Install kodi on fire stick

How to Install Kodi on Fire Stick: A Complete Guide for 2020

The Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick has been dominating the video streaming device market. They’re easy-to-use and support a plethora of entertainment services like BBC iPlayer, Hulu, Prime Video, and Netflix, to name a few. Since Alexa comes built-in, you can control everything through your voice – no need to even lift a finger!

However, there’s a slight catch. You’ll have to pay for these entertainment services individually to watch the content available on them. That’s the biggest reason why cord-cutters install Kodi on Fire Stick or Fire TV. The media player gives you access to a wealth of free content from across the world, but the question is: how do you install it?

Related Read: The 23 Best Amazon Fire Stick Apps in 2020 (Paid + Free)

Fret not, as we’ve got your back. In this guide, we’ll go over the different ways to install Kodi on Fire Stick or Fire TV:

How to Install Kodi on Fire Stick

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Using the Downloader application is the easiest way to get Kodi on Fire Stick or Fire TV. It’s an installer that allows you to download thousands of apps on your Fire device.

  1. Go to Settings on your Fire TV or Fire Stick.
  2. Select My Fire TV and click Developer options.
  3. Now, turn ON the Apps from Unknown Sources option.
  4. Return to the Home screen. Select the magnifying glass icon in the top left corner of the screen and search for and choose Downloader.
  5. Click the Download button.
  6. Once Downloader has installed, launch the app and choose Allow to continue.
  7. Click the URL box and type in tinyurl.com/kodi18rc2 after http://. Click the Go button to initiate the Kodi download.
  8. After the download is complete, hit INSTALL.
  9. Wait for the installation to finish.
  10. The App installed message will appear once Kodi is installed. Click OPEN to get started with Kodi. If you want to come back later, click DONE.

Note: The Kodi app won’t be visible on the Home screen. You’ll have to go to Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications > Kodi > Launch.

Alternative Ways to Install Kodi on Firestick

You should typically face no issues in installing Kodi with Downloader. However, if you run into a snag due to some reason, you can use these alternative methods to get Kodi on Fire Stick or Fire TV.

Install Kodi on Fire Stick Using ES File Explorer

install kodi on fire stick ES file explorer

If you happen to have a paid subscription of ES File Explorer, you can use that to install Kodi on your Fire device. The popular file manager application allows you to sideload apps, manage storage, and more.

  1. Go to Settings on your Fire TV or Fire Stick.
  2. Select My Fire TV and click Developer options.
  3. Now, turn ON the Apps from Unknown Sources option.
  4. Return to the Home screen. Select the magnifying glass icon in the top left corner of the screen and search for and choose ES File Explorer.
  5. Click the Download button.
  6. Once ES File Explorer has installed, launch it and choose Allow to continue.
  7. Choose Tools from the menu on the left side and click Download Manager.
  8. Select the +New option at the bottom.
  9. Now, enter https://tinyurl.com/kodi18rc2 in the Path section and Kodi in the Name section.
  10. Click the DOWNLOAD NOW button.
  11. After the download is complete, click OPEN FILE.
  12. Select INSTALL.
  13. Select INSTALL again.
  14. The App installed message will appear once Kodi is installed. Click OPEN to get started with Kodi. If you want to come back later, click DONE.

Install Kodi on Fire Stick Using AppStarter

Install kodi on fire stick App Starter

AppStarter is a great application to install and manage third-party apps on Fire devices. If you’re somehow unable to get Kodi on your Fire Stick or Fire TV using the aforementioned methods, you should try this one out.

  1. Go to Settings on your Fire TV or Fire Stick.
  2. Select My Fire TV and click Developer options.
  3. Now, turn ON the Apps from Unknown Sources option.
  4. Open the Downloader app and click the URL box. Type in fs.bpx.li after http:// and click the GO button.
  5. After the download is complete, click INSTALL.
  6. Launch AppStarter and click Updates from the menu on the left side. Click the Install button next to Kodi.
  7. Wait for the installation to finish.
  8. Select Install again.
  9. The App installed message will appear once Kodi is installed. Click OPEN to get started with Kodi. If you want to come back later, click DONE.

Caution: Always Use a VPN with Kodi!

You should connect to a virtual private network to keep your streaming activities protected from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and/or the government. A VPN like PureVPN hides your IP address and encrypts all your traffic, allowing you to anonymously stream your favorite content using Kodi on Fire Stick or Fire TV.

Setting it up is as easy as 1, 2, and 3!

  1. Subscribe to a PureVPN plan (you can also sign up for a 7-day trial for just $0.99).
  2. On your Fire Stick or Fire TV, select the magnifying glass icon in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Now, search for and choose PureVPN.
  4. Click Download.
  5. Once PureVPN has installed, launch it and enter your Username and Password to log in.
  6. Choose your desired country and click the Connect button.
  7. You’ll notice that your IP address is changed to a new one.
  8. Return to the Home screen and PureVPN will continue to run in the background.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some commonly asked questions about Kodi and Fire Stick/ Fire TV:

What Can You Watch on Kodi?

You can watch just about anything, from movies and TV shows to documentaries and live TV. However, Kodi doesn’t host any content. You’ll have to install Kodi add-ons to stream your preferred content and there are literally hundreds of them. Kodi supports both official and third-party add-ons.

Related Read: How to Watch Movies on Kodi

Is Kodi Safe & Legal?

Yes! Kodi is 100% legal and safe. In fact, it can be downloaded from official app stores like Google Play, Microsoft Store, and App Store as well. But it’s important to remember that certain Kodi third-party add-ons might stream copyrighted material, which isn’t legal.

How Do I Remove Kodi from a Fire Stick?

To uninstall Kodi from your Fire Stick or Fire TV, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Choose Applications.
  3. Click Managed Installed Applications.
  4. Select Kodi from the list and click Uninstall.
  5. Allow the uninstallation to finish.
  6. You’re done.

Wrapping Things Up

That’s about it. Just follow the instructions mentioned above to install Kodi on Fire Stick or Fire TV and enjoy streaming the wide variety of content Kodi has to offer!

If you have any questions or confusion, feel free to use the comments section below. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Haris Shahid Haris Shahid has a genuine passion in covering the latest happenings in the cyber security, privacy, and digital landscape. He likes getting out and about, but mostly ends up spending too much of his time behind a computer keyboard. He tweets at @harisshahid01

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