A rumor has started going around about Amazon taking steps to block third-party apps such as Kodi on their hardware. This would be a result of an upcoming interface redesign. Amazon has denied these rumors, which is in fact credible due to previous Amazon updates favoring Kodi. However, there might be a basis to think Fire TV OS Kodi usage might be blocked soon. [Read: Kodi is finally on the Amazon Fire TV AppStore, in a weird way]
Why is the rumor about Fire TV OS Kodi ban going around?
This might be basically because of a redesign on the Amazon Fire TV OS menu options. The ADB debugging options, necessary to sideload Kodi on your Amazon Fire TV, is getting moved to a hidden menu called Developer Tools Menu. This might lead inexperienced users to think that the option is getting removed altogether, which is not true, at least officially. [Read: How to install Kodi on Fire TV without adb and computer?]
Most users of the Amazon Fire TV value the fact they can sideload third-party apps on their device and customize it to their needs. A change in this might mean that Amazon Fire TV would lose users to other more open, more welcoming platforms. For now, this is nothing more than a rumor and a misunderstanding. Let’s hope it stays that way.