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Posted by on Jul 31, 2016 in Fix It, How To, Install Guides, Kodi, Streaming, Tech, Videos | 12 comments

Sideload Kodi on Firestick (Install WITHOUT ES File Explorer)

Sideload Kodi on Firestick (Install WITHOUT ES File Explorer)

Yes, the day has come: ES File Explorer is missing from the Firestick & Fire TV‘s built-in appstore.


What have we lost?  This was Kodi-lovers’ favorite method to install Kodi on Fire TV.

What do we do now?  It looks like we’re simply going to have to go back to sideloading Kodi onto our beloved Firesticks.


Here’s our video on How to Sideload Kodi on Firestick:

Sideloading Kodi on Firestick has once again become the “new way” to Install Kodi on Fire TV.

Basically, this is the Sideload Kodi to Firestick process:

  • On your Android phone, install Kodi from the Google Play Store.
  • Install Apps2Fire or AGKFire from the Play Store on your Android phone.
  • Get your Firestick’s IP address, add it to Apps2Fire or AGKFire under “SETUP”
  • Go to the LOCAL APPS tab of Apps2Fire, find Kodi, press it, then press INSTALL.
  • Kodi will transfer, or install, or “sideload” to your Firestick.
  • Then just find Kodi in your Firestick’s Apps list and launch Kodi!
  • Then install TV Addons, secure your streaming connection, and play Mario Kart 64 on your Fire TV.


How to Install TV Addons After Installing Kodi:

Questions?  Ask in the comments below!

Online privacy quiz (5 points, from KFireTV Admin)

Q: True or False - Your IP Address is:

A: Not sure? Find out here. If you didn't know the answer, then your online identity is at risk - and you should immediately protect yourself with a Secure VPN. This will also unblock Kodi add-ons and International TV channels, enable anonymous surfing, automate data encryption, and prevent third-party data snooping.

P.S. Take 60% off (for my beloved KFireTV visitors only).

Cheers -Ian


  1. Can you do a tutorial on how to side load kodi with an iPhone?

    • Hi Ant,

      Yes, I’ll have that for you ASAP!

      • When do you expect this to be up?

        • By this evening – I should be able to get an iPhone and do this in a few hours. Thanks Dan

      • Thanks man greatly appreciate the help!!

        • You’re welcome. Thanks Ant!

  2. Hey man not sure if you posted the iPhone side load yet but I don’t get notifications from you when you reply. If it’s possible when you do post up that tutorial can you send it to my email? I hope I’m not asking to much haha..

  3. Hey there is no side loader in App Store any more? Suggestions to get kodi??

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