Install Kodi 18.5 Leia on Firestick 2020 [100% Working Method]

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Taking the media content and online streaming by the collar, Amazon FireStick is the ruling entertainment among its uprising competitors.  Amazon FireStick has turned out to be an increasing 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. 


While owning a FireStick may sound like you are open to the world of all entertainment wonders, not all of the premium stuff is for free. You may or may not find your favorite content for free. So, unfortunately, if your favorite content lies in the category where you would have to buy the content, then you might have to look for other ways without sucking your pocket dry.

Before jump-starting with how you can install Kodi, let us first dig into what Kodi is, and why is it so significantly associated with FireStick apps.


Entertainment is endless. Entertainment providers are endless. And of course, our demand for all the entertainment in the world is endless! To help us have all of the premium entertainment along with the free one, we have a famous widely known content manager that is Kodi. Kodi is a multimedia player that allows you to have undeniable access to everything and on everything; every format, production, screen or streaming, in short everything.

Because of its amazing add-on options, it has become a popular on-demand extension. However, what makes Kodi, unfavorable is some people’s illegal ways of stealing copyrighted content through Kodi.

This is why many media productions are not pursuing Kodi for its wide use on various servers. Because of the increasing unfortunate events of copyrighted content going all viral, people often question whether installing Kodi is legal or not.

Kodi Home Screen

Kodi is free and was originally called Xbox Media Center with a customizable and easy to use user interface helping you customize and enhancing all of your media management.

There are numerous ways you can use Kodi for, from music to weather forecast, Kodi has a huge library of entertainment for its users. It is accessible on almost every software

To know whether Kodi is legal or not? Hmm, that remains a read for another post where we discuss in detail whether Kodi is legal or not. But to calm your inquiring nerves right now, yes it is legal under certain conditions.

How to Install Kodi on FireStick / Fire TV?

As we have said Kodi is the hub of endless streaming opportunities. The content library is huge and has almost everything you may have dreamed of, which makes it amazing.

Before that, you would have to learn how to jailbreak Amazon FireStick, and on our page, we guide you the right way (without sidetracking you away on anywhere else), and yes jailbreaking FireStick is not illegal!  Moving on, learn about how to install Kodi on FireStick in all the ways we could get our hands-on.

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!

Let us jump-start to the easy steps for installing your Kodi.

Also, know all of your VPNs. We have a great compilation of some of the best VPNs to use.

1st Step: How to prepare my FireStick/Tv for Kodi installation.

Before proceeding with how you can kick start with Kodi, you need to set up your FireStick. We have a separate guide for that.

Alright, once your set up is underway, you can now successfully move forward with the Kodi installation. Now remember these four tweaks:

  1. Enable the ADB debugging,
  2. Make sure the option of ‘apps from Unknown sources is Turned ON,
  3. Turn OFF the Device Usage Data,
  4. Turn OFF Collect App Usage Data,

In detail

#1: Fire up the device and navigate through to the Settings on your FireStick/TV. Select the My Fire TV and choose the Developer Options.

firestick settings

#2:  For some of the best experience, you have to turn ON the ABD debugging, this is optional but would serve you good. Now further turn ON Apps from Unknown Sources; this is a mandatory step.

ADB Debugging and Unknown Sources

#3: Navigate to the settings and open preferences. There go to the privacy settings and turn OFF the device usage data as well as collect app usage data.

Your settings are all set and so is your Amazon FireTV. You are a step closer to the Kodi installation.

firestick privacy settings

2nd vital step: have the ES file Explorer installed

If you want the fastest way to download your Kodi, then you have to install this app and follow our guided steps very carefully. By our experience, it would not even take 2 minutes for Kodi to get installed in your FireStick.

Search for “ES File Explorer” on the Amazon App Store. Download the app and install it.

install es explorer

Now you are just a step away from installing Kodi.

3rd step:  the main installation of Kodi (there are two versions of Kodi available as Kodi 18.4 Leia / Kodi 17.6 Krypton on FireStick)

There are two versions available for download. Leia 18.4 is the latest and more stable version of Kodi up to date.

#1: Firstly, launch the ES file explorer and then launch the menu which you can find on the left.

es file explorer

#2:  Once you click on that there, it will require Name and Path.

#3:  For Kodi Leia 18.4, in the Path field, enter the URL of the APK file, whereas in the Name field, just type Kodi and click ‘OK’.

#4: You can download the process and instantly the downloading will begin.

#5: Proceed with opening the file, once the download is finished.

#6: Click on Install.

install kodi apk
Now you can launch and kick start your Kodi on FireStick:

#7: If you are unable to locate Kodi, here is how you can locate the app. Go to Settings-> then Applications -> Manage Installed Applications-> Kodi-> click Launch.

kodi settings

#8: You can also press down on the Home key/button on your remote for more than 5 seconds. Click on the apps, and there you will find Kodi.

How to Use Kodi on FireStick?

Your Kodi is now installed, you can now use Kodi on FireStick for all kinds of entertainment. You will be amazed at what kinds of content you’d be able to see and download from movies, TV shows and so much more.

And with this, we want to take the opportunity to inform you that whatever you do on Kodi you will be under the radar of ISP and government surveillance. If any of the viewed content is copyrighted, you would automatically be subjected to some serious legal trouble and your account may be seized as well.

Kodi FIrestick

However, there is an alternate way of viewing your favorite content without getting into trouble. That is using a good VPN service. There are some great VPN services out there where your internet activities are masked via multiple servers.

So what are some of the trusted VPNs out there?

Well in our recommendation the most widely used is IPVanish. It is known as the fastest VPN, which is quite important for a smooth streaming experience.

We want to remind you again, that we are no way promoting copyrighted infringements. However, we do not want you to stay away from good content available. But while we help you through that please be mindful of the right to privacy and streaming.

Once you have happily secured your online activates, you should now have some idea as to what Kodi is. For a detailed overview, you will need to have different Kodi add-ons and Kodi builds to experience the ultimate spree of entertainment.

We have a detailed separate guide on Best Kodi addons and Kodi builds which you can find here.

Moving forward, if you have successfully installed Kodi, then kudos to you. However, if our above-mentioned method is not working out for you. There are other alternative methods that can be used to install Kodi in no time.

How to Install Kodi on FireStick Using Alternate Methods?

Installing Kodi using the ES File Explorer

The ES File Explorer is quite reliable when it comes to downloading. But in case, anything goes down the hill you should look for other installation options. We have a simple set of other alternative methods compiled for you.

Another breezy option for the Kodi installation. You can use this method if the above mentioned does not work for you.

Follow the steps below to install Kodi on your FireStick:

  1. Plug in and Switch On your Amazon Fire TV Stick.
  2. Go to Settings and click on the My Fire TV.
  3. Now Open Developer Options.
  4. Turn On ‘’Apps from Unknown Sources’’.
  5. Now Go back to the Fire Stick homepage and go to the “Search” icon on the top left of your screen.
  6. In the search bar type “Downloader” and click it when it shows in the search results.
  7. Now you have to follow the on-screen instructions to install the Downloader app on FireStick.
  8. Once the Downloader app is installed, launch it.
  9. You would have to now, click the blank space for URL.
  10. A new pop-up menu will appear asking to enter for a URL.
  11. Type or copy-paste it from here the URL for APK Kodi for Kodi 18.4 Leia OR Old Kodi APK File for Kodi 17.6 Krypton.
  12. Click on the GO.
  13. Now, wait while Kodi is downloaded on FireStick.
  14. Click on Install when prompted.
  15. Your Kodi will be installed in anytime now on your FireStick / Fire TV.

How to Install Kodi on FireStick Using AppStarter?

Another great starter pack for your Kodi installation should be AppStarter. In our experience, this is another one of those reliable sources which allow the installation of third-party apps and allows a very breezy installation process.

The Download marathon is pretty much the same as the above mentioned follow up installation steps.

How to Install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV / Stick with FileLinked?

Apart from the other various ways of downloading Kodi, FileLinked is yet another effective file sharing tool, which you can easily access and use to sideload the app on your FireStick.  Here is yet another simple way through which you can install Kodi 18.4 and Kodi 17.6 which you can download and use, using the FileLinked app.

1st step: the first thing you have to do is install FileLinked on FireStick. you would be easily able to navigate Filelinked on FireStick (go to the search bar for FileLinked

2nd step: once the FileLinked is installed, open and launch the app.

3rd step: a screen will appear in front of you, when you see the screen, enter the following code 54780130 and proceed with clicking on ‘Continue’.  

filelinked code

4th step: now go look for Kodi, and find the Kodi version you wish to install. Click the Download icon next to the Kodi version you wish to install

download kodi apk

5th step: once the download is finished, you can now click on the Play button which is just next to the file you downloaded. You can further follow the same instructions to install Kodi on FireStick.

install kodi

In the End…

Once you get the jest of what entertainment can be like when it has no boundaries, looking back is hardly the option. With endless premium entertainment, one can only think of the easiest and best option to get, we are sure we must have cleared you of all doubts that you can have about Kodi.

All you have to do is now sit back and enjoy the plethora of amazing multimedia, the free ones, the premium ones, the paid ones. All the content is absolutely free!

Without a helpful guide, you can now easily install any of the above-mentioned Kodi installing methods. As long as you do not tiptoe around any copyrighted content you are very much free to browse and enjoy all the content you can access for free. Please make sure you have read our WARNING box, carefully, if not we urge you to scroll up and read it again. If you face any errors in the future, you can easily Reset Kodi on FireStick and it will be back to its setting and good as new.

Since the review and guide provided to you is something that has been used, tested and reviewed by us specifically, there is no doubt that you can go ahead with the usage as it is. So if you are new to Kodi, here is another guide for you on VPNs and everything you need to know about them.

Let us know if any of the above-mentioned methods have worked for you, in case if you have found some better way of installing Kodi on FireStick or have resolved/ faced any of the issues regarding Kodi, feel free to drop your queries in our engaging comment section below.

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