Install Kodi on a FireStick

By February 6, 2017Kodi

Use the following guide to install Kodi on your Fire Stick

If you have a 2nd gen Fire Stick and a VPN account you can now install their VPN client on your Firestick using this guide (The guide has shows how to install IPVanish or PIA but if you know what you are doing you should be able to do it with any other VPN as long as you know a url to access the Android apk of your VPN provider)

  • 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

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 and you will see a window similar to the following

  • 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