What is Kodi and how it should be used on Amazon Fire TV.

by Daniel Segun January 13, 2020


Kodi is one of the most popular platforms that is a really unique media player. It can be used instead of ‘program’ player and gives its users the possibility to watch TV and streaming channels, listen to music online, watch photos, etc. For those who meet Kodi for the first time, it might seem a bit difficult to get along with all its functions and settings, but in reality, there is nothing too difficult.

Kodi and Firestick – how to get them along together

As soon as you download Kodi on Firestick, your ordinary device turns into a magic world full of various content. Using it you will be able to watch your favorite TV programs, movies and stream different events yourself. It sounds like fun! So, let’s get it started – learn how to install Kodi on Firestick. NB: don’t choose Amazon Firesticks with Kodi preinstalled. There are a lot of known cases when such preinstalled programs did a disservice and contained malicious programs or annoying adds. Just make some efforts and install and set it yourself, it will be definitely better for more proper usage of the player. Another note – always use VPN while using Kodi, especially if you are fond of steaming different videos. Without it, you risk to show all your personal data to your Internet provider and others you share the network with.

Installation. Ways and methods

Now when we came up to installation itself, don’t forget to let your Fire TV installation of the unknown apps. Otherwise, you will have problems with Kodi downloading. To begin with, you are to start your Fire TV, then enter the ‘Settings’ tab and find ‘developers options’ there. It is necessary to confirm it is allowed to use the application from sources that are unknown. As soon as it is done, you can use all the apps not related to Amazon.

There are several ways to download and install Kodi and here you can read about the easiest ones.

1. Way is to use the application ‘Downloader’. The advantage of this method is that you don’t need any additional devices. Another ‘plus’ is that this way the Kodi app will work with all the models of Fire TV, even with the first-generation one.

So, you are to start your Fire TV and go to ‘search’ in order to find ‘Downloader’ application, download it. As soon as it is installed, you will find the ‘open’ button; click it. When you see URL field, carefully enter the direct link for Kodi downloading – https://bit.ly/2Pr64RG. As soon as Kodi is downloaded, click install and click ‘done’ after. Everything is done and you can use it! Just don’t forget to start your VPN before using Kodi!

2. Way is to use ES File Explorer. Yes, there is another easy way to get Kodi for your Fire TV even if you don’t like or don’t succeed with the first method. It is also tried through practice, easy and clear. 

Start with booting your Fire TV and find ES File Explorer, go to the category ‘Apps and Games’. Download and install ES File Explorer and click ‘open’ as soon as the installation is finished. After just going to ‘Download manager’, click ‘New’ there and enter the following link for Kodi downloading: https://bit.ly/2Pr64RG. Open the file and install it after it is downloaded. Press ‘Done’ after and enjoy using Kodi, but start your VPN first.

3. Way is to download Kodi using additional devices and Apps2Fire. In order to use this method, you will need another device on Android OS. Probably this way is a little bit more difficult, but using it you can get the newest version of Kodi that can be found on Google Play. 

As always, start your Fire TV, find the ‘Network’ tab and write down your device’s IP address. Now get your second device, start it and install Apps2Fire on it. Right after it is done, find and install the newest version of Kodi. Start the app and click ‘setup’. Fill in the IP address of your Fire TV. In order to get Kodi automatically installed on your Fire TV, click the main menu icon and press ‘Upload Apps’. Find Kodi in the list of applications and click it. You did it! Start your VPN first and have fun with Kodi on your Fire TV.

Updating. Useful and easy

Like any other application from time to time, Kodi needs to be updated. Don’t panic! It isn’t that difficult and with the advice below you will cope with this task easily. 
Start Kodi updating with enabling downloading unknown apps from unknown sources. With the help of ‘search’ look for ‘Downloader’ and enter the following link here: http://troypoint.com/kodistable. Start the installation and enjoy using the latest version of Kodi on your Fire TV.

Uninstallation. If something went wrong

Usually, Kodi is admired by all its users, but in case you would like to get rid of it or something went wrong while updating and you need to uninstall it, here it is clear bit by bit instruction. 

Start it from your home screen, choose ‘settings’ and find ‘Manage installed applications’ there. Look for Kodi in the list of the other apps. You are to click ‘uninstall’ twice in order to confirm you are sure in your doings. Kodi will be uninstalled from your Fire TV and if you need it to be installed again, you can follow the instruction written above.

As it becomes clear from what is written above, it isn’t that difficult to install or update Kodi on your Firestick TV. It is definitely possible to manage it yourself. Just do it and enjoy the wonderful world of content that Kodi will bring you.

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