Install Kodi 18.5 on FireStick [Step-by-Step Guide: 2020]

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Amazon TV FireStick has been selling out like hotcakes because of its increasing market value. Because of its ease of use and convenient user engagement FireStick is becoming everyone’s favorite. Amazon FireStick has turned out to be an adamant hit as a streaming device.

What makes Amazon FireStick particularly stand out is its simple technology as a cost-effective solution to convert any regular TV streaming to a full-blown entertainment hub at the comfort of your home. With FireStick you will be able to stream content from a huge variety of entertainment services and their entertainment data libraries. From Netflix to Hulu, FireStick has gotten you all covered.

However, as promising as it may sound (which it is as well!), there is just one slight problem. Although a significant amount of content is freely available, the premium section, however, comes with premium price tags! Therefore, most users opt for installing Kodi, a gateway to endless entertainment on your FireStick.

If you want to access all the content available, even the geo-restricted ones, then keep reading folks.

How to Install Kodi on FireStick / Fire TV

Kodi opens a new world of endless entertainment content when it comes to Kodi for FireStick. to access all of the content available, we strongly encourage you to know about how Jailbroken FireStick works. Please refer to our guide on how to Jailbreak Amazon FireStick here.

To explore with Kodi, we have researched for as many ways of installing Kodi as you can to help you have access to all the methods available.

Please Know: In no way we encourage out readers to gain access to any illegal content using our guide. Before indulging into any such action, please be mindful of your actions. Any breach of regulations will land you in trouble.
Attention FireStick Users: Important Notice Before You Continue Reading!

While most of you may or may not know, Governments and ISPs worldwide have a strict check on their users online activities. In case, any copyrighted content is found streaming, you can land into serious consequences which may be as severe as suspending of your online account. Please know, that your current IP is visible to everyone. We therefore urge you to get started with a reliable Firestick VPN immediately. This will help cover your identity via VPN’s multiple servers, while giving you the premium viewing experience.

IPVanish has been the fastest and most reliable secure VPN we have come across so far. Their servers are widespread and strictly secured. The VPN is very easy to install and user-friendly on every device including the Amazon Fire TV Stick. If you are not sure about the app, it comes with a 7-day money back guarantee with a refund. IPVanish also has a very attractive deal in which, when paid for a whole year subscription you can avail 46% discount on your annual plan!

STEP 1: Prepare Your Fire TV / Stick for Kodi Installation

If you are getting Kodi installed for the first time, please make sure you have referred to most of our guides on the website so to help you understand what should you expect out of Kodi.

Once you have set up your FireStick for the first time here are the key components you should be mindful of before installing Kodi. The four tweaks will be;

  • Enable ADB debugging,
  • Turn ON Apps from Unknown Sources,
  • Turn OFF Device Usage Data,
  • Turn OFF Collect App Usage Data.

#1:  Navigate through your settings on your Fire TV/Stick. Go to the My Fire TV/Device and click on the Developer options.

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#2: With this, you will be required to do simultaneous steps. Enable ADB debugging (optional, but recommended) and turn ON the steric for ‘Apps from Unknown Sources’ (mandatory).

#3: Follow these steps one by one:

  • Go to Settings
  • open Preferences > Privacy Settings
  • turn OFF the Device Usage Data and Collect App Usage Data
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Your Amazon Fire TV will be all set and ready for the Kodi installation.

STEP 2: Download and Install ES File Explorer

In our experience and also in most Kodi users’ experiences, this method has been the most popular, easiest and fastest way of installing Kodi. If you follow the following instructions step by step you will have Kodi installed in less than 2 minutes.

For this installation method, you will require ES File Explorer. This app is an amazing tool for a smooth Kodi installation. In order to access ES File Explorer, download the app from the Amazon App Store.

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As you download the ES File Explorer on your Fire TV, you are only a step away to install Kodi.

STEP 3: Install Kodi on FireStick

Kodi Leia 18.5 is the latest and much more stable version of Kodi. In this step we will help you install Kodi. Stay tuned folks!

#1. First things first, shoot up your ES File Explorer. Navigate through Tools, then click on Download Manager and then +New.


#2: You will immediately see a pop up asking for a Name and Path.

#3: To install Kodi, please enter https://firestickjailbreak.net/kodi-apk in path field and in place of name, write Kodi and click on OK. and in the Name field, just put Kodi and click ‘OK’.

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#4: Now click on ‘Download Now’ after which the downloading process will shortly begin.

#5: After the download is finished, click on the “Open File”.

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#6: Click on “Install.”

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#7: Again, click on “Install” and Kodi will be installed on your device within a few seconds.
Since the Kodi will not show up on your home screen, please follow these step by step options and click on each one after the other;

  • Applications ->
  • Manage Installed Applications ->
  • Kodi ->
  • Launch. 

The other way is clicking on your Home button for more than 5 seconds and then click on the ‘Apps’. You will find Kodi in the Apps.

How to Use Kodi on FireStick

Kodi and FireStick go hands in hands. With your Kodi successfully installed on your FireStick, you can now access a huge collection of free content. Kodi in our opinion and from our experience is a must-have app if you have most recently purchased FireStick; From TV shows to video streaming, Kodi has a lot to offer to its users. Install Kodi right away folks! You will thank us later.

To ensure your activities remains hidden without any compromises, you must have a good VPN with you at all times. Most governments and ISP service providers always have an eye on whatever you do online. Therefore, we strongly urge you to invest in a good VPN.

In our personal experience, IPVanish has been one of the fastest and most reliable VPN with a smooth user interface and almost null log policy. IPVanish has multiple servers with a strong security check, ensuring your connection stays anonymous on one of their many servers.

Register for IPVanish VPN, by clicking on the link

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  • On your FireStick device, go to the homepage and type in and search for ‘IPVanish VPN’ in your search bar.
  • Click on the IPVanishVPN you see in your search.
  • Click on ‘Download’.
  • Once downloaded, you would need to register with the username and password information you must have provided while registering.
  • Once signed-in, click on ‘Connect’.
  • Soon you would be connected. You can disconnect from the connection whenever you wish to stop using a VPN.

To know more about IPVanish, please read our thorough guide here.

Once your Kodi is installed, the possibilities of exploration with Kodi are uncountable. Kodi itself is a simple media player, therefore to make the most out of it you would have to install Kodi builds and Kodi add-ons. If you are new to Kodi, please check out about Kodi add-ons and Kodi builds on our website.

Install Kodi on FireStick Using Alternate Methods

ES File Explorer is a pretty much reliable app and you should not face any difficulty in installing. However in case you do not get a smooth installation, here are other alternative methods through which you can install Kodi.

How to Install Kodi on FireStick Using Downloader

Downloader is another great app that ensures breezy Kodi installation. All you have to do is use it as an alternative to ES File Explorer and follow these steps below;

Power on your Amazon Fire TV Stick

  1. Click on the Settings > My Fire TV
  2. Open the Developer Option
  3. Turn On Apps from Unknown Sources
  4. Go to the Fire Stick main homepage and navigate through to the “Search” icon.
  5. Type “Downloader” in the search bar and click on the search results.
  6. Follow the instructions shown for installing the Downloader app.
  7. Launch the ‘Downloader’
  8. In the pop-up menu, type the URL: https://firestickjailbreak.net/kodi-apk and click on ‘Go’
  9. Once the Kodi is downloaded, click install.
  10. Kodi will now shortly be installed on your FireStick App.

How to Install Kodi on FireStick Using AppStarter

Another brilliant alternate for installing Kodi. Since AppStarter itself is used for third-party apps installation, the process of Kodi installation is quite easy and smooth. Needless to say, the installation process will be pretty much the same.

Please follow the given instructions below, install the ES File Explorer following the instructions from above.

STEP 1: Launch the ES File Explorer, after you have installed it from the above instructions.

STEP 2: Click on the Downloader icon on the right side.

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STEP 3: When a new window appears, asking for Path and Name. Enter   https://www.firestickjailbreak.net/as4.apk for Path and type ‘AppStarter’ for Name. Click on “Download Now” right away.

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STEP 4: Now that the ‘Appstarter’ is downloaded, you can now click on the ‘Open File’ and click on install. Once the AppStarter is downloaded, click ‘Open File’ and then click “Install.”

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STEP 5: Launch AppStarter and install.

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STEP 6:  For Kodi installation, go to ‘updates’ and click on ‘install’.

Congratulations, on finally jailbreaking as well as installing your Kodi app successfully!

However, if you still face any installation problem, we have another simple and easy method for you.

How to Install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV Stick with FileLinked

FileLinked is yet another effective tool, which most Kodi users use to sideload various apps on FireStick. follow these simple instructions to install Kodi instantly:

STEP 1: Install FireLinked on your FireStick

STEP 2: Launch the FileLinked app

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STEP 3: On the appearance of the following screen enter the code and proceed with ‘Continue’.

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STEP 4: Click on the Download icon next to the Kodi.

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STEP 5: Once the download is finished, follow the on-screen instructions to proceed with Installing Kodi on FireStick.

Our thoughts!

This is all you need to get started with the amazing Kodi. Please follow through these instructions carefully if you wish to install Kodi smoothly. Kodi is racing against all odds in being the number 1 Amazon FireStick app. To make the best of it, make sure you have access to a good VPN by all means. From the user interface to library content, everything is above satisfaction when it comes to Kodi.

The navigation and features are very easy and convenient to get through with better access as well. You can elevate your entertainment experience with the best Kodi add-ons and best FireStick apps. You can easily access our free separate FAQs in case you come across any trouble.

All the techniques along with the tips and tricks mentioned have been already tested and experienced by our efficient team. However, we update our content every now and then and we really wish you to give in your feedback in the comment sessions below for us to help you figure out how can we help you further with Kodi.

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