In this step-by-step guide, we'll show you how to install Kodi on your Amazon Fire stick or Fire TV. You will need to set up the Fire TV and use a computer connected to the same network. Cable cutting is at an all-time high and there are many popular streaming services that have replaced the traditional cable network.
If you're also planning to join the cable cutter wagon and want to watch live TV and main channels, there's no better way to do it than using the Amazon Fire TV or Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Amazon Fire TV Stick is a simple plug-and-play device that comes with popular entertainment apps and games like Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, HBO Now, and many more.
However, most apps require a subscription if you want to enjoy premium content. If you want to watch live TV for free and enjoy a large collection of movies and TV shows, you need to install Kodi on Firestick.
Contrary to common belief, you can install Kodi on Fire TV / Fire Stick without root. You don't need to jailbreak Firestick to install Kodi on it. To install Kodi on Amazon Fire Stick, follow the steps given below.
How to install Kodi on Amazon Fire Stick / Fire TV?
1. Go to the Device / My Fire TV option
Go to the Amazon Fire Stick settings and click on the “My Fire TV” option. On some devices, you will see this option labeled "Device".
2. Enable apps from unknown sources
Select Developer options and enable the “App from unknown source” and “Enable ADB connections on the network” option to install Kodi on Firestick.
Final report: Enabling these options poses a risk as third-party apps may be infected with malware and may cause your device to malfunction. Therefore, we recommend that you disable these options after installing Kodi on Amazon Fire Stick.
3. Download the Downloader app to download Kodi to Fire Stick
The next step is to download the Downloader app from the Amazon App Store as you cannot directly download the Kodi app on the Fire Stick. Go to the App Store and type "Downloader". You will see the AFTVnews.com Downloader app. Download and install it on your streaming device.
If the app doesn't appear in search suggestions, you can download the Downloader app by visiting the Amazon app store via the Fire Stick's default Silk browser.
4. Download the Kodi app using Downloader
Go to Kodi.tv, the official Kodi website by typing "https://www.kodi.tv/download" in the URL section of the Downloader app and choose the app and download Kodi from there.
The Amazon Fire Stick runs on an Android-based operating system, so you can load Android apps on it. Choose the 32-bit version of the Kodi Android app - ARMV7A (32BIT).
5. Install Kodi on Firestick
After downloading the app, proceed to Kodi installation by simply clicking on the “Install” button.
6. Install Kodi add-ons and repository
After installing Kodi on Fire Stick, the next step is to install Kodi add-ons and repositories to view the content.
If you are looking forward to installing the proprietary XBMC media player on other platforms, here is a detailed guide on how to install Kodi on Windows, Mac, Android and iPhone.
Using Kodi on Fire Stick
You will see that the Kodi interface on the Amazon Fire Stick is similar to the Kodi application interface for Windows. If you've used the media player before, you'll have no trouble setting up Kodi and using it to watch content for free.