Kodi is an ultimate streaming software available for most of the platforms and supports all the device. It includes windows, android, iOS, OSx, Linux and Raspberry Pi. There are various other streaming devices like Chromecast, Firestick, Roku, etc. In this article, we will explain the detailed procedure to install Kodi on Firestick. You can also follow the same procedure on amazon fire TV.
There are three methods by which we can install Kodi on Firestick. We had categorized methods based on a user-friendly basis. And if you are using a new Firestick or FireTV, you must enable “install from unknown source” option to add Kodi. Since this is an unofficial app, it won’t be available on the Amazon app store. So we have to sideload Kodi on Firestick. Whereas a different method is followed to install Kodi on Roku.
To install Kodi on firestick, there are few fundamental changes to be done in the settings. Follow them carefully as stated below.
Configuring settings to install Kodi on Firestick
Follow the below steps to sideload Kodi on Firestick.
Step 1: Open your firestick.
Step 2: Select settings.
Step 3: Navigate to device submenu.
Step 4: Select developer options.
Step 5: Turn on ADB debugging.
Step 6: Turn on “Apps from unknown source”. This will allow you to install third-party apps which are not available in app store.
These are the primitive steps, you must follow before installing Kodi on firestick through any of the following methods.
We have three ways to install Kodi on Firestick, depends on the usage you may choose any of the methods. All the method are working fine.
- By using a downloader app.
- By using Android mobile via Apps2fire.
- By using windows PC via ADBlink.
Install Kodi on Firestick directly using Downloaders
Since Kodi is a third party streaming software, it is not available in the Amazon app store. So we need to download the Kodi apk file and sideload it into Firestick. To do so, we need the help of downloader apps. These downloader apps are similar to the download manager, where it will download the files from the selected location and install it. There are a lot of downloader apps for firestick. Here we will be using the top three apps which are listed below.
- Firedl app
- ES File Explorer
Install Kodi on Firestick using Downloader app
This is an official app, available in Amazon app store. First, you need to install this app. Search for “Downloader” in the Firestick search. Or you can also use voice search feature. just Say “Downloader“. The result will pop up.
Step 1: Select get to install the app.
Step 2: Open the app and enter the URL “https://firestick.tips/kodiapk” To download the setup file from the given source.
Step 3: Next click on Go to start the download process from the given location.
Step 4: Wait for few seconds till the downloads complete. Depends on your internet speed the time may change.
Step 5: Now Kodi installation page will pop up! Just select install.
Step 6: Wait for the installation process to complete.
Step 7: Once the app is installed just click “open”
Step 8: The first run preparation may take a while. Just wait till it completes.
Now we have successfully installed Kodi on Firestick, by using the Downloader app.
We had received some complaints regarding the downloader app. In some countries, this app is not working. In that case, you may try the following downloader app.
Install Kodi on Firestick with Firedl app
This is another downloader app similar to the previous one. The procedure is similar. Just enter the download link and install Kodi after the download is completed.
Step 1: Search for firedl
Step 2: Install firedl from its information page.
Step 3: Wait till firedl is downloaded and installed.
Step 4: The user interface of firedl will look like this. Here you need to install the URL of the external source.
Step 5: Enter the link as “https://firestick.tips/kodiapk” and select download.
Step 6: Wait for the download process to complete.
Step 7: As soon as the download completes, Kodi installation window will pop up. Select install in it.
This will install Kodi on your firestick. And you can access Kodi from home screen. Install your favorite addon on Kodi, and enjoy your favorite shows.
Install Kodi on Firestick with ES File Explorer
These two downloaders are exclusive for firestick and firetv, since we are installing them through their own app store. But there are also some universal third-party downloader apps to successfully complete the process. ES explorer is a universal downloader, which provides supports across various platforms.
Follow the steps to install ES file explorer and install Kodi on firestick.
Step 1: Search for ES File Explorer
Step 2: From the results, install ES File Explorer.
Step 3: Wait for the installation process to completes.
Step 4: After installing, Open ES File Explorer from the home screen.
Step 5: To download the external source file, you need to add the external source URL. Navigate to tools under the left pane.
Step 6: Select Tools > Download manager.
Step 7: Here you can add the source URL. To do so, select “new”
Step 8: A pop is displayed, enter the source URL and give a name for it. Enter the source URL as “http://bit.ly/fireapkdl” and give the name as “Kodi”
Step 9: Select download now to download the file from the external source.
Step 10: Once the file is downloaded, select the Open file to execute it.
Step 11: Select install to install Kodi on firestick.
By using these three downloader apps, you can install Kodi on Firestick. This method purely depends on the downloader. Sometimes there is a sync issue so you won’t be able to access the app store. Or if you are facing any other issue, you can use the below alternate methods to install Kodi on firestick by using an android mobile or Windows PC.
Install Kodi on firestick using Android mobile with Apps2fire
In this method, we will transfer the app to the Android mobile to Kodi. This method is based on the FTP protocol (transfer through IP). In simple terms, you can connect your firestick and mobile to the same network. And transfer files between them. This method is similar to working of shareit. Here one device (Android mobile) act as the transmitter and other device act as the receiver (firestick). To connect both device and transfer files between them, you need to install “apps2fire” on your android mobile.
Install Apps2Fire from play store. And open the app. This app can be exclusively used to transfer files from android to firestick.
Step 1: Go to the Setup tab and enter your firestick IP (Go to Settings => Device => About => Network and find IP) and click save. This will establish an FTP connection between both the devices. Make sure that both the device are connected to the same network.
Step 2: Under the local apps tab, select Kodi. Make sure you have already installed Kodi on your android device.
Step 3: Now your Kodi apk will be transferred to your firestick. Wait for the process to complete. In this way,y you can transfer any apk to your firestick.
Step 4: Now you can find Kodi under apps and games section. Open your Kodi and enjoy your favorite shows.
NOTE: Make sure to update your Kodi on play store before transferring. If you are using the outdated version on your android mobile, same will be transferred to your firestick. You can also update Kodi after transferring.
These are the steps to install Kodi on firestick using your android mobile. These two are the most used steps. We hope that we had helped you to install Kodi on firestick.
If you are still facing the issue, we have a special method for you. In this method, we will be installing Kodi on firestick with computer using ADBlink.
Install Kodi on Firestick with PC using ADBlink
Step 1: Install ADBlink through its wizard. Select installation location in the wizard, and select next.
Step 2: After installation launch ADBlink.
Step 3: The interface is shown below. ADBlink also works on the basis of the FTP transfer method. It also supports Ad Hoc networks. Select NEW to add a new device.
Step 4: Enter the IP address of your firestick. The IP Address of Firestick can be location at Settings => Device => About => Network. And enter any name on the description. Make sure to give pull folder location. And select save.
Step 5: Now a connection has been established between your PC (ADBlink) and firestick. Make sure both the devices are connected to the same network.
Step 6: Now select install APK and browse the location Kodiodi APK. Now the Kodi will be installed to your firestick. And your firestick will show notification after successful installation.
After successful installation, disconect ADBlink. ADBlink is a wireless debugging tool. You can do a lot more with it than installing an apk.
These are the methods to install Kodi on firestick. Hope this article is clear. We had given maximum screenshots for user understanding. If you are facing any issue, do let us know. We will do our best to provide a simple solution to your problem.