How to Fix Fire Stick Kodi Not Working: FireStick & Fire TV

Fire Stick Kodi not working?  Did Kodi stop working on your Amazon Fire Stick?  What happened to cause Kodi to stop working on my Fire Stick?  Here are the Kodi Fire Stick solutions we talk about in this Fix-It guide:

  • How to Fix Fire Stick Overheating
  • Fix Kodi by Re-Installing Kodi and TV Addons
  • Maximize WiFi Signal Strength to Fire Stick
  • Fix Kodi Buffering

Usually when Kodi stops working on your Fire Stick, it means an update was released for Kodi and TVAddons no longer runs properly on your out-of-date version of Kodi.  To fix this, re-install Kodi and TV Addons on your streaming Amazon FireStick.

Summary of Fire Stick Kodi Solutions

The solutions below specifically address a variety of software and hardware issues that your Kodi Amazon Fire TV is most likely facing.  Most common causes of Fire Stick Amazon failure are software errors related to your Kodi installation.  To fix this, re-install Kodi (just the same way you first installed Kodi).  It’s also common for your FireStick to have a more physical problem, like your Amazon fire stick overheating or losing a network signal!

Either way, you can get Kodi working again with a re-install of Kodi, a USB fan, or a new WiFi router (depending on what’s causing your issue – you may need more than 1!).  Keep reading to see how to fix the Amazon Fire TV stick:

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How to Fix “Fire Stick Kodi Not Working”

Possible Causes for Your Fire Stick Not Working and SOLUTIONS for Each:

The list below shows you the most common causes for your Fire Stick not working.  Below the title for each are the instructions to fix the problem.  The list is sorted from MOST likely to least likely to cause your Fire Stick Kodi not working problems.

Psst.. Believe it or not, Scenario #1 below is most likely your issue!

Scenario #1:  Your Fire TV Stick is overheating.  This is VERY common.  Get a small fan and plug it in pointing at your FireStick.

Fix your Fire Stick overheating with a USB fan

Fire Stick Kodi Not Working? Try a USB fan!

The FireStick has quite a bit of power for its small size.  This means that it generates a lot of heat and has no active heat dispersion method like air-cooling.  So do it yourself! Buy a small fan for about $10 (they even make fans that work off of USB power these days), plug it in and place it pointed at your FireStick.

This should cool the little guy down so you can stream movies for hours without your Fire Stick Kodi not working due to overheating!

If you’re not sure whether your fire stick is overheating or not, touch it.  If it feels hot, then it’s overheating.

Scenario #2:  The Kodi app sometimes experiences a glitch or some other problem.  Re-Install Kodi and TVAddons to try and fix it.

Fire Stick Kodi Not Working? Re-install Kodi!

Try re-installing Kodi and TVAddons

Try re-installing Kodi and TVAddons to get your FireStick working again, using these steps:

  1.  Re-install Kodi and re-install your TVAddons.  These days, it seems that using AGKFire or Apps2Fire is the most surefire way to install Kodi on FireStick.  We have video install tutorials for installing Kodi on Fire TV using Android, iPhone, etc.  But check out our Install Kodi on Fire Stick page anyway to see all the ways to re-install Kodi.
  2. After you’ve re-installed Kodi, install TVAddons.
  3. If you have the “newer” Fire Stick, with Alexa voice remote, you can easily install many Apps (like Crackle) from the Fire TV app store by searching for them individually with the voice remote.

How Do I Re-Install Kodi?

Re-install Kodi by simply removing your existing Kodi installation first, then installing it again.  Do this by going to System > Applications > Manage Installed Applications > Kodi > Remove Install Application.  Once it has been removed, simply install Kodi by using one of the methods on our How to Install Kodi on FireStick page.

 Scenario #3:  Your Fire Stick is losing its connection to the network.

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Buy a new router for stronger WiFi to your Fire Stick

Fire TV losing network connectivity is a very common cause for your Fire Stick Kodi not working.  Basically, the WiFi in the FireStick is only so good.  And it has a limited range.  So if your WiFi router is far away or puts out a weak signal, there are a few things to try:

  1. Move your router closer to your FireStick
  2. Move your Fire Stick closer to your Wifi / router
  3. Eliminate obstacles that are between your FireStick and the router
  4. Get a newer, better router for about $20
  5. See Situation #2 above (Overheating) – Your fire stick could lose network connectivity if it’s overheating.  So fix it by adding a small fan next to your FireStick.
  6. Your ROUTER could be overheating (VERY common).  Most cheap routers do seem to overheat.  So once again, put a small fan next to it to cool that puppy down!  If you’re not sure, hold your hand on your router – if it’s hot, it’s overheating and most likely causing your network connection to be slow or simply just drop out.



So there you have it – the three most common causes for your Fire Stick Kodi not working issues.

Try these fixes and let us know if you have any suggestions on our Facebook page :).

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