FireStick is a great device for streaming Live TV and content from the internet. If you want to benefit from cable internet or suck less for plane internet – FireStick is your best choice! Of course, in order to get the most out of your FireStick, you need to get the latest version of the Kodi media software.

Update your Kodi version to the latest official release with the fast, simple and safe method, without having to worry about the version number or what you need to do to get it done.

If you are using an older version of Kodi (the latest is 19.1 Matrix) on your Fire TV / Stick, this guide is for you.  I’ll show you how to update Kodi on a FireStick or Fire TV without using a computer. The process is relatively simple, but you must follow the steps in the instructions carefully to avoid making mistakes later.

If you are a new user and haven’t installed Kodi yet, let me tell you that it is one of the best Amazon Fire Stick apps you can install on your device. Follow this guide to learn how to install Kodi on the FireStick.

Use the method described in this article to learn how to update Kodi on the Fire TV without losing your existing add-ons and builds. We will use the download application to update the Kodi application. Downloader is a free application that can be easily found in the Amazon App Store. You can download and install it from the FireStick search option. If you have a Loader application installed on your FireStick, you can also use it.

Message: If you’ve had buffering issues on your Kodi, it’s likely that they will be fixed with the new update. However, you can also check out our guide to Kodi buffering issues.

Kodi 19.1 Matrix is the latest official version of the Kodi application. However, this latest version was developed using the updated Python programming language. As a result, most third-party addons do NOT yet work on Kodi 19.

For this reason, we recommend NOT upgrading to Kodi 19.1 until third-party addons have been re-encoded to be compatible with this version.

If you still want to get Kodi 19.1, enter the URL firesticktricks.com/matrix into the download application. I have described the steps for installing the download application on the FireStick in the next section of this guide.

On the other hand, if Kodi was automatically updated to Kodi 19.1 and you want Kodi 18.9 Leia back, you can do so via the firesticktricks.com/k189 download link in the Downloader app. Make sure you have uninstalled Kodi 19.1 before installing Kodi 18.9.

To update Kodi on the FireStick / Fire TV

Below are complete step-by-step instructions for updating Kodi on the 2nd generation FireStick. Generation with the Alexa voice remote, FireStick 4K and other Fire TV devices, including the Fire TV Cube.

Attention FireStick users!

Governments and ISPs are constantly monitoring your online activities, and accessing copyrighted content on your Fire TV Stick can cause serious problems. Your IP is currently visible to everyone. I highly recommend you to buy the best FireStick VPN to hide your IP address and transfer your favorite games safely.

Personally, I use ExpressVPN, the fastest and most secure VPN on the market. Not only is it easy to install on any device, but it also comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. And if you are not 100% satisfied, you can always get your money back. ExpressVPN is also currently offering an additional 3 months free for an annual plan!

Here are the reasons why using a VPN is essential at all times.

Read: To install and use the best VPN for FireStick

Step 1: Preparing the FireStick for Kodi update

1. Go to the FireStick home screen and select Search > Search

2. Find the Downloader application and follow the on-screen instructions to install it on your device (for more information on the Downloader application, see our detailed guide).

3. Go to Fire Stick settings > My Fire TV > Developer settings. There you should see Install unknown applications. Click here !

If your FireStick is not updated to the latest version of the interface, click on Applications from unknown sources and enable it.

4. Click and enable unknown sources for the download application

4. Return to Settings > Preferences > Privacy settings > Application usage data collection. Now uncheck the option to collect application usage data.

Step 2: Download Kodi update on Fire TV Stick

The latest update available today is Kodi 19.1 Matrix. However, since most addons are not compatible with Kodi 19, I will show you how to update both Kodi 19.1 and Kodi 18.9 Leia.

1. Open the Downloader application you installed earlier. Click on the URL field on the right side of the page.

2. The keyboard pop-up window opens.

For Kodi 18.9 Leia, enter the URL as https://www.firesticktricks.com/kapk.

For Kodi 19.1 Matrix, enter https://www.firesticktricks.com/matrix.

Press GO

Step 3: Updating Kodi on Firestick / Fire TV

Now that we have downloaded the latest Kodi update file to your FireStick. Let’s start with the final step of installing the new Kodi update on the FireStick.

#1. After downloading the update file, click Install.

#2. Wait until the Kodi APK is installed.

#3. If the App Installed message appears, it means that Kodi has been updated on the FireStick.

#4. Congratulations! The Kodi application on the Fire TV Stick has been updated to the latest version. To check for the new update, launch Kodi, go to Settings > System Info and see the Kodi version on the bottom right of the screen.

How to use Kodi safely on the Fire Stick

If you’re not using a FireStick VPN, I would caution you that anything you stream on Kodi is visible to your ISP and the government. This means that watching movies, TV shows and sports broadcasts for free can get you in trouble with the law.

I always connect ExpressVPN to my FireStick, it’s the fastest VPN for streaming. I suggest you do the same. A good VPN for the Fire Stick can help you bypass online tracking, ISP throttling, and geographical restrictions on content.

We do not encourage copyright infringement. But what if you accidentally upload content from an illegal source? It is not always easy to distinguish between a legal and an illegal source.

So, before you stream content on the FireStick using Kodi, let’s see how you can use ExpressVPN to hide your streaming activities from prying eyes.

Step one: Download ExpressVPN HERE. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. This means you can use it for free for the first 30 days. If you are not satisfied with the service (which is highly unlikely), you can request a full refund.

Step two: Go to the search option on your Fire TV / Stick. Type Expressvpn (without quotes) into the search box and select ExpressVPN when it appears in the search results.

Step three: Click the Download button to install the ExpressVPN for Fire TV / Stick application.

Step four: Open the application and enter the credentials you created when you purchased your ExpressVPN subscription. Click on Connection

Step 5: Click on the power icon to connect to the VPN server. That’s it. Now your connection is secure with the fastest and best VPN for FireStick.

You can also learn more about using ExpressVPN with Fire TV / Stick.

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Updating Kodi with ES File Explorer (alternative method)

You can also install and update Kodi on the FireStick using the ES File Explorer application. This is an alternative method. If you have already used the Downloader application for this purpose, it is not necessary to follow this method.

Message: ES File Explorer is no longer free. You have to pay $9.99 a month to download side-by-side apps. That’s why I recommend using the Downloader application.

Just install ES File Explorer and follow the steps below:

  1. ES Start File Management
  2. Select the downloader icon on the right and click on it.
  3. Press +New below
  4. Enter this URL https://www.firesticktricks.com/kapk in the Path field and any name in the Name field.
  5. Click on download now
  6. Wait for the Kodi APK file to download.
  7. Click on Open File
  8. Press the Install button
  9. Wait a few seconds for Kodi to install on your device.
  10. Click on Open
  11. That’s it. The latest Kodi update is installed on your Fire Stick / Fire TV.

Kodi update on FireStick failed?

If the above method of updating the Kodi application does not work, follow the steps below. In this case, a new installation is performed and the existing data is lost.

Step 1: Uninstalling Kodi from the Fire TV Stick

First, you need to remove the current version of Kodi from your Fire TV Stick. Perform the following steps.

#1. Go to the Fire Stick settings and open Apps.

#2. Open Manage installed applications

#3. Find Kodi and click on it.

#4. Press Force Stop to make sure Kodi is not running in the background.

#5. Now click on Delete.

Step 2: Reinstalling the Kodi application on the Fire TV Stick

Now that you have removed Kodi from your Fire TV/stick. We will reinstall Kodi 19.1 Matrix, which is the latest stable version so far. The steps are similar to the upgrade method shown above, but you can also follow this link to see some other ways to install Kodi on the Fire TV Stick.

Questions and Answers

How do I update Kodi on the Amazon Firestick?

In this guide, I have provided complete instructions on how to update Kodi on Amazon FireStick. This guide works on all Fire TV devices, including the second generation FireStick. Generation, the FireStick 4K and the Fire TV Cube.

What is the latest version of Kodi?

The latest version of Kodi is 19.1 Matrix. This version was released in May 2021.

Is Kodi legal and safe?

Kodi is perfectly legal and safe. You can download Kodi from the Microsoft Store on Windows 10 and the Google Play Store on Android mobile devices. These shops do not publish applications without careful review. Moreover, they will never host illegal or dangerous applications.

It is important to remember that Kodi uses third-party add-ons for streaming. Distributing copyrighted content can be both illegal and dangerous.

What can you watch on Kodi?

Anything you can think of. You can install official addons and third-party addons on Kodi for any type of content including movies, TV shows, kids shows, live broadcasts, sports, documentaries, etc. The idea is to find the right addon for the type of content you want to stream.

We do not check the legality or safety of any add-ons, applications or services mentioned on this website. Furthermore, we do not promote, publish or link to copyrighted feeds. We strongly condemn piracy and urge our readers to avoid it at all costs. Any mention of free streaming on our website refers only to non-copyrighted public domain content. Read our full disclaimer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I update Kodi on Firestick 2021?

To update Kodi on Firestick 2021, you need to first uninstall the current version of Kodi. Then, install the latest version of Kodi from the official website.

How do I force my Amazon Fire Stick to update?

If you are having trouble updating your Amazon Fire Stick, try the following: Unplug your Amazon Fire Stick from power. Wait 30 seconds. Plug it back in and wait for the update to complete. If you are still having trouble updating your Amazon Fire Stick, try the following: Unplug your Amazon Fire Stick from power. Wait 30 seconds. Plug it back in and wait for the update to complete. If that doesn’t work, try unplugging it from power and plugging it back in again. If that doesn’t work, try unplugging it from power and plugging it back in again. If that doesn’t work, try unplugging it from power and plugging it back in again. If that doesn’t work, try unplugging it from power and plugging it back in again. If you are still having trouble updating your Amazon Fire Stick, try the following: Unplug your Amazon Fire Stick from power. Wait 30 seconds. Plug it back in and wait for the update to complete. If that doesn’t work, try unplugging it from power and plugging it back in again. If that doesn’t work, try unplugging it from power and plugging it back in again. If that doesn’t work, try unplugging it from power and plugging it back in again. If that doesn’t work, try unplugging it from power and plugging it back in again. If you are still having trouble updating your Amazon Fire Stick, try the following: Unplug your Amazon Fire Stick from power. Wait 30 seconds. Plug it back in and wait for the update to complete. If that doesn’t work, try unplugging it from power and plugging it back in again. If that doesn’t work, try unplugging it from power and plugging it back in again. If that doesn’t work, try unplugging it from power and plugging it back in again. If that doesn’t work, try unplugging it from power and plugging it back in again. If you are still having trouble updating your Amazon Fire Stick, try the following: Unplug your Amazon Fire Stick from power. Wait 30 seconds. Plug it back in and wait for the update to complete. If that doesn’t work, try unplugging it from power and plugging it back in again. If that doesn’t work, try unplugging it from power and plugging it back in again. If that doesn’t work, try unplugging it from power and plugging it back in again. If that doesn’t work, try unplugging it from power and plugging it back in again. If you are still having trouble updating your Amazon Fire Stick, try the following: Un

How do I make my Kodi Firestick faster?

There are a few things you can do to make your Kodi Firestick faster. First, make sure that your device is connected to a strong Wi-Fi connection. If you’re using a mobile hotspot, try switching to the cellular data network instead. Second, disable any unnecessary apps on your device. This will free up memory and speed up the performance of Kodi Firestick. Third, make sure that your device is up to date. This will ensure that you have the latest software and security updates. Fourth, if you’re using a VPN on your Kodi Firestick, disable it temporarily to see if this helps speed up the performance of your device. There are a few things you can do to make your Kodi Firestick faster. First, make sure that your device is connected to a strong Wi-Fi connection. If you’re using a mobile hotspot, try switching to the cellular data network instead. Second, disable any unnecessary apps on your device. This will free up memory and speed up the performance of Kodi Firestick. Third, make sure that your device is up to date. This will ensure that you have the latest software and security updates. Fourth, if you’re using a VPN on your Kodi Firestick, disable it temporarily to see if this helps speed up the performance of your device.

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