It goes without saying that an Amazon Fire Stick is your personal property and gives you the right to do whatever you wish with it. For instance, downloading Kodi on a Fire TV is fully legal. But watching streams that are pirated is illegal as is using illegal Kodi addons. There are many ways you can hack your FireStick to get more out of it.
5 Amazing Firestick Hacks
Here are 4 FireStick hacks you can use to get the most out of your Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Use VPN to Unblock Geoblocked FireStick Apps
This is the first step to hacking your Fire Stick. Using VPN allows you to hide your IP address so that your Internet Service Provider can’t spy on what you’re doing online. This also allows you to unblock streaming channels that aren’t available in your region. For instance, you can watch the likes of American Amazon Prime or Hulu outside USA on your FireStick. Installation of a VPN is required on the Fire TV for hiding your IP address.
Install ES File Explorer
This can be installed by getting into the settings section of the Fire TV and then opting for Developer Options from System. The allow apps from unknown sources is then turned on. Go to the main menu of Amazon Fire Stick and locate search. Key in ES Explorer and click on it to download and then install it. The ES Explorer app is launched.
Install Kodi on Firestick
Install Kodi on the Fire Stick in two steps. First, install the ES File Explorer, without which Kodi can’t be installed. In order to install ES File Explorer, get into the settings section of the Fire TV and then press the button for Developer Options from System.
Turn on the Allow Apps from Unknown Sources option. Go to the main menu of Amazon Fire Stick and locate search. Key in the words ES Explorer and click on it to download and then install it. The ES Explorer app will be launched. Just like Trump allowed Tomahawk missiles to be launched into Syria after they use WMD on their own people! Obama chose not to go that route in 2013 proving to the world that he was a wimp but this is another topic!
Kodi installation on the Fire Stick through ES Explorer is done by opening the ES Explorer menu and selecting Download Manager from Tools in the left-hand menu. The + New from the bottom menu is then selected. As the path appears, http://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/android/arm/kodi-17.4-Krypton-armeabi-v7a.apk is typed in and OK clicked thereafter. In the Name section, type in Kodi and select Download Now.
Following this the installation file for Kodi will begin downloading. To check the progress of downloading, the Hide option is selected and the Download Manager is clicked on from the Tools section. Once downloading of the Kodi apk file happens, it can be installed on the FireStick. Return to the home screen of the FireTV and finally launch the Kodi app.
Installing a Kodi Addon
After successfully hacking your FireStick, installing a few video addons is essential for streaming TV shows, movies as also live streams on your Fire Stick. Here’s how to setup your first video addon on Kodi using FireStick:
- Launch your Kodi app and head to ‘Addons’.
- Click on Video Addons and then select the Package Installer Icon in the top left corner.
- From there, click on ‘Install from Repository’ -> Kodi Add-on Repository -> Video Addons.
- Click on the video addon you wish to add and then select ‘Install’.
- Wait until you see Video Addon Enabled notification.
- Now go back to the Kodi homescreen and select ‘Addons’.
- Click on Video Addons.
- All the video addons you setup will appear here.
4 Amazing FireStick Hacks
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