How to Add Kodi To Firestick Home Screen | Show Up on Front

If you want to Add Kodi to Firestick Home Screen to show up on the front of your firestick device, then follow the given procedure to Add Kodi To Firestick Home Screen.

In this article, we are ready to  discuss how to add Kodi to the firestick home screen and also explain the basic information of the Kodi app on firestick, and finally, tell How Do I Get Back To The Kodi HomeScreen After Installing a Build

What is Kodi?

Kodi is an excellent streaming app for firestick and it provides excellent features it is the best app for streaming movies, music, TV Shows, and also play games, Kodi is also the best Live TV app for Amazon Firestick

It is a free and open-source media player  and it is compatible with multiple operating systems and hardware platforms it is a widely used app on Firestick

How to Add Kodi To Firestick Home Screen?

Generally, on Firestick the newly installed app will automatically be shown at the bottom of the app list, so many people have no idea about this matter they simply worrying about why my Kodi icon is not shown on the front of the firestick home screen and asking on the internet what is the main reason behind it.

1. Simple Navigation

The user wants to launch the Kodi app on firestick by simply navigating to the bottom of the app list, for people who are opening the Kodi app several times on firestick that type people you need to follow this process for adding Kodi to the firestick home screen

Not only the Kodi app but also the user can also add their favorite apps to the firestick home screen shows up on the front

Below are the simple steps to add Kodi to the Firestick Home Screen, follow these steps and easily add the Kodi icon on the front end of the Firestick home screen

  • On Firestick, navigate to its Home Screen and go to Your Apps & Channels and then select the Sell All to launch all applications on Firestick, or just press and hold the Home button until it shows the next screen, in that choose the Apps section.
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Choose Kodi from the Firestick App store
  • It displays the list of installed applications on the Firestick, here you must go to the bottom of the list and then select the Kodi icon.
  • After selecting the Kodi icon you need to press the Menu button(which looks like three horizontal lines) and it shows the menu on the right side, In that menu select the Move to the Front, and then it moves the Kodi icon to the home screen of the firestick.
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Tap on the Move front option
  • Done, now return to the Home screen by simply tapping on the Home button on the remote and you will see the Kodi icon appearing on the front of the Firestick.

This process is the same for all apps that you want to place on the Home screen of the firestick, the user can also move all third-party installed apps to the front screen and quickly open the apps on Firestick and save your valuable time.

2. Adding Kodi Short cut to HomeScreen using ADB Fire:

This is an alternative method to perform the task. You must have Kodi on your FireTV to perform this task.

Enable ADB Debugging:
  • Go to the home screen of your firestick and select the Settings tab there.
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Tap on the Settings tab
  • Scroll the screen to your right and hit My Fire Tv straight away.
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Select My Fire TV
  • Now click on the Developer options.
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Hit on Developer Options
  • Enable or turn on the apps from unknown sources option and ADB Debugging option.
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Turn on USB Debug & Unknown sources
  • Now, exit from there and go back to the home screen.
  • Tap on the search icon (Magnifier icon) on the Home screen Menu bar at the top of the home screen.
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Click on the magnifier to search
  • Search for the IKNOTV and Click on the search results.
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Search for IKONO TV
  • Tap on the search result.
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Tap on IKONO TV
  • Hit on the Download button. The installation also follows.
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Tap on download IKONO TV
Add Kodi shortcut on FireTV:

First, you need to know the FirTV IP Address, to know that you have to go to the Settings -> My Fire TV -> About. There you can observe the complete device information, and check the Network section there. Observe the IP Address too. If there are zeros means you didn’t set to any network. This means FireTv or Firestick is not connected to any local networks. You have to connect.

  • Install ADB Fire to Install.
  • Launch the ADB Fire and tap on the Set Device button.
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Tap on Set Device
  • A pop-up window will appear on the screen, you have to edit the 10-digit IP Address.
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Provide IP Address
  • Copy or Enter the IPAddress. Press Enter.
  • Next click on the Connect Button on the setup screen of the ADB Fire Screen at top of the screen.
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Hit on Connect Button
  • If the network is connected successfully then, you have to choose the  Llama options. Since you have to install it.
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Hit on the Llama Options tab
  • A popup will appear with 4 sections: Program Choice, Media Center, Icon Choice, and Llama Events.
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Llama Options screen
  • Choose these options particularly. For program Choice, click on the IKON TV, Install Llama. And for the Media Center option, choose Kodi. Next for Icon Choice Center, choose Replace Program icon. For Llama Events, choose Link To Media Center.
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Choose these options
  • Complete the process and go to the FireStick home screen.
Add Kodi to the Home Screen:
  • Go to the home screen of your firestick and select the Settings tab there.
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Tap on the Settings tab
  • Next tap on the Apps tab.
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Select Apps icon
  • Choose the Managed Installed Applications tab.
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Click on the Managed installed Applications tab
  • If the above process is done successfully then you can observe the Llama tab there.
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Launch Llama
  • Just tap on it to launch. Accept the terms & conditions.
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Tap on Accept
  • On the Llama home screen, you just observe a question mark-like icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • Select it and change its color to Yellow/Orange. Click on it.
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Tap on this icon
  • A menu will appear before you. Tap on the Import/Export data tab.
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Tap on Import & Export Data
  • Import from USB Storage.
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Tap on Import from USB Storage
  • Confirm it and exit from there.
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Click on Yes
  • Go back to the FireTV Settings again. And finally, go to the FireTV Home screen.
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Kodi added on Fire TV Home Screen
  • You can observe the Kodi on your Fire TV Homescreen. If you didn’t have the Kodi icon, it has the IKNO TV icon. Try to launch it, it will launch Kodi directly.
  • The task is done successfully.

3. Another way to move apps to the front:

Here are some simple ways to move the apps to the home screen from the Appstore. You can do it by verifying the simple methods explained below. Here is a clear explanation of the topic. You have to observe each and everything and apply them.

a. Verify the Version & Update:

Apps are appearing on the Firestick or FireTV. If the apps do not appear properly, verify whether you are using the latest version of Firestick/FireTV or not? If you are not using the latest version of firestick, then it also raises some obstacles or problems.

  • First, know the version of the Firestick.
  • Just go to the Settings of the firestick. or Just press the Home button for a while, you will get a shortcut menu on the screen. Now tap on the Settings tab.
Tap on Settings
Tap on Settings
  • Choose the My Fire TV tab.
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Select My Fire TV
  • Click on the About tab.
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Hit on the About tab
  • There you can observe whether it is the latest version or not. Also, know that when you have installed. Make sure that it is 5.0.5.1 or the next version to it.
  • If it is necessary update it with the latest version.
b. Synchoronize & boot:
  • Just go to the Settings of the firestick. or Just press the Home button for a while, you will get a shortcut menu on the screen. Now tap on the Settings tab.
Tap on Settings
Tap on Settings
  • Tap on the My Account tab.
  • Search for the option Sync Amazon Content and click on it.
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Tap on Sync Amazon Content
  • After completion of the process, go to the back and choose the device from the Mainmenu.
  • Next tap on the Restart option.
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Hit on Restart
  • After restart doesn’t press anything on the remote for a minute. Wait for a while until it boot completely. So that it will generate the app list.
c. Launch Kodi on FireTV interface:

You can launch Kodi from the Fire TV interface too. If Kodi does not appear on the home screen, you to search for it in the App & features section. The app would be in that section. You can also get the app by using another way. Just go to the Settings tab on the firestick home screen. Next tap on the Apps tab.

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Select Apps icon

Choose the Managed Installed Applications tab. You can find out the Appstore app there.

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Hit on Manage Installed
d. If Credit Card linked Account:

If you are a credit card that is linked to your Amazon Account? And if your Amazon account is used for the registration of FireTV maybe it doesn’t contain the billing address and credit card related to it.

Make sure that you have paid payment and that your Amazon Wallet has a valid payment method. If you are not paid then also apps on the firestick will not appear on the screen.

e. Make it a Favorite

Actually, all apps are in the App section only. Mostly used and your favorite apps only appear on the home screen. If can’t find Kodi on your home screen, you can find it on your Firestick AppSection. or if you can’t find it there, verify the version of the Fire TV as explained above.  Make Kodi your Favorite app and relaunch the Kodi once. Then it will appear on the home screen.

f. Clear Cache:
  • Just go to the Apps on the firestick home screen. or Just press the Home button for a while, and you will get a shortcut menu on the screen. Now tap on the Apps tab.
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Select Apps icon
  • Choose the Managed Installed Applications tab.
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Hit on Manage Installed
  • You can find out the Appstore app there. Choose Kodi.
  • Next, tap on Clear Data and Clear Cache options.
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Click on Clear Data
  • Restart FireTV after completion of the process.
  • Then the Kodi will appear on the home screen.
g. Deregistration:
  • Click on the Settings tab on the firestick home screen. or press and hold the Home button for a while, until you will get a shortcut menu on the screen. Now tap on the Settings tab.
Tap on Settings
Tap on Settings
  • Choose the My Account tab.
  • Click on the Amazon Account tab.
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Choose Amazon Account
  • Select the Deregister tab.
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Tap on DeRegister tab
  • Confirm it & wait for a while to complete the process.
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Confirm Deregister
  • You need to log in to your Amazon account again since it will make you to logout.
  • Login with the same account which you are using previously. No need to create a new account.
  • Reboot the device once. After a fresh restart, Kodi would be on your Home screen.
  • No need to worry about that, this method will not remove your apps and Blocked updates remain blocked.
h. Uninstall and reinstall Kodi:

Uninstall Kodi once and reinstall again. Please follow the steps to do the process:

  • Press & hold the Home button for a while and tap on the Apps tab.
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Select Apps icon
  • Go to the Managed Applications tab.
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Hit on Manage Installed
  • This will provide you with a list of apps. Choose the Kodi app from the list of Apps.
  • Tap on the Uninstall tab.
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Uninstall Kodi
  • Confirm the uninstall process & wait for a while to complete the process.
  • Again, you have to sideload the Kodi.
  • Uninstallation of Kodi will erase all your Kodi settings and default settings will appear before you.
  • You have to back up Kodi.
  • After completion of the installation process, boot the FireTV once.
  • After restart, you can launch Kodi and it will appear on the home screen itself.
  • But you have to install Kodi Add-ons and build again.
i. Reset Kodi:

If the Kodi is reset to its factory settings, then it will back up to the default settings. Just reset the Kodi to its default settings.

  • Click on the Settings tab on the firestick home screen. or press and hold the Home button for a while, until you will get a shortcut menu on the screen. Now tap on the Settings tab.
Tap on Settings
Tap on Settings
  • Choose the My FireTv tab.
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Select My Fire TV
  • Click on the Reset to the Factory Settings option.
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Click on reset to Factory Settings
  • Confirm the reset.
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Hit on Reset
  • Restart Kodi.

How Do I Get HomeScreen After Installing a Build?

We have successfully moved the Kodi icon to the Firestick home screen, here we are going to explain about after installing a build, how to get back the Kodi on the Firestick home screen, the users have no idea about the process

Below we are discussing the instructions to get back to the Kodi Home Screen after installing a build

Generally, Kodi Builds is a collection of several best Addons and these are very useful to watch Movies, TV Shows, Live Channels, etc, The only drawback in this build is there is a chance for custom Skin and it modifies the Home screen completely so most of the people have no idea about how to use it after changing the home screen

To overcome this issue, here we are explaining the step by step process for getting back  the Kodi home screen after installing a build, these steps are almost similar to all builds so you can use any Kodi builds easily

Here we are using the Diggz Xenon which is one of the best Kodi Builds

Follow the steps to get back to the Kodi icon on the home screen after installing a build

  • Initially, open Firestick and navigate to Kodi build and move to the name of the Build( we are using the Xenon Plus) select it.
  • Now the user must move to the Kodi settings on the Sub-Menu.
  • Once you navigate then go to the bottom of the page and click on the Interface option.
  • In that stay on Skin and in the right section navigate to skin name and hold the select button.
  • Then you will see the Installed Skin list and next move to Estuary and choose this.
  • It will show the confirmation message, simply click on Yes.

Frequently Asked Questions?

  • Question 1) How to get photos on my firestick?

Answer: If you want to get photos on Firestick, simply move to the Firestick Amazon Photos app then add the app to the phone, tablet, or computer, and upload the photos finally the photos will display on the Amazon Photos app

  • Question 2) How to organize the Firestick Home screen?

Answer: First of all the user must select options that are located on the right side of the screen, then it shows more options, Once you tap on Options you will be allowed to arrange the apps with the help of the Move button or simply click on Move the Front option for arranging the apps anywhere on firestick as you wish.

Final Conclusion:

This article clearly explains how to add Kodi to the firestick home screen and discusses how to get back the Kodi after installing a build and also discusses the basic information of Kodi on firestick.

For people who are searching for the process of adding Kodi to the Firestick home screen that shows up on the front for that type of person, this article is the best reference to know. Thank you for reading this article, I hope this article is helpful to you for more updates and information visit and follow iOSWinDroid.

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