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Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in How To, Install Guides, Kodi | 12 comments

How to Install Kodi 17 FireStick & Fire TV Guide (Krypton)

Use this guide to install Kodi 17 FireStick in about 5 minutes or less. has conveniently made a quick-download link to Install Kodi 17 FireStick (& Fire TV).  To install Kodi 17 Krypton, you simply add ES File Explorer to your Firestick – then use ES File Explorer to download the Kodi 17 apk file from  If you happen to have trouble with this install method (which you shouldn’t), try the Alternative method just below it.  Enjoy the power of Kodi Krypton on your Fire Stick / Fire TV!

How to Install Kodi 17 FireStick

  • Using your FireStick / Fire TV, go to the Home screen by pressing the Home button on the Fire TV remote.
  • Go to Search
  • Search for “es file
  • Select the yellow letters “es file” to perform the Search
  • In the results, select ES File Explorer, then press Download / Install / OK
  • After ES File Explorer has installed, go back to the Fire TV home screen
  • Go to Apps
  • Select ES File Explorer to launch ES File Explorer
  • After ES File Explorer has launched, go to Download Manager (underneath Tools)
  • Move the cursor to select the “+ New” button on the bottom of the screen.  Select the “+ New” button.
  • In the File Path field, enter “
  • In the Name field, enter “k17b2” (short for Kodi 17 Krypton Beta 2) or any name you want
  • Move the cursor to the Download button and select Download
  • Once the Kodi 17 Krypton APK file has downloaded, select Open File
  • Choose Install
  • Once Kodi has installed, go back to the Fire TV home screen
  • Go to Apps
  • Select Kodi to launch Kodi!
  • Optional and Recommended: Install TV Addons (Video guide)by adding “” as a new File Source in Kodi
  • Optional and HIGHLY Recommended: Unblock Kodi Addons by using a VPN (60% off Coupon)

Alternate Method to Install Kodi 17 Firestick

If the above steps didn’t work for you, try again from the step that says “After ES File Explorer has launched, go to Download Manager (underneath Tools)” and then follow the steps below:

    • Instead of going to Download Manager, go to Favorite
    • Select Add
    • Select the Path field and enter “
    • Select the Name field and enter “k17b2” or any name you’d like to give it
    • Select Add
    • Find and select the newly added Favorite at the bottom of the Favorite menu on the left hand side of ES File Explorer. Once the new Favorite loads in the ES File Explorer window, you should see “Index of /” and a list of files and folders just below that.
Kodi 17 Firestick Install Guide

Kodi 17 FireStick (Install Method #2)

  • After the “Index of /” screen appears in ES File Explorer, select the “kodi17b2arm.apk” file to download Kodi Krypton 17 Beta 2.
    • The “kodi161arm.apk” file is for Kodi 17 Jarvis – the “kodi17b2arm.apk” file is for Kodi 17 Krypton BETA 2.
  • After the download has finished, select Open File.
  • Select Install
  • After Kodi finishes installing, go back to the Fire TV home screen
  • Go to Apps
  • Select Kodi to launch Kodi!

Key Differences Between Kodi 16 Jarvis and Kodi 17 Krypton

  • Kodi 17 has a New default skin that’s smoother and easier on the eyes than the Confluence skin from Kodi 17 (though I will still love Confluence forever!)
  • Improved media playback throughout Kodi in Kodi 17Note: Kodi 17 Krypton is WAY better than Kodi 17 Jarvis, so you should definitely download Kodi 17 Krypton and install that BEAST.  Installing Kodi 17 is just like installing Kodi 16 Jarvis.

Kodi 17 First Impressions

Wow – What an improvement Kodi Krypton is over Kodi Jarvis!  Right off the bat, the dashboard home screen is very “smooth”, or has lots of fine detail.  The animations are also smooth (having the Fire TV Box as opposed to Firestick does help, as the additional CPU power allows Kodi menus to animate more smoothly).  The playback and TV Addon install process was extremely fast and successful as well.  I downloaded & installed Kodi, and downloaded and installed TV Addons and was watching a movie in about 5 minutes flat.

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  1. It won’t let me down load Kodi17

    • Hi Sarah,

      Are you getting an error message? Or is it just unresponsive?

      • Mine is just unresponsive when I click on the k17b2 link.

        • Hi JK, thanks for the info. Did you try the “Open in browser” method within ES File Explorer? That should work. If not, let me know and I’ll put an alternate link / method here.

          • Mine is unresponsive when I click on the k17b2

          • Hi TJ,

            Did you try the “Open in Browser” button that pops up in the bottom right corner?

  2. Is this version of KODI stable

    • From the testing I did, yes.

  3. Unresponsive

    • Sorry for the late reply Nick, I moved across town this weekend.

  4. Having issues I typed in the fusion then received a message saying remote share couldn’t connect to network server. Check my wifi and it’s good. What am I missing?

    • Did you double check the address you entered? It should be You can verify that the link is correct by entering it in your browser.

      So the issue must be with your FireStick connecting to the WiFi. Does the Firestick’s other features work?

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