How To Install Kodi 17.6 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick

By | November 15, 2017

How To Install Kodi 17.6 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick Nove
Installing the new Kodi 17.6 to a Fire TV Stick is not difficult and does not require a computer or any other device.
 
A computer can be used if the main install method does not work for your Fire TV version such as the new Fire TV 4K.
 
The first method does not require a computer only an Amazon account to get a free App called Downloader. A free trial account can be used if needed.
 
The Downloader App is used to go to the Kodi Download page and get the necessary install file.
 
There have been a few updates that have stopped some previous methods from working with the Downloader App method still working and the most widely used.
 
The second method uses an App called File Commander which allows a computer to copy files to a Fire TV.
 
How to use both methods are shown below along with the steps and screenshots. A video is also below each method for a visual walk through if needed.
 
Using a good VPN with Kodi is always suggested for privacy and security. If you need a good low cost VPN to use with Kodi Try IPVanish it has multiple high speed servers with no throttling or logs, along with an easy to use Fire TV Stick app.
 




 
Method 1: How To Install Kodi 17.6 Krypton to a Fire TV Stick without a Computer
 
1… At the top go to Settings
How To Install and Setup Kodi on the Updated Fire TV Stick Step 1
 
2… Go to Device
How To Install and Setup Kodi on the Updated Fire TV Stick Step 2
 
3… Select Developer Options
How To Install and Setup Kodi on the Updated Fire TV Stick Step 3
 
4… Turn On both ABD debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources
How To Install and Setup Kodi on the Updated Fire TV Stick Step 4
 
5… Go Back to the Home Screen
How To Install Kodi 17.4 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick Step 5
 
6… Click to the left for the search option to come up.
How To Install and Setup Kodi on the Updated Fire TV Stick Step 6
 
7… Type in Downloader
How To Install and Setup Kodi on the Updated Fire TV Stick Step 7
 
8… After typing in Downloader scroll to it and click it
How To Install and Setup Kodi on the Updated Fire TV Stick Step 8
 
9… The Downloader App should come up click it
How To Install Kodi 17.4 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick Step 9
 
10… Click Get for the Downloader app to download and install
How To Install and Setup Kodi on the Updated Fire TV Stick Step 10
 
11… After it installs click Open
How To Install and Setup Kodi on the Updated Fire TV Stick Step 11
 
12… A notification may come up showing the apps features click OK
How To Install Kodi 17.4 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick Step 12
 
13… Click on the http://
How To Install Kodi 17.4 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick Step 17
 
14… A box will come up Type In http://kodi.tv/download and click Go
How To Install Kodi 17.4 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick Step 1818
 
15… Another box will come up click Open in browser
How To Install Kodi 17.6 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick Step 15
 
26… The Main Kodi Download Page should come up
How To Install Kodi 17.4 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick Step 2020
 
17… Scroll down on the Kodi page to Android and click on it
How To Install Kodi 17.4 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick Step 2121
 
18… Select ARMV7A (32BIT)
How To Install Kodi 17.6 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick Step 18
 
19… The file will download
How To Install Kodi 17.4 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick Step 23
 
20… After it downloads click Install at the bottom right.
How To Install and Setup Kodi on the Updated Fire TV Stick Step 22
 
21… It will start the Install
How To Install and Setup Kodi on the Updated Fire TV Stick Step 23
 
22… Kodi 17.6 will now be installed. Click on Open at the bottom right.
How To Install and Setup Kodi on the Updated Fire TV Stick Step 24
 
23… After Kodi 17.6 is installed addons will need to be added to watch movies and TV shows.
How To Install and Setup Kodi on the Updated Fire TV Stick Exodus
Popular addons include Pyramid, Genesis Reborn, Neptune Rising, Covenant and many more.
 
Read Here for How To Install Covenant Addon
 
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 Builds.
 
If Kodi does not show up in Apps after closing it go to Settings–>Applications–>Manage Installed Applications–>Kodi–>Launch application
 
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Method 2: How To Install Kodi to a Fire TV with a Computer
Kodi can also be copied to a Fire TV with a computer.
 
An App is downloaded from the Amazon App store called File Commander.
 
File Commander allows for files to be copied via a computer Browser over to a Fire TV.
 
It gives an IP Address to type into a Browser and files can be uploaded to a Fire Stick.
 
It is easy to do, simply be sure the computer and Fire Stick are on the same network.
 
1… At the top go to Settings
How To Install and Setup Kodi on the Updated Fire TV Stick Step 1
 
2… Go to Device
How To Install and Setup Kodi on the Updated Fire TV Stick Step 2
 
3… Select Developer Options
How To Install and Setup Kodi on the Updated Fire TV Stick Step 3
 
4… Turn On both ABD debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources
How To Install and Setup Kodi on the Updated Fire TV Stick Step 4
 
5… Go Back to the Home Screen
How To Install Kodi 17.4 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick Step 5
 
6… Click to the left for the search option to come up.
How To Install and Setup Kodi on the Updated Fire TV Stick Step 6
 
7… Type in File Commander
How To Install Kodi 17.5 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick PC 7
 
8… Click on the File Commander icon (FC)
How To Install Kodi 17.5 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick PC 8
 
9… Click Get for it to download and install
How To Install Kodi 17.5 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick PC 9
 
10… After it installs click Open
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11… If a popup comes up click Allow access to Files
How To Install Kodi 17.5 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick PC Step 11
 
12… On the left go to PC File Transfer
How To Install Kodi 17.5 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick PC Step 12
 
13… At the bottom click the green bar that says Start Service
How To Install Kodi 17.5 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick PC Step 13
 
14… An Internal IP Address will show on the screen along with the port used.
 
The IP Address will be entered into a Browser on a computer to copy files to the Fire TV.
 
In this example it is http://10.0.0.17:1200 but Each Fire Stick will have a unique IP Address. Be sure to use the IP Address shown on your Fire TV.
How To Install Kodi 17.5 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick PC Step 1414
 
15… Go to the Computer open any Browser such as Fire Fox, Chrome and so on.
 
Type in the IP Address and Port number exactly as shown on your Fire TV Screen.
 
In this example the address and port http://10.0.0.178:1200 is typed in the Browser.
How To Install Kodi 17.5 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick PC Step 15
File Commander should come up.
 
16… At this point files can be copied over to the Fire TV such as Kodi or other APK files.
 
To get Kodi use another Browser window and go to the main Kodi Download Page here https://kodi.tv/download
 
Scroll down on the Kodi page to Android and click on it
How To Install Kodi 17.4 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick Step 2121
 
Click ARMV7A (32BIT) which is the version to use with a Fire TV
How To Install Kodi 17.6 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick Step 18
 
17… Go back to the Browser window with File Commander and click Internal storage
How To Install Kodi 17.5 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick PC Step 17
 
18… Click the Download Folder
How To Install Kodi 17.5 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick PC Step 18
 
19… Files can now be dragged and dropped to File Commander into the Download Folder
 
Drag the Kodi APK to the Browser window and click UPLOAD on the popup
How To Install Kodi 17.5 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick PC Step 19
 
20… The file will upload to the Fire TV
How To Install Kodi 17.5 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick PC Step 20
 
21… After it uploads it will now be ready to install
How To Install Kodi 17.5 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick PC Step 21
 
22… Go back to the Fire TV and click Stop Service in File commander
How To Install Kodi 17.5 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick PC Step 22
 
23… From the main File Commander menu click Downloads
How To Install Kodi 17.5 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick PC Step 23
 
24… Click the Kodi APK File
How To Install Kodi 17.5 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick PC Step 24
 
25… Click Install at the bottom right.
How To Install and Setup Kodi on the Updated Fire TV Stick Step 22
 
26… The Install will start
How To Install and Setup Kodi on the Updated Fire TV Stick Step 23
 
26… Kodi 17.6 will now be installed. Click on Open at the bottom right.
How To Install and Setup Kodi on the Updated Fire TV Stick Step 24
 
27… After Kodi 17.6 is installed addons will need to be added to watch movies and TV shows.
How To Install and Setup Kodi on the Updated Fire TV Stick Exodus
Popular addons include Covenant, BoB Unleashed, BENNU, and many more.
 
Read Here for How To Install Covenant Addon
 

 
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285 thoughts on “How To Install Kodi 17.6 Krypton on the New Updated Fire TV Stick

  1. Rose

    After step 22 I keep getting this error message:

    An unknown error has occurred. Check your URL and connection. I am connected to the internet.

    I am using the new Fire tv 4k

    Reply
  2. Kevin

    Attempting to install kodi on the new firetv 4k. After the file downloads I don’t get the screen at Step 24. I get a dialogue box with “Install” “Delete” “Done”. When I click on “install” I get the error “No App to Handle this file”

    Reply
    1. oconnk

      I received the same error, but was able to get around this by installing the downloaded apk through es explorer.

      Reply
      1. CHARLES

        Hi,
        Just got my new firestick and Can’t seem to get past step 21 the Android . I presd it but I dpn’t get the screen to make ybe nect dtep. Can ypu help?

        Reply
      1. Honphinor

        ES File Explorer works to load any Kodi. This work around might be the new norm. Thanks oconnk.

        Reply
        1. Rick

          Use the Downloader App to Download Kodi, and Use ES File Explore to Install it.

          Reply
  3. Aj

    Trying to use this on the new fire tv. It keeps telling me that there is no app to perform this action. This is when i click install after the apk file is downloaded.

    Reply
  4. Charles Hicks

    I type in kodi.tv/download on step 18, and the little thing goes around
    and around, will not stop. And step 19 does not happen, it still goes
    around, So i still can not load Kodi, I have uninstall Koki, and now I can not get
    it back on, is the Downloader not working?
    I have my Amazon address password in the stick.

    Reply
  5. herb urlahs

    while trying to download the downloader app. at step 10 I get a prompt of purchase problem, need to enter mailing address and info, I thought this was free?? what am I doing wrong. it won’t let me download the app.

    Reply
    1. Juni Perez

      You are “purchasing” it at a price of FREE. Doesn’t mean you’re paying money.

      Reply
    2. Amazon is free

      You arent signed up for amazon. You are required to register an account. The purchase price is free. If you dont have an amazon account you will have to make one, which requires registering your address before you can “purchase” the free download.

      Reply
    3. Josh

      It is free but you have to have an amazon account. Create one, it is free

      Reply
  6. Pam

    I can’t get past Step 23. It has the “download started” page, and says “downloading Kodi” but no pop-up window indicating progress. How long does it take? Many thanks!

    Reply
  7. Caz

    I cannot get the Kodi app to appear on the main screen, or in the apps list, I have opened it by going thru the settings tab five times. Any suggestions?

    Reply
  8. Heather

    Whenever I go into the Kodi app the screen will go black n come back n just keeps doing that. What do I do

    Reply
    1. Sam Smith

      I have installed Kodi three times on my fire stick this morning screen comes up black each time will not load

      Reply
  9. Joe fischerjoe

    Mine comes up and says amazon 1-click settings for correct billing can’t figure out what to do next , please help

    Reply
  10. Lehla

    Everytime I try to run the update my system comes back with X App not installed

    has anyone had this happen to them as well? what am i doing wrong

    Reply
    1. grouts

      I had this when I was downloading the 64 bit version.. the 32bit as mentioned in this tutorial installed fine for me

      Reply
  11. Keith

    Why do I get a message “no stream available ” when I try to play some movies?

    Reply
      1. oscar

        My guess would be your wifi connection has dropped out. reconnect and retry. Also could be that your ISP has soft blockers to protect you from the evils of streaming free content( sky, virgin bt sometimes do this). whilst installed without permission they are voluntary and can be removed by logging in and removing/ adjusting parental controls and security settings. also try clearing the cache in addon tools section as they can store info that says no streams when it had no connection. Hope this helps

        Reply
  12. Ellen

    Downloader is not connecting to Kodi website with Fire Tv. Have tried multiple resets and still not connecting. I was able to connect our living room fire tv last night and everything installed great. Not today on our other fire tv. We have two. Someone have any ideas? Is amazon blocking this?

    Reply
  13. Andy

    I have installed and uninstalled everything because I keep getting the message “cannot connect to network” or something similar and I check to make sure I have the URL’s correct. I do and then nothing, I can’t run the zip file. It’s somewhat disheartening to say the least. Any ideas. I’m about to give up and smash this thing into pieces.

    Reply
  14. DH

    I’ve added Kodi and the icon is on the home screen , but how do I get movies to play?

    Reply
    1. court

      You have to load Kodi with content, it comes empty. There’s a learning curve. Ask any question on a google search, and you’ll find all kinds of help. Start with “getting Kodi set up for the first time” There are super generous & knowledgeable people out there who take the time and effort to post easy to understand help.

      Reply
  15. John

    Having trouble with my fireTV Stick with Alexa Voice. I’v tried loading kodi 17.4 but I get a black screen after pressing OPEN after INSTALL. I’ve even Installed previous version 16.1 and Kodi loads and opens OK but when I try to add ADDONS I get server errors. I have no problem with Kodi working on all my other devices except the fireTV Stick with Alexa Voice. Can some one please help. Spent way to many hours on this and I’m starting to give up.

    Reply
  16. John

    great build, but the last one doesn’t seem to be able to play some of the live videos. I can’t get FX or FOX(USA) or Disney to load. Any other ways to get Fox(USA) that you know of. I’m trying to watch NFL football and most of the games are on CBS and FOX

    Reply
  17. Rachael

    After Download whenever I run any movie it will take long time to first load which is very annying

    Reply
  18. Mike

    Downloaded 17.4…runs but movies buffer out and audio is often out of sync. I have 22 meg down on wifi to my Firestick which is about two years old. I cleared cache constantly not really much help. Are the streaming sites that bad now or is it the download 17.4 bugs. I ahve been working on it for a week. Seems like the first version I had was much better.

    Reply
  19. TS

    I have installed Kodi to my firestick and it appears to work but when I have added the addons and then go to install from zip files that is when I have trouble… It shows the names of the addons that I have attempted to install but when I click on them there is nothing there? I get an error message something like a network connection problem??? Any suggestions what I may be doing wrong?

    Reply
  20. Penny

    I tried to install kodi on my fire stick but it says did not install. I don’t know why, any suggestions? I did use the 64 bit could that be wrong? I just got my fire tv stick at the beginning of this year

    Reply
  21. Bob

    I’ve gone to “get ” button and it tells me I do not have a valid billing address. Went to amazon. Com/ mykps and I have billing address. It will not let me go any farther. What’s up??

    Reply
  22. Beverly

    Hi im trying to load kodi on my fire stick and now all it is doing is showing is showing screen savers need help

    Reply
  23. Olive

    Hi! I can’t figure out how to add kodi app to the home page, I’d like it there where all my other apps are…also, I can’t get es download manager on firestick. Thanks for taking the time to help.

    Reply
    1. Bill

      Go into apps on firestick & launch/open it & it should then be under recent, or go yo setting & apps then manage apps & go down to kodi & launch from there, & its should show in recent. If not go to apps scroll to the right to show all & all the apps will show up then find kodi & click the option button & click option to show first in apps… Hopefully that helps u

      Reply
  24. Michael

    If you can’t install just reset your fire stick and start over again and go to step by step instruction make sure your spelling is right it will download

    Reply
  25. Philp

    Hi there trying to download kodi on firestick but will not open please help

    Reply
  26. Katie

    Downloader just hangs on “Connecting…”

    What can I do? Using the browser will take me to the kodi download page but then will not allow me to select to download the 32 bit… even after enabling JavaScript and reloading the page. This is getting very frustrating :/

    Reply
  27. Dan Mills

    Good job! Installing Kodi and the plex add-on fixed my direct play failed issue. Plex for the Firestick would require transcoding of all movies causing choppy playback. Thanks for this post.

    Reply
  28. Kayla Freeman

    My fire tv stick is jailbroke and came with a generic Amazon account. It will not let me install anything including downloader. It says to update payment and address to the generic account. I’m so frustrated and lost. Help!

    Reply
  29. Stephenie Dorn

    Thank you. This tutorial was a big help installing kodi. I had no problems until I got to the add-ons. I can’t add Exodus. Please help. Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Tammy Schmid

      Exodus has been replaced with Covenant. It’s the same thing.

      Reply
  30. kh

    Thanks for providing clear instructions with the screenshots! This is great for someone tech challenged like me.

    You mention using IPVanish. At what point and how do I use it? Should I only use it for the download or do you recommend using all the time?

    Thanks to anyone who can help!

    Reply
  31. Joe

    Successfully downloaded Kodi however, when I click “launch application” it fails to open and returns back to the kodi screen

    Reply
  32. Gary

    Thanks for the info about holding down home button for 10 seconds to get apps to show. I couldn’t get the Kodi link to show up on home page, but that got done after I clicked on Kodi. I was almost ready to try loading Kodi the old way,since downloaded wouldn’t put the link on the home page for me.

    Thanks again

    Reply
  33. Janine

    I bought a brand new firestick with Alexa voice. I went step by step to install the Downloader & KODI , at the end a box cam up stating that I did not have internet connection… I checked and I did.
    I have the two icons in the app section for downloader and KODI.
    I then tried to add on Exodes, Fusion and was not able to… so then I went to add on Ares Wizard.. It showed was downloading but then never exported the info.
    I do not know what to do next. Anyway of checking to see if the KODI is (or has been ) Completed on the stick? I read that you should not uninstall KODI, It that true? Am I able to uninstall everything and start over?

    Reply
    1. Susan Carney

      I always reset my firestick to factory settings and re-install kodi. It has worked for me for all my TV’s (I have 5 of them) 🙂

      Reply
  34. Jason D

    Hey just what I was looking for!
    You guys are great your steps where perfect to get Kodi going on my firestick! Thanks!

    Reply
  35. Tom and Dom

    Your video was easy and self explanatory for those new to programming devices.
    Thank you for taking the time to educate and share your knowledge.
    Please email or add video on adding a free tv source

    Reply
  36. Kenny

    It keeps saying need to update billing address before being able to download , downloader app ? Help ?

    Reply
    1. Jac

      Log into your amazon account and updated credit card on file. Your credit card may have expired. Don’t worry it will not bill you for updating.

      Reply
  37. Patty

    My fire stick dose not give me the app ES explorer…. is there a nother way around? Or why my fire stick is not giving me ES explore ?

    Reply
    1. Nelson

      Use the downloader application from Fire Stick. Do not need ES Explorer.

      Reply
  38. Donna jean Brady

    the video is great, I am brand new user to FireStick. I just received from Amazon today (not sure how to tell what version it is, but I did the factory reset after having problems with another video :/. I got all the way to installing the .spinz which it said it did, but instead of going to the greeting box you show here I got a notification of no clear packages found, and right back to the SpinzTV Wizard with a check

    Reply
  39. LG

    I get to #13 and have no key board to type in the kodi link after http:// How do I get a key board with the remote?

    Reply

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