How to Install Kodi on a FireStick

By January 24, 2017General

Below are 2 methods for installing Kodi on your Firestick. 1 uses ES File Explorer and the other uses adbLink. Both work fine.

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Method 1 Using adbLink

To Install Kodi on a FireStick:

  • Download the latest Kodi APK file from here. Save it to a location you can easily access on your computer
  • Turn your Firestick on
  • Select Settings
  • Select System
  • Select Developer Options
  • Select Apps from Unknown Sources and turn ON & Select ADB Debugging & turn ON
  • You will now see a warning message regarding unknown sources. Select OK you can turn off unknown sources later but we need it on to install Kodi Now we need to find the IP Address of your Fire Stick. If you know how to find the IP address of anything on your network then you can skip these steps but if you don’t then this will show you how. If you know how it would be handy to go on your router and make the Fire Stick always use the same IP so you don’t have to look each time you want to push a file.
  • Select Settings
  • Select System
  • Select About
  • Select Network and make a note of the IP Address I would now download the zip file that you intend to push to your Fire Stick save it somewhere you can easily access. In this example I will use the SportsDevil zip which I have downloaded to my computer.

Now we need to download and install adbLink:

Download adbLink for Windows
Download adbLink for OS X 10.7 or higher
Download adbLink for Linux

  • Once you have downloaded and installed adbLink open it
  • Select New
  • In Description give your Fire Stick a name
  • In Address type the IP you made a note of earlier & select Save (you can ignore the rest)
  • Select Connect
  • You should now see the IP Address of the Fire Stick listed in Connected Devices
  • Select Install APK
  • Navigate to the location of the Kodi APK you downloaded in the first step and select it
  • You will now get a notification asking it you would like to install the APK. Select Yes
  • You will know if the apk is installing as you get a little notification in the bottom right of the window
  • You will get an Installed notification when complete. Select OK Kodi is now installed on your Firestick and can be accessed via Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications > Kodi > Launch Application

Method 2 Using ES File Explorer

  • Select Settings
  • Select System
  • Select Developer Options
  • Select Apps from Unknown Sources and turn ON & Select ADB Debugging & turn ON
  • You will now see a warning message regarding unknown sources. Select OK you can turn off unknown sources later but we need it on to install Kodi
  • Go back to home screen and select Search type ES Explorer. Select Explorer and install it by selecting ‘Get’ or ‘Download’
  • Now launch ES File Explorer and add the following address into Download Manager (this can be found on the left hand side of the screen under TOOLS) http://bit.ly/2i2mHFB and name it Kodi
  • Click the Download button and Kodi will download
  • You will now see the Kodi installation screen. Click Install
  • Kodi is now installed on your Firestick and can be accessed via Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications > Kodi > Launch Application

Use the great video below from TroyPoint if you get stuck. He uses a different URL for the download manager but either his or mine will work for you.

 

 

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