In this step-by-step guide, I’ll show you how to install Kodi 19.4 Matrix and 18.9 Leia on FireStick in less than 2 minutes. The same guide will work for FireStick 4K, 4K Max, Fire TV, Firestick Lite, and Fire TV Cube. But before we get to the steps for installing, let’s start with a short introduction.
It works with popular entertainment services like Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, and many more.
But almost everything costs something. To watch your favorite shows and movies, you have to pay a lot for a subscription.
Kodi comes into play at this point. With Kodi, you can get to a lot of content without having to spend a lot of money.
So, you want to put Kodi on Firestick so you can watch anything you want.
Kodi is one of the best Amazon Fire Stick apps because it gives you access to a wide range of free multimedia content that might not be available in your area or costs a lot.
If you already use Kodi on your Fire TV or Fire Stick and just want to update to the 19.4 Matrix, you should read this article on how to update Kodi on FireStick.
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How to Install Kodi on FireStick
Kodi for Fire Stick gives you a lot of ways to stream. The amount of multimedia content that Kodi has is truly amazing.
If you want to unlock the Amazon Fire Stick, you’ve come to the right place. You are about to find out as many ways as possible to install Kodi on FireStick.
FIRST, download the Downloader app.
This is by far the most common, easiest, and quickest way to put Kodi on a Fire TV Stick.
If you do everything right, it shouldn’t take more than 2 minutes.
Downloader is a great app that can be downloaded for free from the Amazon App Store. In addition, it makes the process of installing Kodi very easy and smooth.
1. On the FireStick home screen, click the FIND button in the middle bar. Click Search then.
2. Now, search for “Downloader” and click on it in the list of results.
3. Hit “Download.”
Once you have downloaded and installed the Downloader app on your Fire TV or Fire Stick, we are only a few steps away from installing Kodi.
STEP 2: Prepare Your FireStick for Kodi Installation
If you just bought a Fire TV or FireStick and haven’t set it up yet, here’s how to do it the first time.
Once you’re done setting up your Stick, get it ready for the Kodi installation.
There will be four changes. Turn on ADB debugging, let Downloader install third-party apps, turn off Device Usage Data, and turn off Collect App Usage Data. All of this is easy to do if you follow these steps:
1. On your Fire TV Stick, find the middle bar on the far right of the home screen and click on it.
2. Then, choose “My Fire TV.”
3. Go to the Developer Options menu.
4. If you want to, click ADB debugging and turn it ON.
5. Now, click Install apps from unknown sources.
6. Make sure the Downloader app is ON.
7. Now, go to Settings and open Preferences > Privacy Settings. Turn off the Device Usage Data setting and turn on the App Usage Data setting.
Note: You don’t have to do this step, but if you care about privacy, it’s a good idea.
You can now use your Amazon Fire TV Stick. Now we are one step closer to installing Kodi.
STEP 3: Install Kodi on FireStick
In this step, we’ll show you how to get Kodi onto your Amazon Fire TV Stick by downloading and installing it. Kodi 19.4 Matrix is the latest stable version, for those who don’t know.
1. Open the app you just installed, “Downloader,” and click the URL box.
2. Type firesticktricks.com/kapk and click GO to get the latest Kodi Matrix 19.4.
Some people still like to use Kodi 18.9 Leia. If that’s the case, go to this URL: firesticktricks.com/old to get 18.9. But for the best results, you should get the most recent version.
3. This will start the process of downloading.
4. When the download is done, click the Install button.
5. Wait for the file to finish downloading.
6. Once Kodi is installed, you’ll see the message “App Installed.” To start up the Kodi app, click OPEN. Click DONE if you want to open it later.
You won’t find the Kodi app on your home screen, so go to Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications > Kodi > Launch.
You can also access Kodi by pressing the Home key or button on your remote for 5 seconds and then clicking Apps on the screen that comes up.
How to Use Kodi on FireStick
Now that you have Kodi installed on your Fire Stick, it’s time to learn how to use it safely for entertainment. With Kodi, you’ll have access to a huge world of free movies, TV shows, music, and much more.
But before you use Kodi on your Fire TV/Stick, I want to let you know that your ISP and the government can see what you stream on Kodi. If you watch copyrighted content (like free movies, TV shows, or sports), you could get into a lot of trouble with the law.
There is a way to keep using Kodi to watch your favorite shows and movies without worrying about who might be watching.
Use a trusted VPN service, which will hide all of your online activity from people who want to watch what you do. With a VPN, you can get around internet throttling, online surveillance, and content restrictions based on your location.
I use ExpressVPN, and I recommend it. It is the VPN with the fastest connection, which is the most important thing for smooth streaming.
We never promote or encourage stealing someone else’s work. But we also don’t want you to get into trouble with the law. Also, we strongly believe in the right to privacy and stand up for it.
So, before you use Kodi on Fire TV or Stick, let’s look at how to use ExpressVPN to hide your streaming activities from people who don’t want to see them.
Step 1: To sign up for the ExpressVPN service, click here. There is a 30-day, full, no-questions-asked money-back guarantee. If you aren’t happy with it (and I can’t think of a reason why you wouldn’t be), you can ask for a full refund.
Step 2: Turn on your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick and choose “Find,” then “Search.”
Start typing “Express VPN” (without the quotes) into the search bar and choose ExpressVPN when it comes up.
Step 3: Click “Get” to get the ExpressVPN app for your Fire TV or Fire Stick and install it.
Step 4: Open the ExpressVPN app and log in with the email address and password you created when you signed up for ExpressVPN.
Step 5: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server (see the image below). You can also change your preferred location by clicking “Choose Location,” as shown in the picture below. So, that’s it. Your connection is now safe with the fastest and best VPN for FireStick.
Find out more about how to use ExpressVPN with FireStick.
Now that your online activities are private, it’s time to learn what to do next with Kodi on Fire TV Stick.
As I said before, Kodi is just a way to play media. It doesn’t host any content or give any out.
To stream movies, TV shows, or sports, you will need Kodi add-ons or builds. If you have never used Kodi before, here is a step-by-step guide on how to use it.
Want to know how to get the best Kodi add-ons or builds on your Fire TV/Stick? Check out the links below, which will help you install popular Addons and builds that are working well and pulling in good streams.
You’ve finished putting Kodi on Fire Stick. If this method doesn’t work, try one of the other ones.
Video Guide For Installing Kodi on Amazon FireStick
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If you have already installed Kodi on FireStick using the Downloader method (as described above), you can skip this section.
How to Get Kodi on FireStick Using Alternate Methods
Downloader is a safe app, and you shouldn’t have any trouble using it to put Kodi on your FireStick. But you might want to use the popular file manager app ES File Explorer instead if you have a paid subscription to it.
No longer can you download third-party apps for free on the side with ES File Explorer. Instead, you need to pay $9.99 a month for a premium subscription. Downloader, on the other hand, is free in every way.
Install Kodi on FireStick Using ES File Explorer
Here’s how to get Kodi on your Amazon Fire TV Stick:
- Put your Amazon Fire TV Stick to work.
- Settings > My Fire TV
- Open Developer Options
- Activate “Apps from Unknown Sources.”
- Go to the home page of your Fire Stick and find the “Search” icon in the top left corner.
- Type “ES File Explorer” into the search box and click on it when it comes up in the results.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to put the ES File Explorer app on FireStick.
- Launch the app once it’s been set up. Now, go to the right, where there are a bunch of icons. Choose the Downloader icon and click it.
- At the bottom, click +New.
- There will be a pop-up. In the Path field, type firesticktricks.com/kapk. In the Name field, type any name you want.
- Click “Get It Now”
- Wait until Kodi is put on the FireStick.
- Click Open File
- When asked, click “Install.”
- Click Install once more.
- So, that’s it. Your FireStick or Fire TV now has Kodi on it.
How to Install Kodi on FireStick Using AppStarter
If you can’t get Kodi APK to work on your Amazon Fire TV Stick with the other methods, try this one.
AppStarter lets you install third-party apps, which makes the process of setting up Kodi easy and smooth.
As with the first method, you will need to turn on apps from unknown sources and turn off collecting app usage data. After that, install the Downloader app as it says in the first method.
After that, you can easily install Kodi on your Fire Stick with AppStarter by following these steps:
1. Click the Apps icon on FireStick’s home screen to open the Downloader app.
2. Click the icon for the Downloader.
3. Click the box in the picture below that says “URL.”
4. A new window will now show up. Type firesticktricks.com/as4.apk and then press the GO button.
5. After downloading the AppStarter, click “Install.”
6. Launch AppStarter once it’s been set up.
7. To install Kodi, go to the left side menu of AppStarter and click on “Updates.” Now, click “Install” where it says “Kodi” on the right side of the screen.
You should be proud that you were able to jailbreak your Amazon Fire Stick and use the AppStarter to install Kodi on it.
Install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV Stick With FileLinked
Note: You can no longer use the FileLinked application. This method is useless.
FileLinked is a good way to share files, and you can also use it to put apps on your FireStick without going through Amazon. Here’s how to use the FileLinked app to put Kodi on a FireStick.
STEP 1: Install FileLinked on FireStick as your first step.
STEP 2: Launch FileLinked
STEP 3: Enter the code 54780130 and click “Continue” on the next screen.
Note: You can no longer get the FileLinked app.
STEP 4: Click the Download button next to the version of Kodi you want to use.
STEP 5: Click the Play button next to the version of the file you downloaded when the download is done. Follow the steps on the screen to put Kodi on your FireStick.
Is Kodi safe & legal?
Kodi is completely safe and legal on its own. Kodi can be downloaded from the official app stores for many devices, such as the Google Play Store for Android and the Microsoft Store for Windows 10. These app stores would never sell an app that is dangerous or against the law. But keep in mind that Kodi lets some third-party add-ons stream content that isn’t theirs to stream. It is against the law to stream such content.
What is there to watch on Kodi?
You can watch movies, TV shows, sports, live TV, documentaries, shows for kids, anime, and just about anything else you can think of.
Keep in mind that Kodi does not host any of its own content. Instead, you have to find content through add-ons for Kodi. There are hundreds of addons for all the different kinds of videos you like to stream. Kodi works with both official addons and addons made by other people. For a better experience, you can also use Kodi builds.
Can Kodi be put on a Fire TV Cube?
Yes, Kodi can be put on a Fire TV Cube. The interface and way to move around on all Fire TV devices (FireStick 2nd Gen, Fire Stick 4K, 4K Max, and Fire TV Cube) are the same. Because of this, the instructions for installing Kodi in this guide also work for Fire TV Cube.
What is the most recent version of Kodi for Firestick?
The latest version of Kodi is 19.4 Matrix. This version came out in March 2022 and fixed a few bugs and changed the way it looked.
Here we are. I hope that following the instructions above went well for you. Now you can relax and enjoy all the great multimedia content that Kodi has to offer. But you should be careful about getting pirated or illegal content. If you have never used Kodi before, here is my guide for beginners on how to use it. Check out how to use real-debrid to get good streaming links and avoid Kodi buffering problems. If you have problems with Kodi on FireStick in the future, you can reset it and it will be as good as new.
I’ve tried and tested each of these ways to install Kodi, and they all work just fine.
If you know of a better way to install Kodi on FireStick or if any of these steps don’t work for you, please let us know in the comments.
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