How To Update Kodi On Fire TV And FireStick

For those of you still using an older version of Kodi, this article will be beneficial. The most recent Kodi version is 19.1 Matrix, so users of older Kodi versions should continue reading.

Kodi Update on FireStick / Fire TV

This guide will walk you through the steps necessary to update Kodi without using a computer on a FireStick or Fire TV. The process is relatively straightforward; however, you must carefully follow the steps outlined in the guide to avoid encountering errors later on.

Adhering to this procedure ensures that you do not lose any existing third party Add-ons or Builds when updating Kodi on Fire TV. We will then update the Kodi app using the Downloader app (available for free on the Amazon app store).

If you are experiencing buffering issues with Kodi, there is a chance that the new update will resolve the issue. You can, however, consult our guide on Kodi buffering issues.

How To Update To The Latest Kodi Matrix 19 On Fire TV Or A Firestick

PLEASE NOTE: Upgrades to Kodi 19.1 are not recommended at the moment, as many third-party addons do not yet work with this version.

Kodi 19.1 Matrix is the application’s most recent official release. This latest version, on the other hand, was created using the upgraded Python programming language. As a result, the majority of third-party addons are incompatible with Kodi 19.

There is little point in upgrading to this Kodi version until third-party addons are re-coded to work with this version.

How to Update Kodi on Fire TV / FireStick

Follow these step-by-step instructions if you are updating Kodi using the 2nd generation FireStick with Alexa voice remote, FireStick 4K, and other Fire TV devices, such as the Fire TV Cube. This update will only take a few minutes of your time.

Prepare Firestick For Kodi Update

Navigate to the FireStick home screen and then to Search, followed by Find.

To install Downloader on your device, search for it and follow the on-screen instructions.

Navigate to the Fire Stick’s settings. Select Developer Options from the My Fire TV menu.

Select Install Unknown Apps.

If your FireStick’s interface has not been updated to the latest version, click Apps from Unknown Sources and toggle it On.

Turn on the Downloader app’s unknown sources setting.

Go to Preferences, then Privacy Settings, then Collect App Usage Data in Settings. Switch off Collect App Usage Data.

Download Kodi Update on FireStick

We’ll show you how to update Kodi 19.1 and Kodi 18.9 Leia because most addons aren’t compatible with Kodi 19.

The Kodi 19.1 Matrix is the most recent Kodi update.

On the right-hand side of the downloader app, click on the URL box.

A keypad pop-up box will appear.

Enter the following URL into Kodi 18.9 Leia:

Enter the following code for Kodi 19.1 Matrix:

Click the Go button.

Update Kodi 18.9 Leia on Fire TV / Firestick

Now that we’ve downloaded the latest Kodi update file to your FireStick, we’ll need to install it.

When the download is complete, click Install.

It will take a few moments for the Kodi APK to install.

You will see the App Installed message when Kodi has been updated on Firestick.

Your Fire TV Stick’s Kodi app has been updated to the latest version.

Launch Kodi to verify your new update.

To see the Kodi version, go to Settings and select System Info. It’ll be at the bottom of the screen.

How to Update Kodi Using ES File Explorer App

The ES File Explorer App can also be used to sideload and update Kodi on the FireStick. This is a different approach. There’s no need to use this method if you’ve already used the Downloader app for this.

ES File Explorer is no longer available for free. You’ll pay $9.99 per month to sideload apps. which is why the Downloader application is a more popular choice.

Update Kodi Using ES File Explorer App Steps

Download and install the ES File Explorer app, then follow the steps below:

  1. Open the ES File Explorer application.
  2. Select and then click the Downloader icon.
  3. At the bottom of the page, click +New.
  4. In the Path field, type https://www.???? and any name in the Name field.
  5. Click the “Download Now” button.
  6. Wait for the APK file for Kodi to download.
  7. Click the Open File button.
  8. Install should be selected.
  9. Wait a few moments for Kodi to install on your device.
  10. Click the Open button.

If The Kodi Update on FireStick Failed

If these methods fail to update your Kodi app, proceed to the steps outlined below.

You’ll need to reinstall Kodi, which means all of your existing data will be lost.

Remove Kodi from your Fire TV Stick.

We will start by uninstalling the current Kodi version from your Fire TV Stick.

Go to the Fire Stick’s settings and select Applications.

Select Manage Installed Applications.

Click on Kodi.

To make sure Kodi isn’t running in the background, click Force Stop.

Select Uninstall.

On The Fire TV Stick, Reinstall The Kodi App.

You’ll need to reinstall Kodi 19.1 Matrix now that you’ve removed it from your Fire TV/Stick.
For a step-by-step guide, see our article on how to install Kodi on a Fire TV stick.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: KODI USERS

While Kodi Addons and Kodi builds enable you to stream an unlimited amount of content, they may result in legal action if you are caught streaming free movies, television shows, or sports that are not available in the public domain.

Kodi users are strongly recommended always to use a VPN when streaming content online, as this is a great way to protect themselves. In addition to providing buffer-free streaming, a good Kodi VPN conceals your identity, avoids government monitoring, unblocks geo-restricted content, and bypasses ISP throttling.

ExpressVPN is the fastest and secure VPN available. It’s simple to connect on any device, including the Amazon FireStick

You receive three months free and a 49% discount on its annual plans, in addition to a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you may always request a refund.

Read: How to install and use a Kodi VPN

How To Update Kodi On Fire TV And FireStick Frequently Asked Questions

How do you update Kodi on an Amazon Firestick?

This guide will provide you details on how to update Kodi on an Amazon FireStick. All Fire TV devices, including the FireStick 2nd Gen, FireStick 4K, and Fire TV Cube, are compatible with these instructions.

What is Kodi’s most recent version?

Kodi 19.1 Matrix is the most recent version of Kodi, which was released in May 2021.

Can I Update Kodi Without Losing Data?

If you follow the instructions above, you will not lose your best Kodi Builds, addons and configured settings.

Is Kodi legal and safe to use?

Kodi is completely legal and safe to use. On Windows 10, you can get Kodi from the Microsoft Store, and on Android devices, you can get it from the Google Play Store. These stores do not host any apps that have not been thoroughly vetted. They would never host an illegal or dangerous app.

It’s important to remember that Kodi relies on third-party addons to stream content. If you are streaming copyrighted content, you may be breaking the law as well as putting yourself in danger.

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