Since the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick do not offer Google Play Store support, you’ll have to sideload Kodi to the device in order to get it installed. One of the more popular methods of sideloading Kodi would be to use an app called adbLink. It was developed for the specific purpose of sideloading apps to the Amazon Fire TV. This method can be used for sideloading Kodi or the SPMC fork, depending on your personal preference.
Right now, we’re recommending that Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick users install the official Kodi release. For quite some time we were recommending that users install SPMC, but now the official Kodi app has far definitely surpassed it. Some of you might also be interested in checking out our guide that details how to install Kodi (or SPMC) to your Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV stick without a computer, could make things easier for some.
Current Version: Kodi 17.6 Krypton
Download Kodi for the Amazon Fire TV
Download adbLink for the Amazon Fire TV
Mac Users: Please note that if your computer says it can’t open apps from unknown developers, you should navigate to your computer’s System Preferences menu, then click on the Security & Privacy icon, and finally press the Open Anyway button.
Step 1: Navigate to the Settings menu of your Amazon Fire TV device.
Step 2: Select the Device menu icon.
Step 3: Click on the Developer Options tab.
Step 4: Enable the ADB debugging function.
Step 5: Click on the Apps from Unknown Developers function.
Step 6: Click on the Turn On button to proceed.
Step 7: Once ON is displayed next to Apps from Unknown Developers, click on the back button on your remote control once.
Step 8: Scroll up to the About tab.
Step 9: Select the Network tab.
Step 10: Take note of the IP Address listed, you’ll need it momentarily.
Step 11: On your computer, launch the adbLink application that you just downloaded.
Step 12: Click on the New button under the Control devices heading at the top.
Step 13: Set a Description, we’ve used Living Room Fire TV as an example.
Step 14: Input the IP Address of your Amazon Fire TV that you took note of in Step 10 of this guide.
Step 15: Click on the Save button at the bottom of the window.
Step 16: Click on the Connect button in the middle of the interface.
Step 17: You should now see your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick description listed in the white box under the Connected devices heading.
Step 18: Click on the Install APK button.
Step 19: Open the Kodi (or SPMC) APK File that you just downloaded.
Step 20: Press the Yes button when prompted, in order to proceed with the Install APKs function.
Step 21: Wait a few minutes, you’ll see your device description under the Running jobs heading while the installation process is taking place.
Step 22: Press the OK button once the APK(s) installed prompt appears.
Step 23: Return to the main menu of your Amazon Fire TV.
Step 24: Scroll down to the YOUR APPS & GAMES section.
Step 25: Click on the See All button at the far right of the menu.
Step 26: Highlight (but don’t click) the Kodi icon, then press the Options button on your remote control. The Options button is the one with three lines.
Step 27: Click on the Move to front function.
Step 28: Return the main menu of the Amazon Fire TV.
Step 29: You’re done! Go ahead and launch Kodi (from the YOUR APPS & GAMES section) on your Amazon Fire TV for the first time.
Now that you have Kodi running on your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, the next thing to do would be to add the Fusion Installer source, followed by our Indigo tool which will help jumpstart your Kodi addon experience.