How to Install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV Stick with no PC


The Amazon Fire TV stick is an extremely versatile device and the perfect hardware platform for Kodi media centre. Install Kodi on Amazon Firestick and unlock many new features and media playing capabilities. Kodi has hundreds of addons and plugins available allowing you to do just about anything . Once installed you will rarely return to your Amazon Fire TV Stick home screen. In this post I will show you how to install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV Stick without a PC. In ten minutes you can use Kodi on Firestick! [Read: Amazon Fire TV Stick Price Compare & Review]

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How to Install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV Stick with no PC

By default the Amazon Fire TV stick does not permit you to install applications from third party developers that are not on the Google Play store. To install Kodi on Amazon Firestick we have to enable this feature. Navigate to Settings on the left hand menu and then navigate down to Developer Options as shown in the image below.

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Amazon Fire TV Developer Options

Once in the Developer Options menu select Device and go down to the option Apps from Unknown Sources. Select it to switch it on. Once this feature is enabled your Amazon Fire TV stick is ready to install third party applications. [Read: How to Play Games on Kodi]

Installing ES File Explorer

In order to install Kodi on Amazon Firestick without a PC we require a file management tool on our Amazon Fire TV stick device. ES File Explorer is the perfect solution for us to use Kodi on Firestick and is free to download. On the Fire Stick home screen scroll down to Search on the left hand menu and enter the letters ES. A number of application options will now be displayed. Select ES Explorer and then click on Install as shown in the screenshot below. ES File Explorer will now start to download and once complete it will install onto your Fire Stick.

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Amazon Fire TV ES Explorer

When the ES File Explorer installation is complete we need to add the Kodi download page as a favorite. Launch ES File Explorer and navigate to Favorites on the left hand menu. Select Add and a new popup window will appear to enter your new favorite. For the Path enter and for the Name enter Kodi. Once you have entered both details click Add. [Read: 3 Best Windows TV Stick Devices – Alternatives to Android]

ES Explorer Favorite Configuration

Install Kodi On Amazon Fire TV Stick

On the left hand menu of ES Explorer navigate to Favorites and select the Kodi favorite that you have just created. The Kodi download page will appear on the right hand side of your screen. This next part is a little tricky. Using your remote navigate to the latest ARM Android Release build as shown in the image below. I have underlined the option you need in red. [Read: How to Setup TV Shows in Kodi]

Download Kodi for Android – ARM Release

When you click on the latest build it will appear as if nothing has happened but ES Explorer will get this file ready for download in the background. To begin the download select the More option at the bottom right hand corner of the screen and then select Open in Browser. [Read: How to Install Addons with Kodi]

Select More and then Open in browser

A popup will appear entitled Open with. Select ES Downloader from the available options. You will now see the progress window as your download begins. Once the download is complete you will asked what you want to do with the file. Select Open File and then Install. Kodi will now ask you if you would like to install the application and tell you what it will require access to in order to proceed. Click on Install and within 5 minutes you will have the latest release build and can use Kodi on Firestick. Enjoy!

Amazon Fire TV Kodi Install