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

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Updated Wednesday March 01, 2017. Use this guide to install Kodi 17 FireStick in about 5 minutes or less.  Now that Kodi 17.0 Official has been released, DownloadKodi.com has conveniently made a quick-download link to Install Kodi 17 FireStick (& Fire TV).  To install Kodi 17 Krypton, you simply add the “Downloader” App to your Firestick – then use Downloader to download the Kodi 17 apk file.

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 17.0 Official Release on your Fire Stick / Fire TV! (We also have download links for Kodi 16.1 Jarvis and Kodi Krypton Release Candidate 3 RC3)

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.
  • Enable ADB Debugging on your Fire TV by going to the System / Settings area.  Make sure ADB Debugging is Enabled and Apps From Unknown Sources are both enabled, because Kodi requires that both of these are turned on to install.
  • After these are enabled, return to the Fire TV home screen
  • Go to Search
  • Search for “Downloader
  • If you haven’t already done so, select the word “Downloader” to search for the Downloader app
  • In the search results, select “Apps & Games” (for the updated version of Amazon Fire OS)
  • Now select Download or Install or OK
  • Wait a few seconds for the Kodi Downloader app to install
  • Now select OPEN using the Fire TV Remote to launch the Downloader app
  • In the Downloader app, Enterhttp://bit.ly/kodi17arm” without the quotes.
    • The link above is the shortlink to direct download the Kodi 17.0 (“Krypton”) Official Release (released Feb 5th, 2017).
    • For Release Candidate 3 FireStick installer file (“apk file”), enter http://bit.ly/kodi17rc3.
    • Alternatively, to install Kodi 16 Jarvis instead of Kodi 17 Krypton, enter “http://bit.ly/kodi161arm“, which is short for “Kodi 16.1 ARM version”.
  • Select DOWNLOAD
  • Wait for the Kodi download to complete.
  • If the Downloader app doesn’t launch the Kodi installer for you, then select “Open File“.
  • After the Kodi installer launches, your Fire TV should ask if you’d like to “Install” or “Cancel”.  Select “Install“.
  • Wait for Kodi to install.
  • After Kodi installs, select “Open App” or “Launch App” to launch Kodi for the first time
  • If you see an error when you launch Kodi (specifically an error that says “Cannot download OBB“), then try to re-start Kodi until the error no longer appears.
  • Now install TV Addons and protect your Kodi streams (use code FIRETV25)

How to Install Kodi 17 (Beta 2) 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 “http://downloadkodi.com/kodi17b2arm.apk
  • 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 “http://fusion.tvaddons.ag” 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 “http://downloadkodi.com
    • 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 DownloadKodi.com “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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How to Install Kodi 17 FireStick & Fire TV Step-by-Step Guide (Krypton)
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How to Install Kodi 17 FireStick & Fire TV Step-by-Step Guide (Krypton)
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How to Install Kodi 17 Firestick: 1) In ES File Explorer, go to Download Manager, 2) Enter http://downloadkodi.com/kodi17b2arm.apk, 3) Enter a name
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