Installing the new Kodi 17.6 to a Fire TV Stick is not difficult and does not require a computer or any other device.
A computer can be used if the main install method does not work for your Fire TV version.
The first method does not require a computer only an Amazon account to get a free App called Downloader. A free trial account can be used if needed.
The Downloader App is used to go to the Kodi Download page and get the necessary install file.
This is the most popular method and the most widely used.
There have been a few updates that have stopped some previous methods from working with the Downloader App method working very well.
The second method uses an App called File Commander which allows a computer to copy files to a Fire TV.
Installing with a computer is not usually used since the first method works very well.
How to use both methods are shown below along with the steps and screenshots. A video is also below each method for a visual walk through if needed.
Method 1: How To Install Kodi 17.6 Krypton to a Fire TV Stick without a Computer
A video is at the bottom of each method for a visual walk through if needed.
Add-ons can be installed individually or there is Builds that come with all the best plugins that install everything.
If Kodi does not show up in Apps after closing it go to Settings–>Applications–>Manage Installed Applications–>Kodi–>Launch application
Method 2: How To Install Kodi to a Fire TV with a Computer
Kodi can also be copied to a Fire TV with a computer.
An App is downloaded from the Amazon App store called File Commander.
File Commander allows for files to be copied via a computer Browser over to a Fire TV.
It gives an IP Address to type into a Browser and files can be uploaded to a Fire Stick.
It is easy to do, simply be sure the computer and Fire Stick are on the same network.
14… An Internal IP Address will show on the screen along with the port used.
The IP Address will be entered into a Browser on a computer to copy files to the Fire TV.
15… Go to the Computer open any Browser such as Fire Fox, Chrome and so on.
Type in the IP Address and Port number exactly as shown on your Fire TV Screen.
16… At this point files can be copied over to the Fire TV such as Kodi or other APK files.
To get Kodi use another Browser window and go to the main Kodi Download Page here https://kodi.tv/download
19… Files can now be dragged and dropped to File Commander into the Download Folder
What is Kodi?
Kodi is a media center that is free to use and install.
Since it is free to use and can play most any video or music file it has become very popular.
It is also very easy to modify and change the interface and other features.
What is an Addon?
An Addon is a program that can be added to Kodi to expand its abilities.
There are many popular Addons with the most popular being Video plugins that stream videos.
Does Kodi Work Well With the Fire Stick?
Yes Kodi works well with the Fire Stick.
It does need to be loaded with another program since it is not available in the Amazon App Store.
While the Fire Stick runs Kodi its low cost hardware can limit it at times with many other options available.