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Install Kodi on Fire Stick / Amazon Fire TV

Install Kodi on Fire Stick / Amazon Fire TV

 

How to Install Kodi on Fire Stick / Amazon Fire TV

(4 Easiest DIY Methods)

 

 

Make sure to Install Kodi on Fire Stick so you can enjoy TVAddons like Exodus!

Install Kodi on Fire Stick

 

Easiest Way to Install Kodi on FireStick

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The ES File Explorer method is the easiest way to Install Kodi to Fire Stick. If this method gives you trouble, we recommend that you install Kodi on FireTV using the “Sideloading method“.  See our video below to Sideload Kodi on FireStick!

This is the easiest way to install Kodi on FireStick –  no ADB or AGKFire sideloader needed!  Use ES File Explorer.  You don’t need to root your firestick, install ADB, you don’t need a USB drive, or anything else.  This should work for installing Kodi on both Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick.

 

 

Install Kodi on Firestick without ES File Explorer VIDEO

Video Update: Install Kodi Without ES File Explorer (aka Sideload Kodi)

 

To sideload Kodi in about 7 minutes or less, follow our step-by-step written guide and video tutorial.

 

FireStick Easy Install Summary

UPDATE:  The Easiest way to install Kodi on Fire Stick is to use ES File Explorer. This is the first method shown below. If for some reason that doesn’t work for you, then try the Sideloader method to Install Kodi on Fire Stick (the second method listed below). Finally, if that doesn’t work for you, then try to install Kodi with the ADBLink method (third method below).

 


 

Method 0:  Sideload Kodi to Firestick

(By Using Apps2Fire (Android), AGKFire (Android), or Sideloader for Fire TV (iPhone)

See our Sideload Kodi on Firestick step-by-step written guide or our Video tutorial (about 7 minutes long).

 


 

 Method 1:  Install Kodi using ES File Explorer’s Download Manager

(UPDATED: #1 Easiest Install EVER!)  No longer the easiest method (ES File Explorer no longer available in FireTV appstore).

  • Update #2 (July 31st, 2016):  This method still works, but ONLY if you first SIDELOAD ES File Explorer to your Firestick using our “Sideload Kodi to Firestick” guide, then follow this process.  Sideloading ES File Explorer to install Kodi is somewhat redundant (since you can just sideload Kodi in the first place) – but you can STILL sideload ES File Explorer to your Firestick if you want – then use the “old” install method below to use ES File Explorer’s Download Manager to download the bit.ly link below.
    1. Make sure you enable Apps from Unknown sources on your FireTV.  If you don’t, go to Settings > Developer Options > Enable Apps from Unknown Sources
    2. Use your FireTV to install ES File Explorer from Amazon AppStore.
    3. Open ES File Explorer on your FireTV
    4. Press “TOOLS” on the left side menu of ES File Explorer.  Then go to Download Manager.  Then with the Firestick remote, move the cursor so it’s selecting the MENU button of the Download Manager screen (the menu button should have 3 lines).  Once you press the MENU button in the Download manager, Add the link below as the download by inputting the following address into the Path field (the address is not case sensitive, btw):

http://bit.ly/1Ss4DeP    (This is case sensitive!) 

  1. After inputting the Download link into ES File Explorer’s Download Manager, you will give your new Download a name.  Any name will do – “ddl” works fine.  Give it a name and press Next.  While Kodi is downloading, enjoy some popcorn.
  2. Once the download finishes, click Open File from within ES File Explorer.  20160530_140211
  3. Your FireTV will say “Please wait while loading file..”.  Then the screen will turn black, show the Kodi logo in the upper left corner, and ask if you want to install (or update) your Kodi.  Choose INSTALL!
  4. Wait for Kodi to install.  You can then launch Kodi by pressing Home on your FireTV remote, then going to System > Applications > Manage Installed Applications > Kodi > Launch Application.
  5. Once Kodi is installed on your FireTV, launch Kodi by going to Settings > Apps > Installed Apps > Kodi > Launch.
  6. (Optional) Once you’ve launched Kodi, install some great TV Addons!  Stream on.
    1. *** WARNING: Some of your Kodi addons may be blocked!  To guarantee unrestricted access to all Kodi addons, use IPVanish.  Here’s a 60% off coupon available exclusively to KFireTV visitors only :).  The IPVanish service will allow you to view all blocked content and prevent your Internet Service Provider from throttling your connection.  Privacy advisory: Additionally, IPVanish will keep your online presence private and your streaming data secure – so your ISP won’t spy on your streaming data, throttle your connection, block you out of streams, or deny you service.
  7. See what TVs and movies are playing on Kodi & Netflix at our sister site: ClawTV.com – The Streaming TV Guide.
  8. (Optional) Use a Fire TV Launcher such as FiredTV or AppStarter (formerly Firestarter).

If you have trouble with this process (Method #1):

Try Method #2 below!  Method #2 below is the same basic process, but uses a different part of ES File Explorer to download Kodi (through ES File Explorer’s stripped down browser display they call the “Favorites”).

 


 

 Method 2:  Install Kodi using ES File Explorer’s “Favorites”

(UPDATED: 2nd Easiest Install EVER!)

  1. Make sure you have Apps from Unknown sources enabled on your FireTV.  If you don’t, go to Settings > Developer Options > Enable Apps from Unknown Sources
  2. Use your FireTV to install ES File Explorer from Amazon AppStore.
  3. Open ES File Explorer on your FireTV
  4. Press “Add” on the left side under “Favorite”.  Then press the center button on the FireTV remote to input the following address into the Path field (the address is not case sensitive, btw):http://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/android/arm/kodi-16.1-Jarvis-armeabi-v7a.apk
  5. After inputting the Path, you will be prompted to give your new “Favorite” a name.  Any name will do – “kftv” works fine.  Give it a name and press Next.
  6. Press Add to finish adding this as a Favorite.
  7. Find “Favorite” in the left side menu and Open the new item (whatever you named it – we used “kftv”).  This will launch KodiFireTVStick.com’s custom made Kodi for FireTV Download Page in the ES File Explorer main window!
    1. Thanks Louise!  Thank you to our user, Louise, for letting us know the previous Path we had listed here (on Kodi.tv) was not working properly.  We solved this by creating our own Kodi Download Page made JUST for the FireTV).
  8.   Use your FireTV remote to click the button or the download link on our Kodi Download Page for FireTV.
  9. Once the download finishes, click Open File from within ES File Explorer.  20160530_140211
  10. Your FireTV will say “Please wait while loading file..”.  Then the screen will turn black, show the Kodi logo in the upper left corner, and ask if you want to install (or update) your Kodi.  Choose INSTALL!
  11. Wait for Kodi to install.  You can then launch Kodi by pressing Home on your FireTV remote, then going to System > Applications > Manage Installed Applications > Kodi > Launch Application.
  12. Once Kodi is installed on your FireTV, launch it by going to Settings > Apps > Installed Apps > Kodi > Launch.
  13. (Optional) Once you’ve launched Kodi, install some great TV Addons!  Stream on.
  14. (Optional) Use a Fire TV Launcher such as FiredTV or FireStarter.

If you have trouble with this process:

The next easiest way to install Kodi on fire TV is to use a sideloader app like Apps2Fire or AGK Fire.

To install Kodi using this process, just get an Android device, install one of the above-mentioned sideloader apps to the Android device, open the sideloader app, connect to your FireTV (after enabling Developer mode), install Kodi on the Android device, then select Kodi > Install from the sideloader app screen.

 

  • The video below (“Kodi Easiest Install”) is no longer the easiest way to Install Kodi on Fire TV.  The easiest method now is to Sideload Kodi on FireTV.  (But you can also still sideload ES File Explorer and Kodi to still have use of ES File Explorer, too ;)
Watch my YouTube video to install Kodi FAST

Install Kodi on Fire TV with ES File Explorer

 

What do I do after I install Kodi on my FireTV?

  1. Install TVAddons (directions below) to get the latest and greatest streaming TV and movies on your FireStick.
  2. Enable viewing of blocked content with IPVanish (60% off for KFireTV visitors).  Why?
    1. Stop ISPs from throttling your streaming connections (yes, they do this!)
    2. Access blocked content without restrictions.  See how.
    3. Keep 3rd parties from “spying” on what you’re streaming
  3. Install a Fire TV launcher (AppStarter, formerly Firestarter)
    1. Appstarter keeps your Kodi updated automatically.  Well, it at least checks for updates and gives you a 1-click Update / Install option.  You can sideload this app to Kodi just like any other app.
  4. Install a remote-control app (optional) such as Yatse, the Kodi / XBMC remote to unlock the full Kodi interface.  Without using a remote app or a gamepad for Kodi, you will be missing out on a lot of the visual interface (for example, the Audio Options screen).
  5. Get a gamepad for Kodi.  Check out the guide we have for Fire TV Gamepads!  You can use this to navigate the Kodi dashboard, play classic games on awesome Fire TV emulators, and brag to all your friends (well not really).    The Ouya Bluetooth gamepad for Kodi / Fire TV is the best Fire TV gamepad (it’s $39).
  6. Install some great APPS!  We have a guide just for that (Best Kodi Apps).  So check out the Best apps for Fire TV and start playing now.
  7. Get some great home theater accessories like a soundbar to maximize your audio fidelity.
  8. Play classic games on your FireStick, such as retro games on consoles like:

9.  Celebrate and get some great concert tickets from VenueKings.com to see a show!


How to Install TV Addons on Firestick

After you install Kodi on your FireTV, this is How to Install TVAddons:

Check out our guide on How to Install TVAddons on Kodi

How to Install TVAddons in Kodi

There are at least 2 methods for installing TVAddons on Kodi Firestick:  Method A (Config Wizard) and Method B (AddOn Installer).

Method A:  Install TVAddons with Config Wizard

To install TVAddons on FireTV using CONFIG WIZARD (“Method A”), go to:

  1. System > File Manager > Add Source
  2. Add http://fusion.tvaddons.ag/ as  Source and name it “fusion”.
  3. Go to Programs, Install from zip > “fusion”
  4. Go to the start-here folder, then install the config wizard zip file.
  5. Go to Programs > Config Wizard.
  6. Once you open Config Wizard, hit OK and it’ll download your TVaddons.  This is the step that will actually install TVAddons on your FireTV.  Once your TVaddons are installed, look underneath VIDEOS in Kodi and you’ll see great TVAddons installed like SALTS, The Royal We, Genesis, Phoenix, Velocity, and 1Channel.

*** Some users report that the “FireTV” option is not available for them in the Config Wizard.  If this is the case, or if the steps above don’t work for you, then try this instead:

Method B:  Install TVAddons with AddOn Installer

  1. Trouble with Config Wizard? Install TVAddons using the Add On Installer

    Trouble with Config Wizard? Install TVAddons using the Add On Installer

    Follow the steps above, but at Step 4, don’t install the Config Wizard zip file – install the Add On Installer zip file.

  2. Go to Programs > Add On Installer.
  3. Once you open AddOn Installer, go to Featured add-ons.  Then select the addons you wish to install (one-by-one).  We recommend Exodus, Phoenix, 1Channel, ChannelPEAR and other addons you can find on our list of the best Kodi addons.

This method for installing Kodi TVAddons on FireStick should work around any Config Wizard issues you may have.  The fact is the Config Wizard pretty much just installs the best TVAddons.  So you can do that yourself using this second method – just install the addons you want individually!

 


 

Method 3:  Install Kodi using a sideloader app

Sideload Kodi using AGK Fire

Download AGK Fire to install Kodi on FireTV

This method is the 3rd easiest way to install Kodi on Fire Stick.  All you need is an Android phone/device to “sideload” Kodi.

Looking for a sideloader app?  Try AGK Fire (or Apps2Fire) on your Android device – these apps let you take any app installed on your Android device and transfer it to your FireTV / FireStick!

  • iOS users check out the Sideloader for Fire TV app on iTunes ($1.99, which is cheaper than buying an Android phone to sideload your apps).
iOS Sideloader for Fire TV

 

 If you don’t have an Android device and don’t want to try the Sideloader for Fire TV app, you can install Kodi on fire stick by using a PC program called ADBFire (scroll down).

 

1. INSTALL SIDELOADER

On an Android phone, install AGK Fire app and Kodi from the Google Play store.

If AGKFire doesn’t work for you, try Apps2Fire.

Gamer’s Tip:  Also try a Bluetooth controller for playing Fire TV games & game emulators.

2. ENABLE DEBUGGING & ADD IP ADDRESS

Enable debugging on your Fire TV (or FireTV Stick).

Then go to the  sideloader app’s “SETUP” tab, then enter your Firestick’s IP Address on that tab.

To get your Firestick’s IP address, go to your Firestick’s SETTINGS area, then ABOUT, then NETWORK.  It’ll say “IP Address: X.X.X.X”.  Enter the “X.X.X.X” into the sideloader app.

3. SIDELOAD KODI

Open the AGK Fire (or Apps2Fire) app on your phone, press Kodi in the “Local Apps” list. Press “Install on X.X.X.X″. This will “sideload” Kodi (or any other app) to your FireTV.

4. LAUNCH KODI

On the FireTV, go to Apps > Kodi > Launch Application. That’s it – you’re done!

Install Kodi on FireStick

Method 4:  Install Kodi on Fire Stick / FireStick Using ADBFire

If you don’t have an Android phone to use ADBFire for sideloading (aka “installing”) Kodi (aka “TVMC”) to your FireTV, you can use your PC / Mac / Linux computer to install Kodi on Fire Stick / Fire TV.

Why should I install Kodi on FireStick?

Kodi is great by itself – it’s a full featured streaming media center.  But the real magic is in the “TVAddons” programs that we can add to Kodi.  Adding the TVAddons is a simple task, but there’s another app that takes care of the whole thing for us:  TVMC.  TVMC is the easiest, fastest way to install Kodi on fire stick – trust me.

Should I install Kodi on FireStick or Install TVMC on FireStick?

TVMC is an Android app which is a customized version of Kodi that has the TVAddons installed already for you.  This means we can simply install the TVMC app instead of Kodi (because essentially it’s plain old Kodi the amazing TVAddons).  This way we can skip the whole process of adding the TVAddons and simply install TVMC:

How to install Kodi on FireStick (aka Fire TV) TVAddons!

  1. Download ADBFire for Windows | Mac | Linux.
  2. Install ADBFire
  3. Open ADBFire.  It looks like this after you open it:

    Install Kodi on FireStick by using ADBFire for Windows

    ADBFire screen to Install Kodi on Fire Stick

  4. Using your Amazon Fire TV remote, go to Home > Settings > Network.  Here you will see your network address.  It will be something like 192.168.0.1.  Write down this IP address.
  5. In ADBFire, click New.  Then enter the IP address you got from your Fire TV / FireStick from Step 4.
  6. After you added your FireTV / Fire Stick to ADBFire, make sure ADBFire says “Connected” and ADB Service is running.  If ADBService is not running, click Start ADB.
  7. Download the TVMC “apk” file to your computer’s hard drive (Desktop is fine.  And “apk” is an Android Package file, by the way – basically an Android app contained in 1 file.)
  8. Click the button in the ADBFire window that says “Install APK”.  Then locate the TVMC apk file you downloaded and click Open.
  9. It will take about a minute for ADBFire to push the TVMC apk to your Fire TV / FireStick.  This step is where we actually install Kodi on FireStick / Fire TV.
  10. Using your FireTV Remote, click the Home button.  Then go to Settings.  Then go to Applications.  Then go to Manage Downloaded Applications.  After that, you will see a list of apps that are on your Fire TV.  Scroll down to the letter T and you should see the TVMC app!  Open the TVMC app.  From there, try out Genesis, Phoenix, 1Channel, and other great Kodi addons that are available after we install Kodi on Fire Stick.

 

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How to Install Kodi on FireTV

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