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How to update Kodi to latest version on Firestick

HOW TO UPDATE KODI TO LATEST VERSION ON FIRESTICK

How to update Kodi on Firestick / FireTV OS - www.updatekodi.comStaying up to date on the Firestick isn’t too hard of a task, and in this tutorial, I will show you how to update kodi to latest version on the Firestick using the Downloader app method. Installing Kodi on the Firestick is different because FireTV OS doesn’t have Google Playstore installed, so to update Kodi to the latest version, you will need to download the APK  directly from the Kodi website manually and will be unable to receive automatic updates. The benefit of updating Kodi this way, is that you wont loose any data (builds, addons or themes) installed through automatic updates.

If you are currently running Kodi which which was downloaded and installed directly from Kodi Official – you will be able to update to a higher version without uninstalling the current version. Kodi official sign their apps, so if your current version of Kodi was installed from a third party, you may need to uninstall your current version first.

At the time of writing this tutorial, the current official release for Kodi is version 17.6 Krypton. Kodi version 18.0 Leia is currently available, but is still in a release candidate state (RC) – at the time of writing this post, which means it is likely to contain bugs.

We recommend to always update to official releases.

Please note, this tutorial is for Firestick and FireTV OS only. Please use the below links for alternative devices.

Update Kodi on Windows
Update Kodi on iOS/OSX
Update Kodi on Firestick
Update Kodi on Linux
Update Kodi on Raspberry Pi

Update Kodi on Android TV Box

 

HOW TO UPDATE KODI TO LATEST VERSION ON FIRESTICK TO 17.6- DOWNLOADER APP METHOD

Follow the below, step by step, for a slightly different way to update Kodi on the Firestick/Fire TV using the direct install method from the Kodi website. This method prevents auto updates.

  1. On you device, navigate to System > Settings and look for the option to enable ADB debugging
  2. On your home screen, use the search option at the top and look for the ‘Downloader’ app – install if required.
  3. Navigate to Downloader app in your home screen’s apps menu and open the app
  4. In the URL bar at the top of the Downloader app, type in : http://bit.ly/ltv176 and continue to download
  5. When the download is complete, FireTV OS should proceed to install the app, if not, open the downloaded file
  6. Follow on the on screen instructions to install
  7. Open Kodi

HOW TO UPDATE KODI TO LATEST VERSION ON FIRESTICK TO 18 LEIA- DOWNLOADER APP METHOD

  1. On you device, navigate to System > Settings and look for the option to enable ADB debugging
  2. On your home screen, use the search option at the top and look for the ‘Downloader’ app – install if required.
  3. Navigate to Downloader app in your home screen’s apps menu and open the app
  4. In the URL bar at the top of the Downloader app, type in : http://bit.ly/ltv18rc2 and continue to download
  5. When the download is complete, FireTV OS should proceed to install the app, if not, open the downloaded file
  6. Follow on the on screen instructions to install
  7. Open Kodi

On completion, it may be necessary to reinstall any addons, or customisation’s you may have lost during the update process. None the less, you now know how to update Kodi on Firestick via the Downloader app method.

IMPORTANT SECURITY NOTICE : Whilst this website focuses on tutorials for updating Kodi on any device, we understand some users will use the platform for third party access. It is illegal in most countries to stream/download copyrighted content and is a criminal offence to distribute or profit from copyrighted content. 

Whilst we do not condone the use of Kodi for third party content, we recommend you protect your identity and hide your online activity from your ISP or authorities. When using apps and websites, they may obtain and store your data such as IP addresses, locations, history and usage. Recent cases have seen apps handing over all these types of users information to authorities, which may also be sent to your ISP.

Don’t put your acitivity at risk, protect yourself and hide your IP address and location by using a VPN service. We recommend reading the TOP 5 VPN Services of 2019 which include any discounts and work with all platforms/devices. 

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