There are Multiple ways to install Kodi on a Android device, works with any Android device including Amazon Fire TV. In this post I will show you the easiest and fastest way to do it. I have already written about how to do this in another post but in that one you need to actually use the command line which a lot of people do not feel comfortable using. Click here to read that article
The first step is to download adblink from here and install the program.
Before you can configure adbLink for Fire TV and Stick, there are some perquisite steps you need to perform. Follow the steps described below in order and you should be good.
1. Find Fire TV’s IP Address
The first thing that you need to do is find out your Fire TV’s network IP address. You may refer to our detailed post on finding Fire TV’s IP address. Briefly, go to Settings -> Device -> About -> Network and note down the IP address of your Fire TV. In my case it was 192.168.1.39.
2. Enable ADB Debugging on Amazon Fire TV
Next step before you setup Fire TV on adbLink is to enable ADB Debugging on Amazon Fire TV (follow steps 1 to 3). This will allow you to connect adbLink to Fire TV and make modifications or sideload apps on Amazon Fire TV. To this go to Settings -> Device -> Developer Options and turn ADB Debugging to ON.
3. Download and Install adbLink
Once your Fire TV / Stick is set up, download adbLink for your platform. In this guide, I am using adbLink on Windows.
Download adbLink installer file and run it. adbLink will be extracted to a location of your choice with the adbLink.exefile in it. [Read: 5 Must try Kodi skins for Amazon Fire TV]
4. Setup Fire TV Device on adbLink
The next step is adbLink device setup. Open / Run adbLink.exe file. If you are running this for the first time you should see nothing under “Current Device” list. Click on “New” to create a new Fire TV device profile, as shown below.
First, provide a description (something that will help you remember what device this is) for the device (eg. Bedroom Fire TV, Living Room AFTV, New FireTV 2015, etc.). Next, enter the network IP address of the Fire TV you are connecting to (from Step 1).
Then, browse and choose a location for Pull Folder. Pull folder is the folder on your computer where any files pulled from Fire TV are stored. This is rarely used and you may choose to leave the default location as is. Leave the rest of the options as is, unless you know what you are doing. Finally, click “Save” to save the device profile.
5. Connect adbLink to Fire TV
Finally, you are ready to install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV and Stick, sideload other apps, or hack your Fire TV. With the newly created fire TV device profile selected in the “Current device” drop down list, click on “Connect”. You see the device appear under “Connected devices”, as shown in the picture below.
That is it. You are now connected to your Fire TV device through adblink. Go ahead, configure adbLink for Amazon Fire TV and proceed.
STEP 1: DOWNLOAD KODI
There are two ways to download Kodi for AFTV setup. You may download Kodi using the shortcut in adbLink File menu. First, open adbLink -> Choose Current Device from drop down -> Click Connect. Next, go to File->Download Kodi.
In the new window that pops up choose ARM, as shown in the picture below.
The second method is to visit Kodi Download Page, and download the latest stable version for Android ARM devices, as shown in the picture below.
STEP 2: INSTALL KODI APP ON FIRE TV
With the device connected on adbLink as described above, click Install APK, as shown below.
Browse and select the Kodi app downloaded in Step 1 and click Yes on confirmation dialog to install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV using adbLink.
The green progress bar at the bottom of adbLink window should move to indicate Kodi installation progress.
In a few minutes, depending on your network speed, you should see the Kodi AFTV setup confirmation window, as shown below.
STEP 3: ACCESSING KODI ON FIRE TV AND STICK
Upon successful installation, the Kodi shortcut icon should appear on your AFTV homescreen under Apps.