How to Install Kodi on Firestick — Step-By-Step Guide!

I guess you probably know Kodi is one of the most popular media players on Firestick.

Installing this app on Firestick is quite easy. Just follow what I’m going to teach you below and you’ll get this app on your Firestick in just a few minutes.

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So, How To install Kodi on Firestick?

To install Kodi on Firestick with Downloader, you have to:

Step 1: Open the “Settings” of Firestick.

Step 2: Tap on “My Fire TV” and then go to “Developer Options”.

Step 3: Now, you have to turn on “Apps from Unknown Sources” to install third-party apps.

Step 4: Type “Downloader by AFTVnews” in the search bar and install the app.

Step 5: Open the Downloader app and then type “”.

Step 6: Click on “Go” and start the download.

Step 7: After completing the download, install Kodi by following the instructions.

Step 8: Finally, launch the Kodi app from your home screen to use it.

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What is Downloader on Firestick?

Downloader by AFTVnews is one of the best apps for Firestick that can be used for multiple purposes such as Downloading apps directly with a link or using it as your default web browser like Google Chrome.

This is the easiest way to install Kodi on Firestick and that’s why I have shared it with you guys.

The best thing about Downloader on Firestick is, that it is completely free and safe to use.

Installing apps that aren’t officially available on Firestick is quite tricky but not impossible and that’s why you have to turn on the option of installing apps from other sources in the Firestick settings.

Once, you have turned on the settings to install third-party apps and installed the Downloader app on Firestick, you just need to copy-paste the link which I mentioned earlier and install Kodi on Firestick.

Pro Tip: Delete the downloaded file after installing Kodi on your device the save the memory of Firestick.

Installing Kodi on Firestick with UnLinked

To install Kodi on Firestick with UnLinked, you have to:

  1. Download and install the Downloader app.
  2. Launch the Downloader app and then type “”.
  3. Tap on “Download Android App” and complete the download.
  4. Launch the UnLinked app and click on “Add” above the Add a new library.
  5. Finally, enter the code “12341234” and click on “Kodi” to download and install.

What is UnLinked anyway?

UnLinked is an app that lets you download an app, movie, music, TV show, and more with a short numeric code instead of using a URL to download it.

If you have come across such an app for the very first time, don’t worry I’ll explain you further to help you understand it better.

For example,

If you were to download a third-party app on Firestick such as Kodi, you have to enter the URL i.e “” in the Downloader app and complete the download.

On the UnLinked app, all you have to do is, enter the code “12341234” where it says “Add a new library”.

After entering the code, you’ll find multiple apps such as Kodi, Cinema HD, APKTime, and more.

You need to tap on “Kodi” and wait for a couple of minutes to complete the download of Kodi.

Once, Kodi is downloaded on UnLinked, you just have to follow the standard procedure for installing the app on Kodi and that is it.

Now, you’ll find the Kodi app on your Firestick and you can use it however you want.

I hope you may have understood how you can install Kodi on Firestick via the UnLinked app.

How to Watch Movies on Kodi

To watch movies on Kodi, you have to:

Step 1: Launch the Kodi app on your Firestick device.

Step 2: Tap on the “Settings” icon from the top.

Step 3: Now, go to “System > Addon” and then turn on “Unknown Sources”.

Step 4: Go back to the main settings and click on “File Manager”.

Step 5: Tap on “Add Source” from the options and click on “none”.

Step 6: Now, you have to enter the source of the file such as which you can file anywhere on the Internet.

Step 7: After entering the source URL, you have to name the file and click on OK.

Step 8: Open the Settings again and tap on “Addons > Install from Zip File” and then select the file which you have just created.

Step 9: Next, go back and head over to “Install from Repository > Video Addons” and select your file name.

Step 10: Finally, tap on “Install” and complete the process.

Though you can do a lot of stuff with Kodi, most people use it mainly to watch movies and TV shows and that’s why I have shown you the way to watch those stuff on Kodi.

It might not be as easy as watching movies on Peacock TV where you can install the app and start watching movies right away but Kodi can let you watch movies without any restrictions at all.

All you need to have is, the right addon and that is it.

Just get the addon and install that on Kodi and you can watch any movie or TV show you want.

If you are wondering what are the best addons for Kodi, don’t worry as I have got you covered here.

Best Addons for Kodi

Some of the best addons for Kodi are,

  • Patriot.
  • Black Lightning.
  • The Magic Dragon.
  • Popcornflix.
  • EnterTain ME.
  • Exodus Redux.
  • Tubi.
  • THX 1138.
  • Nightwing.
  • Fen.

These Kodi add-ons have a lot of content to offer such as Movies, TV Shows, Live TV, News, Sports, and more.

I have shared just a glimpse of some of the best Kodi addons and I’ll be sharing a full list in the coming days on Keep an eye on this space.

How to fix Kodi not working on Firestick

If Kodi is not working on Firestick, you should:

  • Update the app.
  • Disable hardware acceleration.
  • Reboot your device.

Just like any other app, Kodi might not work on your Firestick device all the time and it might get into some trouble.

Thankfully, there are easy solutions to this problem that can easily get rid of the issue in just a matter of a few minutes.

The first thing you need to take a look at when Kodi isn’t working on Firestick is whether the app is updated or not. In case, it is outdated, simply update the Kodi app on Firestick and you’ll be able to use the app smoothly without any issues.

One of the most common reasons why you aren’t able to use Kodi on your Firestick could be because of enabling hardware acceleration in settings.

To disable hardware acceleration Kodi, you should:

  • Launch the Kodi and click on the “Settings” icon.
  • Tap on the “Player” option.

  • Finally, click on “Videos” and turn off “Allow hardware acceleration”.

If the problem still doesn’t go away, simply rebooting your device will fix any technical issues the app might be experiencing.

What is Kodi and what are its use on Firestick?

Kodi is an open-source media player that lets you watch movies, listen to music, or do anything without charging any fees on Firestick. Just enter the website or provide the add-on to stream anything you want.

It was officially developed by Microsoft however they abandoned it after some time and a few independent developers continued to develop and that’s the stage where it is right now.

You must know that Kodi doesn’t have any content of its own and you have to actually provide add-ons in order to watch movies or listen to music or even install the app. Without addons, Kodi is just a media player like VLC or MX Player.

Kodi is officially available for Windows, Linux, Android, Rasberry Pi, iOS, and Mac.

For Firestick, we’ll be using the Android version of Firestick which runs perfectly fine on this platform.

Okay, let’s directly jump to the main topic for which you have come here.

There are multiple ways to install Kodi on Firestick however, I’m going to focus only on two ways so that you get confused.

Best Kodi alternatives for Firestick

The best Kodi alternatives for Firestick are,

  • Plex.
  • Peacock TV.
  • Pluto TV.


For some reason you didn’t like Kodi on Firestick or having some issues while using it, you should take a look at Plex which offers similar content like TV Shows, Movies, News, and more free of cost.

Though the free version offers key features If you want features like creating your own collection, you’ll have to get their premium subscription which costs only $4.99/ month and $39.99 for a yearly plan.

One of the best things about Plex is, that it is available across all the major platforms such as Android, iOS, Firestick, Roku, Windows, Mac, and much more. If you don’t want to install their app, you can stream their content via their website too.

Peacock TV:

The Peacock TV is a top choice for a lot of Firestick users when it comes to streaming Live TV, Movies, Sports, and more. Peacock TV is backed by NBCUniversal and their app is officially available on Amazon App Store.

You get over 40,000 hours of Movies, and TV Shows on their free plan, and If you want more than that, you have to opt for their premium or plus which costs $5 and $10 per month respectively.

Similar to Plex, Peacock TV is also available on popular platforms like Firestick, Apple TV, Android TV, Android phones, Chrome OS, and more.

I have recently discussed how you can install Peacock TV on Firestick. If you are interested in using their service for streaming on Firestick, you must take a look.

Pluto TV:

No one can ignore Pluto TV when it comes to streaming Movies/ TV shows on Firestick or on any other platform because of the quality content they provide without charging anything. It is owned by one of the biggest companies in the U.S i.e Paramount.

There are 2 sections you’ll find on Pluto TV i.e Live Channels and On Demand.

There are multiple categories available on Live Channels such as News+ Opinion, Reality, Crime, Comedy, Classic TV, and more. In the On Demand section, you’ll find some of the most popular movies, TV shows, and more.

If you want an ad-free version of Pluto TV, you have to get their premium plan which costs $9.99/ month.

Frequently Asked Questions:

 1. Is Kodi safe to use?

Yes, Kodi is pretty safe to use however, you need to be cautious while using it just like any other app on your device.

2. Is Kodi on Roku?

Unfortunately, Kodi is not available on Firestick.

Final words:

There are many media players available for Firestick but Kodi stands out from them as it is used for multiple purposes as a media player, streaming movies, and more.

Installing Kodi on Firestick is pretty straightforward. Just install the Downloader app on your Firestick and open the link which I have shared and follow the instructions to install the app. That’s it.

If that method didn’t work for you, you can make use of the Unlink app to install Kodi on Firestick.

I hope you have got a clear idea of how to install Kodi on Firestick now. If you have any questions or suggestions, do not hesitate to comment below and I’ll get back to you ASAP. Cheers!