In this article, we’ll discover the simplest way to uninstall Kodi from Amazon Fire TV devices, including Fire TV Cube, FireStick Lite, and FireStick 4k. First, I’ll give a bit of background on Kodi and validate why you may want to uninstall it. Then I’ll show you exactly how you can uninstall Kodi from FireStick.
FireStick is home to many entertainment applications, and Kodi is one of those apps. Initially released back in 2004, Kodi is a free and open-source media player application. Music, movies, TV shows, games, photos, you name it—Kodi features everything in a small and simple-to-use package.
Entertainment fanatics install Kodi for its endless features, its ease of use, and, most importantly, its popular addons. Some users end up successfully installing their addons, while others may break the Kodi app. An easy and commonly used method to fix a broken Kodi app is to simply uninstall it, which is why that’s exactly what we’re going to do.
First, let me briefly mention what problems you can fix by uninstalling Kodi.
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Why Uninstall Kodi
You want to uninstall Kodi from your FireStick for a reason. Here are some of the most common and suitable reasons users uninstall Kodi.
To Unbrick and Reset Kodi
Nearly every piece of technology can become what’s known as “bricked,” when it completely fails to function at all. It can happen to Kodi too, especially due to its open-source nature. Not everyone knows how to unbrick Kodi or reset it to its default settings, and that’s why most users prefer to uninstall and reinstall the app, as that’s relatively easy.
To Remove Tons of Extra Addons
Some people get overly excited by the functionalities provided by Kodi and hastily install tons of addons. Installing too many addons can make the Kodi app run poorly, especially since not every addon is optimized. If users don’t want to uninstall all the addons manually, they can uninstall and reinstall Kodi to start fresh.
To Install a New Kodi Version From Scratch
There are multiple versions of Kodi available. Since many of the popular Kodi addons are developed by third parties and maintained at different paces, changes in the Kodi version can drastically affect the performance of those addons. When users discover bugs and other issues while using their favorite addons on a specific version of Kodi, they may uninstall the Kodi app from their FireStick and install a different Kodi version from scratch.
How To Uninstall Kodi From FireStick
It’s quite simple to uninstall any app from your FireStick, and Kodi is no different. Follow the steps below to navigate to your app library and uninstall Kodi from your FireStick.
1. On your FireStick device’s home screen, select the view all apps button on the right.
2. Locate and scroll to Kodi. Don’t select it.
Note: If you don’t see Kodi on this screen, you can select the very last tile, App Library, which will show your full list of apps.
3. Press the three-dash button on your FireStick remote, which will bring up a menu on the right.
4. Scroll down and select Uninstall.
5. A pop-up will appear. Select Uninstall again to confirm.
6. Click OK to confirm a final time.
Congratulations, you uninstalled Kodi! You probably want to reinstall Kodi now to use the clean, fully functional app. Be careful not to install too many addons simultaneously or you may have to uninstall Kodi again. But at least now you know how to uninstall it if you ever need to!
Is Kodi officially available in the Amazon App Store?
No, the Kodi application isn’t available in the Amazon App Store. However, you can install Kodi on your FireStick by sideloading it. Follow our step-by-step guide to install Kodi on Firestick.
Is Kodi free?
Kodi is a free and open-source application. There’s no subscription fee or cost to install and use the Kodi application. Additionally, most of the official and unofficial addons on the Kodi platform are free to use. One of the best things about Kodi is that there are tons of free addons available for any particular need. This means you’ll always be able to find a great addon for the content you want to watch.
Is Kodi Legal?
Yes! Kodi itself is legal to download and use. If you’re enjoying Kodi’s official addons and staying away from unofficial addons, then there’s nothing at all for you to worry about.
However, when it comes to third-party Kodi addons, there are some legal concerns. Users who download and use third-party Kodi addons to stream copyrighted or illegally distributed content can get in trouble. Since your internet activity may be monitored by your ISP and government, it’s not advisable to use Kodi in this way without protecting yourself.
FireStickTricks.com strictly advises its readers not to break the law. That said, a typical Kodi user may not be able to differentiate between a legal and an illegal video within a Kodi addon. It depends on licensing agreements and regional regulations as well, complicating the matter even for experienced users. What if you break the law unknowingly? For peace of mind, I recommend using a trusted VPN service like ExpressVPN while streaming with Kodi. More on that in the next question.
Should I use a VPN with Kodi?
Yes! You should use a VPN with Kodi. Kodi is open-source software, and it’s known for its unofficial addons that are created by developers who are sometimes unknown. If you use only addons from Kodi’s official repository, then you don’t need to be as concerned about using a VPN. But if you’re like others who enjoy Kodi to its full potential by installing popular addons that offer nearly any content imaginable, for free and often in HD, then you should use a VPN.
Unofficial Kodi addons installed from third-party sources aren’t guaranteed to be safe. A VPN can help protect you from any malicious files hiding in the third-party apps you download.
Another good reason to use a VPN is your ISP can detect when you’re streaming video content and may respond by throttling your connection. You can use a VPN to avoid throttling, as your ISP can’t throttle your bandwidth if it doesn’t know what you’re using that bandwidth for.
Plus, as I mentioned, your ISP and government can monitor all your online activities if you don’t use a VPN. Some addons may even track your activity without letting you know. These are all worthwhile reasons to stay connected to a trusted VPN like ExpressVPN while you use Kodi.
Uninstalling Kodi from FireStick isn’t some rocket science. But many newbies who have just got their hands on a Firestick device are reluctant to uninstall Kodi on their own. The instructions in this guide should get the job done without any technical knowledge.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment down below–we’ll surely get back to you as soon as possible.
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