The most common question I’m getting about the new Amazon Fire TV Stick 2 is whether or now Amazon has done anything to block sideloading apps or running Kodi. I’m happy to say that it doesn’t look like anything has changed with either of those two things on the new device. You can sideload 3rd-party apps just like you can on all Fire TV models. Kodi is working on the Fire TV Stick 2 and appears on the home screen.
The image above is the hardware info screen of Kodi running on the Fire TV Stick 2. You can see the Fire TV Stick 2’s new Mediatek 8127 CPU is detected and listed. Also visible are the CPU’s 4 cores. To further prove Kodi is running on the new device, in addition to the above images, I was also sent a video of the Fire TV Stick 2’s “About” page, showing the new 126.96.36.199 software version that is only available on the new Fire TV Stick 2 right now, followed by Kodi being launched.