It was just a short while ago that my Downloader app for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick reached the unimaginable milestone of 1 million users. Now, just 2 months later, the app has been installed by over 2.5 million users. The recent exponential growth is in no small part due to the Kodi team declaring that my app is “the only correct way of installing Kodi on Amazon devices.” Thank you to everyone who has kept development of the app going by donating through the app and/or becoming patrons through Patreon. The next update with new features should be out very soon.
Amazon should also be commended for not blocking Downloader and allowing it to become the #1 free app in the entire Amazon appstore, despite their struggles with Fire TV resellers who unfortunately use my app to simplify their illegal venture. While it would have achieved nothing in the way of stopping piracy or resellers, Amazon could have easily just pulled my app to make reseller’s lives a tiny bit harder. Instead, they’ve recognized the legitimate uses of my app among Fire TV fans and have done nothing to impede its use, even though it steps slightly outside of their own plans for the Fire TV. Bravo Amazon.