MrMC has just been approved into the Amazon Fire TV appstore. MrMC is a modified version of Kodi, the popular media app that Amazon notably removed from their Android appstore. While Kodi was once in Amazon’s appstore for Android devices, it, nor any of its clones, ever made it into the Fire TV appstore. That makes MrMC the first Kodi app of any kind to make it into the official Fire TV appstore. MrMC is compatible with 1st and 2nd generation Fire TV’s, as well as Fire TV Sticks, but it does appear to require Fire OS 5.
The primary difference between Kodi and MrMC is that MrMC does not have the ability to install 3rd-party addons or plugins. The removal of addon support removes the possibility for MrMC to directly be used to stream pirated content through 3rd-party piracy addons. It is Kodi’s potential for piracy that Amazon had issue with, resulting in its removal from the Amazon appstore. Without addon support, MrMC is strictly a media player app for local content.
MrMC is currently priced at $6.99, which is a fairly high asking price considering anyone can sideload Kodi for free and have the same capabilities.
In comparison, the Apple TV version of MrMC is priced at $4.99. Version 2.1 of MrMC, which is the one currently in the Fire TV appstore, is based on Kodi 16.1 RC2, according to its release notes. The Kodi team just released the final version of Kodi 16.1 a couple days ago, making MrMC 2 versions behind at the moment.
If you don’t care about addon support, the main reason to purchase MrMC over sideloading Kodi yourself is the convenience of installing directly through the official appstore and easy/automatic updates, assuming the app receives regular updates. Whether you’re interested in MrMC or not, it’s nice to see Amazon isn’t completely against apps related to Kodi as a whole.
I incorrectly stated the Apple TV app costs $4.99. It’s the iPhone/iPad version that costs $4.99, while the Apple TV version costs the same $6.99 as the Fire TV version.
Also, I’ve written an article addressing the hate towards this app here that I encourage you to read.