Amazon FireStick Kodi
There are several assured ways of installing Amazon FireStick Kodi. You can access media files stored on your hard drive or even access local video easily. Get some value-based add-ons besides being able to access a vast amount of extra online content for your entertainment. While we are discussing Kodi on the Amazon Fire Stick, it can be installed just about anywhere, your PC, laptop, Android smartphone, Linux machines and much more.
BT HomeHub users will have to fix their logins to use Kodi. Just go to Advanced Settings -> Home Network -> Smart Setup -> No -> Apply.
If you are wondering which version of Kodi you should install, then here’s a decision-making piece between Jarvis and Krypton. Jarvis built Kodi in 2016. This is the earlier version that had some bugs but yet came with an easy to use, understand and install features. The layout was simple and yet it had some performance hiccups. Krypton got Kodi in 2017 solved all performance issues and removed all the bugs. The layout was enhanced to suit the users’ taste. For example, the standard Home button was removed. So, if you are going to download Amazon FireStick Kodi, you might as well get the latest version for a seamless performance.
As of this blog, the latest version available is the Kodi 17.6 while Kodi 18 Leia is still under construction. Checkout the Beta version of Kodi 18 on your Amazon Fire Stick so that you can get a glimpse of its performance. Kodi 17.6, however, is a recommended stable release.
If you have already installed Kodi and are using an older version, then here is how you will update it to the latest version. With this method, you don’t have lose any of the existing add-ons. Alternatively, use the downloader app on the FireStick.
- For upgrades to Krypton from Jarvis don’t do an update; instead perform a clean install
- This way some important files for the setup process will be embedded easily
- Individuals upgrading to Kodi 17.6 Krypton from 17 can use the update guides
- Switch your default skin before upgrading from Kodi 16 to Kodi 17
- For this go to ‘Settings’, then select ‘Interface Settings’ and then click on ‘Skin’
- For the Amazon FireStickKodi update you do not require a computer
- To avoid copyright notices, you may require a Kodi VPN
- Turn on the ‘Unknown Sources’ on the Fire Stick by selecting ‘Settings’ and then clicking on ‘Device’. Here you will find the ‘Developer Options’
- Then from under ‘Application’ turn off the ‘Collect App Usage Data’
- Type ‘ES File Explorer’ at the Fire Stick ‘Search’ menu
- Click on it and install
- In the sidebar on the left you will see the ‘Download Manager’ option
- Highlight and click on the ‘+’ sign
- Here you will type ‘Kodi176’ against the ‘Name’ and ‘bit.ly/firekodi176’ against the URL