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How To Update Kodi 20.2 Nexus On Firestick (Fastest Method)


how to update kodi on firestick

This quick guide will show you How to Update Kodi on Firestick to the newest version.

Updating Kodi on a Firestick or Fire TV is a simple process explained below that takes less than 2 minutes to complete.

The same process will also work on the Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV Televisions. If you have any type of Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, this guide is for you!

This technique is important so you can update Kodi without losing your valuable addons and configured settings.

As of today, Kodi 20.2 Nexus is the current stable version of Kodi.

Kodi is known for delivering numerous updates for each version of its app, so it’s important to know how to do this so you can keep things running optimally.

In the guide below, we provide two methods to update Kodi on Firestick with two different applications.

In the first method, we will update Kodi on Firestick using the popular Downloader App.

Downloader is a popular tool used by millions of cord-cutters who unlock their streaming devices.

We provide both a screenshot tutorial as well as a video tutorial to update Kodi with the Downloader App that takes less than two minutes.

We also provide a screenshot guide to update Kodi on Firestick with the AppStarter application which is a streamlined process within the app.

Continue reading to learn why you should update Kodi and how to prepare your device with step-by-step instructions.

Why You Should Update Kodi

As with many other applications, the Kodi software oftentimes receives updates to keep it running at its highest ability.

In fact, the platform is continually working on the next Kodi Update to ensure the app is at peak performance.

This oftentimes includes various bug fixes and enhanced features that make your streaming experience with Kodi seamless.

Most updates are minimal, however, we typically recommend updating to the stable version of Kodi which will provide users with the best streaming experience.

Currently, Kodi 20.2 is the most current stable release of Kodi which includes fixes for all devices including Firestick, Android TV, and more.

You can read the complete changelog for Kodi’s most stable release by clicking the resource guide below.


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Kodi 20.2 Release Features & Updates

While various official app stores host Kodi for instant updates, this is not the case for Firestick devices as the app is not available within the Amazon App Store.

Therefore, we must update Kodi on Firestick manually just as it was installed for the first time on these devices.

The guide below provides two methods to Update Kodi on Firestick or Fire TV.

The first method uses the Downloader App and the second method uses AppStarter.

Those who choose to install AppStarter will have a simplified way to update Kodi on Firestick every time a new update arrives.

How To Update Kodi On Firestick – Version 20.2 Nexus

Kodi 20.2 Nexus is the current stable release.

Important Notes:

Prior to updating Kodi, you should ensure that your favorite addons and/or build are compatible with the new version.

If you are using a Kodi build, you should change the skin back to default Estuary prior to going through the guide below. You can usually do this under System / Interface Settings / Skin for most builds.

Video Tutorial


How to Update Kodi on Firestick with Downloader

The screenshot guide below provides step-by-step instructions to update Kodi on Firestick or Fire TV.

In this example, we are using the Fire TV Stick 4K Max but these steps will be similar for any Fire TV device.

1. Install the Downloader app from your respective App Store (Amazon App Store or Google Play) and turn on Apps from Unknown Sources in the settings of your streaming device.

If you haven’t done this yet please refer to the following screenshot tutorial that demonstrates this simple proces

How to Install Downloader & Enable Unknown Sources

2. Launch Downloader.

launch downloader to update kodi on firestick

3. Hover over the URL bar and click the select button on your remote to open the keyboard.

click url bar to update kodi on firestick

4. Type the Downloader Code for the TROYPOINT ToolBox which is 250931 and click Go.

5. You will then encounter a redirect page.

redirect page for troypoint toolbox

6. This brings you to the TROYPOINT Toolbox home screen.

troypoint toolbox home screen

7. Scroll down to find the stable release of Kodi (currently 20.2 Nexus) and click Download.

click download to update kodi on firestick

8. Wait for the app to download.

wait to update kodi on firestick

9. Click Install.

click install to update kodi on firestick

10. You will then encounter Kodi App Installed message. Click Done.

update kodi on firestick app installed message

11. Click Delete.

click delete to update kodi on firestick

12. Click Delete again.

click delete again

13. You can now launch

wait for kodi update on firestick to load

14. That’s it! You have successfully updated Kodi on Firestick. You will now encounter the Kodi home-screen.

update kodi on firestick home screen

Continue reading for an alternative method to update Kodi on Firestick.

How to Update Kodi on Firestick with AppStarter

AppStarter is a useful application for Firestick and Fire TV devices with numerous purposes.

The best feature AppStarter provides is the ability to auto-update Kodi on Firestick with one click.

Use the guide below to install AppStarter and update Kodi on your Firestick or Fire TV device.

1. Launch the Downloader Application to hover over the URL Bar and click the select button on your remote.

click url bar to update kodi on firestick

2. Type the Downloader Code for the TROYPOINT Toolbox which is 250931 and click Go.

type downloader code for troypoint toolbox to install kodi on firestick

3. Scroll down to find AppStarter and click Download.

click download appstarter to update kodi on firestick

4. Click Install.

click install appstarter to update kodi on firestick

5. You will then encounter AppStarter Ready to launch! message.

appstarter ready to launch message to update kodi on firestick and fire tv

6. Click Done.

click done to update kodi on firestick

7. We are then taken back to the Downloader app. Choose Delete.

choose delete

8. Click Delete again to remove the installation file.

click delete again

9. Return to the home screen of your device and hover over settings to select My Fire TV.

10. Choose Developer options.

choose developer options to update kodi on firestick with appstarter

11. Click Install Unknown Apps.

click install unknown apps

12. Click AppStarter.

click appstarter unknown sources to update kodi on firestick

13. AppStarter Unknown Apps is now set to ON.

unknown sources on for appstarter

14. Launch the AppStarter Application and choose Updates.

choose updates

15. Click Update to latest version for Kodi.

find kodi and click update to latest version

16. Wait for the app to install.

wait for the app to install to update kodi on firestick

17. Click Install.

click install to update kodi on firestick

18. Click Open.

click done

19. The latest version of Kodi will now launch for use.

update kodi on firestick with appstarter


After updating Kodi,  you can download your preferred Kodi addons for access to Movies, TV Shows, and more.

TROYPOINT’s Best Kodi Addons Page stays updated with the latest addons for all your preferred streaming content.

Best Kodi Addons for Firestick

If you are looking for a simple way to install the best add-ons and repositories quickly and efficiently, we suggest using a Kodi Build.

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After installing a VPN on your Kodi device, your streaming options are endless.

The best way to stay up to date on all things Kodi related is by signing up for the weekly TROYPOINT Advisor.

This Advisor provides all the best cord-cutting tips to get the most out of your favorite streaming devices, newest Kodi addons, and much more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do You Update Kodi on Firestick?

You can update to the latest version by using the step-by-step guide above on any Firestick device.

Can You Update Kodi Without Losing Data?

Yes, following these instructions to update will ensure you don’t lose your valuable addons and configured settings.

What is the Most Recent Version of Kodi?

Currently, the stable release of Kodi is version 20.2 Nexus.

Can You Update a Kodi Addon?

To see if an addon has an update available, open My Addons within Kodi settings and select Update. Or, turn on Auto-update.

Is Kodi Safe & Legal?

Yes. The Kodi application is absolutely legal to install and use on any device including firestick. This app is also safe especially when paired with a quality VPN.

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