Here we will briefly talk about an app on your Fire TV or Fire TV stick that will let you easily navigate applications such as Kodi XBMC called FireStarter.  FireStarter essentially allows you quick access to the Fire TV home menu, settings, or other applications.

If you purchased fully loaded Fire TV or Fire TV Stick from us these steps will help you understand the basic navigation and setup when you receive the item.

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Here is a video walk through of basic setup and navigation

When you first get your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick it will boot into FireStarter

From there you will want to go into the Fire TV Settings

  • System -> Network
    • Here you can connect the Fire TV to your local network by simply selecting your network ssid and then typing in your password.  No different than a phone or anything else you connect via wifi.  If you have the full Fire TV and connected via lan wired connection you will already be online
  • My Account -> Register
    • Next you will want to register your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick by typing in your amazon credentials.  If you have not bought from Amazon before it will allow you to create a free account.  If you are a prime member then you will get all the benefits of the Fire TV or Fire TV stick as well as Kodi with the addons

Now your device is online.  You can press the home key at any time and get back to FireStarter.  In FireStarter you can highlight and select Kodi to boot into that software package.  With our pre-configure units, you can simply double click the home button on the remote and it will automatically open Kodi as well.  The “Fire TV Home” icon in FireStarter will open the standard Fire TV interface.

By default our pre-configured units are Adult content ready, but it is not enabled until you do it.  Don’t worry as your kids will truly not know how to do this.  If you want to enable Adult content on your device visit our “How to Add Adult Content to Kodi” post.

Please let us know if you have any questions.