How to Install Kodi on a Fire TV Stick

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How to Install Kodi on a Fire TV Stick

How to Install Kodi on a Fire TV Stick

Kodi is a free application that can allow you to access your entire digital media library on your regular TV, steam from free movie sites, and stream from Google Play or other premium movie sites. While Amazon’s Fire TV Stick only supports streaming from Amazon Prime, installing Kodi on the stick will allow you to access nearly everything media that the Internet and your computer has to offer.

If you’re interested, keep reading to find out how. If you want to learn more about Kodi and how it works, click here to read our article.

Is It Legal?

Installing Kodi on your Amazon Fire Stick is perfectly legal and does not break Amazon guidelines. However, Amazon may not entirely approve of you using Kodi to stream other media. Why? They largely sell the Fire Stick at a loss in order to earn money from the Prime subscriptions that they expect you to get with the Stick. You using an app like Kodi cuts into Amazon’s profit, and they may eventually choose to dissalow the app on the Fire Stick.

Installing Kodi on the Fire TV Stick

Installing Kodi on your Fire Stick requires a simple change to your security settings and profile. Anyone can do it and it does not require hacking your Fire Stick.

Changing Your Security Settings

  1. Turn your Fire TV Stick ON
  2. From the Menu, select “SETTINGS”
  3. Go to “SYSTEM”
  5. Select “Apps from Unknown Sources” and Turn “ON”.
  6. Select ADB Debugging and Turn “ON”.
  7. Select “OK” in response to the warning message that pops up.

You can now install third part and unknown apps like Kodi.

Installing Downloader

Unfortunately, Kodi is not available for the Fire TV Stick through Amazon, so you will have to download it via a tool known as “Downloader”.

You can find Downloader by searching for it from the Fire Stick search box.

Select the app, verify that it was uploaded by and click “Get”. The app itself is free, but there is purchasable content on the app.

When the download is complete, launch the app.

  1. Type into the search bar.
  2. Select Download and wait for the download to process
  3. Click “Install” when the download completes
  4. Open the app when the installation finishes.

If you’ve followed these steps, you’ve successfully installed Kodi on your Amazon Fire TV Stick. You can now browse available free media on Kodi, begin connecting Kodi to your media sites and services, or check to see what you can add to the device to stream to your TV.

Keep in mind that while Kodi is legal, it is up to you to ensure that any media you stream or view on your TV with Kodi is legal as well. Streaming from illegal free movie sites or pirating movies from torrent sites is a crime.

If you’re looking for free and legal movie or TV viewing options, check our list of the best free and legal movie streaming sites here.



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About The Author
Katrina O'Reilly
Kat goes by her game handle MissTRex. Born in Jaynesfield Wisconsin,she is currently studying game design at Full Sail University where she will graduate in 2015. She plays games and frequently purchases, rent's and borrows new ones. Come back each week to read her new game reviews on the High Tech Society.

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