How to Install Zip Files on a Firestick

This guide will show you how to install zip files for Kodi on a Fire Stick or Fire TV. to I know a lot of people who visit this site use Firesticks and some of the posts I do involve installing a zip file rather than adding source URLs to the Kodi File Manager.

It may look like a long process but after you have done the setup of the app Downloader, which is used in the guide, it will only take you a minute to install a zip file in the future.

How to Download and Install Zip Files for Kodi to a Firestick

  • First you will need to know the address of the zip file you wish to install. In guides on this site and others you will see links that say download and save the zip file to install this add-on/repo. So using your computer right click on the link and copy the link
  • Now go to the Bit.ly website. This site will allow you to shorten the URL you have just copied. This makes the following process easier. Paste the address you have copied in the box in the middle of the page

  • You will now have a shortened URL that you will be able to use later in the guide.

  • On your Firestick home screen select Apps

  • In the Apps section choose Categories

  • In the Categories section select UTILITY

  • In the Utilities section select Downloader

  • Now select Get or Download

  • Downloader will now begin installing

  • Once installed click Open

  • You will now see the update notes. Click OK

  • You now need to enter the bit.ly address you created at the beginning and click Go

  • The zip will now begin to download

  • when the download has completed select Done

  • Now open Kodi and select Add-ons

  • Select the Package Browser Icon

  • Select Install from zip file

  • Select External Storage

  • Select Downloader

  • You will now see the zip file you have downloaded. Select it

  • Wait for Add-on enabled notification

  • The add-on you installed will now be in your Add-ons section

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