Amazon Fire TV.
  20. Launch Kodi to make sure your program is working properly.
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Method 5: Install Kodi Fire TV with ES Explorer and AppStarter

  1. Go to Amazon Fire TV Settings >> System >> Developer Options.
  2. Turn on Apps from Unknown Sources.
  3. Turn on USB debugging.
  4. Launch ES File Explorer.
  5. Expand the favorites tab in ES Explorer.
  6. Click the Add button and add the given address.
  7. http://fireunleashed.com/as
  8. Name it as Fire or any other name you wanted.
  9. Click on the Add button.
  10. Next, scroll down under the Favorites Tab.
  11. Click the source that you added from http://fireunleashed.com/as.
  12. The Fire Unleashed Web site will open in ES File Explorer.
  13. Click the link on that web page “CLICK HERE TO INSTALL APPSTARTER”.
  14. Next, click Open Folder.
  15. Click the .apk file to install.
  16. After the program is installed, launch AppStarter.
  17. Now, click on the Updates button on the AppStarter left side.
  18. Click on the Install Button where it shows Kodi.

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We hope this article helped you to install Kodi on Fire TV / Fire Stick. You can also refer our website to learn how to install Kodi on Smart TV quickly.

Updated: March 25, 2017 — 7:15 am

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