How To Install Kodi on the New Updated Fire TV Stick

By | April 4, 2017

Amazon released a 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.
New Updated Video Instructions April 2017


How To Install Kodi on the New Updated Fire TV Stick
Go to Settings–>Device
Install Kodi to Fire TV Stick Device
Select Developer Options
Devloper Options fire tv stick
Set both ADB debugging to ON, and Apps from Unknown Sources to ON.
How To Install Kodi on the New Updated Fire TV Stick Options 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 Explore Search
Es File Explorer will come up click it.
ES File Explore Search and Install
At the next screen download it and install it if not already installed.
ES File Explore Search Download and Install
After ES file Explore downloads open it.
ES File Explore Search Download and Install and OPen
After Es File Explore opens go to Favorite. If any popups come up simply close them.
ES File Explore Favorites
Go to Add
ES File Explore Favorites ADD
A box will come up that needs a URL and Name entered.
ES File Explore Favorites ADD URL
For the Path type in the URL:
Name it Kodi
ES File Explore Favorites ADD URL and NAME
Double check and be sure they are typed in correctly and click ADD.
A popup will say Bookmark Kodi is created successfully
ES File Explore Bookmark added
On the left scroll down and find Kodi and click it.
ES File Explore Scroll to Kodi
At the right the Download Page for Kodi will come up.
ES File Explore Main download page
In the Download Page Window scroll down to Current release Kodi 16.1 Jarvis.
ES File Explore Cruuent Kodi Jarvis 16.1 release
The ARM file needs to be downloaded by clicking on it. If it doesn’t download for you read on below.
Jailbreak Amazon Fire TV Stick (nstall Kodi after Amazon Update
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.
How to install Kodi to the fire tv stick new upadte more
Click Just Once and the file should start to download.
How to install Kodi to the fire tv stick new upadte Downlaoder
The file should Download
Jailbreak Amazon Fire TV Stick
After it downloads click OPEN FILE
Fire Stick Kodi Install Open File
Click Install
Jailbreak Amazon Fire TV Stick Click Install
Click Install Again
Jailbreak Amazon Fire TV Stick Click Install Again
Kodi will start to install
Jailbreak Amazon Fire TV Stick Kodi will start to Install
After it install Click OPEN.
Jailbreak Amazon Fire TV Stick Kodi Click OPen
Kodi will now be installed. It will need add-ons to play content click here to see the most popular add-ons along with how to install them.
Amazon Fire TV Stick Kodi Install DONE
Installing Kodi to the new updated Fire TV Stick is easy enough. The only real problem I ran into was the Kodi file did not download when clicked and had to use the Open In Browser method.
Add-ons can be installed individually or there is Builds that come with all the best plugins that install everything.
Read Here for the Top Kodi Add-ons and how to install them.
Read here for the Top Kodi Fire TV Stick Builds.
If you have problems finding Kodi after it closes look in ES File Explore–>Libary–>APP
Fire TV Kodi Install Find KOdi When DOne



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99 thoughts on “How To Install Kodi on the New Updated Fire TV Stick

  1. dave rollinson

    hi I have done the following word for word but when i click to open .kodi i get the error that it is not associated with my amazon account? thanks in advance

    1. Bert

      I get the same message but that doesn’t stop Kodi from working. That’s all it is…a message

    2. Kym

      I got as far as clicking on the three dots then got a message that “Amazon Fire TV does not open browser links. try opening URL in the web browser of another device”. How does that help?

  2. Woody

    I seem to have a newer version (purchased Dec 2016) and although I have made it through the fusion add on, I do not have an “install from zip” option in my menu. So I am now stuck. Is there a “newer ” how to video that addresses the latest version?

    1. Jerriel Hale

      Tried but keep getting error message cloudflare what do i do about that when https url

  3. Angela Estlack

    If you are using the original fire TV stick and you want to install Cody where are the instructions for that install? Also, can you initiate the install on and iOS device or does it have to be on a Mac or Windows device?

  4. paul e

    i followed those instructions but got a message “App not installed”.
    Can anyone advise why and what I need to do to install kodi???

  5. joan smith

    help….I have the program but not the movies; that the only way I can explain it…..I was following the u tube video and somewhere; actually when he named the path is where I got lost…can u help me??? Also if I erase kodi and the files that are there will that allow me to install kodi?

    1. Janet

      You have to install the add on as well to get movies.. Xodus is how you watch content

  6. Melissa

    Worked perfectly! I did have to open in browser as the instructions warned I might have to do. But it worked! Thank you for the easy, step by step instructions. Now I just need to figure out how to get the add ons I want and need!

  7. Terri Gonzalez

    I got to the last part of installing ARM….but I get a message saying it’s blocking downloads from unknown sources. I think it’s because of the update.

  8. Daisy Stotts

    Followed instruction word for word… worked great for me! ??????

    1. susan

      I got ES open but i wont let me install kodi….says I don’t have permission to install unknown apps.

      I’m lost.

      1. Tom

        You need to go to ‘Settings’ and enable the ability to install from unknown sources.

    2. grltalk

      You don’t need to use ES FE on the new Fire Sticks. Use Downloader and the included browser. Use the TroyPoint instructions.

  9. Jesse Richardson

    Susan and Bryan,

    Did you follow step #3 and turn on the function that allows the device to install apps from unknown sources?
    Settings > Device > Developer Options > Apps from unknown sources

  10. Kerry

    Works perfectly! Thank you! How can I add Exodus via Kodi to my recent file? A short cut would be great.

  11. Jeanette

    I get as far as installing kodi the first time and when i git install the 2nd time its says it cant be installed. Could someone help me please.

  12. Terryll Bright

    I got kodi and my build on but it kept kicking me out to the Amazon homescreen!

  13. John schipani

    I can download Kodi until it gets to where you’re supposed to download Jarvis only problem is Jarvis does not exist on my Version I have 17.0 krypton. Please help.

  14. Edna

    To find Jarvis 16.1 you have to continue clicking Down through the kodi webpage. Towards the bottom there is an option to click an older version. in case you have trouble scrolling the screen With the remote, You can open any URL that leads directly to any .apk file with es explorer instead of trying to navigate web pages.

  15. Artie

    I got kodi 17 loaded on newer stick works great. Only thing is i now how small circle on right side in middle is there a way to remove that cirlce in settings or something? Thanks

    1. Alex

      I have the same little circle on the right side. Did you figure out how to get rid of it. Or am I stuck with it?

      1. Bernie Allan

        Its in the config of es explorer. Something like, disable annoying little widget

  16. Michael Washington

    I also got kodi 17 and don’t have install from zip. I am stuck and dont know if anything works. I need some assistance that would be appreciated. Thanks

  17. Sally McDaid

    Installed both, but it just asks for files videos etc…. should I have done something else so I can see tv, netflix etc options….? many thanks

    1. sal

      same issue thinking i made a mistake in buying fire stix. seems to be a big waste of money.

  18. Bea

    Current release: Kodi v17.1 “Krypton” Release Candidate.

    Will this hack work for “Kodi v17.1 ‘Krypton’ Release’ “

  19. Bob s

    I just received the new fire tv stick. Followed all you structions got to install to zip file went to fusion then click begin here and only one line came up plug in indigo 1.0.2zip. I can’t got to wizard. What should I do ?

      1. marsh

        Load Indigo. It’s the new configuration wizard. Works well.

  20. Nat

    When i get to Kodi, all i have is Kodi v17.1 “Krypton” version. There is no Jarvis. Suggestions?

  21. Dave Rusch

    Followed instructions to the letter. After completing all the steps I clicked on my Kodi icon and all I get is a blank screen. Help?

    1. Brian McCarthy

      I have the same issue. Everything loads, then starts to fire up for first time use, then the screen just goes black and nothing happens.

    2. Andy

      Open Es explorer click on the android robot with the word app and click to open click to kodi and click to open. Permission will open go to full network access and click it

      1. Jane

        I can find this, but none of the options are highlighted, so I can’t click on full access network.
        What do I do now?

  22. Kim

    I got all the way to the end, and instead of Kodi being installed I am getting a message of App not installed. All instructions were followed step by step as laid out. What do I do now?

  23. Paul

    When I load Kodi I get this Message which says “Your library is currently empty. In order to populate it with your personal media,”………..

  24. Kasy

    I’m trying to add new file source (Fusion) to Kodi, but it keeps giving me error: “Couldn’t retrieve directory information. This could be due to the network not being connected. Would you like to add it anyway?” I click on NO and ensure that the URL is entered correctly, and it is. I click OK again, and it just goes to the File Manager screen and acts as if Fusion is loaded fine.

    If I go ahead and go to Add-Ons > Install from Zip File and choose Exodus, it installs. However, if I click on Install from Repository, next, and try installing Exodus, it gives me the message: “the dependency on script.module.metahandler version.”

    Subsequently, it’s also not letting me go into any repository, even the Kodi Add-on repository.
    This is installed on a brand new Amazon Fire Stick – just bought it today – and I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling Fusion, Kodi, and resetting the firestick. My internet is working fine and Kodi works fine on my laptop.

    Any thoughts on what may be going on?

    1. Kasy

      I figured it out; well, I at least got it installed. It wasn’t working with the new Krypton version. I installed Jarvis and it worked perfectly!

  25. sandra fairman

    after i installed kodi exodus and fusion i still cant watch anything without signing up signing in or pay some dues what else do i need to do so i dont have to pay for all those apps?

  26. Jon

    Everything worked perfectly with the current (at least for me) Krypton 17.1 version of Kodi. Like a couple other people have said, there is a little bubble that appears on the right side of the screen in Exodus. Is there any way to get rid of it!? If not then it can definitely be lived with, but it would be nice if it was gone. Any help would be awesome, thanks!

  27. Cicily

    I do not have a fire stick. I only have the new firetv. So are there any new directions that you can give people who don’t have the stick? I really would like your help. Thanks.☺️

  28. Deb

    When I tried to download webpage.. could not be loaded because,,…. net::err_connection_refused. What would I do. This is for Alexa Vic, 802.11ac memo wifi, 1080p he, quad core. Is this amazon fire stick not jail breakable?

  29. Dan

    I have the latest fire tv box, just got it today. Did everything exactly like you showed, I get the page you are looking for cannot be found. Any ideas on how to fix this?

  30. Tuty

    I can’t find kodi 16.1 Jarvis, all the ones I have are 16.0.. I refreshed it to see if I get the 16.1 but nothing.

  31. Bailey

    After step 10, entering https:// and navigating to kodi for step 11, instead of being brought to the download page, I’m receiving an error that says “the page you are looking for cannot be found”. I have also tried “http://…” – does anyone know what to do?

    1. Andi

      I’m having a similar problem but after step 10 it takes me to a promo type page for kodi that says “join millions using kodi” & won’t let me scroll for android icon?

      1. The Frenchman

        Your issue is my issue. I can’t cluck the Android icon.

  32. Karyn tighe

    Brand new firetv with alexa. Can’t access android version to download kodi.

  33. Dave

    Did Kodi redesign their webpage? I can’t click on the android icon to download ARM. I can if I use a PC but on fire stick.

  34. Michael McCurrie

    I get as far as trying to download kodi, but the Web page it brings me to istop not showing any download links. Only the different sources. How do I get the file links to appear?


    Get as far as clicking on the Android app but there is no ARMfile link below it All is shows is Android. The GooglePlay or APK Arm install is missing so there is nothing to click on. Please help – don\t know what to do now

  36. Coops29

    This is seriously the most helpful how too on the internet. I’ve been trying to get kodi on my firestick ALL DAY! Seriously, this is the only you tube video that got me there. Thank you so much!

  37. george foreman

    To remove the bubble at right side
    es file explorer and settings, remove notification bubble

  38. Lisa

    Use to have version 16.1 now updated to 17 but having problems still watching movies like get out (still cam copy) but can get newer movies are fine any tips please.

  39. michelle

    I just watched the entire video and did every step including adding the build. I don’t like the build and need to know how to restore to default. Anyone know how to do it? Please help!

  40. Sally

    For people who can’t click on the Android icon:
    – scroll down the webpage until you see the section ‘Older Releases’
    – at the end of the paragraph, ‘here’ is clickable
    – everything after is clickable, you just need to decide which release you need
    – I went to android/arm/old/
    – here you can find the Jarvis 16.1 releases that seem to be recommended

    1. Jessica

      Using your directions, you can go to android, arm, kodi 17.1 🙂 thank you!

    2. Shani

      I’m using the original fire stick. I Went to the older releases as recommended and it’s still not letting me click on it. Any ideas?

  41. Thomas T5

    This video was awesome, perfect directions even a two year old could follow this. Thank you very much.

  42. Danny

    Hi, help anyone. I thought the video was great and very easy to follow, although something went wrong as it`s not installed. I got to the page where the three dots were highlighted to clear the cache, packages & thumbnails, then after clicking the build menu option, there was no builds in the build menu, the page only showed 4 lines.
    Kodi Version: 17.1
    Save Data Menu
    Long line like this ================
    Text file for builds not formated correctly.
    Any help would be appreciated.


  43. Tracy G. Buenrostro

    Just wanted to say thank you so much for posting it saved me a lot of money I didn’t really have to pay someone else to do it so thank you.

  44. Delon

    Perfect option for anyone that was using complete kodi setup before it stopped working for the new version of kodi 17. Great job

  45. Vance

    Thank you so much! I’m new to Firestick, Android, and Kodi. Could not have done it without you!

  46. Tina

    It was successful for me however I can not figure out a way to save the app quick link to my home page. I have to go to my settings > manage installed apps > Kodi and launch how do I just have it on the main home screen?

  47. me

    old stick, make favorite use http://
    open in browser if needed

    new stick use troy instructions and ‘downloader’

  48. Ron Andrews

    Oh God that was fantastic….it was your soothing voice that got me through this!
    Thank You

  49. Mike R

    Has ANYONE figured out why 17.1 won’t load after being installed after this new Amazon update? I was running 17.1 beta, then the Amazon update came last night so I updated to the stable version of 17.1 but now my firestick won’t start Kodi…i got the “initial load” message but then it goes to a black screen. I’d really rather NOT delete and reinstall…i had a really nice customized install of Titan and I don’t want to have to redo it all…even with the Titan backups I’ve saved.

    Anyone figure this out yet?

  50. Gail M

    This was a fantastic video…thank you SO much! Can’t wait to try it out!

  51. Damien

    Im trying to upgrade and I get the kodi webpage to install it and my Amazon remote won’t let me click on any of the platforms to install it! I see a yellow box on all the things I can click on on the website, but I get down to the platforms and it won’t click/highlight them?? Please help!!!!! Someone!

  52. Beulah

    Purchased fire stick. Says will not open in browser. Please help

  53. Kelly Embert

    THANK YOU!!! I previously had this jailbroken for my mother and father before my mother decided to update the system and cause Kodi to fail. This was so easy to follow and works great. I really appreciate you posting this. Thank you again!!!


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