Kodi is a video player. It can play local files or stream files from almost any source, including the internet. Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is really cheap, really easy to use. It can run Android apps, including apps that you get from somewhere besides the Amazon App Store. Like Kodi.
Follow steps mentioned below to get Kodi running on your Amazon Fire TV stick.
- Set up your Fire TV for accepting applications from outside of the Amazon Appstore:
- On the main screen go down to Settings.
- Then scroll over to System.
- Find Developer Options and then ensure you enable both ADB Debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources
- Install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV Stick:
- On your Fire TV, head to the Appstore. Search for Downloader and install it.
- Open the Downloader app and enter this URL: http://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/android/arm/kodi-16.1-Jarvis-armeabi-v7a.apk
- You could use the remote and on-screen keyboard for this, but a better option is to download the Fire TV Remote app to your phone. That way you can type it in using your phone’s keyboard.
- Once the app has downloaded you’ll be prompted to install or cancel. Click Install.
- Once the install has finished you can either open Kodi directly or find it added to your Apps section on the Fire TV.
- After installing Kodi, follow these steps:
- In the Settings, you’ll find themes with different layouts that might work better for the Fire TV remote. You should definitely take a look at what’s there.
- Install some add-ons that tell Kodi where to stream content from the internet. You’ll find add-ons for YouTube, the Smithsonian Channel, news channels and plenty of cable TV networks.
- Install an iOS/Android remote app so you can control Kodi from your phone.