In this post, I will show you how to install and Configure adbLink for Amazon Fire TV and Stick. adbLink (previously known as adbFire) allows you to sideload apps to Fire TV and Stick. In addition, it allows you to perform several Kodi operations remotely on Fire TV, including backup and restore, which is why I like using it more than the ES File Explorer sideload methods. adbLink also supports SPMC and TVMC. With the recent change from adbFire to adbLink, I decided that it was time to write new guide on configuring adbLink for Amazon Fire TV and Stick.
Configure adbLink for Amazon Fire TV
Correctly, setting up adbLink to access and manage Fire Stick and Box is the single biggest step if you want to sideload or hack your Fire TV. However, this is a step that many newbies struggle with. Once done correctly, sideloading app is a breeze. In my opinion, sideloading through ADB is even faster than the now defunct ES File Explorer Method for Kodi, SPMC, and FireStarter.
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. [Read: 10 Best Amazon Fire TV apps for media streamers]
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
Network and note down the IP address of your Fire TV. In my case it was 192.168.1.187.
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
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 go through the installation process like you would for any other Windows application. Once done, you should be able to find adbLink in your Apps menu. [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 from Windows apps menu. 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 with one of our many Fire TV guides.