Kodi On Firestick – How to Install Kodi 18 Leia on Amazon Fire Tv/Stick
Kodi on Firestick is a widely popular media software tool that plays the media content both online and offline. But, it is more popular for former than latter. Kodi is supported on several hardware and software platforms including mobiles, computers and even routers.
This app is known for its ability to play fetch and play video content from the internet. Kodi uses the plugins, more popularly called Kodi addons, to bring the content to you. You simply need to install an addon on Kodi and start watching your favorite movies, shows, live TV and a lot more.
Kodi’s design is apt for small screens of mobiles as well as the large screens of TVs. It is remote-friendly app and hence it works seamlessly on FireStick. In this guide, you will learn How to install Kodi on FireStick. Keep reading!
FireStick is a media device based on the Android platform. This device supports a number of entertainment apps and lets you watch movies, shows and more on your TV. FireStick converts any TV into a smart TV. FireStick also supports Kodi. In fact, Kodi is one of the Best Fire stick Apps you must install on.
Even though Kodi has been a part of Windows and Google Play app stores for a while, it is yet to feature in the Amazon Store. That’s why we will side load Kodi on FireStick and install it manually. Side loading is safe as long as the app you intend to install is safe. Kodi is a trusted, secure and reliable app.
If you are ready to Jailbreak Amazon FireStick, you can follow the simple steps below. For user information, Jailbreaking Firestick is Legal. For more info on this you should read this – Is Firestick Jailbreak Safe?
Set Up Fire TV to Install Kodi on Firestick
Power on FireStick and go to,
Settings >> Device >> Developer options >> Apps from Unknown Sources.
If this is presently OFF, click it and turn it ON. You are now ready to install Kodi on FireStick
The latest version is Kodi 18. If you want to update it to the latest version, you can read this post – How to Update Kodi on Firestick
How to Download and Install Kodi on FireStick
Amazon FireStick is an Android device. To side load any app on Android, you first need to download the APK file. To download the APK of Kodi on Amazon FireStick, you can use 2 applications.
1. Downloader – How to Install Downloader app on Firestick
2. ES File Explorer – How to Install ES File Explorer on Firestick
Besides downloading the file, these apps also help you install the APK. You can use either app to install Kodi on Fire TV or FireStick. But, I will show you the installation process using both the apps separately. Both, Downloader and ES File Explorer are very popular Fire Tv apps.
Install Kodi on FireStick Using ES File Explorer
ES File Explorer is a widely popular File Manager tool for Android devices. It also lets you download and install the APK files from various sources.
If you don’t have ES File Explorer yet, go ahead and download it first. Here is how you can do that:
- Go to the FireStick home-screen and select the search option on the top left using the remote
- Type in ‘ES File Explorer’ (without quotes) using the onscreen keyboard or Amazon Fire TV Remote app
- Click ES File Explorer in the suggestions/search results below
- Follow the onscreen instructions to download and install Kodi using ES File Explorer
Now, follow the procedure below to download Kodi on FireStick:
#1 Launch ES File Explorer (you will find the app in the ‘Your Apps & Channels’ section)
#2 Navigate to Tools option on the left. Click ‘Tools’ and it will expand to show more options
#3 Now, click ‘Download Manager’
#4 On the bottom on the right of the ES Explorer interface, locate and click ‘+New’
#4 You should now see a new, small pop-up window. Enter the following in this window:
Note: You can type in any name in the Name field
When you are done, click ‘Download Now’
#5 Let the ES File Explorer download the Kodi APK on FireStick. It may take a few minutes depending on the internet speed
#6 When the file downloads, click ‘Open file’ as you see this prompt
#7 Click ‘Install’ on the next prompt
#8 The following prompt displays different things Kodi will have access to.
Click Install again to continue with the installation
#9 Wait for Kodi to install on FireStick
#10 After about a minute, Kodi will get installed and the following ‘App installed,’ notification will show.
So, that is how you can easily download and install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV and FireStick devices.
Install Kodi on FireStick with Downloader App
Downloader is popular app on the Fire TV and FireStick platform. It is widely used as a side-loader, but it also doubles as a web browser. This lightweight tool makes it incredibly easy for you to download and install Kodi on FireStick.
Follow the steps below to download Downloader from the Amazon store:
- Open Search by selecting the lens icon on the top-left of the FireStick home-screen
- Type in ‘Downloader’ (no quotes)
- Select Downloader in the search results
- Follow the onscreen instructions and install the app
Now, follow the steps below and install Kodi on FireStick using Downloader:
#1 Open Downloader on FireStick
#2 Click ‘Home’ on the top-left
#3 Click the URL text box on the right
#4 Use the onscreen keyboard and type in the following URL: https://firestickbuzz.com/kodi176.apk
# 5 Click ‘GO’
#6 Downloader will instantly begin to install the Kodi APK on the device. Allow the download to finish.
#7 Downloader app will directly open the APK file once it has been downloaded and initiate the installation.
#8 Click ‘Install’ on the following prompt
#9 Let the installation complete
#10 ‘App installed’ notification confirms that Kodi has been installed.
#11 Click ‘Open’ on this notification if you want to launch Kodi directly. However, I recommend clicking ‘Done’. It will take you back to Downloader where you can delete the Kodi APK file. The file is not needed as the app has already been installed. FireStick has limited storage and it is best to remove all unnecessary files.
That will be all!
Kodi is a powerful media tool with which you can watch movies and shows for free. This remote-friendly app works smoothly on FireStick and Fire TV devices. In this guide, we learned how to install Kodi on FireStick using ES File Explorer and Downloader apps. Now, go ahead and install some addons for the awesome entertainment experience Kodi is known for.