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How to install Kodi 17.5 on Amazon Firestick, PC, Android Device

In this post, I will be showing you how to install Kodi 17.5 recently released on your Amazon Firestick. This latest release focuses mostly on addressing several issues reported since the last update. Before we proceed on how to install kodi 17.5 update on amazon firestick, lets take a quick look at what this release offers.

Kodi 17.5 Update

  • Fixed playback of DVD files over Network on Linux
  • More Robust way to handle audio outputs on variety of Android Devices
  • Fix Up and down buttons on IR remotes using MacOS High Sierra
  • Update to FFmpeg 3.1.11
  • Fixed accelerometers preventing screensaver for Joystick
  • Added latest Apple devices to allow retina support
  • Power message handling for CEC
  • Fix not been able to add content manually to video library
  • Fixed Jumping timeline while switching channel groups in Guide Window
  • Joysticks: Fix accelerometers preventing screensaver

How to update to Kodi 17.5

Please be aware that previous Kodi configuration will not be removed when you install kodi 17.5 update. For Android Device, simply go to Google Play Store and install the latest update. For desktop machines such as Windows, Mac OSX, Raspberry Pi, see steps below on how to install Kodi 17.5 update.

install Kodi 17.5_2

  • Choose “Recommended” from the pop-up window
  • Click on the blue button next to “Release”
  • Now wait for Kodi 17.5 installation file to download

install Kodi 17.5_2

  • After download is completed, open the file to begin the installation

This is how you install the latest version of Kodi on your Windows PC, Mac OSX, as well as on a Raspberry Pi machine.

How to install Kodi 17.5 on Amazon Firestick

  • On your Amazon FireStick or Amazon Fire TV, got to Setting > System > Developer Options
  • Enable “Allow apps from unknown sources”
  • From the Amazon Firestick main menu, go to “Search” >  and type “ES Explorer”
  • Click on the “ES Explorer” app to download and install it
  • After installation, launch the ES Explorer app
  • Now from the ES Explorer menu > go to tools > “Download Manager” in the left-hand corner of the menu
  • Click on “+ New” from the bottom menu
  • Enter under Path and click OK
  • Enter “Kodi” for name and select Download Now
  • Wait for the APK file to complete download, then click on Open File to begin Kodi install on your Firestick / Fire TV
  • Once installation is completed > navigate back the home screen
  • Here you can then launch Kodi 17.5 app
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How to install the video addons on Kodi 17.5

  • First launch Kodi app on your Firestick and head to “Addons”
  • Here you select the Package Installer Icon in the top left corner
  • Next click on “Install from Repository” > Kodi Add-on Repository > then Video Add-ons
  • Now click on USTVNow or any other video plugin you wish to add and click Install
  • Now wait until you see the USTVNow Addon Enabled notification at the top
  • Then navigate back to Kodi home screen and select the “Addons” tab from the left hand column
  • Click on Video Addons
  • Here your installed video addons will appear

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A passionate Linux and Open Source user. In my spare time, I love developing mobile games for fun (You can check my games out iOS Store | Google Play Store) and also spend time contributing to the Linux community.

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