How to install Kodi on Amazon Fire Stick using adbLink 2017



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In this guide, we’ll show you how to install Kodi on an Amazon Fire Stick. We’ll keep this guide as simple to follow as possible. If you have any problems, don’t hesitate to let us know below in the comments. We can usually get back to you within 30 minutes unless we’re sleeping!

Installing Kodi on the Fire Stick is a pretty simple task, and only takes a few minutes.

Download the Kodi .apk

To start, head to the Kodi website, specifically the Download page. Scroll down and choose android. A window will pop up, choose ARMV7A (32 Bit).

Choose ARMV7A (32 Bit) as highlighted above

The APK File will start downloading. It’s between 75MB and 100MB. Make sure you know where it’s downloaded too as we’ll need it in a minute. It will usually just end up in your “Downloads” folder.

Download adbLink

So now that we have the Kodi application file ready to be installed, we need a tool to install it to the Amazon Fire Stick. We’ll be using adbLink in this guide. Head over to the adbLink site and download the program. Direct link is also available here for Windows.

Go through the installation process and choose a directory to install it to. I usually just let it install to my C:\ Drive. Now that it’s installed, run adbLink, by either running the program from the location you installed it too, or checking the “Run adbLink” Checkbox at the end of the installation.

Prepare the Amazon Fire Stick for Kodi installation

Open the Home menu on your Amazon Fire Stick and ensure you’ve got it connected to the same network as what adbLink is running on. You can connect your Amazon Fire Stick to the internet by heading into Settings and then open Network.

On the Fire Stick, head into Settings > Device > About > Network.

On the right you’ll see all of the information for your Fire Stick regarding it’s network connection. Look for IP Address, and note it down. Leave the Amazon Fire Stick on the Home Screen and head back to adbLink on your computer.

Push Kodi to the Fire Stick using adbLink

With the adbLink Program open, press the “New” button, which should be located below a text box. In the Description box, just type a name such as Kodi stick. Now in the address, enter the IP Address that you got before from the Fire Stick and press Save.

Box showing the adbLink setup screen for a device
Enter a description (name for the stick), and input your Fire Sticks IP Address

Now that’s done, you’ll be back on the main menu for adbLink. There is a dropdown menu under “Select Device”, choose the Device we just added. It will be named after the description you chose. Now hit “Connect”. You should see the device enter the “Connected Devices” box in the top left.

Kodi stick selected in the dropdown, hit the connect button and press Install APK to install Kodi on the Fire Stick
Connect to your Fire Stick Device, ensure it’s in the top left box and hit Install APK

All we do now is press the “Install APK” button, and browse to the location where we saved the Kodi .APK file previously. Select it, and adbLink will begin installing it. Make sure your Fire Stick stays powered on whilst adbLink installs Kodi.

You will have a progress bar in the bottom right which you can refer to. It can take 10 minutes upwards to install it, however once it’s done you’ll get a notification.

All you have to do now is go to your Amazon Fire Stick’s home screen, and you’ll see Kodi in the list of apps. Just run it to do it’s first time setup, and that’s it. Congratulations, you’ve just installed Kodi on an Amazon Fire Stick!

Take your Kodi setup further by using custom Kodi builds and installing various add-ons.


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Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!