Here is a quick and easy step-by-step guide on how you can install Kodi 18.3 Leia and Kodi 17.6 Krypton in just a few minutes on FireStick, as well as FireStick 4K, Fire TV and Fire TV Cube.

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Before the steps, Fire Stick Tricks introduces the program first: Amazon Fire TV/Stick supports popular streaming services, such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, along with others, but only that, it also comes with Alexa support. That means that you do not have to lift a finger, you can control anything and everything with just your voice!

While most of the content comes free of charge, the premium features do cost money. Kodi on FireStick, however, solves it for many annoyed users. Kodi offers a wide range of multimedia content for free, which typically might not even be available in your region, or would cost a lot of money.

Easiest/quickest way to install Kodi on FireStick/Fire TV

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STEP 1: Prepare your FireStick/TV for Kodi installation

Once you have purchased and set up your FireStick, prepare it for Kodi installation. You will have to 1) enable ADB debugging, 2) turn on Apps from Unknown Sources, 3) turn off Device Usage Data, and 4) turn off Collect App Usage Data. To do this:

  1. go to Settings and select My Fire TV/Device and then choose Developer Options.
  2. Then you will enable ADB debugging (optional step) and turn on Apps from Unknown Sources (mandatory).
  3. After that, go to Settings and open Preferences, then Privacy Settings. Turn off the Device Usage Data and Collect App Usage Data.

STEP 2: Download and install ES File Explorer

This is the easiest, fastest and most popular way of installing Kodi. It takes only about two minutes. ES File Explorer is a free application on the Amazon App Store and makes installing Kodi easy and fast.

To download it, click Search in the top-left corner of your FireStick home screen, then search for the App Store. Once it is opened, search “ES File Explorer,” and there you go, you can download and install.

STEP 3: Install Kodi 18.3 Leia/Kodi 17.6 Krypton on FireStick

As of right now, Kodi 18.3 Leia is the latest stable version.

  1. Open ES File Explorer and open the menu on the left. Go to Tools, then open Download Manager, and click +New.
  2. A pop-up menu will appear and ask for Path and Name.
  3. To install Kodi 18.3 Leia, put in the Path field, and write Kodi in the Name field, then click OK. For Kodi 17.6 Krypton put in the Path field instead.
  4. Select Download Now.
  5. Once it has finished downloading, click Open File.
  6. Then click Install.
  7. Click Install once again, and Kodi should be installed on your device in just a few short seconds.

To find the app, go to Settings → Applications → Manage Installed Applications → Kodi → Launch, or press for five seconds on your Home button, then click Apps on the pop-up.

Alternate methods to install Kodi

If you, for some reason, have any trouble installing Kodi through ES File Explorer, here are some alternatives:

Installing Kodi with Downloader

Downloader can be used as an alternative method, should any complications with ES File Explorer arise. 

  1. Once your Amazon Fire TV Stick is turned on, go to Settings and click My Fire TV.
  2. Open Developer Options.
  3. Turn on Apps from Unknown Sources.
  4. Go to your homescreen and click Search in the top left corner.
  5. Type in Downloader and click on it once it shows up.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions on how to install Downloader on FireStick.
  7. Once installed, launch the Downloader app. Then click the blank space for URL.
  8. A pop-up will appear and ask for a URL.
  9. For Kodi 18.3 Leia put in, for Kodi 17.6 Krypton enter
  10. Click GO.
  11. Wait for Kodi to be downloaded on FireStick, then click Install, once it appears.

And there you have it, Kodi is installed to your FireStick.

Installing Kodi with AppStarter

AppStarter will only install the latest version, Kodi 18.3 Leia (as of right now).

  1. Turn on Apps from Unknown Sources.
  2. Turn off Collect App Usage Data.
  3. Install ES File Explorer as instructed in the first guide.
  4. Launch ES File Explorer.
  5. Click Downloader on the right.
  6. Now the window will pop up and ask for Path and Name. Enter for Path, and app starter for Name.
  7. Click Download Now.
  8. Once downloaded, click Open File, then click Install.
  9. Once installed, launch the app.
  10. To install Kodi, go to Updates in the menu on the left.
  11. Click Install on the right side, where it says Kodi.

Once that is done, you have successfully installed Kodi on your FireStick, using AppStarter.

Installing Kodi with FileLinked

If none of the above-explained methods work for you, here is one last resort. FileLinked can be used to sideload applications to FireStick.

  1. First, you install FileLinked on FireStick.
  2. Launch FileLinked.
  3. Once it is opened, put in the link 54780130 and click Continue.
  4. Click the Download icon (↓) next to the version of Kodi you want to install.
  5. After it finished downloading, click the Play icon next to your chosen version.
  6. Then just follow the on-screen instructions to install Kodi.

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