Installing Kodi to a Fire TV Stick is not difficult and does not require a computer or any other device.
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.
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.
It does need to be side 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.
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.
What is a Build?
A Build is a pre-setup Kodi install that comes with all the best Add-ons and artwork.
Anyone can create a Build by backing up a Kodi setup and sharing it with other users.
While Builds are nice they do come with more code and artwork that can slow down an install on a Fire Stick.
Most will only need a few good Addons. If a Build is used be sure it is made specifically for the Fire TV Stick.
Should You Install a Build or Individual Addons?
While Builds are nice, since they come setup with all the latest Addons, often it is best to simply have 3-5 of the top Kodi Addons installed.
Builds always come with more code and artwork which can slow things down.
Installing a few good working Addons is all that is really needed and makes for a faster performance.
Method 1: How To Install Kodi 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