How to Install Kodi For Amazon Firestick [Updated May 2024]

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Kodi Streaming App Device Compatibility

Kodi is free-of-cost open-source home theatre software. It is developed considering the needs of users who want all-in-one home entertainment software. At its core, Kodi is a media center – available on every major operating system – that allows people to stream media.

The story of Kodi started almost 2 decades ago. Microsoft originally created software for the original Xbox and called it XBMC (Xbox Media Center). After it was dropped by the tech giant, XMBC continued to evolve. The non-Microsoft team behind the software successfully popularized and built a community of their own. XMBC was later renamed Kodi.

Today, Kodi continues to evolve due to the continuous efforts of countless developers around the world as its open-source software. You can install new add-ons and add new builds to customize according to your preference. And the best thing is, it’s all free. Kodi is managed by the non-profit XMBC foundation.

Benefits of Kodi

The biggest benefit of Kodi is customization. You can install builds and customize the overall look & feel of the software according to your liking. Besides, you can also add multiple add-ons to stream whatever you want. And that’s not all.

Kodi isn’t just for computers. It is compatible with every gadget in your house that you use to stream online content. From your smartphone to iPad and FireStick, Kodi has an app for all major streaming platforms. Dedicated Kodi boxes such as NVIDIA Shield, Pendoo ®, and Android TV Boxes even come with Kodi, and its various add-ons pre-installed. Others like amazon’s Fire lineup of devices (including Firestick) require sideloading.

Kodi is a media center and media manager at the same time. You can listen to music, read books, watch videos, watch movies & TV shows, get movie reviews from authentic sources, stay up to date on the latest news, get sports updates, watch national & international news, and much more.  That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Really!

However, anything you watch on Kodi is visible to your ISP, government, and potential hackers. This can get you in trouble, especially if you are streaming illegally obtained content. To stay on the safe side, use a reliable VPN service like IPVanish. Using a VPN also unlocks geo-blocked Kodi add-ons.

What Can Kodi Do? 

Kodi turns every gadget into a streamer. So, you can stream media directly from the internet, your home network, or local storage if you want. No restrictions. Unlike other streamers, Kodi isn’t restricted by licensing or a particular app store. You can download any third-party add-on, and stream whatever you like.

Its intuitive and user-friendly interface makes navigation a breeze. Its UI has been dubbed a 10-foot UI, meaning it’s so readable that anyone standing at a distance of 10 feet can interpret its content without any problem. All the content is nicely categorized. There’s even a full search functionality for the convenience of users.

Kodi offers a similar experience on all devices. You can install it on your smartphone and watch HD movies or just hook it up to a larger TV for big-screen viewing. You can even record live events, change skins, and pair remote controls to get an all-in-one home entertainment experience.

Is Kodi Legal?

 Kodi is legal as long as you are running official apps. It is just like the third-party torrent websites and resources. Unless you are running third-party apps, you are fine. Similarly, Kodi apps aren’t illegal either. However, what you do with them can be legal or illegal, depending on your geography.

For instance, you can download and use any official Kodi add-on such as ESPN, Netflix, or Youtube without any problem. But using unofficial apps can be problematic. This is because most first-world countries consider streaming content without the copyright owner’s permission illegal. If you are using these Kodi add-ons to watch illegally obtained content, then it becomes unlawful. Depending on your local laws, you can get a fine or even face a jail term.

Then there are illicit streaming boxes. Many people temper with hardware or software via rooting and several other techniques. The purpose of tempering is to access any unpaid or unapproved content. Therefore, if you are using any of these devices – whether in-home or at a friend’s place – you can get in trouble.

So, the bottom line is, as long as you are watching legally obtained content via official add-ons, you are fine.

What Can You Watch on Kodi?

With Kodi, you can watch everything and anything you want. It puts you in charge. Besides already-included apps, you can get third-party add-ons that allow a plethora of resources and content to stream directly on your device.

From the latest blockbuster movies to fan-favorite TV series, live sports broadcasts, classic documentaries, social media content, the latest local and international news, and much more, Kodi has it all.

Take note that Kodi is just a media player. It does not host content on its servers. With the growing number of Kodi add-ons, you never run out of content to watch. But keep the consequences of watching illegally obtained content.

If you have paid subscriptions from services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, using their official apps to watch content is legal. However, using tempered versions of their apps that offer free content is illegal, and you are liable for your actions.

Can Kodi Replace Cable?

As we mentioned in the previous section, Kodi does not host any content on its servers. Everything comes from secondary sources. So technically, the answer is a big NO. It cannot replace your cable service. But, there’s a catch, and we will explain why getting Kodi instead is better.

Kodi houses all of your favorite streaming services on a single platform. That means it makes searching for shows and movies much easier. Streaming services are limited by their licensing agreements. So, when Kodi brings all of them together, you don’t have to look through multiple sources to look for particular content.

What is Compatible with Kodi?

Kodi is compatible with nearly every streaming device and OS you can think of. It works natively with Linux, Windows, Android, OS X, and even the Raspberry Pi series of minicomputers. So if your device is running on any of these OS, you can get started right away.

Getting Kodi on iDevices can be a bit of a hassle, though. This is because the Kodi apk doesn’t exist in the official app store. You have to get the official Kodi update titled Kodi v18.9 “Leia” for iOS devices. But it requires a jailbroken iDevice and iOS 8 or higher.

How to Install Kodi

If you want to install Kodi or want to update your existing version, this is exactly what you’re looking for. I’ll help you take all the headache out of installing Kodi on your Firestick by showing you the latest versions available and taking you every step of the way through the installation or update process. Every great journey begins with a single step.

How to Install Kodi 19 On Firestick & Fire TV

The latest version of Kodi is called Kodi 19 Matrix. It’s a predecessor of the Leia series and marginally better. It comes with many new options, features, and bug fixes. It has been in development for the last two years and brings big changes to how we consume entertainment.

While we are still a few months away to get the official Kodi 19 Matrix, it’s important that you know how to install it on your Firestick.

Now, there are basically two methods to get Kodi on Firestick. You can get it either through the free Downloader app or with the help of ES file explore. ES file explorer has gone premium now. So you have to shell out an extra $9.99 to work with this method. Let’s take a look at both methods.

1. The Downloader Method

Step 1: Launch your Firestick.

Step 2. On your homepage, head over to the Settings option

Step 3: Look for the My Device or My Fire TV option, click on it.

My Fire TV

Step 4: In the list of options, select “Developer Options.”

Developer Options

Step 5: Now, click on “Apps from Unknown Sources.” FireStick will show a prompt asking you to confirm your selection. Click on “Turn On” to enable this setting.

Apps from Unknown Sources

Step 6:  Next, head back Firestick home screen and click on the magnifying glass icon to open the Search feature.

Firestick Search

Step 7: Look for the Downloader app. As Kodi 19 Matrix is a third-party app, you need a downloading tool to sideload it. Third-party apps are not available on the official Amazon store.

Type Downloader

Step 8. In the list of search results, click the very first result titled Downloader. Then proceed to click on Get to start the download.

Step 9: Wait a few moments as Downloader first downloads and then gets installed on your device.

Step 10: Once Downloader has been installed, open it.

Open Downloader

Step 11: On the right-hand side of the display, can you see a URL path field? Click on it and enter the following download link Hit Go to start downloading.

Kodi 19 Download URL

Step 12: After download, tap on install to install it on your device.

Install Kodi on Firestick

Step 13: Wait a few moments again as Kodi installs on your FireStick. Afterward, click on Open to launch the application.

That’s all. You have Kodi on Firestick now. Happy streaming!

2. The ES File Explorer Method

Below is a step-by-step process to help you with this method.

Step 1: Start FireStick

Step 2: On the main page, go to the search option and look for the ES File Explorer

Step 3: Get the app. Install and launch.

Step 4: Once you launch the ES File Explorer, you will be greeted with a screen showing two options: Free trial and Restore. Clicking on a Free trial will give you the ability to use its service for 7 days free of cost. After this period, you will have to purchase its services.

Step 5: Find the + New sign on the ES File Explorer’s main page and click on it. It will be located towards the bottom of the screen.

Step 6: Enter in the popup window and hit the “Download Now” button.

Step 7:  Wait a few moments as Kodi downloads and Installs.

Install Kodi 18 on Firestick, Windows, Mac, Android

If you’re looking for the best of what’s new, then Kodi 18 (codenamed Leia for the late, great Carrie Fisher) is your best entry point into the world of Firestick streaming. This the latest release and has all of the most updated features that will allow you to be at the cutting edge of what the platform has to offer. It offers the fastest, most reliable streaming with the least buffering of any of the current Kodi builds, and it’s an obvious starting point for techies.

This guide will show you how to download and install Kodi 18 for your Firestick with minimal fuss. As always, I’ve got instructions for how to install this on your Firestick, but I’ll also show you how to get Kodi 18 on Windows, Mac, and Android. I’ll show you how to download the right version for your hardware, walk you through all of the installation steps in easy-to-follow detail, and give you some details about what you can expect to see different in Kodi 18, from the previous versions.

Do I include a YouTube video that you can watch and follow along with for extra help? You bet I do.

Install Kodi 18 on Firestick, Windows, Mac, Android

Install/Update Kodi 17.6 on Firestick and Fire TV

If Kodi 18 doesn’t seem like the right fit for you, then Kodi 17.6, code-named Krypton by popular vote, is next in line for the throne. This was the last version of 17 released before 18 came around and it still packs a punch. This guide is your go-to resource to install the power of Krypton on your Firestick or Fire TV.

If you’re already a Kodi user, then good news! You can actually upgrade to 17.6 from within the Kodi app itself. It’s as easy as you could ever hope for, and I’ve got all the steps broken down so you can whip through them in no time flat. But don’t fret if you’re new to the game. If this is your first Kodi install, I’m more than happy to take you through from the beginning. You’ll be walking among the ranks of Kodi veterans before you know it.

There are screenshots, videos, and tons of tips and tricks to help you out along the way. If you’re looking to get started with Kodi 17.6, check here first.

Install/Update Kodi 17.6 on Firestick and Fire TV

Install Kodi 17 on Firestick and Fire TV

Thanks to some recent updates from the fine folks over on the Kodi development team, downloading Kodi 17 to your Firestick or Fire TV absolutely could not be easier. This classic version of the Kodi platform is a proven crowd-pleaser, and the classics stay classic for a reason, right?

This guide will help you navigate the process of downloading Kodi 17 on your Firestick or Fire TV, and you’ll never even have to put down your remote. It’s seriously that simple. My video walkthrough is right at the top of the guide and is a great place to get started before you start working through the simple instructions that will take you from zero to Kodi in just a few clicks.

I’ll also discuss some of the differences between Kodi 17 over the previous Kodi 16. There’s also an alternate version of the installation process because the choice is power. What are you waiting for? Go ahead and get started!

Install Kodi 17 on Firestick and Fire TV

What Is A Kodi Repository?

Think of Kodi Repository as a bouquet that contains multiple flowers. A repository or repo, in short, is a container for multiple Kodi add-ons split into different categories. While you can install each of these apps separately, installing a repository is less effort and time-consuming. You can install a single Kodi repository of a particular category and get all the add-ons at once.

Kodi uses repositories to distribute add-ons, scripts, and services. All of these make Kodi run better, improve performance, change the appearance of the UI, etc. A repo is installed using a ZIP file, but the file contains mere “pointers” to the actual location of the repository. Developers use and maintain repos to store and locate all of their work. You can set Kodi to automatically check and install new versions of the repository once a project has been updated.

What Is A Kodi Skin?

A Kodi Skin is the way Kodi appears to our eyes. As previously mentioned, you can actually change the skins and customize the appearance, look and feel of the User Interface according to your liking. As a result, these skins provide an absolute makeover of the entire interface.

There are thousands of Kodi skins available online that you can install on your devices without charging you anything. To access various skins, go to the Kodi Add-on Repository. There you can see all the popular skins available. These skins allow you to modify all the menus, change images, change shortcuts and change icons in an easy and quick way.

This means you can get a pretty impressive and cool-looking user interface tailored to your likes and dislikes. Unfortunately, these Kodi skins aren’t included in the official Kodi repository. This means you have to download and install them on your device from online sources, just like Kodi add-ons.

What Is A Kodi Build?

A Kodi builds in simple words is a pre-canned Kodi setup that includes different add-ons, themes, graphics, settings, and other information. As soon as you install a build, it sets up everything from add-ons and themes to graphics, skins, electronic program guides, and various other settings, all at once.

A build also comes with various Kodi repos, so you can save your precious time versus installing everything and making changes manually yourself. Thus, installing a new Kodi build gives a full makeover to your default Kodi app in a single click.

Normally, when you install Kodi on your device, you have to take some time to customize it according to your liking. You need to search the internet for various add-ons, different skins, and other settings that may suit your intended purpose of using Kodi in the first place.

Utilizing a Kodi build is the fastest and easiest method to get Kodi up and running in minimum time and with minimum effort. You can then get tv shows, the latest movies, documentaries, and other streaming items that you may need in a single location without going through the hassle of individually installing each add-on and making changes as you go.

Install Kodi Builds

Some people just want a little more out of life. If that sounds like you, then you should definitely take a look at our Kodi builds guides. These will help show you the best mods to update Kodi’s look and functionality on your Fire TV, so that you can stop settling for less than the best.

Install Kodi Builds (UPDATED)

How to Install Xanax Build

Maybe you’re just not a “default settings” kind of person. Kodi Builds are a fantastic way to get a cooler look and a lot more functionality out of Kodi, and it just so happens that Xanax Build is one of the best builds available for Kodi 18 Leia and Kodi 17 Krypton.

Xanax Build might help you convince your friends that you somehow developed god-level hacker skills to get this kind of an upgrade, but I’ve broken this guide down into steps that are easy and straightforward for both beginners and advanced users to follow. Don’t worry. I, along with the help of a Chef Wizard, will make sure you know exactly what to do.

And if you do happen to get stuck along the way, I’ll make it even easier by including a Kodi Xanax Build installation video walkthrough on YouTube, as well as tons of screenshots for every step. Sometimes you just need to see it to understand. Check out this guide to start installing Xanax for Kodi 18 Leia on your Firestick!

Install Xanax Build for Kodi on Firestick

How to Install Slamious APK on Firestick

The Kodi Slamious Build / APK are another great combo to check out if you happen to like standing out from the crowd. In this guide, I’ll show you how to install the One Nation APK through your Firestick that will allow you to tweak Kodi to get exactly the look and functionality from it that you’re looking for.

The process is super easy and has a ton of room for customization. There are steps laid out for you here in an easy to follow format, so that you can get started quickly no matter what your skill level is.

There’s also a video where I explain some of the finer points of what Slamious APK can do, show you exactly what your Kodi home screen can look like with Slamious Build installed, and guide you through the steps to get started. There’s even a glossary at the bottom to help you catch on to some of the insider jargon quickly, so you can walk the walk, as well as talking the talk.

Trust me. You can do this, and I can help. You’ll be happy you did.

Install Slamious APK on Firestick

How to Install No Limits Build for Kodi 18 on Firestick

Of all the mods and builds out there for Kodi 18, the No Limits build may be the very best of the best. It features a whole array of great new features and sports a great custom look that you’ll love having. And the best thing about is that, in this guide, I’ll show you how to install it on your Amazon Firestick in just two easy steps. Just two.

You can watch my easy-to-follow instructional video on YouTube to hear me talk a bit more about what you can expect to get from your No Limits Kodi experience, as well as take you through the process to get No Limits Magic Build installed and start streaming. Or you can just jump right into the guide, featuring simple instructions and screenshots so you’ll always know if you’re on the right track.

If you want the best Kodi experience on your Fire TV, then you really can’t do better than No Limits. Go ahead and get started now, I’ll have you running in no time.

Install No Limits Build for Kodi 18 on Firestick

What Is A Kodi Add-on?

Think of Kodi add-ons as base applications that increase the functionality and performance of the main Kodi app. There are literally hundreds of thousand add-ons available online that you can connect to Kodi. Add-ons turn this just another media center into one of the best online streaming platforms available today.

While Kodi does include add-ons through its official repo, you can also get them through various locations on the internet. There are entire websites dedicated to the latest add-ons. We have also compiled a list of the best Kodi add-ons, which you can access here.

Most commonly used Kodi add-ons grant you easy access to television shows, films, live tv streams of sporting events, and much more. These add-ons are curated to explore the interwebs for all and any media content. Besides, Kodi add-ons also assist with audio or video streams within your main Kodi application.

Normally, these add-ons come in a .zip file format. You can connect them effortlessly with the main app through the add-on section located under the settings tab inside Kodi. Today, Kodi add-ons are constantly developing, upgrading, and modernizing to give you the best streaming experience. Therefore, be sure to also explore the internet for any special add-ons.

Access Your Video Addons

Accessing the Video add-ons is also fairly simple. On your Kodi home screen, navigate to the Add-ons menu. Its located on the left-hand side of the screen along with TV, Radio, Pictures, and other options. Once you get into the Add-ons menu, Kodi will open the add-on browser. This is where all of your add-ons are organized.

The main browser shows different sections. You can browse through all the previously installed apps in the My add-ons section, look for the latest available updates, recently updated ones, get an app from the repository or install it directly from a zip file. There’s also video add-ons and music add-ons section here. You can find respective add-ons in each section.

Install Any Add-on on Kodi

Previously, finding and installing Kodi add-ons used to be quite a hassle. You had to go through multiple steps to install add-ons on your main app. While the process is still not as straightforward as we would have liked, the latest Kodi version improves things a little. Now you can get started via the add-on section.

In this section, you can see all the installed add-ons broken down into different sections like Video, Music, Programs, etc. The simplest way to install an add-on to select the “Install from repository” section, as you can see in the image. Next, tap on the Kodi Add-on repository” option to start sorting through them by category.

Now, the list of categories can be a bit overwhelming to the newcomer. Therefore, we suggest heading over to the Video add-ons section to begin your Kodi experience.

Scroll down until you come across something that interests you. In case you have no idea where to start, we suggest our go-to entertainment zone Youtube.

Select the Youtube add-on and hit that Enter button. In the following screen, install Youtube. The add-on installs in the background, and you will notice a popup notification informing when it is complete. This way, you can find your new add-ons back on the main Kodi screen.

Go and repeat this process for as many add-ons as you want. There’s pretty impressive stuff in the default Kodi repository to enhance your Kodi experience.

You can also configure Add-ons if you like. Some add-ons like Pandora require you to log in before you can make any changes. Others are configurable right from their settings. Here’s how you can do it:

On the main add-ons section, click on the particular add-on you wish to configure and then hit the S button on your keypad. It will open the settings menu in a popup window.

Select the settings option, and a new window showing all the settings for that particular add-on will open. You can change settings as per your preferences.

Remember, these settings will differ for each add-on. If you think a particular setting of an add-on can be changed, be sure to check its settings because you can probably change it in the settings. That’s how configurable Kodi add-ons can be.

That’s not all. You can get even more add-ons from various third-party repositories. To get these repositories, first, you have to enable the third-party repositories. On your main Kodi homepage, go to the Settings by hitting that gear icon. Then head over to the System > Add-ons section. Here, make sure the “Unknown Sources” toggle is turned on.

Next, get the .ZIP file for the repository you want to install. Make sure it’s on the same device as your Kodi app. Now, head over to the Add-ons section. Locate the box icon on the top left side of the screen.

This is the add-on browser section. In this section, you can install Zip files, browser through already added ones, or install from repository along. There’s also a Search option here to help you look up any add-on quickly and with convenience.

Install Kodi Adult Add-Ons

If you’ve got Kodi and you’d like to use it to watch adult content (and I’m willing to be there are quite a few of you), then look no further. Here we’ve got all the guides and walkthroughs you’ll need to help you install the best XXX add-ons, so that you can find exactly what you’re looking for.

Kodi Porn Add-Ons

We’re all adults here (actually, please stop reading this section if you’re not), and sometimes we want adult content. This guide will show you the very best porn add-ons available for Kodi and exactly what you can expect to get from each of them. Forget about sorting through all the spam and misleading ads; no matter what you’re looking for, I’ll show you how to find it and stream it straight to your TV.

We’ve found all of the best adult streaming sites (YouPorn, Heavy-R, xHamster, Motherless, Redtube, and so, so, so much more), and you’ll have all of them at your fingertips.

The installation process is a piece of cake and I’ll guide you through all of it. You’ll see your Firestick do things you never thought it could, and you won’t even have to break a sweat.

Install Kodi Porn Add-Ons

Install Kodi Porn Add-on Ultimate Whitecream

Without a doubt, one of the best porn add-ons out there is Ultimate Whitecream. It has everything you could want: full length movies, scenes, cams, and all of it is accessible for free. You’d be crazy not to take just a few minutes to follow this guide through the super simple steps that will have you streaming more adult videos than you’ll ever be able to figure out what to do with (but that shouldn’t stop you from trying!).

That’s not all, though! As well know, safe sex is important. That’s why I’ve added in a section to show you how you can make sure your personal information, including your internet browsing history, is protected from would-be intruders so you can keep your secrets to yourself.

If you’re using Kodi 17.1 on your Amazon Firestick, use this guide, and about 5 minutes of your time, to give yourself the gift of great porn. You deserve it.

Install Kodi Porn Add-on Ultimate Whitecream (for Kodi 17.1 and 18) on Firestick

What Is A Kodi Wizard?

A Kodi Wizard is a combo of multiple builds. You can install a wizard with a single click, which automatically installs all the builds, saving you time, energy and efforts. Most of the time, a Kodi Wizard includes some magical tools that can help improve your overall Kodi experience. These include buffering test tool, speed test tool, installing android (apk) apps, etc.

In simple words, a Kodi wizard is a combination of all the add-ons, skins, repositories, and builds. Being a very handy tool, a wizard is the future of Kodi as we believe users will fall in love with this feature.

What Is A Kodi EPG?

Just like your Cable or dish service has a program guide, Kodi has its own Electronic Program Guide (or EPG in simple). The Kodi EPG works with all of your Live TV add-ons, and combines all the information in one place. You can then see what is currently playing on your apps.

What’s more, you can then start the stream right away from its fully optimized and friendly user interface. There are several Kodi EPG add-ons available online. But, none of them work independently. They depend on the Live TV ads that you have already installed on your Kodi.

What Else can Kodi Do?

A LOT. Let’s take a look.

Download and Stream Music

Kodi allows you to download and stream your favorite latest or classic music. Simply get a suitable Kodi add-on and start playing. You can also store music, add to favorites, curate playlists, and much more. The best thing about Kodi is that it doesn’t just work with a single .mp3 format. In fact, it can play music in other formats too, such as AAC and OGG. In a way, using Kodi to stream music is just like using Spotify or iTunes without costing you a dime in the subscription cost. It’s all free. You can also listen to online podcasts with the right add-ons.

Upload Pictures and Videos, View Social Media Platforms

Another cool feature of Kodi is the ability to store and see pictures and videos from your library. There are several photo add-ons available on the internet that let you edit pictures, create slideshows, make albums and do much more. You can even use your photos to create different Kodi skins to use on any of your Kodi-supported devices. Cool, right?

Social media, weather, and other productivity apps are other great services. You can use Kodi to download all of these add-ons to have an all-in-one experience.

Download, Install and Play Video Games

If you like video games, you can use Kodi to access tons of games in different formats. From Android video games to retro and some Kodi-specific ones, you can download all of them on your Kodi device and have some fun. There is no dearth of video gaming Kodi add-ons on the internet.

However, Kodi is no PS4. So, don’t try to play the latest Cyberpunk 2077 or Red Dead redemption with Kodi. In addition, some of these games may require you to download an emulator such as DOSBox. Kodi uses these emulators to properly run supported games.

Organize files and content

Kodi isn’t just a media player; it’s a media organizer as well and one of the best ones available today. It helps you organize a growing list of collections. You can then keep track of what did you leave in the middle of streaming and resume from where you left off. You can also create new categories to organize your content on the basis of genre, date, priority, or anything else that you like. Add-ons such as let you sync your favorite TV series and movies across multiple devices so that you are always up to date with the latest content.

How to Use Kodi

 Kodi packs a convenient user-friendly interface. This makes it very easy to install any add-ons, play content and personalize the look & feel of the app. As you can see in the image below, the top portion of the Kodi home screen features  Search, Settings, and Power icons.

Power offers the following options:

  • Exit – Turn off Kodi and go back to your OS main page.
  • Power off system – Shut down your system.
  • Custom shutdown timer – Here, you can enter a countdown time to power off your system
  • Suspend – This option suspends your system.
  • Reboot – This option restarts your system

The settings icon provides access to some basic Kodi settings, such as:

  • File Manager – Manage all the content
  • Add-ons – Lists various options related to installation and management of Add-ons.
  • System information – Provides information about your system.
  • Event log – Lists any error messages or event notifications.
  • Player – This takes you to the default media player.
  • Media – Provides access to media content, including movies, tv shows, music, and so on.
  • PVR & Live TV – All of your PVR and Live TV settings go here.
  • Services – If you have subscribed to any services, they appear in this section of Kodi.
  • Games – Access to various gaming add-ons and settings.
  • Interface – Settings related to the interface are provided here. For instance, settings like changing skins and customizing the user interface.
  • Profiles – Various profile settings such as adding multiple user profiles, etc.

Lastly, the search icon makes searching for local data and add-ons very easy. Moreover, you can search on Youtube and TheMovieDB with just a few simple clicks.

On Kodi 18, these are the default menu items:

  • Movies – This shows you the list of movies in the library.
  • Tv Shows – This shows you the list of TV programs in the library.
  • TV – With a PVR add-on, you can access free to air tv channels in this section.
  • Radio – With a PVR add-on, you can access free-to-air Radio channels in this section.
  • Music – This shows you a list of music files. These are sorted into different categories such as song, genre, artist, album, or year.
  • Music Videos – Shows you a list of music videos sorted into different categories such as genre, title, artist, tags, studio, directors, etc.
  • Games –This latest addition takes you directly to games
  • Add-ons: This section includes various sub-sections such as Video add-ons, music add-ons, and others.
  • Pictures – Here, you can find all the image-related add-ons that you installed on your system. You can also view file-based pictures in this section.
  • Favorites – Any media that you add to your favorites is organized in this section.
  • Weather – Get local or international weather forecasts in this section.

All of these menus are customizable. You can tailor them to your liking. Some other customizable menus in Kodi are:

  • Sideblade Menu – Depending on the media at hand, this section provides further configuration settings.
  • Context Menu – This menu lists various content-related settings such as Play, information, Mark as watched, Play from here, Add to favorites, MX.wing, and Deathstar EIM.

Information Page – It displays metadata for particular content.

How to Fix Kodi

It’s hard to know where to start when your technology fails you, especially if you’re not a techie. That’s why we’ve made it easy on you, by setting up these great guides to get you back up and running in no time if Kodi crashes or stops working on your Firestick.

Check out the articles below for great troubleshooting steps to help you start watching again as soon as possible!

Firestick Quit Working? Fix it now!

How to Fix Kodi for Firestick and Fire TV

Don’t Panic! If you’ve suddenly find Kodi not working for your Fire TV, rest assured, you’re in good hands now. It’s no fun to suddenly find yourself unable to access all the content you’re used to streaming through Kodi, but I’ve put together this guide to get you back up and running in no time. I’ll show you all the most common reasons that Kodi might fail, and the easy steps you’ll need to take fix the problem right away.

If you’re new to tech and don’t feel comfortable troubleshooting, then you’ll love this guide. I’ll help you narrow down what the issue is, whether it’s hardware, bandwidth throttling, overheating, or glitchy software, and show you the fastest possible solution. If you’re more of a visual learner, I’ve even included a link to our YouTube video on fixing Kodi when it’s not working, so you can save your eyes the headache of reading and just follow along with the tutorial.

As always, reference links abound, for those curious people who want to know more. Start here if you’re having trouble.

Fix Kodi for Firestick and Fire TV

How to Fix: Kodi 17.1 Won’t Open

A small group of people who downloaded Kodi’s absolutely amazing Kodi 17.1 Krypton update, found themselves unable to open the app shortly after installing the upgrade on their Fire TV. They fired up the program and… nothing. If you’re one of those people, I’ve got just the help you need right here!

It’s not a common problem, but it’s sure annoying if you’re one of the people it happens to. How can you fix it, if you can’t even open it? I just happen to have the answer waiting for you. This guide has two different solutions broken down into easy steps for you to follow along with.

As I like to do whenever possible, this guide also comes with a YouTube video, for those who prefer to watch and listen, rather than read their way through their tech support. We’ve got all of you covered, so come check this guide out if you’re having trouble getting your Kodi 17.1 app to launch.

Fix Kodi 17.1 Won’t Open

Kodi FAQs

Can You Use Kodi on Smart TV?

Yes, Kodi runs on a number of devices, including your Smart TVs. However, for that, your smart TV has to be compatible with Android OS.

Can You Use Kodi on Firestick?

Yes, Kodi runs smoothly on Firestick. But you need to sideload it from the official Kodi website as the app is not available on the official Amazon AppStore.

What’s the Difference Between a Kodi add-on and a Kodi  Build?

Think of Kodi add-ons as simple apps, while a Kodi build is a collection of the best Kodi add-ons.

Is Kodi Legal?

Yes, Kodi is legal as long as you are watching legally obtained content. When using third-party Kodi add-ons, we suggest using a reliable VPN such as IPVanish to stay on the safe side.

Is Kodi Safe?

Yes, Kodi is a 100% safe and secure application. Just make sure you are downloading it from their official website.

What is Kodi Used For?

Kodi is used to stream media, including movies, tv shows, music, and much more.

Wrapping up

That’s pretty much all and everything you need to know about Kodi. We hope the information presented in this write-up proves useful to you.

Now you can get started.

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