Install Kodi to Amazon Fire TV

The new Amazon Fire TV is probably the best Android-powered set top box on the market right now. It’s extremely fast and runs Kodi like a charm. It shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to Install Kodi to the Amazon Fire TV either, so go ahead, get started, what are you waiting for?

Required: Amazon Fire TV & Computer

Step 1: Connect your new Amazon Fire TV device to your television set and follow the on-screen instructions until device setup is complete.

If you’ve been using the device for a while already, you might want to consider Factory Restoring before you continue.


Step 2: Select the “Settings” menu at the bottom of the Amazon Fire TV’s vertical main menu.


Step 3: Go to the “System” -> “Developer Options” menu section.



Step 4: Toggle “ON” the “ADB Debugging” and “Apps from Unknown Sources” options.


Step 5: Still on the Amazon Fire TV device, navigate back to the “Settings” -> “System” -> “About” -> “Network” menu and take note of the “IP Address” listed, you’ll need it again in “Step 10” of this guide.




Step 6: Download and Install the adbLink Utility to your Mac or Windows or Linux computer.

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Step 7: Download the latest “Stable ARM Release” of Kodi for Android from the official Kodi web site onto the “Desktop” of your computer.

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Step 8: Launch the “adbLink” utility on your computer for the first time.

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Step 9: Click on the “New” button which you’ll find at the top of the window under the application name.

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Step 10: Enter your device’s “IP Address” which you previously took note of in “Step 5” of this guide under the “Address” field within the adbLink “Device Setup” window. You’ll also need to enter something under the “Description” field, we’ve put “Living Room” for this example.

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Step 11: Click on the “Save” button at the lower left of the Device Setup window at this point.

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Step 12: Press the “Connect” button at the upper left of the window, and wait a few seconds for your computer to connect to the device over your home network.

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Notice that it should say “ADB running” in the far lower right of the application window; if it doesn’t connect, try rebooting the Amazon Fire TV device or your computer. You should also see your device’s IP address listed under the “Connected devices” field.

Step 13: Click on the “Install APK” button at this point.

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Step 14: When prompted to select your desired APK file, Navigate to the location of the Kodi or SPMC APK file which you should have already downloaded to your Desktop in “Step 6” of this guide.

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Step 15: Press the “Open” button once you’ve selected the Kodi APK file you wish to install.

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Step 16: When prompted, Press the “Yes” button to confirm that you wish to sideload the Kodi APK to your Amazon Fire TV device.

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Step 17: Wait a few minutes for the installation process to complete, you can see the progress status bar in the lower right of the application window.

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Step 18: Click on the “OK” button once you see the “Installed” prompt displayed.

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Launching Kodi on the Amazon Fire TV

Step 19: From your Amazon Fire TV device, Navigate to the “Apps” menu.


Step 20: Select the “Kodi” application from the listing.


Step 21: Once Kodi has launched, give it a few minutes to initialize for the first time.

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Step 22: You’ll now need to go ahead and Configure Kodi using our Config Wizard or Addon Installer tools.

Congratulations! You’re now using one of the most powerful Android TV devices in the game, enjoy your new Amazon Fire TV. Should you have any questions, feel free to visit our Discussion Forums for assistance.