The Amazon Firestick has revolutionized the way how people got entertained in their homes. Especially the gadget has become a part of the home entertainment. If you are a fan of streaming videos, you might definitely be a fan of Kodi / XBMC too. As the platform is filled with contents both legitimate and pirated, you can get whatever you want. You have had used Kodi on your PC / laptop as it is easier to get it and use. Similarly installing and using Kodi on firestick is a simple process and you don’t want to be a geek to do it. In this article, let us see how to install Kodi on firestick/ fire TV 4K, and Fire TV Cube.
Firestick has a lot of services for entertainment like Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, etc. As these premium services come with a premium price tag for their videos, some users prefer Kodi over these services. Kodi lists among the best firestick apps and you can get an ocean of content from Kodi on firestick. Below we have listed the best methods to install Kodi and if you want to jailbreak your firestick, this is the best method you could go with.
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Getting your Firestick ready
The Kodi is a third-party app, so make these changes on your Firestick settings to proceed.
#1 On your Firestick, go to Settings.
#2 Go to My Fire TV.
#3 Click Developer options.
#4 Turn ON ADB Debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources. A pop up appears as a warning message. Click Turn ON.
Ways to Install Kodi on FireStick
As mentioned above, Kodi is not completely legal and is not officially available on the Amazon app store, so you need to sideload it on your firestick. To sideload Kodi on Firestick you need apps like,
- ES File Explorer
Install Kodi on Firestick using Downloader
Follow these steps to install Kodi on Firestick.
#1 Open the Downloader app on firestick. If you don’t have it previously, see how to How to Download & Install Downloader App for Firestick.
#2 Paste the URL https://kodi.tv/download on the empty field and click Go.
#3 The browser on the Downloader app will load the Kodi official download page. Scroll down and click on Android.
#4 You will land on the latest version of Kodi v19.0 Matrix. Select the ARMV7A (32BIT) or ARMV78 (64BIT) based on your device.
#5 As soon as you click, the file will start downloading.
#6 Click Next to proceed with the installation process.
#7 Click Install.
#8 You will see an app installed notification. With that click Open.
#9 The Kodi on Firestick will open and you can see the same similar interface you see on other devices.
Install Kodi on Firestick using ES File Explorer
Follow the steps below to install Kodi on Firestick using ES File Explorer.
#1 Open the ES File Explorer app on firestick. If you don’t have it already see how to Install ES File Explorer on Firestick.
#2 From the left sidebar open Tools.
#3 Click Download Manager icon from the list of tools.
#4 From the bottom, click + New icon.
#5 Enter the URL of the file https://kodi.tv/download and the name. Click Download now.
#6 You can see the file downloading with the progress bar. Once the download is complete, click Open file.
#7 The downloaded file opens on the firestick. Click Next.
#8 Click Install.
#10 Once the installation is complete, click Open.
How to use Kodi on Firestick?
You can use Kodi on firestick just like the way you used Kodi on your other devices. You can add media libraries, install add-ons and change settings the way want. But before streaming anything on Kodi have in mind that you are being constantly spied by the government and ISPs. In case you are indulged in streaming any illegal content, you may end up in serious trouble.
Thus we always advise our readers use a trusted VPN service along with Kodi. There are many firestick VPNs available for FREE which you can use for safer streaming.
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You can now access an ocean of content with Kodi on firestick. Your firestick now has no limits in accessing contents. Don’t remember to pair it with a VPN before using. Both the methods mentioned above work fine and choose the one that is convenient for you. Comment below if you have any issues with installing Kodi on firestick.