Kodi is one of the most popular media players at the moment. It can play all kinds of video and music formats and even allows you to watch Internet TV, play retro games or listen to the radio, thanks to the multitude of add-ons available for the application. Unfortunately, Kodi is not officially available for Fire TV Stick devices from Amazon.
Although Fire TV players only allow you to download apps from the Amazon application store, in the background, they work like any other Android device. This means that we can install applications in APK format. Of course, knowing that in the case of the Fire TV Stick, we will have to use the specific APK package for 32-bit ARM processors.
How to install Kodi on a Fire TV device
Before reviewing the different methods available, it is important to mention that to install Kodi, it is necessary to activate the following options for developers in the Fire TV stick settings.
- From the home screen of the Fire TV device, go to ” Settings. “
- Go to ” System -> Options for developers. “ In the most recent versions, you will have to navigate to “Device -> Options for developers.”
- Activate the ” ADB debugging ” and ” Apps of unknown origin ” options.
Finally, go to ” System -> About -> Connections ” and note the IP address of the Fire TV device. In more recent versions of Fire TV, this option can be found in ” Device -> About -> Connections”.
Method # 1: Use the Downloader app
This is one of the easiest ways to install applications that are not officially available for the Fire TV stick. Go to the Amazon app store, install the “Downloader” app and launch it.
In the upper left part, we click on “Browser,” and from the browser, we load the page https://kodi.tv/download. Select the 32-bit version for Android and download the APK file. Next, click on it and authorize the installation of Kodi. Goal achieved!
Method # 2: Install Kodi remotely with Apps2fire
Apps2fire is an app with which we can perform remote installations on a Fire TV. Install the app on your mobile from the Play Store. It’s free:
Once you have it installed, follow these steps:
- Install Kodi on your mobile too.
- Open apps2fire and enter the IP address of your Fire TV device.
- Select the Kodi app to install it on your Fire TV remotely.
Method # 3: Use the CetusPlay app
CetusPlay is one of the best apps for those with a TV Box since it allows you to use your mobile as a remote control. It allows you to obtain screenshots and many other interesting things, one of them being the possibility of installing applications remotely.
Install CetusPlay on your mobile, and make sure that ADB debugging is enabled on the Fire TV, as mentioned at the beginning of the post. If so, you will see an icon of the Cetus server appear on the TV.
From here, enter the CetusPlay Application Center, search for the Kodi app and click on the “Install” option. The application will automatically install on your Amazon stick.