Setting Up Your New Amazon FireTV Stick With Kodi

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  • March 9, 2015

Step 1: Create an Amazon Account

If you don’t already have an Amazon account, go to Amazon.com and create one. You’ll need your Amazon login information when you first start your Amazon FireTV Stick. The great thing about the Amazon FireTV Stick is that Amazon allows 3rd Party Android apps on their devices. Because of that, your Amazon FireTV Stick is fully functional as Amazon made it and still under the manufacturers warranty. You just have the added benefit of having Kodi “side loaded” on to the internal 6GB flash drive.

Step 2: Accessing & Launching Kodi

Once you login, your Amazon FireTV Stick will open on it’s Home Screen. To open your installed version of Kodi, scroll to the bottom where it says Settings.

settings-firetv

Then scroll to the right and select Applications. Then scroll to the bottom and select Manage Installed Applications.

applications-manage-install-firetv

On the next screen scroll down until you find the Kodi application and select it.

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Now select Launch Application

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Step 3: (OPTIONAL) Creating a Home Screen Shortcut for Launching Kodi

To launch Kodi you’ll have to go through the previous step each time. It’s pretty easy, especially if you run Kodi most of the time anyway. However, if you want to create a shortcut on your home screen, follow the simple steps below. This is totally optional.

First you’ll need to download a Free “decoy” app from the Amazon app store. From your FireTV Stick, you can do a search at the top for “Ikono TV” and download there, or from your computer, you can install it from this link iKono TV app From Amazon

search ikonotvikonotv

Once it’s installed and you’ve launched it, you’ll see that it will be on your Home Screen at the very top under Recent.

ikonotv-app-home-screen

Pretty convenient, right? Now we’re going to change it to link to Kodi for a quick launcher. So go ahead and exit out of ikon TV, if you haven’t already, and scroll to the bottom, select Settings>Applications>Manage All Applications (same steps as above) and scroll down and find the application Llama.

llama-application-firetv

Select Llama and then select Launch Application. Llama will display a couple of information screens, just click OK for all of them and we’ll continue.

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Scroll to the bottom bar and then to the left of the bottom bar (see image below, bottom left corner) and select it.

select-settings-bottom-left

Scroll down and select Import/Export Data.

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Now select Import From USB storage.

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Llama will ask you, “are you sure?”, select Yes.

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You’ll see a brief confirmation when it’s done, which will only take a few seconds. Now hit the HOME button on your remote and now lets restart your FireTV Stcik by holding down the big Select button and the play/pause button for 5 seconds until you see the FireTV is shutting down. Once it reboots, select the ikon TV app and it should take you right to Kodi. If it doesn’t, restart it one more time.

Step 4: Accessing the Best Content on Kodi

There are hundreds of add-ons for Kodi but in my experience there’s only a handful you need to get any kind of content you want. While I encourage you to experiment and try out new plugins, here’s a short guide to getting you the best content as fast as possible.

Here are the Top 5 Add-ons for Kodi in 2015

  1. Mashup—movies & tv, live tv streaming
  2. 1Channel—movies & tv
  3. IceFilms—movies & tv
  4. SportsDevil—live sports streaming
  5. ustvnow-live tv streaming

I’ll be posting videos daily to show cool stuff you can do with Kodi and the video add-ons, so check back often. There are also some great articles on this site showing step-by-step how to access Live PPV events like UFC and WWE.

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6 Comments

  • Aurora says:

    Johnny, Got the Firestick today. Everything is set up though I don’t know how to get the add ons to show after I’ve selected them under Video. Seems I have to go into add ons each time with the stick rather than having them there when I click on Videos. What am I doing wrong?

  • admin says:

    Hi Aurora, I posted a new video how to add the shortcut icons to the home screen that you’re talking about you can see it here http://www.hackmyappletv.com/how-to-add-shortcut-icons-kodi-xbmc-home-screen/

  • Ernest says:

    KODI TV rocks.

    I love my new special Amazon Fire TV stick. I have it for a month now.

    Whoever installed/created this amazing software is a genius and deserves to be rich.

  • Steve says:

    scroll to the bottom, select Settings>Applications>Manage All Applications (same steps as above) and scroll down and find the application Llama.

    Guess what no llama app installed .. I don’t know how to find llama and what it means to side install
    Any easier way with fire TV box to get shortcut installed?

  • luke says:

    The missing step….to install Llama.
    Open the adbFire program. Find the button that says LLama options. open it and click the Install llama button.

  • Marc says:

    I have a Amazon fire stick and the steps worked. However, I now have a Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote and, I followed the same steps, but kodi does not work. The kodi short cut appears on the main screen, but when I click on it, Ikono tv starts. I tried rebooting and running llama several times, but still does not work to start Kodi. Is there a trick to this new Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote?

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