How To Update Kodi On Firestick

This quick tutorial will show you how to update Kodi on Firestick in 2019.

The same process will also work on the Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV Televisions.  If you have any type of Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, this guide is for you!

This technique is important so can update Kodi without losing your valuable addons and configured settings.

Kodi is known for delivering numerous updates for each version of their app, so its important to know how to do this so you can keep things running optimally.

Updating Kodi on a Firestick or Fire TV is a simple process.

The technique explained below takes less than 2 minutes to complete.

In this tutorial, we are using a free application found in the Amazon App store called Downloader by AFTV News.

Below, you will find both a video tutorial and screenshot guide on how to update Kodi on Firestick, Fire TV, and Fire TV Cube.

As of today, Kodi 18.3 Leia is the current stable version of Kodi.

The video tutorial will provide a more detailed outline of the step-by-step instructions.

How To Update Kodi On Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube With Downloader In 2019

Watch the entire video below for complete details without missing any steps.

Video Tutorial

Important Note:  Prior to updating Kodi, you should ensure that your favorite addons and/or build is compatible with the new version.

Kodi 18.3 Leia is the current stable release.

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Screenshot Guide

Important Notes:

Prior to updating Kodi, you should ensure that your favorite addons and/or build is compatible with the new version.

If you are using a Kodi build, you should change the skin back to default Estuary prior to going through the guide below.  You can usually do this under System / Interface Settings / Skin in most builds.

Kodi 18.3 Leia is the current stable release.

Prior to updating Kodi on Firestick or Fire TV, we should first determine which version of Kodi we are currently running to ensure there is an available update.

1 Go to home screen of Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube

Go to home screen of Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube

2 Hover over Settings menu item

Hover over Firestick Settings menu item

3 Click Applications

Click Applications

4 Click Manage Installed Applications

Click Manage Installed Applications

5 Hover over Kodi

You will see the current version of Kodi installed on Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube on right-hand side,.

As of today, the current stable release of Kodi is 18.3 Leia so we are eligible for an update.

Hover over Kodi

6 Go back to Firestick / Fire TV / Fire TV Cube home screen

Go to home screen of Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube

7 Hover Over Settings

Hover over Settings

8 Click My Fire TV

Click My Fire TV

9 Click Developer options

Click Developer options

10 Click Apps from Unknown Sources and turn it ON

Turn On Apps from Unknown Sources

11 Return to Firestick / Fire TV Home screen, hover over search icon on top-left side of screen and type in “Downloader” and click it in the list below

type downloader

12 Click orange Downloader icon

select downloader

13 Click OK button on remote to begin download & Downloader will install

click download

14 Click Open to launch Downloader

click open

15 Click Allow (you may not see this prompt on older Fire TV models)

click allow

16 Click OK on the welcome window

click ok

17 Click OK button on remote to open the keyboard and type in the address for Kodi 18.3 which is troypoint.com/kodistable

The Kodi stable url above will always point to the most recent stable version so you will be able to use that same link even when new Kodi 18 updates roll out (18.3, 18.4, 19, etc.).

If you would like to update to the previous version which is Kodi 17.6, you will type in troypoint.com/k17

Click Go button after typing in address and Kodi download will begin.

Type in https://troypoint.com/kodistable

18 Kodi download begins

Kodi download begins

19 Click Install when asked to update Kodi on Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube

Click Install when asked to update Kodi on Firestick

20 Kodi will begin updating

Kodi begins updating

21 Click Done

Click Done

22 Click Delete to get rid of Kodi installation file and free up some valuable space on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube

Click Delete

23 Click Delete again to confirm

Click Delete again to confirm

24 Go back to Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube home screen

Go to home screen of Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube

25 Launch Kodi – if you don’t see it on the front page, scroll to the right under “Your Apps & Channels” heading and click “See All” as this will display all apps installed on Firestick

Launch Kodi

26 Kodi begins to load

Kodi begins to load on Firestick

27 Kodi Home Screen is displayed

Kodi home screen is displayed

 

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