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Sideload Kodi (or SPMC) to the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick with adbLink

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Since the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick do not offer Google Play Store support, you’ll have to sideload Kodi to the device in order to get it installed. One of the more popular methods of sideloading Kodi would be to use an app called adbLink. It was developed for the specific purpose of sideloading apps to the Amazon Fire TV. This method can be used for sideloading Kodi or the SPMC fork, depending on your personal preference.

Right now, we’re recommending that Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick users install the official Kodi release. For quite some time we were recommending that users install SPMC, but now the official Kodi app has far definitely surpassed it. Some of you might also be interested in checking out our guide that details how to install Kodi (or SPMC) to your Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV stick without a computer, could make things easier for some.

Required: Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick and a Computer

Current Version: Kodi 17.1 Krypton

Download Kodi for the Amazon Fire TV

Download the Latest Stable Kodi APK File

Download adbLink for the Amazon Fire TV

Download adbLink for Windows

Download adbLink for Mac

Download adbLink for Linux

Mac Users: Please note that if your computer says it can’t open apps from unknown developers, you should navigate to your computer’s System Preferences menu, then click on the Security & Privacy icon, and finally press the Open Anyway button.


Step 1: Navigate to the Settings menu of your Amazon Fire TV device.

Step 2: Select the System menu icon.

Step 3: Click on the Developer Options tab.

Step 4: Enable the ADB debugging function.

Step 5: Click on the Apps from Unknown Developers function.

Step 6: Click on the OK button to proceed.

Step 7: Once ON is displayed next to Apps from Unknown Developers, click on the back button on your remote control once.

Step 8: Scroll up to the About tab.

Step 9: Select the Network tab.

Step 10: Take note of the IP Address listed, you’ll need it momentarily.

Step 11: On your computer, launch the adbLink application that you just downloaded.

Step 12: Click on the New button under the Control devices heading at the top.

Step 13: Set a Description, we’ve used Living Room Fire TV as an example.

Step 14: Input the IP Address of your Amazon Fire TV that you took note of in Step 10 of this guide.

Step 15: Click on the Save button at the bottom of the window.

Step 16: Click on the Connect button in the middle of the interface.

Step 17: You should now see your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick description listed in the white box under the Connected devices heading.

Step 18: Click on the Install APK button.

Step 19: Open the Kodi (or SPMC) APK File that you just downloaded.

Step 20: Press the Yes button when prompted, in order to proceed with the Install APKs function.

Step 21: Wait a few minutes, you’ll see your device description under the Running jobs heading while the installation process is taking place.

Step 22: Once it’s done, you might notice an APK(s) installed prompt quickly appear then disappear.

Step 23: Back on your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, navigate to the Settings tab.

Step 24: Select the Applications icon.

Step 25: Choose the Manage Installed Applications function.

Step 26: Select the Kodi (or SPMC) app.

Step 27: Click on the Launch application function to start Kodi for the first time.

Step 28: You’re done! Moving forward, Kodi (or SPMC) should show up on the Recent list on your Amazon Fire TV Home menu.

Now that you have Kodi running on your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, the next thing to do would be to add the Fusion Installer source, followed by our Indigo tool which will help jumpstart your Kodi addon experience.

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