Amazon released an update to the Fire TV Stick that has stopped many previous Kodi install methods from working.
But not to worry as Kodi can still be installed after the update.
There is a new method using a free App called Downloader that makes it very simple to install Kodi to the Fire Stick without using a computer.
An Amazon account is needed to get the Downloader App. A free trial account can be used if needed.
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How To Install Kodi 17.3 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick
1… At the top go to Settings
2… Go to Device
3… Select Developer Options
4… Turn On both ABD debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources
5… Go Back to the home screen
6… Click to the left for the search option to come up.
7… Type in Downloader
8… After typing in Downloader scroll to it and click it
9… The Downloader App should come up click it
10… Click Get for the Downloader app to download and install it
11… After it installs click Open
12… A notification may come up showing the apps features click OK
13… Type in the Kodi download page URL: http://kodi.tv/download
14… After typing in the URL click Download
15… Click Open in browser
16… A notification box may come up saying Java Script is Disabled click OK.
17… The Kodi Website should come up
18… Scroll down on the page and Click Android
19… The Current Kodi version is 17.3 Krypton
20… Click on the ARMV7A (32Bit) version
21… It will download
22… After it downloads click Install at the bottom right.
23… It will start the Install
24… Kodi 17.3 will now be installed. Click on Open at the bottom right.
25… After Kodi 17.3 is installed addons will need to be added to watch movies and TV shows.
Popular addons include Covenant, Specto Fork, and OpenLoad Movies. Read Here for how to install Openload Movies Addon.
Read Here for the Top Kodi Add-ons and How To Install Them.
Read here for the Top Kodi Fire TV Stick Builds.
If Kodi does not show up in Apps after closing it go to Settings–>Applications–>Manage Installed Applications–>Kodi–>Launch application
Video Instructions for August 2017
Old Instructions using ES File Explore
Go to Settings–>Device
Select Developer Options
Set both ADB debugging to ON, and Apps from Unknown Sources to ON.
Next a App called ES File Explore needs to be installed to the Fire TV Stick.
This can be done in two ways. Log into your Amazon account from a computer and activate it to your Fire TV stick, or use the search option within the Fire Stick and install it.
Installing from within the Fire Stick is easiest for me those are the steps shown here. An Amazon account needs to be linked with it to download Es File Explore.
Go to the Search Icon at the top left and type in ES File Explore highlight it and click on it.
Es File Explorer will come up click it.
At the next screen download it and install it if not already installed.
After ES file Explore downloads open it.
After Es File Explore opens go to Favorite. If any popups come up simply close them.
Go to Add
A box will come up that needs a URL and Name entered.
For the Path type in the URL: https://kodi.tv/download
Name it Kodi
Double check and be sure they are typed in correctly and click ADD.
A popup will say Bookmark Kodi is created successfully
On the left scroll down and find Kodi and click it.
At the right the Download Page for Kodi will come up.
In the Download Page Window scroll down to Current release Kodi 16.1 Jarvis.
The ARM file needs to be downloaded by clicking on it. If it doesn’t download for you read on below.
Sometimes it will not download when clicking the ARM link. Follow these steps if it does not download when clicked.
After you click ARM, there are 3 dots at the bottom right of your screen, click them, then click Open in Browser,then click ES Downloader.
Click Just Once and the file should start to download.
The file should Download
After it downloads click OPEN FILE
Click Install Again
Kodi will start to install
After it install Click OPEN.
Kodi will now be installed. It will need add-ons to play content.
Add-ons can be installed individually or there is Builds that come with all the best plugins that install everything.