Install Kodi – Step 1

Installing Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV

Don’t be fooled by scammers saying they are “jailbreaking” your device. Anyone can install Kodi simply by following the steps below.

  1. From the Fire TV Home screen, select Settings
  2. Enable both the ADB Debugging and the Apps from Unknown Sources options. If you have the new Fire Stick interface, this is found in Settings > Device > Developer Options. If you have the old interface, go to Settings > System > Developer options.
  3. Go to Device -> About -> Network, and take note of the Fire TV’s IP address
  4. Install ES Explorer by searching for it and installing it from the Amazon App Store
  5. Start ES Explorer and expand the “Tools” menu in the left column. From underneath “Tools,” select “Download Manager”
  6. Press the “Right Button” on your remote, then highlight and click “New” at the bottom of the screen.
  7.  Type in the direct link to the Kodi file for Android in the Download dialogue box. (As of 11/13/17, the link is “”. However, check to make sure this is the latest at ). Click “Download Now”
  8. When the download completes, select “Open File”, then on the next box select “Install”
  9. Next, the Kodi installation screen will come up. Click “Install” again. Once the app installs, click “Open.” Kodi is now installed and will start.

Second Version

  1. Access your device settings. In the Settings menu, click Device. This is where you can control your app installation permissions.
  2. Click on Developer Options. It should be the second option on the list.
  3. Enable Apps from Unknown Sources. If this setting is off, click it once to turn it on.
  4. Acquire the Downloader app.
  5. Direct Downloader to the Kodi website. The best URL to use is, but you can use other sources, if you prefer.
  6. Select the Android app. The Fire TV’s operating system is an Android branch, so the Kodi Android app will work just fine.
  7. Choose the 32-bit installation. In my experience, this version of the app works best with Fire TV devices, but you can try others if you want to experiment.
  8. Click Install. You can also use this screen to review Kodi’s permissions.
  9. Customize Kodi to your liking. You can access Kodi just as you would any other app on the Fire TV. From here, you can share your media libraries, install add-ons and otherwise tweak Kodi to fit your taste. Bear in mind that if you’re using a Fire TV Stick, you’ll probably have to use a remote media server, whereas the Fire TV has a port for USB storage.,news-25115.html