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How to Install Kodi 18.9 on Fire TV Stick: Step-by-step Guide on the Easy Method

Author by Oswald

Updated on Aug 16, 2021

This post will show you the step-by-step guide on how to install the official latest version of Kodi on your Amazon Fire TV Stick, the installation process and the program are completely safe and clean. Read on to learn more.

The latest Kodi version is Matrix 19.1, we advise you to install the latest version of Kodi to avoid potential compatibility and streaming issues.

Install Kodi on Firestick

Amazon Firestick is one of the best streaming devices these days that enjoys great popularity among cord cutters. Kodi media player, on the other hand, has turned out to be a must-have for most streaming devices with its expertise in customization and the competence to extend functionalities in delivering free/paid streams for movies, TV shows, IPTV, live channels, sports and more with "Kodi add-ons".

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What seems to be the problem is, the official Kodi app is not in Amazon Appstore, so it may seem a tricky job to install Kodi on Firestick. But it's actually quite simple, the reliable move is to first download application Kodi APK (Android application package) file from official Kodi website, and side-load APK file on your Firestick, which at its core, is an android TV box.

On this post, I'll provide you with the detailed and illustrated guide on how to install Kodi on Firestick, and some practical tips and head-ups for Firestick users.

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Important Update

Kodi 19 Matrix stable release is fianally here! However, there's only a handful addons compatible with Kodi Matrix thus we suggest users stick with Kodi Leia 18.9 for now. This list is still for Leia addons, if you're looking for Kodi 19 Matrix addons, see our Kodi 19 Matrix Release guide.

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Part 1. Step-by-step Guide on How to Install Kodi on Firestick

· You can click on any steps that you find hard to follow to show the demonstration snapshot.

Step 1. First we need to set Firestick to allow app installation from outside of Amazon Appstore.

Go to Settings panel

Go to Settings panel

Click on My Fire TV

Click on My Fire TV

Click Developer options

Click Developer options

Switch on App from Unknown Sources
*For security issues, switch that back Off while not using this feature and only install apps from trusted sources.

Switch On App from Unknown Sources

Switch on ADB debugging
*For security issues, turn that back Off while not using Kodi.

Switch on ADB debugging

Step 2. Then we Install an app on Amazon App store called Downloader, a practical and widely used app on Firestick that allows user to download files from the internet onto their device.

Click on the magnifying glass icon from the upper-left side of the interface

Click on the magnifying glass

Enter search string Downloader, and click on the one and only result

Search for Downloader

Click to enter Downloader app

Click to enter Downloader app

Click Download to download and install Downloader app

Install Downloader app on Firestick

Step 3. Now we can properly install Kodi using Downloader app.

Click to launch Downloader app once installed

Launch Downloader app once installed

Click Allow to allow Downloader to access photos, media and files on your device when prompted

Allow Downloader's access when prompt

Click OK to skip the quick guide

Click OK to skip the guide

*We advise you use only the official source provided in the following to install the official version of Kodi.
Enter the URL exactly: and click Go.

Visit official Kodi website using Downloader app

Then you'll be led to the installation page on official Kodi website. Select Android icon and select ARMV7A (32BIT) Installation. ARMV8A (64BIT) version is not compatible with Fire TV devices.

Install Kodi on Firestick from official Kodi website

Wait for the download process.

Wait for the download process

Click Install from the lower right side of the pop-up dialog to Install Kodi.

Click Install from the pop-up dialog

Kodi will be installed in a bit. Once installed, hit Open if you want to launch Kodi right away. Upon first time opening, we suggest you Allow Kodi to access photos, media and files on your device for the best performance. For instance, that enables you to watch movies on your local storage.

Kodi media player installed

Now, Kodi media player app is fully installed on your Firestick, and you can manage it from Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications.

Part 2. Tips to Secure Your Kodi Trip on Fire Stick

As the aforementioned, Kodi addons work by scraping, from the internet, unlimited available streams, which may or may not be legal. To steer yourself clear of potential legal trouble and home network security risks, we suggest you refer the tips in the following prior to using Kodi on Firestick.

- Keep hiding in the hoodie. Use a VPN to keep yourself anonymous while watching content on Kodi.

- Turn off Collect App Usage data on Firestick to root out the possibility that your viewing history being tracked down by whomever interested.

How to: Go to Settings > Preferences > Privacy Settings > Device Usage Data > Turn Off


I hope you've benefited from this guide and have successfully installed Kodi on your Firestick. Again, for safety issues, we advise you to install Kodi only from its official website's source and stick to official Kodi add-on repository and trusted third-party repositories while using.

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Best Kodi Repositories in 2021

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Additional Reading: Kodi Firestick FAQs

What Is Kodi?

- Developed by XMBC foundation, Kodi is a free and open-source media player app that can run on various platforms. It shows impressive flexibility for users to customize as per using habit, and features exceptionally capability of extending its functionality with hundreds of thousands of Kodi addons, which scrape unlimited available media streams from the internet.

Is Kodi Safe?

- Kodi is a 100 percent safe program. With that said, Kodi does have established infamy in jeopardizing household network system security. Since most popular and powerful addons are ever absent from the censorship of official Team Kodi, there has been and there always will be threats that Kodi poses to its users. Main piece of advice, use a VPN and be wary with third-party addons.

Is Kodi Legal?

- Kodi is legal. Kodi addons, in general sense, are legal as well. But watching content behind some Kodi addons circumventing copyright protection could be an infringement, and that is illegal.

Why Isn't Kodi in Amazon App Store?

- As addressed above, Kodi is potentially dangerous, and Team Kodi is not taking any measure to it and suggesting that the responsibilities lie with the end-users. For that mainly and some more other reasons, Kodi is excluded from major app stores including Amazon app store, Apple store, etc. The widely approved Kodi media player can still be accessed from Kodi official website though.

Should I Buy a Fully Loaded Kodi Box/Fire Stick?

- No you shouldn't. To put it in blunt, any so-called "fully loaded Kodi boxes/Firestick" are gimmicks at best. >> Learn more: Why Buying Fully Loaded Kodi Boxes Would Be a Bad Idea

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