Installing Kodi on an Amazon Firestick

Hey everyone, this weeks article is going to be a very basic tutorial on how we at configure the Amazon Fire Stick to be able to run Kodi.

As with every installation, you’ll have to read some information. If you’re new to the software, check the company’s website for additional details. If you’re looking for an exhaustive step-by-step tutorial and want to set it up quickly, watch out for the preparation steps first:Streaming can be punishable by law, so make sure you use a VPN service, such as IP Vanish. Covering your identity will make the best out of your viewing experience. You can check out which of the I’ve had IP Vanish for going on a year now and love the serviceBut first, you will have to tweak a few options in the Settings.You will have to enable and disable a couple of options on your Fire TV. In the Settings, you have a My Fire TV / Device icon.

Click Setting from HomeScreen

When you click on it, you’ll choose Device or My Fire TV (in case you have the Fire TV Cube).

Choose Device or MyFireTV

Choose the Developer Options

Choose Developer Options

Enable ADB debugging option.

Turn on the Apps from Unknown Sources section.

Turn on Dev options.

A warning windows will pop up, go ahead and authorize the change.

Click OK for Apps Unknown Warning

Next go to SettingsPreferences > Privacy Settings. And turn off Device Usage Data

Turn off Device Usage Data.

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There’s plenty of different ways to install Kodi on a an Amazon Fire stick, no method is better than the other it’s really just preference. For the sake of everyone that’s a a first time DIY’er let’s continue using the most commonly used in these types of tutorials.

Get the download APP through the Amazon App Store.

Direct Downloader to the Kodi website.

Here is one of many URL to use is, but you can use other sources, if you prefer. I like to stay within the developers main website.

For this particular device you will select the Android Option


The Fire TV’s operating system is an Android branch, so the Kodi Android app will work just fine.

Choose the 32-bit installation.

Ive ran both 32 and 64 bit. Personally 32 has worked best or my application this may not be the case for you.

Select Install.

You can also use this screen to review Kodi’s permissions.

9. Customize Kodi to your liking.

Now you have Kodi 18 Leia installed on your Fire Stick. Congratulations! Remember Kodi is just the bare application it wont have anything on it when you first install it. You will need to add repos, add ons, buttons and essentially build your own custom media center.

Next week we will take you a little further down the rabbit hole and walk you through one of our favorite Kodi builds.

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