Kodi is a free and open-source media streaming application software. It can be used for streaming all media contents such as Movies, TV Shows, Sports, Music, and much more. Kodi supports multiple operating system such as Windows operating system, Linux, Mac, etc. It has a lot of addons, skins, and builds. There are various methods to install kodi on firestick. In this post, we are sharing only the best method to install kodi on firestick.
How to install Kodi on Firestick?
Step 1: Download Downloader
First of all, we have to get hold of an app that will let us directly download the Kodi app installer file. There are a few of these, but the one we’ll use is simply called Downloader. You can use Mic in the remote and speak while holding down the microphone button and saying “downloader”.
If your Fire TV doesn’t have a voice-enabled, you can use the text search as sifting through categories can take an age. Go to the Home screen and then press the up key on the remote so the navigation tabs are selected, then press the left key to get to the universal search area.
Type in ‘downloader’ and the app will pop-up in the results. Now, you can click through and install the app.
Step 2: Enable installing apps from unknown sources
Now, you have to enabling downloads of apps from unknown sources. Now you can select the nav tabs from the home screen by pressing up and scroll right to reach Settings. Now, select the Device from this menu. Now, you have to select the Developer Options and you can see a sub-menu that includes the entry ‘Apps from Unknown Sources’. Make sure it reads ON underneath.
Step 3: Open Downloader
First, you have to open Downloader. Now, you need to select the Apps and you’ll see the list of all the apps that you have installed.
Step 4: Enter the Kodi URL
The Downloader app can be used for downloading the apps and other files by using browser-like interface. In the app’s initial page, you can see a white box where you can type a URL. You just select it and enter the URL as ‘https://kodi.tv/download‘.
Step 5: Select the right Kodi build
After entering the URL, you will see a web page which appears in the Downloader app. Now, you have to scroll down to find the green Android robot and then select it.
The first generation of Fire TV and Stick have 32-bit CPUs. So, you have to select the ARM version labeled 32-bit. Suppose, if you have a newer version, you can select the ARM 64-bit build.
Now, you can see ‘release’ and ‘nightly’ versions of Kodi which is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. You have to go for the ‘release’ version.
Now, you have to select the right build and the .apk installer file will start downloading. The Kodi app is having an 87 MB in size. When finished, the Downloader will automatically attempt to install it. After installation process gets completed, don’t go back to the Home screen but let the process take you back into the Downloader app. In that, you will see an option to delete the install file which will free up a little space.