When it comes to buying a new streaming device, the choice for many is simple. Starting at just $39, Amazon’s Fire Stick can bring you thousands of applications approved by Amazon through the included Appstore, Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video are included by default, along with games, streaming video apps, on-demand video, and countless other choices for entertainment.
However, for those in the know, they’re actually a secret reason the Fire Stick is so great. Because Amazon uses a forked version of Android, your Fire Stick can be granted the ability to use apps from outside sources, making a simple streaming box become much more like a home theater PC.
If you’re looking to start off strong with sideloading, it’s tough to beat Kodi, an open-source streaming platform perfect for the Fire Stick. With a great interface, tons of add-ons and plugins, and a quick and easy setup method, it’s …