As you know, there is nothing more rewarding than messing around with a new gadget to see what it is capable of doing. With that in mind, we're going to lend a hand during the installation of Kodi, the famous multimedia center, here is all the procedure how to install Kodi on the Amazon Fire TV Stick. Go for it.
Prerequisites to installation
As in the case of all guides of moderate complexity like this one, you will need to have certain elements on hand before you start:
- Amazon Fire TV Stick : This guide will be used to install Kodi on any Android device, so if you have the Amazon Fire TV (the big version), this process will also be valid.
- A computer : Which can be any PC with Windows, Linux or Mac OS X. The tools used in this guide are useful for all platforms.
- Internet connection : You will also need that the WiFi is in operation, since both the Amazon Fire TV Stick and the computer will need to connect to a WiFi network.
- 15 minutes of your time and some patience : As you can see in this guide, you will need to download some applications, as well as perform the installation of them through a WiFi network. It will not be more than a quarter of an hour, but you will always need a little patience.
And it's time to go directly to the installation process. To make the process as simple as possible, we have divided it into three different parts. If you already know what the topic is about, you can skip some parts to go to the end of each section. The captures are in English because it was like that on my device and, besides, your interface is probably in this language as well.
Setting up the Amazon Fire TV Stick
As we mentioned earlier, the Amazon Fire TV Stick works by default with a modified version of the Android operating system. It is highly adapted to meet the requirements of Amazon's product, but deep down, it's still Android. That means that, like other Android devices, we can install any application, although first we need to perform a previous configuration.
1. Using the remote control of the Amazon Fire TV Stick, go to the "Settings" screen and then to "System"
2. In the System panel, look for the "Developer options" preferences and click on the button to enter.
3. Within the options for developers , you will find options such as "Debug ADB" and " Unknown origins" , which in Spanish are called "ADB Debugging" and "Apps from Unknown" respectively. Make sure both options are activated.
4. Use the backward arrow on the remote control to go back to the base configuration of the system. Look for the "About" option, then go to "Network Options" and click on the button to enter this menu.
5. Record the IP address of the Amazon Fire TV Stick. You will need it to connect your computer to the device via WiFi. Note that the Amazon Fire TV Stick must be connected to the Wi-Fi network in order to display the IP address.
How to connect a computer to the Amazon Fire TV Stick
Now that your streaming device is set up, you should make sure that you can create a connection to it via WiFi through your PC. There are a number of methods to connect the Amazon Fire TV Stick to a PC, but some of them involve a lengthy process that involves the installation and configuration of the Android SDK, something that goes far beyond the scope of this guide if the only What you want is to access Kodi to configure the Streaming options. Fortunately, you do not need it.
1. If you do not have the Android SDK installed or you do not have the necessary technical knowledge for it, there is an application called adbFire that will solve the problem. This application is available for Windows, OS X and Linux, so you can always install it. Go to the adbFire page and download the version corresponding to your operating system . If you want, you can also learn a little about the features offered by this application, such as the SSH connection without password or SFTP access, as well as the ability to manage multiple Amazon Fire TV devices at the same time.
2. When you have downloaded the application, access it. If you use Windows, it is probably in the folder, this is likely in the "Downloads" folder. If you use Mac OS X, it will also be by default in the "Downloads" folder, unless you have changed it. Unzip the file (if it is compressed) by clicking on the .zip , .exe or the DMG file , depending on the version of your operating system. Keep in mind that, depending on the platform used, adbFire can be downloaded as a ZIP file or as a DMG.
3. Start the adbFire application. Depending on the version downloaded, the interface may be different. In this guide, we have downloaded version 1.31 of adbFire, running on Mac OS X. If you use Mac OS X, make sure to install adbFire in the / applications folder, because if you do not, you will be shown the following error "Can" t Create Logfile " .
4. Click on the "New" button at the top, just below the text that says "adbFire: Fire TV & Kodi Companion" . In the box that is shown to you, type the IP address of the Amazon Fire TV Stick that we have seen previously. Add a description to better identify the device and click "Save" .
5. As long as the IP address entered is correct and the Amazon Fire TV and your PC are on the same WiFi network, you should have a stable connection between both devices. It's time to install the Kodi. First we have to download the Kodi APK from the official website . Always download the latest version that is stable.
6. In the main window of the adbFire interface, click on the "Install APK" button . Select the APK file that you just downloaded in the previous step and click "Yes" on the screen that will be shown to you. Now you just have to wait for Kodi to install on the Amazon device.
Configuring Kodi on the Amazon Fire TV Stick
Now that we have installed the Kodi APK on the Amazon Fire TV Stick, we must make it work, something that fortunately is very simple.
1. On the Amazon Fire TV Stick and using the remote control, go to the menu on the left that is on the home screen. Go to the "Configuration / Configuration" section at the bottom.
2. In "Settings / Settings" , scroll to the right and select the option "Applications / Applications" . This is the part of the system that allows users to configure applications that are installed manually. You can also see a complete list of all the applications that have been installed, either manually or through the Amazon store.
3. From the "Applications / Applications" menu, scroll down using the remote control until you find the option "Manage all installed applications / Manage All Installed Applications" . Enter this menu.
4. Now, find the application you are looking for, which in this case will appear with the name of Kodi.
5. Go to "Kodi / XMBC" and select the option "Start application / Launch Application" .
And aya is. The Amazon Fire TV Stick will already be working perfectly with Kodi. Remember to always start it in this way.