In this step-by-step tutorial, I will show you how to install Kodi Krypton 17.6 on FireStick or Fire TV within 2 minutes. Let’s start with a brief introduction.
Amazon Fire TV / Stick has already taken the video streaming market by storm. Ever since it came on the scene, it has been selling like hotcakes thanks to its super amazing offerings like Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video and many others. To top it all, the Amazon FireStick comes with Alexa support. So just lay down on your Sofa or couch and navigating through everything just using your voice. You won’t even need to lift your fingers now. Isn’t it super cool!!!
However, as alluring as it might sound, there is just one slight bit of problem. Although a great amount of multimedia content is available free of cost, the premium contents come with premium price tags. This is definitely a bother for most users, and the biggest reason why users install Kodi on Firestick. Kodi is a revolutionary application for Fire Stick which will open a new world of free multimedia content which might not even be available in your region or comes with an exorbitant price tag.
If you are already using Kodi on your Fire TV or Fire Stick and looking for just a simple update to 17.6 Krypton, you should read this – How to update Kodi on FireStick.
How to Install Kodi 17.6 Krypton on Amazon Fire Stick
Kodi for Fire Stick offers so many multimedia channels that it’s even difficult to keep track of a great many. The multimedia content offered by Kodi is indeed staggering. If you’ve decided to jailbreak Amazon Fire Stick, you are just at the right place. You’re about to learn how to install Kodi on Fire Stick in as many ways as possible. You can choose any of these methods to install Kodi on your Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick. So just hop on. And yes, before you start thinking, let us tell you that jailbroken Fire Stick is not illegal.
Note: We don’t encourage to use any software/hardware/service for accessing the illegal content. Please be a good judge of your actions.
STEP 1: Prepare Your Fire TV / Stick for Kodi Installation
First of all, if you just purchased your Fire TV or Fire Stick, here’s how to set up Fire Stick for the first time. Now that you have set up your Stick successfully, prepare it for Kodi installation. You’ll have to make three tweaks. Enable ADB debugging, Turn ON Apps from Unknown Sources, and Turn OFF Collect App Usage Data. You can easily do all of this by following these steps:
#1: Just navigate to Settings on your Fire TV/Stick. Then select System/Device and choose Developer Options.
#2: Now you’ll be required to do two things. First of all, enable ADB debugging and then turn ON Apps from Unknown Sources.
#3: For the final step, navigate to Settings and open Applications. Now, just turn OFF the Collect App Usage Data.
Your Amazon Fire TV is now all set. Now we are a step closer to the Kodi installation.
STEP 2: Download and Install ES File Explorer
This is by far the most popular, easiest, and fastest method for installing Kodi on Fire TV Stick. If you follow all the steps carefully, it won’t take more than 2 minutes. ES File Explorer is an amazing app and is available free of cost on Amazon App Store. It makes the Kodi installation process very smooth and convenient.
Just head to the Amazon App Store and search “ES File Explorer” for it. Once you find it, just download and install it.
Once you have downloaded and installed ES file explorer on your Fire TV or Fire Stick, we are just one step away to install Kodi.
STEP 3: Install Kodi 17.6 Krypton on FireStick
In this step, we will download and install Kodi 17.6 Krypton on your Amazon Fire TV Stick. For those who are not aware, Krypton 17.6 is the latest version as on the date.
#1. Launch ES File Explorer and then open menu situated on the left. Navigate to Tools> Download Manager> +New
#2: Now a pop-up menu will appear asking for Name and Path.
#3: In the Path field, enter http://bit.ly/krypton176 and in the Name field, just put Kodi Krypton and click ‘OK’.
#4: Now select Download Now which will begin the downloading process. [Below screenshot is from version 17.4, however, you will be downloading latest release from the above link]
#5: Once the download is finished, click “Open File” and then “Install.” It will install Kodi on Fire Stick in a few seconds.
#6: You won’t find the Kodi app on your home screen, so just head to Settings -> Applications -> Manage Installed Applications -> Kodi -> Launch Application to launch Kodi.
The first launch might take a while, so don’t worry. You have successfully installed Kodi on Fire Stick. If this trick doesn’t work, you can try other methods given below.
How to Install Kodi on FireStick Via FireDL
Another easy way to install Kodi on Fire Stick is using FireDL. Though the method is easy, it takes little time in downloading the Kodi APK. If the above method did not work out well for you, follow the steps below to install Kodi using FireDL.
Similar to other methods, this method too requires you to enable installation from “Unknown sources.” Once you do it, follow these steps.
STEP 1: Search FireDL on your Fire Stick.
STEP 2: Install FireDL and Open it.
STEP 3: Type 600003 at the top blank space.
STEP 4: The above code will automatically convert to the Kodi APK URL and download will start without any further actions from your side.
STEP 5: Once the download completes, you will see the Installation screen. Just click on “Install,” and Kodi will be installed on your Fire Stick.
How to Install Kodi on Fire Stick Using AppStarter
If you’re somehow unable to hack/jailbreak Amazon Fire Stick using the above-mentioned methods, you should give this one a try. AppStarter allows the installation of blacklisted apps and hence makes the Kodi installation process quite simple and smooth.
Needless to say, you will once again be required to enable ADB debugging, turn ON Apps from unknown sources and switch Off Collect App Usage Data as mentioned in the first method. Once you’ve done this, install ES File Explorer as shown above in the first method.
After that just follow these steps to easily install Kodi 17.6 Krypton on your Fire Stick and jailbreak it using AppStarter:
STEP 1: Launch the ES File Explorer and open the menu on the left.
STEP 2: Now navigate to Tools > Download Manager > +New
STEP 3: Now a new Window will appear asking you for Path and Name. Put ‘http://www.firesticktricks.com/as4.apk’ for Path and put ‘appstarter’ for Name. Now click “Download Now”
STEP 4: Once the AppStarter is downloaded, click ‘Open File’ and then click “Install.”
STEP 5: After AppStarter is installed, launch it.
STEP 6: For installing Kodi, first, go to “Updates” in the left side menu of AppStarter. Now click “Install” on the right side where it displays Kodi.
Kudos as you’ve successfully jailbroken your Amazon Fire Stick and installed Kodi on it using the AppStarter. However, if this trick also doesn’t work and you’re unable to jailbreak Amazon Fire Stick, then you can go to next method.
How to Install Kodi on FireStick Via Downloader App
Downloader is an app which can really make the Kodi installation process almost a breeze. It can be used as an alternative to ES File Explorer. You can use this method to hack Amazon Fire Stick if the above-mentioned method doesn’t work for you.
Please note that you’ll have to enable ADB debugging, turn ON Apps from unknown sources and switch Off Collect App Usage Data. Once you’ve done this follow these steps:
STEP 1: Go to the main menu and navigate to APPS>CATEGORIES>PRODUCTIVITY.
STEP 2: There you’ll find the application Downloader. Now install the Downloader app.
STEP 3: Once the Downloader app is installed, launch it.
STEP 5: Now, go to Home. A pop-up menu will appear asking to enter a URL.
STEP 6: In the enter URL option, put “http://kodi.tv/download” and then enter Go.
STEP 7: Now you’ll be headed to the Kodi website. You’ll now have to navigate using your Fire TV remote. You’ll see a red circle on the screen which will be your mouse pointer.
STEP 8: Now navigate down the page and go to the section which says “Choose Your Weapon”
STEP 9: Once you’re there, you’ll see an Android icon. Take the cursor there and click enter.
STEP 10: Now you’ll be redirected to a new page. Again navigate down the page using the Fire TV Remote and select open ‘ARMV7A (32Bit)’ using the red cursor.
STEP 11: Now the downloading process of Kodi will start. Once the download is finished, you’ll be asked whether you wish to install it or not, just select Install.
This is it. You can easily install Kodi on Amazon Fire Stick using any of the above-mentioned methods. Now sit back and enjoy the plethora of amazing multimedia content offered by Kodi. However, we will recommend you to stay wary of accessing pirated or illegal content. Also, check out the fix for Kodi buffering issues if you face any.
All of these methods to install Kodi on Firestick have been tried and tested by us and are perfectly working. Now you can check out the best Kodi Add-ons for exploiting Kodi to the fullest. However, I strongly recommend using a Kodi VPN for securing your anonymity as well accessing geo-blocked content.
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