So, you’ve got yourself a brand new Amazon Fire TV. I know that you might with the content available on the platform, but did you know that you can get a lot more? There’s always a way if you put your mind to it or in this case, seek a reliable guide. That’s why in this tutorial, I’ll show you how to jailbreak FireStick in three simple steps.
FireStick is good and all, but it’s somewhat limited. Being an avid streamer demands more content to be present on the streaming platform. That’s why I’m here to show you how to jailbreak your Fire Stick in this tutorial.
Given that the Amazon FireStick is your private property, you are free to do with it as you wish like doing. For example, downloading Kodi on a Fire TV is completely legal.
However, you can potentially get into legal trouble for watching pirated streams or using illegal Kodi addons. This is why we do recommend using a VPN on your Fire Stick. That way, your ISP can no longer see what you are doing online as you’re completely anonymous.
First Step: Hide IP on FireStick
The first step of hacking your FireStick is the most important. You need to install a VPN in order to hide your IP address to prevent your ISP from spying on what you are watching on your FireStick. This means you will not get copyright infringement notices regardless of what you are doing online.
Not many VPNs work on the FireStick. However, ExpressVPN does. So, if you want to enable VPN on your Fire Stick, I’d suggest signing up with ExpressVPN. Once done, follow these steps.
ExpressVPN are one of the first VPN service providers to have a dedicated VPN app for the Amazon Fire TV and FireStick. Setting it all up is pretty straight forward. The VPN app itself is free, but you do need an account to sign in. Let me help you out with the process:
After that, turn on your Amazon Fire TV and navigate to Apps.
After that, visit Categories and then Utility.
On the next page, choose ExpressVPN’s application. You can use the search option for a faster approach if you want.
Now, click on Get and install the application.
After that, launch the ExpressVPN app and sign in with your VPN credentials.
Now, choose a server and connect. If you’re just hiding your IP, any server would do.
Wait a few moments for the connection to take place.
Finally, you’re using FireStick with a hidden IP.
Step Two: Hack FireStick with Kodi
There are several ways you can use to jailbreak your Amazon Fire TV Stick. Setting up Kodi on it is the most popular.
Installing Kodi on your FireStick doesn’t require much of you. All you need to do is follow a few steps and you’re there. Oh, in order to do so, you need to install ES File Explorer, otherwise, this won’t work.
Get File Explorer on your Fire Stick
So I already mentioned that you need File Explorer for the process. Let’s get down to business:
As a first step, head over to Developer Options. You’ll find that in your device’s settings.
Turn “Apps from Unknown Sources” on.
Click on Turn On.
Use the search feature on the main page of your Fire Stick.
Type in ES File Explorer.
Click on the application and hit download.
Kodi on Fire Stick – It’s Now Possible
Since we already downloaded ES File Explorer, shall we proceed to what we’re all here for?
Launch File Explorer and go to Downloader.
On the following screen, go to the bottom menu bar and click +New.
Now, enter https://thevpn.guru/kodi.apk as a path and press OK.
As for the name, submit Kodi.
Click Download Now.
Once your download is done, click on the file and install it on your Fire Stick.
Click install one more time when the black screen appears.
Once the installation process is done, head back to your Fire Stick’s Home Page.
Launch Kodi and scroll down to learn how to install add-ons.
Follow these steps to install any Kodi video addon on your Fire Stick.
On your Fire Stick, activate the Kodi application and go to Add-ons.
After that, you’ll see a Box Icon on the top left of the screen. Click on that.
On the next page, choose Install from repository followed by Kodi Add-on then Video Add-ons.
Select your desired video add-on and click the Install button.
Once the application is installed, head back to your Home Screen and go to Add-ons -> Video Add-ons.
The add-on you installed should be there. Click on it and enjoy.
How to Hack FireStick in 3 Simple Steps
So, in summary, setup VPN on the FireStick. Then, download and install Kodi. Finally, install a video add-on. If you get stuck during the jailbreak, simply drop a comment below and I will gladly help you out.
Streaming gadgets geek. Interested in every little thing there is to know about bypassing regional restrictions. An avid believer in the right to protect online privacy. Charles has also reviewed plenty of VPN service providers and knows how to separate the good apples from the bad ones.