With the future of Kodi in jeopardy, and MrMC’s impressive new features, the app is looking more attractive than ever. However, I understand it’s difficult to justify the $5.99 price when Kodi is free and doing a great job. So here’s a way to get MrMC for free, if for nothing else, to have as a backup incase Kodi’s development stops, or worse.
Emails informing customers that their free $10 appstore credit has arrived have started rolling out for the promotion I posted earlier this week. Better yet, we now know you don’t have to actually download the game to get the $10. Of course, you can use the $10 promo credit to buy any app you’d like, but the credit expires 30 days after you receive it, so it’s best to have an app you want to buy in mind prior to receiving the credit, and MrMC is as good a choice as any.
To get MrMC for free:
- “Purchase” the game Hay Day for free. You can select “Cloud Only” when purchasing and you don’t have to actually install it.
- Wait for an email to arrive informing you that you’ve received the $10 appstore credit.
- Buy MrMC using dollars. Be sure to not use Amazon Coins if you have them, so that the promotional credit gets used. There is no indication that the promo credit is being applied when making the purchase, but you can see your order details afterwards to verify that the credit was used.
Can you Transfer The 10 Dollars into coin’s? To Use on A Fire TV Box?
No, you can’t do that with Amazon’s promotional credits. They can only be used for what they’re specified for.
Thanks for the info, I plan to do this.
With that said, I really doubt Kodi for Android is in jeopardy. It is too widely used. It may become a paid app to get someone to maintain it, but I can’t believe it would disappear completely.
I use Kodi for android on my Fire TV semi-frequently, and it has yet to stop working.
Still in the Play store in the USA.
It’s not about disappearing, it’s about being maintained. Kodi on Android isn’t going anywhere. The current version could probably go a year without being updated before it started to matter. It’s just better knowing new features and bug fixes are constantly being worked on. That’s what might change for Kodi on Android.
The best way to add new features is to remove the one that lets the user or other parties add features. Then when you re-add those functions yourself, it seems new.
ive purchased the game on aug 2 when you first posted the promotion, but do not have a device to install it on so just put it in the cloud. However, I have still yet got any credits and never got the email either. Maybe i’ll get on the chat and see whats up
Keep us posted if you remember. I did install the game myself, and got the email, but others have said they didn’t install the game, and still received the email.
Please keep us all posted. I havn’t received an email yet either after 3 days waiting. I don’t have any compatible devices with the app so I wonder if that’s why there’s problems. I only have a couple firetv’s and no amazon tablets.
I did not receive email yet but just installed Amazon appstore on my android tablet to see if that will help (downloaded & installed game.)
I will wait a few more days…
I just received my $10 credit 5 days after hayday order, but 1 day after I added a compatible device (by installing Amazon appstore on my Android tablet). So this might require a compatible for device to work.
I ordered Hay day on Aug 4th without downloading it, the $10 credit just showed up today.
just got my confirmation email yesterday. ordered on aug 2 and credit was given aug 6.
Great tip, thanks so much! Hopefully Kodi will be fun, but it’s great to have this as a rainy day back up… just in case. And being that this current promotion makes it free, what’s to lose?
“Hay Day” shows as incompatible with my 2 Fire TV 2 devices!!
Hay Day is not a Fire TV game. Sorry, I mentioned it in my post about the promotion, but not here.
Btw Bif E do you know if I can use the $10 credit to buy a preorder of the upcoming Gears of War 4 game for xbox one/pc version?
No. It’s an app store credit, not an Amazon one.
Thanks for the tip. Downloaded it to my cloud for use later. Now I need to find something to spend $4 on. I plan on picking up another fire tv this fall. I’m sure there will be some good holiday discounts and put this on the new one to play around with.
I thought it was mentioned somewhere that the Hay Day promo credit could be used on any Digital product (App, movies, music or Kindle eBook), is that not the case?
Can one run Kodi and MrMC on the same Fire TV?
is in Germany not available
Can download the game for free but get no appstore credit…
Thanks. It worked for me. I tried it out but the interface is dated and clumsy. Oh well it was free anyways. I really wish the Fire TV had something more modern like the Infuse app on the Apple TV.
Followed the instructions on Thursday morning. Did not email for credit until Saturday afternoon. It does work though. Be patient. I also checked the balance for gift cards. It’s not listed. So I used 5.99 on Mr.MC, what can I get / should get for the remaining 4.01? Or is it even possible to use the difference.
Curious question: besides this & plex are there any other paid apps for firetv besides all of the stupid “screensavers”? Almost everything seems to be free apps that then require a subscription.
I don’t have a game controller so maybe I’m missing a bunch of great games.
Any suggestions on what to use the balance of the credit on?
Installed 1-2 days ago, just got the credit. Thanks!
I only have the option to purchase with Amazon coins. I have the promotional credit email but when I click your link above to download mrmc it seems to force me to buy coins. Is there a way around this?
Same issue here…
will this work min the UK i.e. .co.uk, not .com?
Any good suggestions on what to spend the remaining credit on?
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I did this last night. Nerve got an email today. :(
Took roughly 15 hours but the the promo page for it, says to allow for 48hours to recieve the promotion.
I received the credit pretty quickly, but when I went to purchase MrMC the compatibility section says it’s not compatible with my FireTV. Should I buy it anyway and try to install?
Could always sideload mrmc with a google play app apps 2 fire or the other apps like it. It is compatibility for my FireTv2
I also looked at getting MrMC but shows it’s not compatible with my FireTV. Does it require a certain OS version on Fire TV? I have Fire TV Gen1 and not updated to OS version 5 yet as I’m rooted