How to install Kodi on an Amazon Fire Stick (using a Mac or PC)

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If you're after a little more than just 'out of the box' functionality, you could try giving yourself the ability to watch live TV from your Amazon Fire Stick using the TV Player app.

If that's not enough for you, it's time to give Kodi a whirl. It'll give you access to all of the amazing add ons that a world of awesome developers has created. It'll also allow you to connect to your home network and stream your movies and TV shows directly through your Fire Stick.

Step 1 - on your Fire Stick

3rd party apps, USB debugging, IP address
  1. Navigate to Settings
  2. > System
  3. > Developer Options
  4. Enable USB Debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources
  5. Go back to System
  6. > About
  7. > Network
  8. Note your Fire Stick's IP Address or leave it on this screen
Step 2 - on your PC or Mac
Download Kodi and install it to your Fire Stick
  1. Download and install adbLink from Jocala
    • Tip: use the "Mirror" links.
  2. Download Kodi 17.1 "Krypton" ARM x86
  3. Launch adbLink on your computer
    adbLink for OS X
  4. Click New
  5. Enter Description Fire Stick
  6. In Address, enter the IP address displayed on your Fire Stick
  7. Press Save
    adbLink - add new device
  8. Choose Fire Stick under Current device if it's not already selected
  9. Press Connect
  10. Once it's connected, you'll see your device's IP address under Connected devices
    adbLink - connected devices
  11. Click Install APK, top left of the bottom buttons
  12. Locate and choose the Kodi file you downloaded in 2
    adbLink - installing Kodi
  13. Choose Yes at the confirmation prompt
    adbLink - installing Kodi (prompt)

adbLink is now installing Kodi to your Fire Stick. You'll see its progress in the bottom right of the window.

When it's finished, you'll be able to launch Kodi from your Fire Stick by navigating to:

Home > Apps > Kodi

The icon looks like the one in the picture at the top of this post. After you've used it, it'll show up in your Recent menu at the top.

Enjoy :-)

Trouble? Pop it in the comments and I'll try to help.


Update 2017-04-26

  • Added direct links to Kodi.
  • Simplified adbLink instructions.

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