Windows 10: Andoid phone users - install KODI on Amazon Fire TV box / stick

Discus and support Andoid phone users - install KODI on Amazon Fire TV box / stick in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hi folks This method can install KODI on to an amazon fire TV stick / box simply by using an andoid phone or tablet. Kodi is a very useful... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by jimbo45, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. jimbo45 Win User

    Andoid phone users - install KODI on Amazon Fire TV box / stick


    Hi folks

    This method can install KODI on to an amazon fire TV stick / box simply by using an andoid phone or tablet.

    Kodi is a very useful application to have installed on an amazon fire tv box / stick as as well as being useful for all sorts of audio / video playback it can easily play shared multi-media folders from any networked device on your LAN on your remote TV - simply connect the amazon fire tv to your TV via HDMI cable and start the kodi app.

    To install is actually a doddle --install the app first on an android smart phone or an android tablet -- install another app (free) on the same device (android phone or tablet) called app2firetv. On the set up set the IP address of the amazon tv box / stick and then simply choose local apps, scroll down to kodi and then install.

    The kodi app will be downloaded to your amazon box and installed --- really simple.

    (You will need to enable allow install from unknown sources on the fire stick as kodi is not officially supported by amazon -- however being an android device most standard android apps can be installed on it !!!)

    Great way to install this app without any fuss whatsoever.

    Cheers
    jimbo

    :)
     
    jimbo45, Jul 24, 2018
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  2. jimbo45 Win User

    Amazon Fire TV - KODI is TOPS, VLC is BROKEN (latest update)


    Hi there

    If you have the amazon fire stick or the TV box sideload KODI - simple to do it and can be done from your phone as the amazon devices are android.

    An advantage also is that KODI can play DVD iso files from HDD iso images directly - the handset also handles menu's etc and nothing is mounted on the remote computer.

    VLC was my favourite until the amazon update - it's BROKEN now - there's no method any more of browsing to choose external subtitles. Kodi works PERFECTLY and even plays things like .mts directly - stuff I've saved to HDD from a SKY Q box via video capture device) and also any sort of audio.

    If you use VLC on your amazon device and you like subtitles DO NOT UPDATE !!!! or switch to Kodi.

    If buying a new smart TV I'd suggest buying a model that uses Android so you can sideload apps without needing an amazon firestick -- SAMSUNG smart TV's have their own OS so it's not possible to install anything on those unfortunately.

    SONY works fine as does any TV using Android.

    The newer LG and Samsung models have their own OS unfortunately so you will have to use a device like Amazon fire TV / stick if you want to run Kodi.

    Kodi BTW avoids all sorts of transcoding compared with say PLEX. Plex though is supported directly on a few Smart TV platforms.

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Jul 24, 2018
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  3. jimbo45 Win User
    Amazon Fire TV - KODI is TOPS, VLC is BROKEN (latest update)


    Hi there
    @CountMike

    Install Kodi V17.1 (Krypton) on your PHONE first --then simply install to Amazon Fire TV / stick via Apps2Fire application on the phone -- it will install on the Firestick over the network.

    I'm not sure what Kodi version you are running but mine works 100% beautifully on the Firestick. Picks up media from TWO remote servers I have with no probs whatsoever.

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Jul 24, 2018
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    Andoid phone users - install KODI on Amazon Fire TV box / stick

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