Streaming on the Amazon Firestick/Fire TV
Kodi is a free and open-source media player software application developed by the XBMC Foundation. It is available for multiple operating systems and hardware platforms but is especially popular with many Android-users. It allows users to play and view most streaming media, such as videos, music, podcasts, and videos from the Internet, as well as all common digital media files from local and network storage media.
Through the use of Kodi media streaming devices, one is able to access a wide array of media from their Amazon Fire TV as well as their Amazon Firestick. Amazon Fire TV is a digital media player. The player is a small network appliance entertainment device that streams digital audio/video content to a high-definition television from the home (internet) network. By convention, Amazon Fire TV refers to the set-top box and Amazon Firestick TV refers to the plugin stick.
Apps are accessible from these Kodi streaming devices. One such excellent and convenient app is the Exodus Live App. Exodus Live is the new, efficient and super easy Android app which allows users to watch live TV and stream the latest movies from their Android device. With Exodus Live TV, users can access over six hundred (600) channels that are 100% free. Its user-friendly navigation tab gives a wide array of options for users to comfortably switch to their favourite local or international TV channels which ranges from the UK, Caribbean and the US (including interstate channels).
All android devices that have Kodi need the Configurator for Kodi. Configurator for Kodi is a wizard that sets up your Kodi and acts as a maintenance tool. It sets up your Kodi android easily and in just one (1) click. It fully manages your Kodi media player on any Android Kodi streaming device. Configurator is the most all-inclusive setup tool for Kodi.
Now, we are going to look at how to get these awesome apps onto our Amazing Amazon Firestick without much headache or hassle. One of the easiest method ever to install Kodi on your Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire Stick is to sideload it onto the device. No computer is needed to complete this procedure. Your Firetv device will be a super awesome Kodi Streaming Device once these must-have apps are installed.
Please make sure that in your settings, you have turned “ON” the option to install “Apps from Unknown Sources”
Allowing installation of third-party apps can be a sizable security risk, as Amazon has stated.
The steps to turn this feature on are:
- Go to Settings
- Select the option “System”
- Then “Developer Options”
- Finally, select “Apps from Unknown Sources” and turn it “On”.
- You should then be able to install your apps with ease.
From here, we are going to install the app, “File ES Explorer” from the AppStore.
Step 1: Now let’s get ES File Explorer from the Store / Search / ES File Explorer
Step 2: Select the app in order to download and install it.
Step 3: Once installed, Launch ES File Explorer and press back to exit the tutorial
Step 4: On your left hand side column click on Add and enter this address in the popup http:\\kodi.tv\download Click “next” and name it Kodi and select “Add”
Step 5: Now let’s look for that link we just created, again press left and scroll down until you see Kodi and click it
Step 6: Now you’re in the Kodi download section, here we want to select the Android version ARM, select and click to download
Step 7: Once downloaded click Open File and select Install and Install again.
Step 8: Basically you are done.
One thing with this method is that you will always get the latest version of Kodi from the developers. While this may not be such a bad thing, but we all know that for the Fire stick, Kodi 14.2 works best.
Ok, so we have been through the first method of turning your Amazon Fire TV Stick into a Kodi Streaming Device. Let us now go on to my way of installing Kodi 14.2 onto your Kodi devices for TV.
Step 1: Launch ES File Explorer and on your left hand side column click on Add and enter this address in the popup http:\\spartanpixel.net\repo press next and name it Kodi 14.2 and press Add
Step 2: Now let’s look for that link we just created, again press left and scroll down until you see Kodi 14.2 and click it
Step 3: Now you’re in the Beast site, here we want to select the Android APK 14.2, select and click to download
Step 4: Once downloaded click Open File and select Install and Install again.
Step 5: And voila! You have now installed Kodi 14.2 onto your amazing Firestick.
Once your Kodi has been installed, you’ll go through a simple setup where you tell Kodi what language to use, what time zone you’re in and what its name should be for network shares. Once you have it set up and running you can do a few things to make it work better for you and be able to do more with Kodi. Now, this is where you will need the Configurator for Kodi, which we will look at a little later on.
Now here’s a third way to install your apps to Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Another easy way to install Kodi on Fire Stick is using FireDL. Though the method is easy, it takes a little time in downloading the Kodi APK onto your Kodi device. If the above method did not work out well for you, follow the steps below to install Kodi using FireDL onto your Fire TV Device.
What is FireDL you ask?
FireDL is an Android App you install from the Google Play Store just like any other app. It is a search engine to install apps, documents, and zip files to your Android box. The perk is that apps are installed via 5 digit codes, so you don’t have to enter in full HTML links or search the web for updated APK files. Simply download the app with our 4-step guide below, launch it, and enter in one of the FireDL Codes from our list to download and install that app.
Using FireDL removes the need to manually download APK files and sideload them on to your device with third party hardware or software.
Similar to other methods, this method too requires you to enable installation from “Unknown sources.”
STEP 1: Search FireDL on your Fire Stick in your Amazon AppStore.
STEP 2: Install FireDL and Open it.
STEP 3: Type 600003 at the top blank space. These numbers are the FireDl code for the Kodi Media Player app.
STEP 4: The above code will automatically convert to the Kodi APK URL and download will start without any further actions from your side.
STEP 5: Once the download completes, you will see the Installation screen. Just click on “Install” and Kodi will be installed on your Fire Stick.
This method of using FireDL to install your apps is quite quick, efficient and easy to do. This method can be employed to install Configurator for Kodi as well as Exodus Live TV apps. Two apps that are a must have on your android devices.
Once you have FireDL installed, all you need are the App Codes that are to be inputted in order to download and install the Configurator for Kodi App and the Exodus Live TV app.
The following are the app codes that may be used to install an app onto your Fire TV Device:
723705 – Configurator for Kodi
69003 – ES Explorer 4.1.6
295839 – Exodus Live TV
600001 – Kodi 16.1
600003 – Kodi 17.3 32bit
600004 – Kodi 17.3 64bit
Make sure to enjoy your Kodi streaming device! The Amazon Fire TV Stick is great for streaming Live TV Channels from apps such as the Exodus Live TV app. It features premium channels such as the well popular network channels like HBO or ESPN. This awesome app will make your Fire TV device an awesome way to enjoy excellent media of all different categories.
Parental Control addons Kodi
If you don’t want your children to be able to access certain add-ons within Kodi, you’ll probably want to enable parental controls to curb their viewing access.
Here is the top 3 methods of full parental control within kodi
1. Universal Parental Control
Universal Parental Control is built to work with videos played from your Kodi library and ALL addons. Addon developers do not need to change anything and Universal PC works even if metadata is disabled. Highly configurable: Set your PIN, set your watershed time, exclude addons if required, exclude modes if required.
If you want to make a source more private, you can use lockcodes or passwords to protect that source. The easiest way to accomplish this in Kodi, is using the GUI dialogs. First, enable the Master Lock in Settings/System/Master lock. After enabling the Master Lock, a Set Lock button will pop up in the Context Menu allowing you to set a lock on specific sources. Kodi will ask for the master lock codeand then give you the opportunity to set a unique Password on that specific share. To Remove the Lock you need to remember the Master Lock code.
3. XBMC Parental Controls
Download the zip file from
and place it in a location you can browse to from Xbox Media Center. In XBMC, go to System -> Settings -> Addons -> Install from zip file. Browse to the zip file you downloaded and install it.
Mapping Kodi Keys
The keyboard.xml file controls how Kodi reacts to keypresses, that is it determines what action is mapped to what keypress. There are two main reasons for modifying keyboard.xml:
- You want to change the standard key mappings because of a personal preference
- You are configuring a Media Center remote control that sends keypresses
You can edit keyboard.xml using any text editor such as Notepad++ in Windows or gedit/nano in Linux. The location where the file should be located after creation is in userdata
There is a more detailed discussion of the keyboard.xml file. This article is focussed on the gory details of editing it.
Keymap Editor is a GUI for configuring mappings for remotes, keyboard and other inputs supported by xbmc. Note: existing user defined key mappings will be removed.
To install this add-on you must do so from the Add-on manager from within Kodi by going to:
- Install from repository (v15/v16) / Get add-ons (v14)
- Kodi add-on repository
- Program Add-ons
- Keymap Editor
Disable add-on auto updater Kodi
Depending on what repositories you install and the level of trust you have in them, it could in some cases be a smart move to consider disabling automatic add-on updates in order to ensure that the integrity of the add-ons you use aren’t compromised by untrustworthy developers.
Step 1: Navigate to the “Settings” tab under the “SYSTEM” menu heading.
Step 2: Choose the “Add-ons” option from the left side vertical menu.
Step 3: Press to the “Left” of your screen until the left side pop out menu is displayed.
Step 4: Toggle the “Auto updates” field to “Notify” at this point.
Step 5: Press to the “Right” of your screen to hide the pop out menu again.
Step 6: You’ve now disabled automatic updates, however you can still check to see when updates are available by clicking on the “Available updates” option within the same menu in the future.
Step 7: Select on the name add-on you wish to update at this point.
Step 8: Click on the “Update” button within the add-on information prompt.
Step 9: Wait a few seconds for the update to complete, it will then be removed from the list of available updates.
Congratulations! Now you don’t have to worry about whatever sketchy repositories you’ve installed from other sites potentially hijacking others add-ons that they didn’t originally develop
Disable Kodi Notification
Notifications at times can be a pain in the ass. Here is how you can easily stop all Kodi notifications!
- Go to system\settings\add-ons\. When at that screen press left to bring up the options menu. Turn off Notifications.
- Disable TVAddons Notifications
Step 1: Navigate to the “PROGRAMS” menu.
Step 2: Highlight the “Notifications” add-on from the listing.
Step 3: Toggle the “Context Menu” or right click on the Notifications add-on.
Step 4: Select the “Add-on Settings” option.
Step 5: Toggle “ON” the “Unsubscribe” field by clicking it once.
Step 6: Press the “Ok” at the bottom of the window.
3. System -> Addon Manager -> open the left bar menu with the little arrow -> uncheck “Notifications”