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How to install Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV Stick: Get XBMC on the £35 dongle

Want even more to watch in 2016? Here’s how to install Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV Stick

For only £35, the Amazon Fire TV Stick gives you a much bigger choice of TV shows and films. It’s one of the best ways to make your dumb TV smart, and gives you access to all the main streaming services, from Netflix to Amazon’s own Amazon Prime.

But there’s more to it than that. The Amazon Fire TV stick is also compatible with Kodi, open-source software that lets users stream even more content from the internet, watch local media or even play games. Sounds good doesn’t it? Here’s how to install Kodi on your Amazon Fire TV Stick.

 How to download and install Kodi to an Amazon Fire TV Stick

  1. Uploading Kodi to your Fire TV Stick will give you a lot of extra content, as well as the ability to run interesting add-ons – and it only takes a few minutes to set up.

  2. To start the process, users must first navigate to settings and then select Developer options. To use Kodi, you’ll need to make sure “Apps from Unknown Sources” is turned on. This will let you run apps from outside Amazon’s app ecosystem, and that includes Kodi.

  3. Next, you’ll need a file management program, or a way of manipulating files on your Fire TV Stick. ES File Explorer is one of the most popular ones, so search for it in the Appstore before downloading it. If you can’t find the app using the Fire TV Stick’s search function, simply head to the browser via the following link http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008K6HN8I and deliver the app to your dongle remotely.

  4. As well as being a great way to manage local files, ES File Explorer also makes it possible to easily download third-party content. Navigate to the left of the program to “Add’ and you’ll be presented with a box to fill in.

  5. In the textbox marked “Path”, you need to enter the following download address for Kodi: http://kodi.tv/download. Then add the link to your favourites.

  6. Clicking on the link once again will take you to the Kodi download page. The Fire Stick is most common on Android phones, so, after scrolling down to Android, be sure to download the ARM version of the software.

 Want Kodi to be even better? Read our list of the best Kodi add-ons.

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