With the addition of ES File Explorer to the Kindle Fire Stick Kodi can now be sideloaded onto the stick. We prepared an easy step-by-step guide to help you run Kodi on a Kindle Fire Stick with no buffering issues. Software update 126.96.36.199 has now added the ability for sideloaded apps to appear on Amazon Stick’s Home screen.
Our guide only takes minutes to set up.
Kindle Fire Stick Kodi Installation Guide
1. Plug the Fire Stick in into your TV and plug a USB cable into a USB port. You can use the power adapter instead. Use the setup process to get a Wi-Fi connection.
2. Go to System/Settings/Developer options. There you will find ‘Apps from unknown sources’ – turn it ON and say Yes in the pop-up box.
Click ‘Deliver to’ the device.
4. On your Fire TV stick see if ES File Explorer is now under Apps in the main menu. If not, go to Settings/My Account and select a Sync Amazon Content.
5. Open ES File Explorer, select Favorite, Add. In the Path Enter ‘http://kodi.tv/download’ then Next, type ‘Kodi’ into the next box, select Next. Press Add.
6. Scroll down the left-hand side menu of ES File Explorer to the bottom, and select your Kodi link. Find the Kodi Android apps and choose the ARM version. Next select the Open File and Install. Press down in the new dialog box and then select Install again.
7. You can now launch Kodi. From the main interface go to Settings/Applications/Manage Installed Applications, scroll down and select Kodi.
This Kindle Fire Stick Kodi guide is not the only possible way to add Kodi to the Fire Stick. There are a few different ways to do so. If our guide does not work for you, you can always try another one online.
What is Kindle Fire Stick?
The Fire Stick is a $39 device that you plug into the HDMI TV port to stream music, shows, movies, etc.
The stick is even better in 2016 – it now has a more powerful processor for faster streaming and no buffering issues. This streaming media player has a dual-core processor, certified Dolby Audio, and up to 1080p HD.
It is Amazon’s answer to the Chromecast and Roku. It is closer to Roku in approach. You get a visual home-screen and can download extra apps and services. The stick is cheap, even for the voice-enabled remote that is a bit more expensive but isn’t bad either.
What is Kodi?
Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a free open-source entertainment software that lets users stream content from the web or local devices. Kodi has so much on offer – movies, games etc. The Kindle Fire Stick Kodi integration is increasing in popularity day by day.
Kodi itself carries no content, but it has the ability to run plug-ins/add-ons to stream the content available. One of the best addons for Kodi is SuperRepo – an addon repository that offers access to 2000+ addons for free. It includes the top 10 video and live sport streams addons.