How to Fix Kodi Not Working on Firestick

Is Kodi not working on your Amazon Firestick?

Amazon Firestick is arguably the most popular device among Kodi users. Aside from being cheap, they are quite capable of handling home entertainment activities, and the installation of Kodi is straightforward. 

However, it’s likely that you won’t get any help from Amazon if Kodi starts to not work on your Firestick. 

Since Kodi is open-source software, it’s rare for hardware manufacturers to provide support for the platform. This means that the only help you can get is from other users that also use Kodi on their Amazon Firestick devices. 

If you’re here, Kodi is probably not working on your Firestick, and you don’t know what to do. 

Luckily, you’ve come to the right place. 

Today, we will show you what to do if Kodi is not working on your Amazon Firestick. 

Let’s jump right in!

1. Restart Your Firestick. 

When applications are not working on your Amazon Firestick, the first thing that you should do is restart your system. There are instances that some application files on your system are not loaded correctly when you first boot up your Firestick. 

If this is the case, simply restart your Amazon Firestick, and the problem should go away. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. While on the main screen, press the Home button on your Firestick’s remote to access the Settings
  2. After that, go to the My Fire TV tab. 
  3. Finally, scroll down and choose the Restart option to reboot your device. 
Kodi not working on Firestick

Once done, try launching Kodi on your Firestick to check if the problem is solved. 

2. Check Your Internet Connection. 

If you can’t access online features on Kodi, it may indicate a problem with your network. To verify this, run a test using Fast.com to measure your internet connection’s current upload and download speed. 

Speed Test

If you’ve confirmed that your network causes the issue, restart your modem or router to re-establish the connection with your service provider’s servers. Unplug your router from the outlet and wait for 5 to 10 seconds before reconnecting it. 

Restart Router

Perform another test afterward to confirm if the problem is solved.

Contact your internet service provider if your network continues to run slow and ask them to fix their service. 

3. Try Other Applications on Your Firestick. 

Before changing your system settings, check other applications on your Firestick first to see whether the problem is limited to Kodi or your entire system. Launch Netflix or YouTube on your Firestick and see if you would encounter issues while using other applications. 

If other applications are working, it means that the problem is with Kodi.

4. Update Add-Ons. 

If some add-ons or features are not working on Kodi, try updating them to patch potential bugs and glitches. 

Here’s what you need to do: 

  1. First, go to Settings and click on Add-ons
  2. After that, choose the add-on that is not working on your Firestick
  3. Now, click on Versions and select the latest build possible. 
  4. Lastly, enable Auto-Update to keep your add-ons up to date all the time. 
Kodi not working on Firestick

Once done, try accessing the feature you’re having issues with to check if the problem is solved. 

5. Clear Kodi Cache. 

Kodi uses application cache to speed up its performance when loading up medial files, sites, and applications. Unfortunately, Kodi’s cache may accumulate over time, and your Firestick may have difficulties loading them. 

If Kodi is not launching on your Amazon Firestick, follow the steps below to clear your app cache: 

  1. On your Firestick, go to the Settings and access the Applications tab. 
  2. Next, click on Manage Installed Applications and choose Kodi
  3. Finally, click on Force Stop and hit the Clear Cache button. 
Kodi not working on Firestick

Try launching Kodi afterward to check if the problem is solved. 

6. Toggle Hardware Acceleration. 

Hardware acceleration is a feature that allows an application to utilize your graphics card for faster rendering. This improves video playback performance, user interface loading, and other elements that require rendering. 

If you experience video playback issues with Kodi on your Amazon Firestick, try toggling hardware acceleration on and off to see which settings work for you. 

See the steps below to guide you on the process: 

  1. Access Kodi’s Settings on your Amazon Firestick
  2. Next, go to the Player tab and click on Videos
  3. Finally, try turning off/on Allow Hardware Acceleration – DXVA2’. 
Kodi not working on Firestick

Go back to the video or movie you’re trying to watch to check if the problem is solved. 

7. Reinstall Kodi. 

If none of the solutions above worked, we recommend reinstalling Kodi on your Firestick. Some of its installation files may have gotten corrupted, or the app was not properly installed on your device. 

Here’s how you can reinstall Kodi on your Firestick: 

  1. First, go to the Settings of your Amazon Firestick
  2. Next, click on Applications and choose Manage Installed Applications
  3. Lastly, select Kodi and click on Uninstall
Kodi not working on Firestick

Once done, reinstall Kodi on your Firestick and see if it’s now working. 

This ends our guide for fixing Kodi if it’s not working on your Amazon Firestick. If you have questions, leave a comment below, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. 

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