At FlashRouters, we’re uniquely attuned to the needs of the cord-cutting and streaming community. Our DD-WRT flashed open-source routers are just what any person who depends on Netflix or Hulu or any other streaming service for their entertainment requires. A FlashRouter can deliver the consistent performance that bandwidth-heavy activities like streaming and gaming necessitates.
Our ears always tuned for the newest and best ways to make your streaming setup as up-to-date and reliable as possible. After all, if you’ve got one of our fantastic Wireless-AC devices like the Linksys WRT1900ACS/AC v2 DD-WRT or the Netgear R7800 Nighthawk DD-WRT you might as well apply it to the best entertainment and media management systems possible.
What Is Kodi?
So before we show you how to get this setup running, you might be wondering what exactly Kodi is.
Kodi XBMC Setup
Originally just called XBMC, or Xbox Media Center, before being renamed in 2014, Kodi is an open source software application for corralling and playing the movies, music, TV shows, and other media you consume. As you might have guessed from its original title, Kodi was initially intended to be the media interface for Xbox, but has quickly become a beloved and vital hub that is responsive to user input and, better yet, it’s free.
What’s makes Kodi XBMC particularly popular is how adaptable and customizable the setup is to the user’s preferences. A variety of skins are available in order to give you the sort of interface look you prefer.
Kodi allows import your photos, music, videos, record live TV, and with an assortment of plug-ins, you can access your favorite streaming services like Amazon Prime Instant, YouTube, etc. Even recording and replaying live TV is available with a Kodi XBMC Setup!
Basically, Kodi is a simple, free way to collect all of your media into one user-friendly hub. And Kodi’s getting better all the time.
Using a Kodi XBMC Setup with Amazon Fire Stick
Of course, if you wish to get a little more adventurous with your Kodi streaming media & entertainment system, there are any number of things you can do. Kodi is a popular system to jailbreak with technically incompatible devices (obviously, we don’t encourage this, nor do we imagine our admonition will stop you if it’s something you want to do).
One of the more frequent requests we see comes from people looking to use Kodi with Amazon Fire Stick, the popular small media hub that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port and allows you access to Netflix, Amazon, and all of your other favorite streaming channels.
By side-loading Kodi onto your Amazon Fire Stick, you’d have a one-of-a-kind media center that offers you the best of both Amazon Fire Stick’s services and popular add-ons that are otherwise not available on the Amazon Fire Stick. Combine the best of Kodi, Amazon Fire Stick, and one of our top-rated DD-WRT routers, and you’d be running the most versatile and powerful entertainment hub available anywhere.
Using a Kodi Fire Stick with a FlashRouter allows VPN integration network wide gives Kodi and always on benefits and privacy protections afforded to users by VPN. Whether it is encrypting your activities and downloads or protecting your location from ISP and government snoops, a FlashRouter allows for network-wide protection
Best Routers For Kodi XBMC & Amazon Fire Stick
|Linksys WRT1900ACS DD-WRT Router||R7800 Nighthawk DD-WRT Router||Asus RT-AC5300 DD-WRT Router
1.6 Ghz Marvell Processor
4 Ext Antennas
1.7 Ghz Broadcom Processor
4 Ext Antennas
1.4 GHz Broadcom Processor
8 Ext Antennas
So to sum up: you can combine the ease of use and variety of apps that come with Kodi, the portability, affordability and access to top streaming channels that comes with the Amazon Fire Stick, and the online security and wireless network strength and versatility that comes with any of our best-selling VPN FlashRouters.
Again, Kodi/Amazon Fire Stick setup exists outside of the bounds of conventional Amazon Fire Stick usage, so proceed at your own discretion, but we won’t judge you for it.