How to Install Kodi 18.9 or 19 on Firestick & Android Devices In 2 Minutes!


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Kodi is a media center application you can install on any android device such as your Amazon Fire TV Stick, Nvidia Shield, Android Boxes & Android smart phones. The Kodi application is amazing because it allows you to connect Addons and Builds that allow you to access movies, tv shows, live tv and live sports.

Once you install the Kodi App onto your device with the simple step-by-step guide below you can then install the best Kodi Addons and Builds to watch live sports, live tv, movies or tv shows.

Let’s begin the simple install process that will take less than 5 minutes to do. The process is the same for all android devices. I will show you how to do this on the Amazon Fire Stick below (once you install Downloader on any Android device the process is exactly the same). Easy screenshot tutorial below. So grab your Fire Stick remote and follow-along!

Turn on ADB Debugging & Apps from Unknown Sources

Step 1: Go to the Home Screen on your Fire TV Stick by clicking the Home Button on your Fire TV Stick Remote

Step 2: Go to Settings on the Home Screen of your Fire TV Stick


Step 3: Select My Fire TV from the menu of options


Step 4: Select Developer Options


Step 5: Turn on ADB Debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources


Install Downloader

Step 1: Go back to the Home Screen on your Fire TV Stick by clicking the Home Button on your Fire TV Stick Remote


Step 2: Go to Find and then click on the Search button. Search for Downloader


Step 3: Select Downloader from the list of options and click Download. Downloader will then automatically install

Install FileLinked

FileLinked is a third-party application that you can use to quickly install multiple third-party apps.

I will show you how to access the Cord Cutters Anonymous FileLinked store where you can install whichever version of Kodi you want. I recommend installing Kodi 18.9 because it is most compatible with almost all Kodi Addons and Builds.

The FileLinked store is very extensive so write down the FileLinked code (79217215) and you can access all of these great APKs instantly for free.

Step 1: Select Open to open the Downloader app once installed. Then click Allow then click OK

Step 2: Go up to the URL area and type in then click Go

Step 3: Once FileLinked is done downloading, click on Install. Filelinked will then install on your device

Enter Cord Cutters Anonymous FileLinked Code

The Cord Cutters Anonymous FileLinked Store (79217215) is the best app store for Fire TV Sticks and Android Devices.

It has tons of different third-party streaming apps that are updated constantly which you can sideload onto your device with the click of a button.

Step 1: Once FileLinked has installed, click on Open

Step 2: Click into Enter Code. Once you click there, type in 79217215 then click Continue

Install IPVanish VPN

When installing Kodi onto your device, you absolutely need to use a VPN.

A VPN will make you anonymous online by masking your IP address and encrypting your personal data.

You absolutely want to use a VPN with Kodi since it is an open-source software where developers of Addons or Builds can harvest your personal data and sell it.

Make sure to use a good VPN like IPVanish VPN which has a zero-log policy and the fastest connection for Fire Stick devices. They also have a 30 day money-back-guarantee so you can use it on your firestick risk-free.

Please stay away from free VPNs since they will harvest your personal data and sell it. They are free for a reason!!!

Step 1: In the FileLinked store, select the Download button next to IPVanish VPN

Step 2: Once IPVanish VPN is done downloading, click on the Play button

Step 3: Select Install from the popup menu. Once IPVanish VPN is done installing, go ahead and click on Done

Step 3: Select Install from the popup menu. Once IPVanish VPN is done installing, go ahead and click on Done

Install Kodi 18.9 or Kodi 19

Now that we have IPVanish VPN installed, we are going to install Kodi.

Again, I recommend you download Kodi 18.9 for the best experience since it is compatible with almost all Kodi Addons & Builds.

Kodi 19 is still relatively new with many bugs for a majority of Kodi Addons & Builds.

Step 1: Navigate down in the FileLinked store until you see the banner for KODI

Step 2: Scroll down in the KODI section until you find Kodi 18.9 (Leia). Click the Download button.

Once Kodi 18.9 (Leia) is done downloading, click on the Play button

Step 4: Select Install from the popup menu. Once Kodi 18.9 (Leia) is done installing, go ahead and click on Done

Setup IPVanish VPN Before Using Kodi

Now that we have Kodi installed always make sure to have the VPN running in the background to protect yourself.

This is a very important step to do before loading any Addons or Builds onto Kodi.

IPVanish has a zero-log policy and the fastest connections for firestick so you can stream all your favorite content with no buffering.

They also have a 30-day money-back guarantee so that you can try it on your firestick risk-free on unlimited devices.

Step 1: Create your Username & Password for IPVanish VPN.

Step 2: You will receive an activation link to your email address to activate your account. Make sure to click the activation link to activate your account!

Step 3: Go to the IPVanish VPN app on your Fire TV Stick, then enter your username and password, then select Login

Step 4: Once you login it IPVanish VPN, go up to the gear icon in the top right-hand corner and click on it

Step 5: Make sure that Start IPVanish is checked to On

Step 6: Make sure that Startup Connection Action is set to Connect to Fastest Server

Step 7: Make sure that Scramble is checked to On

Step 8: Make sure that Country is set to United States for the best streaming experience

Step 9: Click Connect then click OK to connect to the VPN server

You are now connected to the IPVanish VPN server.

This means your IP Address & location is now changed to the IPVanish zero-log server.

This means whatever you stream now will be completely anonymous with no trace back to you.

Additionally, your personal data is now encrypted from the developers of these third-party Kodi Addons & Kodi Builds.

Feel free to checkout the Best Kodi Addons of 2021 and Best Kodi Builds of 2021 now that you are all setup with Kodi.

Installing Official Kodi Addons

Now that we are all set up with Kodi & IPVanish VPN, let’s load the best official Addons onto Kodi.

Here is how to install official Kodi Addons from the built-in Kodi Addon repository.

Step 1: Click on Add-Ons on the left hand side from the Home Screen of Kodi

Step 2: Select “Install from repository”

Step 3: Select “Video add-ons”

Step 4: Select the Addon you would like to install from the Official Kodi Addons List

Step 5: Select “Install”

Step 6: Select “Ok”

You can do this for as many Addons on the list as you would like. Happy streaming!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Best VPN for Firestick?

IPVanish has long been the best VPN for Android devices.

This is because IPVanish has a strict zero-log policy. This means anything you access while connected to the VPN server will never be documented.

Additionally, IPVanish has the fastest connections for Fire Stick devices along with a very low cost which makes it a top-tier VPN.

The IPVanish VPN app can be found in the Amazon App Store, Google Play Store or the Cord Cutters Anonymous FileLinked Store for Firestick / Fire TV.

IPVanish now has a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can test it out risk-free.

Which Kodi Version Should I Use?

When using Kodi on Fire TV, you should use Kodi 18.9 (Leia) currently.

Kodi 18.9 (Leia) will work best with most addons and builds.

Unless an addon or build states it specifically has been updated for Kodi 19 (Matrix), it’s best to use Kodi 18.9 (Leia) for the best experience.

If you use the latest Kodi 19 (Matrix) for an addon or build made for Kodi 18.9 (Leia) you will likely experience crashing, lag and many bugs.

The latest versions of Kodi can be found in the Cord Cutters Anonymous FileLinked Store (79217215).

What Devices Can I Use Kodi On?

Kodi will work on all android devices with ease. This includes but is not limited to, Fire TV Devices, Fire TV Cube, Android TV Boxes, Nvidia Shield etc.

Kodi installation on all of these firestick devices and android devices is very easy when using a good VPN service.

You can also install Kodi on PC or Mac, but I recommend just sticking to Android devices that do not contain sensitive personal information.

Can I Get Into Legal Trouble Using Kodi?

Installing Kodi is legal and completely safe.

Where you may run into legal trouble is with the Addons & Builds you are using with Kodi.

It is advised to only use Kodi Addons and Builds that are verified as legal and that have proper copyright licensing for their content they provide.

If you use third-party Addons or Builds, it is recommended to only use them for content on the Public Domain to be safe if you cannot verify the licensing they have.

Always use a good VPN with zero-logs to hide your IP address & encrypt your personal data when using Kodi Addons or Builds.

The use of a VPN with zero-logs will always make your streaming activity completely anonymous.

Legal Copyright Disclaimer – Cord Cutters Anonymous does not verify the legal status of any application, addon, build or service. It is the user's sole responsibility to ensure they are not streaming or downloading copyrighted content. We recommend only using these apps to access content that is available on the Public Domain. We do not condone piracy or the streaming/downloading of copyrighted content of any kind. We adhere to all valid DCMA takedown requests. Read our full disclaimer.

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