“Jailbreaking” your Amazon Fire Stick is a relatively easy process that allows you to install and use third-party apps for streaming movies, TV shows, and more. While jailbreaking does require some technical knowledge, it can be done by any average Fire Stick owner with patience and the proper steps.
In this straightforward guide, I will explain what jailbreaking is, its legality, and provide a full walkthrough for jailbreaking your Fire Stick device safely and easily.
What Does “Jailbreaking” a Fire Stick Mean?
When you “jailbreak” your Fire Stick, you are enabling the installation of apps that are not available in the Amazon App Store. Many popular streaming and live TV apps fall into this “third-party” category.
Jailbreaking does not involve hacking into or modifying any core system files on the Fire Stick. You are simply allowing apps to be sideloaded from outside sources. This gives you more control and options for customizing your Fire Stick experience.
“Jailbreaking lifts the restrictions and allows you to stream from any service without boundaries.”
Is Jailbreaking My Fire Stick Legal?
Jailbreaking itself is 100% legal. You own the device and are allowed to install any apps you want.
However, some of the third-party apps may provide access to pirated movies and shows. As long as you only stream legal, non-copyrighted content, jailbreaking should not cause any issues.
If you ever receive warnings from Amazon about the apps you are downloading, you may want to reconsider jailbreaking altogether. But in most cases, jailbreaking just expands the functionality of hardware you rightfully own.
Step-By-Step Guide to Jailbreak Your Fire Stick
Jailbreaking requires a few changes in your Fire Stick settings. Here is the full process from start to finish:
Install Downloader App
- This app lets you install outside APK files not listed on the App Store.
- Search “Downloader” on the App Store and install.
Enable ADB Debugging, Unknown Sources, etc.
From the settings menu:
- Turn on ADB Debugging
- Enable option to Install Unknown Apps
- Turn on the switch to allow Downloader to install other apps
- Turn OFF data collection and device usage data options (for privacy)
Use Downloader App to Install Jailbreak Tool
In this example, we will jailbreak using the Kodi media player app:
- Open the Downloader app
- Enter the URL for Kodi 19 Matrix APK
- Click Go to download
- Install Kodi
“Congratulations! Your Fire Stick is now jailbroken.”
Start Enjoying Your Jailbroken Fire Stick
Kodi boasts tons of add-ons for streaming unlimited media content. Popular options include:
- Seren – Movies and TV shows
- Venom – Massive media content library
- Nemesis – All-in-one streaming app
- The Crew – Sports, TV, movies and more
Jailbreaking opens up a whole new world of streaming possibilities! Just remember to use reputable third-party apps and only access legal content.
I hope this guide gave you a better understanding of what jailbreaking is and how to successfully jailbreak your Amazon Fire Stick yourself. Let me know if you have any other questions!