How to install Kodi on Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV
Kodi is a great way to enjoy multimedia content across a variety of devices. If you’re using an Amazon Fire TV Stick, you can install Kodi on your Stick and access tons of movies and music on the TV connected to the Stick.
Unfortunately, Kodi is not available on the official Amazon app store, which means you’ll have to use one of the workarounds to get the app running on your flash drive.
Luckily, there are several ways to install Kodi on your Fire TV Stick, and we’ll show you the ways.
Install Kodi on Fire TV Stick Using the Stick Itself
The Amazon Fire TV Stick does not allow you to install apps from outside the official app store by default. However, you can enable the option on your Stick to enable the unpublished download.
Go to Settings > My Fire TV > Developer Options on your Fire TV Stick. Turn on Apps from Unknown Sources.
Select “Enable” in the window that appears to enable this setting.
Get the downloader app
You will need the Downloader app to download the Kodi APK file to the Fire TV Stick, which you will then install on the Stick. Downloader is a free app that can be downloaded from the Amazon app store.
Open the Amazon Appstore on your Fire TV Stick. Access all categories > Utilities in the Appstore.Select Downloader from the list of apps on the screen.
Select “Get” to download and install the free Downloader app on your Fire TV Stick. Install the Kodi App for Fire TV Stick
Let’s now use the Downloader to download Kodi and then install this app on the Fire TV Stick.
Launch the Downloader app on your Fire TV Stick.Select the “Enter a URL or search term” field and enter the following URL: kodi.tv/download. Then click the “Go” button.
Select Android on the Kodi website that opens. Then select the Kodi app version ARMV7A (32BIT). Downloader will start downloading the Kodi app.
Select “Install” when the app is downloaded and then select “Install”.
Kodi is now installed. To launch the newly installed application, select Open on screen.
Later, you will be able to access Kodi from your stick’s application library.
Install Kodi on Fire TV Stick Using an Android Phone
Another way to get Kodi on Fire TV Stick is to use an Android phone. In this method, you download Kodi on your phone and then use the free app to transfer Kodi to your Stick.
This procedure is done through your Wi-Fi connection, so you don’t need any cables.
Find the Fire TV Stick’s IP address
You will need your Fire TV Stick’s IP address in order to connect to your Stick from your Android phone. Here’s how to find this IP address:
Go to Settings > My Fire TV > About > Network on your Fire TV Stick. You will see the Fire TV Stick’s IP address under the “IP Address” heading on the right side of the screen. Make a note of this IP address as you will need it in the following sections.
Download Kodi for Android
It’s time to download the Kodi app on your Android phone. You don’t need to install the app on your phone to add it to your flash drive.
Open a web browser on your Android phone and go to the Kodi download page.Select Android and then ARMV7A (32BIT) to download Kodi to your phone.Save the Kodi APK file to a folder on your phone. You don’t need to open this downloaded file. Send Kodi to Fire TV Stick
Using a free app called Apps2Fire, you can now send the Kodi APK file from your phone to your Fire TV Stick.
Open the Google Play Store on your Android phone and search for Apps2Fire. Download and install the free Apps2Fire app on your phone. Then launch the app.Go to the Settings tab in the app, enter the Fire TV Stick’s IP address, and click Save. This will connect the app to the Fire TV Stick.
Tap the up arrow icon in the top right corner of the app.
Navigate to the folder where you downloaded the Kodi APK file and select this file.App2Fire will install Kodi on your Fire TV Stick.
Install Kodi on Fire TV Stick Using a Computer
In order to use a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer to install Kodi on a Fire TV Stick, you need to first download ADB on your computer. You will then use the ADB command to install Kodi on your Stick.
Again, this method uses your Wi-Fi network, so you don’t need cables.
Enable USB Debugging on Fire TV Stick
To allow ADB to work with your Fire TV Stick, you need to enable ADB debugging on your Stick as follows.
Go to Settings > My Fire TV > Developer Options on your Fire TV Stick. Turn on ADB Debugging.
Go back one screen, select “About” > “Network” and note the IP address on the right side of the screen.
Download ADB and Kodi to your computer
Next, you need to download ADB and Kodi on your computer. You can follow these steps on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. We will be using Windows for the demonstration.
Open the ADB download site and download the toolkit on your computer. Then extract the contents of the downloaded archive to a folder on your computer.Launch the Kodi website and select Android > ARMV7A (32BIT) to download the Kodi APK file to your computer. Move this APK file to the ADB folder.Open the ADB folder, right-click anywhere and select “Open in Windows Terminal”.
Type the following command in the command prompt tab of the Windows terminal and press Enter: adb connect IP. Replace IP in this command with the actual IP address of your Fire TV Stick.
Your computer is now connected to the Fire TV Stick. Install the Kodi app by running the following command: adb install Kodi.apk. Replace Kodi.apk with the actual name of the Kodi app you downloaded.
ADB will install Kodi on your Fire TV Stick.
Uninstall Kodi on Fire TV Stick
If you had a good time with Kodi and no longer need the app on your Fire TV Stick, uninstall it like this:
Press and hold the Home button on your Fire TV Stick remote control.Choose Apps to view your App Library.
Highlight Kodi in the list and press the Menu button on your Fire TV Stick remote control. It’s a button with three horizontal lines.Select “Delete” from the menu that opens.
Select “Delete” in the window that appears.
Kodi is now removed from your Fire TV Stick.
Various Ways to Get Kodi on a Fire TV Stick
Kodi is not available on the official Amazon app store, but that shouldn’t stop you from using this great app on your device. Using one of the methods above, you can quickly and easily download the Kodi app to your stick and start your entertainment journey. Enjoy!