How to install Kodi Build on Firestick / FireTV [Fastest]
The Firestick is a pretty capable device for running Kodi, even though the device wasn’t made for it. We prefer other devices to run Kodi, but since a lot of people out there already have the Firestick, here’s how to install the Firestick Kodi Build on your Firestick.
Installing Kodi on a Fire TV or Fire TV Stick is easier than you think. It only takes a few minutes.
Streaming video fans may be familiar with Kodi, and may even be familiar with its previous versions, XBMC and Xbox Media Center. Although the platform has a well-deserved reputation for providing pirated content and malware, it is entirely possible to use Kodi for legitimate purposes. You can organize your own media library and install various Addons. However, installing for each system is also not straightforward. If you want to know how to install Kodi on the Amazon Fire TV platform, then follow these steps below:
1. Enter your device settings.
In the Settings menu, click Device. This is where you can control your app installation permissions.
2. Go into Developer Options.
It should be the 2nd option available.
3. Enable Apps from Unknown Sources.
If this setting is not enabled, then turn it on now.
This is an UNSECURE setting. Be aware that this can open your Firestick up to viruses and malware. At this point, you’re on your own. Unfortnately this is the only way you can install Kodi on the Firestick. This is why we prefer other devices such as the OmniStick by Matricom.
There is also a remote possibility that installing third-party applications may cause your device to malfunction. If that happens, just reset it to factory settings and try another installation. (If you’re willing to take another risk of course)
4. Install the Downloader app.
There are many ways to install Kodi, but by far the easiest method is the Downloader app available from the Amazon Appstore.
5. Tell the downloader to download from the Kodi website.
You can use http://www.kodi.tv/download, but if you prefer to use another download site, feel free to as well.
6. Choose the Android version.
The Fire TV’s operating system is an alternative brand of Android, so the Kodi Android app is what you’ll need here. You’ll want to choose the “32Bit Version” when prompted, as this one works best with the Fire TV models.
7. Click the Install button.
That’s it! You’re at the end. Simply click the Install button to begin the installation. Once this is done you’ll have a fully-working version of Kodi on your Firestick.
While Kodi works on the Firestick, you’ve now opened it up to malware, viruses and insecurities including the ability to steal your personal sensitive information from the Firestick. This is a major concern with any Amazon product. The reason being is because Amazon puts personal information on your Firestick which can be used to access the Amazon website APIs. This means that with the proper malware, it’s technically possible for a hacker to gain access even to your Amazon account. That’s pretty scary stuff. And that’s the reason we highy recommend NOT using apps such as KODI on your Firestick. Instead, you should consider a more secure device. We prefer the OmniStick S8X – a device made specifically for Kodi. As of this writing, the S8X is on sale for $20 – performs better than the Firestick and you don’t have to worry about anybody stealing your data. This stick doesn’t come with a remote, which some may think is silly, but the fact is, there’s literally tons of input devices that you can use so it opens you up to whatever you prefer. We prefer a wireless touchpad/keyboard ourselves.