How to Download & Install SPMC on Amazon Firestick/FireTV?

Last Updated on October 18, 2021

SPMC, or Semper Media Center, is a program that was built by the Kodi team. This program builds upon the source code of Kodi and is designed to perform better than Kodi on Android devices. It gives an option to those who want something new but don’t really want to download Kodi on their Firestick/FireTV. However, there’s no SPMC app in the Amazon App store, which means it’s not really clear how to install it.

In this article, we’ll explain more about SPMC, including how to install it and some tweaks that you can make to ensure that the platform runs smoothly. This platform is 100% legal to use, though there are some add-ons that allow users to access unlicensed content. Of course, before you use this platform for that purpose, make sure that you are aware of the laws in your country regarding this.

Steps to Install SPMC on Amazon Firestick/FireTV

While you can’t get SPMC on the Amazon Firestick app store, it’s actually fairly easy to install.

Before you start:

You must first go into the settings and allow Firestick to install apps from unrecognized sources. Go to the home screen, scroll through the top row, and open the settings tab.

When you have opened the settings tab, click on “Device” and then “Developer”. Then, allow “Apps from Unknown Sources”. The text under it should say “ON”. If not, click it again.

Install Downloader

Now, hold the remote and press the voice search button, saying the word “Downloader”, which will direct you to the AFTVNews Downloader App. If you prefer, you can manually search for it.

Install the downloader and open the add-on. You will find a box in the middle of the screen to enter a URL. Use this address:

https://github.com/koying/SPMC/releases/tag/16.7.4-spmc.

Once you enter the address, click Go.

Download/Install SPMC

Once you have gone to the website and downloaded the app, you’ll need to agree to the permissions requested. Click install and then open the app.

How to Configure SPMC?

At this point, you have installed SPMC on your Firestick/FireTV, but you will need to make a few changes to the settings in order to ensure the best performance possible. The suggestions for Firestick are outlined below.

Overall System Settings

Start by navigating to the “System” tab and click on “Settings” and scroll until it is set to “Expert”.

Audio Settings

Now, go to “Audio Input” and change it to “Android RAW Passthrough”, setting the number of channels to 7.1. This will set it so that you can use 7.1 surround speakers if you have them- but won’t cause an issue if you just use regular TV speakers.

Output should always be set to “best match”. This means that the audio will reroute to the new device if you change the audio device while watching a movie or TV show.

Video Settings

Go back to the main menu and click “Video”. Click the settings button until it says “Expert” and then go to “Playback”. Set refresh rate to “On start/stop” and then “Pause During Refresh” rate should be changed to three seconds.

This will ensure that your television will display content at the appropriate refresh rate, which removes the soap-opera effect on the newer TVs. This also ensures that 60 fps video appears smooth. If you have a Sony or Philips TV, you should set your refresh rate to “Off” because this feature is not supported on these TVs.

Acceleration Settings

Finally, go to the “Acceleration” and set hardware acceleration to enabled. Keep in mind though, this can result in stuttering issues. If you are having these issues, go to settings and disable acceleration. However, since it has little impact on modern hardware, you should not have issues with Accelerate h264 and Accelerate MPEG2 settings being on “Always”.

What is SPMC?

SPMC is a fork of Kodi, which means that it utilizes Kodi’s code for improvements in the future. While most forks are created by hobbyists, SPMC was created by Chris Browet, who was a member of the official Kodi team. When he left the Kodi team, he began developing SPMC.

 

As you probably expect, this platform is a lot like Kodi in that it uses the same menu structure, with a few changes intended to make it easier to use on touchscreen devices. Since the developer is primarily an Android developer, he made additional changes beyond the aesthetics.

The primary difference between the two platforms is that SPMC is optimized for use on Android devices. Additionally, there are several other features that Kodi doesn’t currently include, such as voice search and being able to view Blu-ray ISO files.

Additionally, SPMC includes the option for HD audio passthrough. At this time, Kodi only offers this on their Linux and Windows versions.

Use a VPN with SPMC

A VPN, or virtual private network, is used to shield unlicensed streaming from the ISP of the user. There are some legitimate applications for VPNs and can be beneficial for those that use official sources for streaming content.

A VPN routes your traffic through a tunnel that is encrypted. This means that an outside observer is not able to read it. Therefore, a VPN protects you from hackers as well as keeps your ISP from being able to justify limiting your speeds or selling your browsing habits.

However, it’s critical that you chose the right provider. Some of them will sell your bandwidth or create botnets with their system. On the other hand, some of them are just too slow to be useful.

Conclusion

While it’s true that Kodi is much easier to install on your Amazon Firestick or FireTV, the process of installing SPMC is fairly straightforward. However, this is only the beginning of using your Firestick/FireTV to stream your favorite movies and shows, no matter where you are in the world.