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Install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV using adbLink (Method 1)

There are multiple ways to install Kodi on AFTV box and stick and in this post, I am going to show you how to install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV using adbLink. adbLink used to be called adbFire. It allows you to perform several hacks and system-level changes on AFTV devices through an ADB connection. Before proceeding with Kodi setup using adbLink, ensure that you have configured adbLink to manage your Fire TV. You may also refer to our ATFV Kodi Blueprint Guide for everything you need to know about Kodi on Fire TV. So lets get started.

Install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV using adbLink

Once again, make sure you have configured adbLink to connect with your AFTV device, before proceeding.

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.

Download Kodi Using adbLink
Download Kodi Using adbLink

In the new window that pops up choose ARM, as shown in the picture below.

Download Kodi ARM for Fire TV with adbLink
Download Kodi ARM for Fire TV with adbLink

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.

Download Kodi APK for ARM Devices
Download Kodi ARM APK for Fire TV and FireStick

Step 2: Install Kodi App on Fire TV

With the device connected on adbLink as described above, click Install APK, as shown below.

Install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV using adbLink
Install Kodi APK on AFTV Box and Stick using adbLink

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.

Confirm Kodi App Setup on Fire TV and Stick
Confirm Kodi App Setup on Fire TV and Stick

The green progress bar at the bottom of adbLink window should move to indicate Kodi installation progress.

Fire TV Kodi APK Installation Progress
Fire TV Kodi APK Installation Progress

In a few minutes, depending on your network speed, you should see the Kodi AFTV setup confirmation window, as shown below.

Fire TV adbLink Kodi Setup Confirmation
Fire TV Kodi Setup Confirmation

Step 3: Accessing Kodi on Fire TV and Stick

Upon successful installation, the Kodi shortcut icon should appear on your AFTV homescreen under Apps.

Kodi Icon on Amazon Fire TV Homescreen
Kodi Icon on Amazon Fire TV Homescreen

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Conclusions

A recent Fire OS update simplified launching sideloaded apps from under Apps menu on homescreen. After first Kodi use, you should also see the Kodi app shortcut under Home, making it even more easier to launch Kodi. From here, the possibilities are endless, you can install some of the best Kodi addons, sports addons, live TV addons, kids addons, and more (be sure to get a good VPN service to open up all content). Our AFTV Kodi Blueprint guide will help you get the best out of your AFTV Kodi setup. So go ahead, install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV using adbLink and enjoy streaming.

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Anand

Anand is a self-learned computer enthusiast, a part-time blogger, and a Food Scientist by career. He has been blogging since 2010 on Linux, Ubuntu, Home/Media/File Servers, Smart Home Automation, and related HOW-TOs on htpcbeginner.com and smarthomebeginner.com.

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