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How to Install Kodi on Amazon Firestick in 2024

By Novak Bozovic / April 7, 2022

Since Amazon's media streaming devices are powered by Fire OS, you can install and run Kodi as a native app. In fact, we'll teach you how to install any version of Kodi on your Firestick or Fire TV device in the simplest way possible. So, make sure to take a quick look below and decide which method feels the most comfortable, based on your tech skills.

Also, we'd like to say that the following Kodi installation guide applies to the Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Stick 4K Max, Fire TV (2017 and up), and Fire TV Cube. Now that we have the basics out of our way, here's what you need to know.

ATTENTION

Kodi 19 ‘Matrix’ is the latest available major version of the application (Kodi 19.1Kodi 19.2, Kodi 19.3, and Kodi 19.4 were also released). Still, if you haven’t updated Kodi yet, know that the latest version breaks compatibility with a large number of add-ons.

You’ll need to wait for third-party developers to make their add-ons compatible with Kodi 19, which could take a while. We’ve seen some progress when it comes to add-ons from Kodi’s official repository. However, the situation is still very problematic for add-ons that come from outside Kodi’s repository.

Therefore, if you use many add-ons, stick to Kodi 18.9 for now. Keep in mind that downgrading from Kodi 19 to Kodi 18 can be a very tricky task to accomplish (even impossible in many cases).

How to Install Kodi on Firestick

At the moment, you have 4 different ways to install Kodi on any Fire TV device, as you can see just below.

Important Prerequisite - Here's How to Enable Fire OS' "Developer Options" Before Installing Kodi

Before you begin following the steps found below, it’s important to instruct your Fire TV Stick (also known as Firestick) to accept third-party applications. If you don’t do this, none of the installation methods from this article will work. So, make sure to do the following:

  • Go to Settings on your FireOS device. In other words, navigate to the top of the screen and scroll to the right. The last option you see there is called 'Settings.'
  • Next, scroll to the right and pick 'Device' and then select 'Developer Options.'
Developer Options Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • Finally, enable the option that says 'Apps from Unknown Sources.' This option needs to be turned on (enabled). You will see a warning but feel free to confirm your decision.

Method #1: Install Kodi on Firestick Using the Downloader App

The Downloader app allows you to download just about any file on your Fire OS device, which comes in handy for getting started with Kodi. So, here's how to install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV devices via Downloader.

Installing Downloader on Firestick
Downloader App Settings Firestick
Accessing Kodi Website via Downloader on Fire TV Stick
Installing Kodi APK on Firestick
Tip

Follow these guides if you want to install Kodi on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux, Roku, Smart TV, Apple TV, Xbox, Nvidia Shield TV, Razer Forge TV, Raspberry Pi, and Chromebook.

After you install Kodi on all your devices, we advise you to strongly consider installing a VPN on Kodi for streaming safely and anonymously.

Method #2: Install Kodi on Firestick Using ES File Explorer

This process is somewhat similar to the previously explained installation method. So, here's how to install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV devices via ES File Explorer.

Installing ES File Explorer on Fire TV Stick
ES File Explorer for Firestick
Accessing Kodi Website via ES File Explorer on Fire Stick
Install Kodi on Firestick Procedure in Progress

Next, we'll teach you to use your computer instead of relying on your Fire OS media streamer. So, here's how to install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV devices via ADB Link.

First, you need to download the latest version of Kodi. Let us show you how to do that.

Next, we need to download ADB Link.

Once ADB Link is installed, you can proceed to install Kodi 19 Matrix on your Firestick. Go through the following steps.

ADB Link Home Screen
ADB Link for Installing Kodi on Fire TV

Method #4: Install Kodi on Firestick Using Apps2Fire

Lastly, we'll teach you how to install Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV device using Apps2Fire. With that said, you need to download Kodi and Apps2Fire on your Android smartphone. So, go through the following steps.

Once you’ve downloaded Kodi and Apps2Fire on your Android device, it’s time to see how to install Kodi on Firestick.

Using Apps2Fire to Install Kodi on Firestick

Looking to Learn More About Kodi?

Hopefully, you’ve managed to install Kodi on your Amazon media streamer. We’ll now take a look at what to do next to make sure you’re using Kodi’s in the best possible way.

This is where we conclude our article on how to install Kodi on Firestick. We hope that you found this article to be helpful. In case there’s anything you’d like to say, please use the comments section found below. And lastly - thank you for reading!



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