Updated Monday October 02, 2023. *** This tutorial was updated today to show you exactly how to install the newest version of Kodi: Kodi 17.3 Krypton.  Use this install guide to install Kodi 17.3 FireStick (yes – the new Kodi v17.3) in about 10 mins or less.

Kodi 17.3 Release Date

  • Kodi 17.3 was released May 25th, 2017.  Kodi (v17.3) is the latest version of Kodi, which contains important security fixes that fix an issue that made it possible to hack Kodi 17.0 or 17.1 using malicious subtitle files.
  • To continue watching streaming & TV Addons with Kodi, you now need to upgrade to Kodi 17.3 from any other (previous) Kodi version (see the directions below).  Why is this mandatory to upgrade Kodi?  Kodi’s sources are moving to HTTPS (for your information safety).  The HTTPS protocol is only supported by Kodi 17.1 and later, future versions (such as Kodi 17.2 and 17.3 +).

Now that Kodi 17.3 Firestick Official is released, Team Kodi conveniently made a short download link for us.  This link lets us easily download and Install Kodi 17 FireStick (& Fire TV).  To install Kodi 17 Krypton on Fire TV or Fire Stick, simply add the “Downloader” App to your Firestick.  Then use Downloader to download the Kodi 17.3 apk file so you can start streaming now!

  • Kodi 17.3 Security Warning:  After the release of Kodi 17.3 FireStick, users in UK and US are reporting receiving DMCA letters.  As a Kodi user myself, I protect my streaming data with a secure VPN so I don’t receive DMCA threat letters in the mail. After you install Kodi 17.3 on FireStick, I strongly suggest you do the same and use my coupon code FIRETV25 to take 60% off a 1 Year subscription. Then just use my VPN setup videos & written guides to set up your VPN on all your devices, including Amazon FireStick.

How to Install Kodi 17.3 FireStick

  1. Using your FireStick / Fire TV, go to the Home screen by pressing the Home button on the Fire TV remote.
  2. Enable ADB Debugging on your Fire TV by going to the System / Settings area.  Make sure ADB Debugging is Enabled and Apps From Unknown Sources are both enabled, because Kodi requires that both of these are turned on to install.
  3. After these are enabled, return to the Fire TV home screen
  4. Go to Search
  5. Search for “Downloader
  6. If you haven’t already done so, select the word “Downloader” to search for the Downloader app
  7. In the search results, select “Apps & Games” (for the updated version of Amazon Fire OS)
  8. Now select Download or Install or OK
  9. Wait a few seconds for the Kodi Downloader app to install
  10. Now select OPEN using the Fire TV Remote to launch the Downloader app
  11. In the Downloader app, Enter “http://bit.ly/kodi173arm” without the quotes.
    • The link above is the shortlink to direct download the Kodi 17.3 (“Krypton”) Official Release (released Feb 5th, 2017).
    • Alternatively, to install Kodi 17 Krypton on other devices, check out our install Kodi on Android or other Kodi install guides.  Previously, we could enter “http://bit.ly/kodi161arm” to install Kodi on Fire Stick, which is short for “Kodi 16.1 ARM version”.  But Kodi 16 Jarvis is no longer supported, so don’t use it.
    • For Kodi Release Candidate 3 FireStick installer file (“apk file”), enter http://bit.ly/kodi17rc3.
  12. Select DOWNLOAD
  13. Wait for the Kodi download to complete.
  14. If the Downloader app doesn’t launch the Kodi installer for you, then select “Open File“.
  15. After the Kodi installer launches, your Fire TV should ask if you’d like to “Install” or “Cancel”.  Select “Install“.
  16. Wait for Kodi to install.
  17. After Kodi installs, select “Open App” or “Launch App” to launch Kodi for the first time
  18. Now install TV Addons and protect your Kodi streams (use code FIRETV25)

Don’t forget the last step of the process above!

Why?  Because the last step of the Kodi install process sets up TV Addons on your device and protects your streams by using automated encryption.  Use my Kodi VPN YouTube video to set this up in just a few minutes on FireStick, Android, iPhone, PC or any other device.




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  • If you see an error when you launch Kodi after the initial install (specifically an error that says “Cannot download OBB“), then try to re-start Kodi until the error no longer appears.

If you happen to have trouble with this install method (which you shouldn’t), try the Alternative method (scroll down).  Enjoy the power of Kodi 17.0 Official Release on your Fire Stick / Fire TV! (We also have download links for Kodi 16.1 Jarvis and Kodi Krypton Release Candidate 3 RC3)

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Kodi 17.3 FireStick Install Video (YouTube)

The YouTube video below shows you how to install the new Kodi 17.3 on Fire Stick or Fire TV:


Sorry about the audio in the tutorial above – YouTube’s video editor made it sound like crap!  I’ll re-do it soon.

Kodi 17 Post-Install Tutorial Video

The video below shows you what to do after you install Kodi 17.3 FireStick.  These instructions also work for Amazon Fire TV, Android TV Box, or literally any device with Kodi installed (because Kodi is the same on all operating systems, or “cross-platform”):


Use the steps in the video above to install TV Addons in Kodi Krypton using the Kodi 17 Config Wizard (which is now called the Indigo Wizard).

How to Install Kodi 17.3 on Android TV Box

  • Using your Android TV Box, go to the Home screen by pressing the Home button on your Android TV Box’s remote.
  • Go to Google Play Store
  • Search for “kodi” (without the quotes)
  • In the results, select Kodi, then press Download / Install / OK
  • After Kodi 17.3 Android has installed, go back to the Android TV Box home screen
  • Go to Apps
  • Select the Kodi icon to launch Kodi!
  • Optional and Recommended: Install TV Addons (Video guide)by adding “http://fusion.tvaddons.ag” as a new File Source in Kodi
  • Optional and HIGHLY Recommended: Unblock Kodi Addons by using a VPN (60% off Coupon)

Alternate Method to Install Kodi 17 Firestick

If the above steps didn’t work for you, try again using my Kodi 17.3 FireStick Sideload method:

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    • Install Kodi on your Android phone using the steps above for “Installing Kodi 17.3 on Android TV Box
    • Then install apps2fire on your Android phone
    • Now launch apps2fire on your Android smartphone or tablet.  At this point, you need to switch over to your Fire TV stick to get its IP address.
    • Using your FireStick remote, go to “Settings” from the Fire TV home screen.  Then select “System“.
    • Now, enter the IP address you see on your FireStick screen (under “IP Address:”) into the “Connect” tab of the apps2fire app on your Android phone.
    • Then select “Connect
    • After apps2fire has connected to your FireStick, go to the “Local Apps” tab.
    • Then scroll down to find “Kodi” in your list of apps installed on your Android smartphone
    • Now select Kodi from the list
    • Then press “Install on ______“, where the “____” is the IP address of your FireStick or the name of the device.
    • Wait a few minutes for apps2fire to install Kodi on FireStick by sideloading (copying from another Android device).
    • After Kodi finishes installing, go back to the Fire TV home screen
    • Go to Apps
    • Select Kodi to launch Kodi!

Key Differences Between Kodi 16 Jarvis and Kodi 17 Krypton

  • Kodi 17 has a New default skin that’s smoother and easier on the eyes than the Confluence skin from Kodi 17 (though I will still love Confluence forever!)
  • Improved media playback throughout Kodi in Kodi 17Note: Kodi 17 Krypton is WAY better than Kodi 17 Jarvis, so you should definitely download Kodi 17 Krypton and install that BEAST.  Installing Kodi 17 is just like installing Kodi 16 Jarvis.

Kodi download link not working?

If you encounter a Kodi download link not working scenario, it’s likely because you’re using an old Kodi download link address.  Make sure to check here for the latest Kodi version, which, as of May 26th 2017 is Kodi 17.3 Krypton!  Here’s the Kodi 17.3 download link:


Kodi 17.3 Changes

The changes brought by Kodi 17.3 are centered around a security vulnerability that existed with Kodi subtitle files (.srt files).

Essentially, a malicious person could upload malicious code to the OpenSubtitles.org site – then put .srt files in with a movie that point to the malicious files.  So, Kodi 17.3 is a security improvement for you – the Kodi end user.

Kodi 17.3 + Krypton TimeLine of Release Dates

  • Kodi 17.3 was released May 25th, 2017.  Kodi (v17.3) is the latest version of Kodi, which contains important security fixes that fix an issue that made it possible to hack Kodi 17.0 or 17.1 using malicious subtitle files.
  • Just a few days before Kodi 17.3 was released, Kodi 17.2 was released (May 21st).  17.2 is simply 17.3 without the bug fixes.  17.3 does contain the Kodi subtitle security fix.
  • Kodi 17.1 adds HTTPS support for Kodi, which makes our streaming more secure!  Kodi 17.1 was released April 2nd, 2017.
  • Before that, Kodi 17.0 came out on February 5th, 2017.


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