How to Install Kodi 18 “Matrix” Alpha on Amazon Fire TV

Kodi development is proceeding at a breakneck pace and you might have noticed that there has been a new version every few weeks for Kodi V18 Leia.  The latest official release version of Kodi is Version 18.3 and there is a Beta version of Kodi Version 18.4 Leia available for download on the Kodi website.

But for those of us that like to stay on the bleeding edge, there is also an Alpha version of Kodi Version 19 which is code-named “Matrix”. Kodi 19 Matrix Alpha is a fully functional Kodi install and seems to work just fine even though it is considered an unstable version due to being in development.  I didn’t find it to be particularly unstable and thought it would be nice to preview some of the new features that are in development.  Since I’m playing with it, I thought I would give you a quick tutorial to show you how you can get the Alpha version of Kodi 19 Matrix and install it with just a couple clicks.

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Installing Kodi 19 Matrix

This tutorial shows you how to install Kodi 19 Matrix using the Jailbreak App Vault.  This is the fastest way to grab any of the apps that I write about in my articles.  If you don’t already have the App Vault installed, follow the instructions in my article How to Install the Jailbreak App Vault to get that going.  You will be using this app a lot.  Especially if you follow my articles and YouTube videos.

Once you have the Jailbreak App Vault up and running and your VPN connected, continue the steps below.

Click on the icon for the Jailbreak App Vault.  It will be in your apps and the icon looks like this.

If you have already been using the Jailbreak App Vault, then my code will already be entered into the code field.  Check to be sure it is correct, and if it isn’t, then enter the code 47356537

Once you are sure the code is correct, press CONTINUE to enter the Jailbreak App Vault.

Scroll down until you see Kodi v19 “Matrix” – ALPHA  on the list. Click on the download icon and Kodi 19 will begin downloading.

You can see the download progress.

When the download has completed, the download icon changes to an install icon.  Click on the install icon to begin installing Kodi v19 “Matrix”.

You will be shown the list of permissions that Kodi v19 “Matrix” requires.  Scroll down until you see the option to install and click Install

Kodi v19 “Matrix” will begin installing

When Kodi v19 “Matrix” is finished installing, select Done and click on it.

You will be back at the Jailbreak App Vault apps list screen again.  Press the back button on your Fire TV remote to exit out of the app list screen.  You will be asked if you want to leave.  Click Yes

Then click the back button again to completely exit the Jailbreak App Vault.  Press the home button on your remote to go back to the home screen of your Amazon Fire TV device.  Then long-press the home button again like you did before and choose apps.  Let’s go back to the apps screen and look for Kodi v19 “Matrix”.  It will most likely be at the bottom of the list because you installed it last.

Let’s move it up to the top.  While the Kodi v19 “Matrix” icon is selected, long-press the SELECT button on your remote.  It’s the big button in the center. You will see a message come up on the screen that tells you to press SELECT again to drop the icon where you want it. 

Move the icon up to the top and then press SELECT to drop it there.

Now, if you go back to the Home screen on your Amazon Fire TV device, you will see Kodi v19 “Matrix” in the front of the list under YOUR APPS & CHANNELS

Go ahead and click on the icon for Kodi v19 “Matrix” and off you go.

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