Install Kodi on an Amazon Fire Stick

Kodi TV boxes are very popular these days and you can buy fully loaded boxes from ~£25. Our last review was on the Android TV box that we purchased for £25 from China. The problem with those boxes is that they all look exactly the same but are manufactured by a range different people. So they might not all be very reliable. Amazon Fire TV Stick are however very reliable devices that are manufactured and tested by Amazon and/or Amazon’s manufacturing suppliers. At least, that what we are made to believe. We will have to trust Amazon on that! The Fire TV stick has a dual-core processor, 1 GB of memory and 8 GB of storage. The Fire Stick is about £35 but we managed to pick a couple of them for £25 on black friday. In this post, we are going to provide a step by step guide on how to install Kodi on an Amazon Fire Stick.
Fire Stick TV

Amazon Fire TV Stick contents

For £25, we got the Fire TV stick, a remote, charger cable, a usb charging adapter, a HDMI extender cable, a user manual and two AAA batteries.
fire tv stick contents
The Fire TV stick is fairly small compared to Android TV boxes and the remote is way better, responsive and sleek.

Install Kodi

To get started, connect your Fire TV stick to your television and power it on. Follow the on-screen instructions until device setup is complete.

Things you will need

  • A computer
  • The latest the latest “Stable ARM Release” of Kodi for Android from the official Kodi web site.
  • The adbLink Utility

Download the Kodi for android and the adbLink on the computer. Install the adblink.

Go to the developer option in the settings of the Fire Stick and enable ADB debugging and enable Apps from unknown source.
Fire Stick Developer options
ADB debugging

Go to adblink and connect to the stick by selecting the stick ip address in the settings. Click on Install APK and select the Kodi APK you downloaded from above.
Adblink install APK

The installation will start and a progress bar is shown at the bottom of adblink. Be patient and you will get a completion notification when it’s done.
adblink progress bar
adblink installation complete

Et voila! You should have Kodi installed in your Apps library. Go ahead and launch it 🙂
Kodi Fire TV Stick
Fire TV stick Kodi

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