amazon fire stick. stock pictureYou’ve probably heard these about these “Jailbroken Amazon Firestick loaded with Kodi” at least once or twice from your co-workers, friends and family.

It’s preached to be the hottest thing floating around right now and it doesn’t seem to be losing steam at all.

With good reasons too.

The ultimate cord cutting miracle device where you can access all that premium content like movies, TV shows and live TV for FREE!

It almost sounds too good to be true, right?

It just might be…. We’ll break it down a bit more below.

So, What exactly is Kodi?

kodi logo. is legal or illegal

Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) is an open source media player software that’s been around since 2002, originally serving the Xbox Gaming Console.

It’s grown, changed and evolved a lot since then!

It allows you access to all kinds of digital content ranging from videos, music and even displaying your family vacation photos! It’s content which can be and stored and access anywhere in your home.

Kodi can also be compared to other popular software such as Kokotime, Plex, Emby and Stemio. It wants to a be medium for your entertainment needs.

You can run install Kodi on virtually almost any device such as your PC, phone, tablet and the now very popular, Amazon FIrestick.

Apparently, it becomes a Jailbroken Amazon Firestick when you install Kodi and addons that provide pirated content.

Since it’s an open source software, it allows users to create and customize their own unofficial third party Kodi add-ons. Essentially, giving full control for users to enhance their entertainment viewing experience. 

Is Using Kodi Legal?

Yes, Kodi is completely legal in every way!

Again, Kodi is merely an open source media player with NO media content included (an empty shell). The digital content is supplied by you, the user or a legitimate service.

The legal issues reside in third party add-ons that users around the internet have been developing. These add-ons are what provides access and the ability to easily stream pirated content from around the web.

So if you know you’re streaming a movie that’s still in theaters or a popular show from HBO from all these various strangely named add-ons without paying, then it’s clear to assume you are illegal accessing pirated content.

Most people get away with by using a VPN software.

It basically conceals your IP Address (Traceable Address) through the VPN service from your ISP, government or anything that may want to track pirated content.

They can’t send you infringement or copyright notices if they don’t know who are you and that is what a VPN provides for you.

Top Popular VPN choices for Kodi Devices.

  • IPVanish
  • NORDVPN

However, most people new to pirating or have no idea at all have heard about the Amazon Firestick, which can easily install/sideload this software and addons.

They end up buying a programmed device from a third party seller and think that it’s okay to use or turn a blind eye since they bought it from a company or online vendor.

Eventually, what will happen is you get hit with infringement notices from your ISP then later by copyright companies if you are not are careful.

Amazon Firestick with Kodi

Now that you understand that Kodi is legal, it’s really just falls on how Kodi is used that could potentially cause illegal implications.

So there is totally nothing wrong with you installing Kodi on Amazon Firestick. It’s even officially available in the Firestick App store.

Just tread lightly if you plan to useing questionable add-ons that give you access to pirated content. It’s really not worth the risk when there are other legitimate, inexpensive services.

Recommended Legal Kodi Addons

Install Kodi (Side Load) on Amazon Fire Stick?

 

Updating Kodi to 18.1

Updating Kodi is relatively simple.

If you downloaded officially downloaded Kodi off the Amazon Firestick appstore, then it should automatically update on it’s own.

You could also download and install the Kodi APK as well.

See below.