A new app for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick has been released called OnBootKodi. As the name suggests, the app does just one thing, which is to automatically launch Kodi as soon as the Fire TV finishes booting. The app can also be configured to launch Kodi once a certain amount of time has passed after the device boots, however I was unable to get that feature to work.
The app is very straightforward. I’m not sure what units the timeout is supposed to use, so I tried entering various values including 1, 1000, and 1000000, but the app just always launched Kodi immediately after my Fire TV finished booting no matter what I entered as a timeout.
OnBootKodi cannot be configured using the Fire TV remote, so you’ll need a mouse to change any of the settings. The “start Kodi on boot” option is enabled by default, so you really don’t need to configure anything if all you want is for Kodi to automatically launch as soon as your device boots.
To install the app you’ll need to sideload it onto your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick. The easiest way to do that is to use my Downloader app from the Amazon appstore and enter
If you find the app useful, you can show your support by donating to the developer. Just be aware that Amazon has historically blacklisted apps that automatically take you away from the Fire TV interface. The two apps that have been blacklisted, FireStarter and FiredTV Launcher, were complete home screen replacement apps, so that’s a little different from OnBootKodi, but it still takes you away from Amazon’s interface, so I wouldn’t be surprised if OnBootKodi becomes the third app to be blacklisted.
Apparently, the timeout option is supposed to start Kodi after the entered amount of time has passed once the Fire TV goes to sleep.