Do you need any help to install Kodi on FireStick? If yes, this post is specially written to help you. Here, I will guide you on how to install Kodi on FireStick in the simplest manner. By going through this guide, you will have no problem in installing Kodi on your Amazon FireStick.
What is Kodi?
Kodi is a free and open-source media center that is none less than a treat for people who want to explore limitless content and possibilities. This service is available for users since 2002 and is currently one of the leading names of the entertainment industry. It was earlier launched as the Xbox Media Player, and Xbox Media Center, but was renamed to Kodi in 2014. Since then, the service never looked back.
Kodi provides you access to streaming media content that includes videos, music and other media. It also provides a way to collect and watch content around the home. Using Kodi with Amazon FireStick is a fun way to pass your time with quality content. When talking about entertainment, there aren’t many things that Kodi can’t do. This is majorly possible with the help of very useful add-ons that unlock limitless possibilities.
10 Steps to Install Kodi on FireStick
Installing Kodi on your Amazon FireStick will make it massively more interesting. It will allow you to watch countless free movies, TV shows, live television, Sports events, and much more. So, it is essential that you know how to install Kodi on Firestick. The procedure is not even complicated. It is really simple if you know the right steps. So, I’ll list here the whole process in very simple steps. Just follow them one by one and you’ll have Kodi up and running on your device.
Step-1: Go to the Settings of your FireStick
Firstly, you need to go to the Settings menu and there click on the device. It is usually named My Fire TV. But, you may find it with some other name on your television.
Step-2: Go to the Developer Options
Next, you have to click on the Developer option from the context menu. It is generally available as the second entry on the menu
Step-3: Enable the installation of third-party apps
The next step is to Enable Apps from Unknown Sources if the feature is not already turned on. However, keep in mind that doing so could be risky if you don’t understand properly which apps are legit and which aren’t. There are also chances that a malicious third-party app can harm your device temporarily or permanently. So, be sure before proceeding.
Step-4: Install the Downloader App
As Kodi is not available in the Amazon app store, so you’ll need to use an indirect way to install it on your FireStick. There are several ways to install Kodi. My favorite and the simplest way is by using the Downloader app. You can find it in the Amazon App Store. Just download and install it.
Step-5: Run Downloader and install Kodi.
Launch the Downloader app on your device. Enter the following URL: http://www.kodi.tv/download in the address bar and click on Go.
Step-6: Choose Android as the app format
As the FireStick operates the Android OS, so you have to choose the Kodi android app for it. Click on Android from the list of formats to proceed.
Step-7: Select the 32-Bit Installation
Next, select the 32-Bit version of the app as it is known to work the smoothest and finest. But, you can give a try to other versions as well if you want.
Step-8: Click on Install and wait for the Installation
Just click on the Install button once you are satisfied with everything. Wait until Kodi is installed on your device. The installation may take some time depending upon various factors.
Step-9: Move Kodi to the Front
Before doing this, you can also delete the Kodi apk file to free up space on your device. If you don’t know how to do that, you can do that by going to the Downloader app. Once done, go to the FireStick Home Screen. Now click on the ‘See All’ option present under the Apps & Channels section. Next, select the Kodi shortcut from the bottom of the screen, click on the options button on FireStick remote and select Move to Front.
Step-10: Launch Kodi and install cool Add-ons
Launch the Kodi app from the FireStick home screen and click on the Continue button. Now grant all the necessary permissions by clicking on Allow. Kodi will now start loading. Once it is loaded, you will see the Kodi home screen. It will seem pretty empty without suitable add-ons. So, the ultimate step to enjoy Kodi is to install amazing third-party add-ons that’ll allow you to explore an endless ocean of content.
Some Good Kodi Add-ons to Use on your Firestick
If you are new to Kodi and don’t know about any good Kodi Add-ons, I’ll help you with this. Here are some good Kodi add-ons that you can use, to begin with. These are the free and working options that’ll allow you to use Kodi to stream exciting content on FireStick.
- Youtube– Who needs an introduction to Youtube? It is an absolute ocean of videos.
- Pluto TV– Offers 100+ Live TV channels in high definition.
- Netflix– Amazing streaming service but you’ll need a subscription first.
- iPlayer– Watch live television and listen to Radio.
- Crackle– Wonderful streaming service by Sony that has a good collection of movies.
- Free Live TV– Offers a good collection of regional Live TV channels.
- Spotify– Your one-stop to listen to your favorite music and songs.
- Popcornflix– Good collection of free movies and tv shows.
That’s how you install Kodi on Fire Stick. You have now learned about the easiest method to do it. There are some other methods as well like using the AppStarter or ES File Explorer. But, those may seem a bit complicated to some users. That’s why I haven’t listed them here. If you are interested in knowing about them, you can ask me by using the comment box. I hope this post helps you to learn what you were trying.