Kodi on Firestick

Kodi on Firestick? Kodi (formerly XMBC) is a very popular platform for video entertainment that is designed to work on almost all operating systems. Previously, I shown how you can get Kodi on the Chromebook. You can also install Kodi on Android and Windows. For this tutorial, let’s take a look at how to install Kodi on the Amazon Firestick.

The Easy Way:

If you have an Android device, do yourself a favor and use this method. First, make sure your Firestick is connected to your home WiFi network. Then, go to Settings –> SystemDeveloper Options

Make sure that ADB debugging and Unknown sources are enabled.

Then go to back to the About tab. Go to Network (within that Tab) and take note of your Firestick’s IP address.

Finally, download and app called Apps2Fire for Android. Also, make sure that you have Kodi installed on your Android device. Within the Apps2Fire app, go to the setup tab. Type in the IP address of your Firestick.

Then go to the local apps tab and find Kodi. Tap the name and hit install. It will install Kodi to your Firestick.

The Longer Way (Advanced Users):

Another way that you can get Kodi on your Firestick is using ADB. If you already have ADB setup on your computer you can start using the commands below. If you are completely new to the Android Development Bridge (ADB) then you are going to have to install it on your computer. You can either download the whole SDK or use this quick installer (preferable way). This installer will setup ADB as a system path for you and do all the work.  To verify the installation worked correctly, go to command prompt and type in adb to confirm it’s working (that is, a list of help commands should appear).

To connect to your firestick vis ADB first download and install the drivers for the Firestick.

I am going to assume that you are doing this through WiFi. Type in the following commands:

adb kill-server

adb start-server

adb connect 192.168.xxx (the ip address of your Firestick)

Next, download the Kodi apk.

In Command Prompt, navigate to the directory of the Apk. (You can also go to the directory and windows explorer, hold down shift and right click. You will get an option to open command window here).

Finally, type in:

adb install kodi.apk (if it's not named Kodi, replace it with the name of the file)

That’s it, now you have Kodi on Firestick. If you still need help using this method, refer to Amazon’s ADB instructions.