Last Updated on December 16, 2022
Are you looking to ramp up your access to movies, series, documentaries, sports, and more? Do you own a FireStick? If so, then you might be thinking about installing the Elementum Kodi to your FireStick. Unfortunately, however, because it isn’t automatically on the device, you’re going to need to install it, and doing so can be a little complicated.
To help you make the process easier, keep on reading. Below, you’ll find a simple guide that will walk you through steps that you can use to install the Elementum Kodi Add-on to your FireStick.
For a lot of FireStick users, streaming services like Amazon Prime, Netflix, BBC iPlayer, and Hotstar offer ample amounts of entertainment; however, that isn’t the case for everyone. If you’re like other FireStick users who don’t want to be limited with restrictions when it comes to your media and entertainment options, then adding the Elementum add-on on Kodi would make an excellent solution.
- 1 Installing Elementum Kodi Add-on to FireStick: A Step-by-Step Guide
- 2 Why the Elementum Kodi Add-on Isn’t on FireStick?
- 3 Is the Kodi Elementum Add-on Safe and Legal to Use?
- 4 What is the Elementum Kodi Add-on?
Installing Elementum Kodi Add-on to FireStick: A Step-by-Step Guide
Although Elementum isn’t automatically available on your FireStick, you may have decided that you want to go ahead and proceed with adding it yourself. That’s great news! There’s just one problem: you have no idea how to install it.
No worries! We’ve got you covered. Below, you’ll find an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide that details how to install the add-on to your FireStick. So, without further ado, let’s begin.
1. Enable Installation from Unofficial Sources on Your FireStick
First thing’s first: you’re going to need to enable the installation of unofficial sources on your FireStick. As discussed above, Kodi isn’t available on the official Amazon App Store, as it allows third-party sources. As such, you will need to change the settings on your FireStick to enable installing apps from other sources on the device.
This is very similar to the process that you would use on any other Android device that you own, such as your phone. Though some people refer to this as “jailbreaking” their FireSticks, which sounds kind of ominous, it’s actually nothing nefarious, as it involves nothing more than changing the settings and is actually very different than rooting Android devices or jailbreaking Apple devices.
In order to enable the installation of unofficial sources on your FireStick, simply;
Go to Settings . My Fire TV > Developer Options > Apps from Unknown Sources.
Adjust the setting to “On”
2. Install the “Downloader” File Download Utility
Once you’ve allowed downloads from outside sources on your FireStick, you’ll need to add the resource to your device, and the “Downloader” app is the easiest one to use. That’s because it will further assist you with installing the Kodi add-on onto your FireStick. Fortunately, the Downloader is available on the Amazon App Store, so you won’t have to deal with any fuss.
To get the Downloader app on your FireStick, use the following steps:
Click on the “Search” icon and type “Downloader”
Select the “Downloader” icon (it’s orange)
The installation process will commence and it should be completed in just a few short seconds. Once it is complete, you can launch it via the Apps section on your FireStick. You’ll receive the standard permission dialogue box when you first use the app. Just select “Allow” and the app will save files to your device.
3. Download and Install Kodi
Once the Downloader app is up and running on your FireStick, you can start the process of downloading and installing Kodi onto your FireStick.
Use the following steps to do so:
- Open the Downloader app
- A quick start guide should appear. Read through it to learn the app’s key functions and basic operations if you’d like. When you’re finished, select “OK”
- When the quick start dialogue box is closed, a keyboard will appear on the screen asking you to input the download source’s web address. Here, you’ll put Kodi’s web address: http://kodi.tv/download/
- Select the “Go” option to begin the download
- When the Downloader has finished downloading Kodi APK, the installation process will begin. When prompted, select “Install” in the Kodi setup dialogue box. It should be finished in just a few seconds.
- Select “Done” when the dialogue box prompts you to
- When the installation is complete, the download program will present the option to either keep or delete the APK file. Because you installed the program directly onto your device, the installation APK is no longer needed. As such, deleting it is a good idea, as doing so will free up storage space on your FireStick. Just select “Delete” when you’re prompted to and then click it again to confirm that you want to remove the file.
You’ve now completed the installation of Kodi on your FireStick! In order to access the app on your device, simply head to the main apps list and select the Kodi icon. When you start it for the first time, an info dialogue box will appear that will notify you of the necessary permissions.
Select the “Continue” option and then a standard dialogue box should appear, asking you to give your consent to read and write files on your FireStick’s storage. Once you’ve given the permission to do so, Kodi will begin on your Fire device.
4. Install Kodi Add-ons
Now you’ll need to add movies, shows, videos, and other forms of entertainment to watch. Before you can view anything on Kodi, it has to be told to source the content. Installing Kodi add-ons will allow you to do just that.
While the process for doing this is very similar to the process described above, you do want to make sure that you input the correct URL of the add-on that you want to have installed, otherwise, you’ll have issues.
Add-ons function differently than your Kodi, including streaming content, which keeps the installation of Kodi efficient. With that said, however, keep in mind that not all add-ons are the same, as some may provide content that you’re permitted to watch, while others stream content that shouldn’t be publicly available because of copyright and content distribution concerns.
It should also be noted that there are some add-ons that could potentially harm your Kodi or even your FireStick. As such, only installing add-ons that are verified as trustworthy and safe is highly recommended.
Why the Elementum Kodi Add-on Isn’t on FireStick?
Fire OS is a fork of Amazon’s Android service. Therefore, if you have an Android device, you will find that the interface of the Fire OS is very similar to you Android device. Additionally, in order to help users obtain genuine, compatible apps, Amazon has made is to that dedicated apps from the Amazon PlayStore can be accessed and downloaded across all Fire devices. It is for this reason that apps for pretty much every major streaming platform on your FireStick.
While the above is certainly great, there is a downside, and that downside is that Kodi isn’t directly available on Amazon’s PlayStore. The reason for this is because even though Kodi is a free-of-charge, easy-to-use, open-source platform, it supports third-party plugins.
Some of these third-party plugins can grant unauthorized access to copyrighted materials, which has garnered negative attention. As such, using Kodi often results in category copyright violations. It is for this reason that Kodi is not available on the Amazon PlayStore, and thus, it isn’t automatically available on the FireStick.
Though copyright violations can happen with Kodi, that isn’t always the case; additionally, it’s important to note that Kodi most certainly isn’t a malicious tool, nor are all Kodi users breaking laws. It should be pointed out, however, that it depends on how it’s used.
If you are responsible while you are streaming content from Kodi, then you won’t have anything to worry about. As someone who takes their entertainment seriously, you deserve the chance to have access to unrestricted viewing, and Kodi is great for doing just that!
Is the Kodi Elementum Add-on Safe and Legal to Use?
Given the above-mentioned information, you may be wondering if it’s safe and legal to use it. While you’re interested in expanding your streaming capabilities with the Elementum Add-on to your FireStick, you may be concerned that third-party plugins are supported that can result in copyright violations.
In terms of safety, The WareHouse Repository, an unofficial repository, is used to host the Elementum Kodi. To access the Kodi Elementum add-on, you can download the entire repository, and when doing so, you can run a unique security scan on the repository’s zip file source. By doing so, the entire repository will be safe to use.
In regard to its legal status, downloading and installing the Kodi Elementum add-on is 100 percent legal. With that said, however, if you are using the add-on to stream or download movies and TV shows, things can get a bit complicated.
Though no content or media is hosted on the add-on, there is a chance that it could distribute region-restricted or copyrighted content. You can certainly use the add-on to locate and view series and movies that are available in the public domain; however, determining the legal status of the content that the Kodi add-on has gathered can be tricky, as a result of several variables, such as copyrights and licenses. If you’re concerned about potential legal issues, use a VPN with Kodi to avoid any problems.
What is the Elementum Kodi Add-on?
Derived from the acclaimed yet now defunct Quasar add-on, Elementum is a torrent-locating and streaming engine that offers users the ability to grab and view potentially hundreds, if not thousands, or even hundreds of thousands, of high-quality streaming services via the Kodi media player from several sources. The Elementum add-on is updated on a constant basis and it ended up being even better than its predecessor.
The Elementum add-on uses peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol, which is exactly what torrenting is, as well as BitTorrent, in order to both transfer and stream files. Thanks to the endless streaming possibilities from torrents that you can access, from movies to series, Elementum is hailed as one of the very best Kodi add-ons around.