FireStick and Kodi
What Is FireStick?
Amazon FireStick is a small device that plugs into the HDMI port of your TV and allows you to stream various media content, such as movies and TV shows, through the internet. It has several pre-installed apps, including popular streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. You can also download and install other apps to extend your entertainment options.
What Is Kodi?
Kodi is an open-source media center software that allows you to manage and stream media content across various devices. Kodi’s versatility comes from its countless add-ons, which enable users to access content from various sources, including streaming services, network-attached storage, and local files. It is compatible with various platforms, including Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and Amazon FireStick.
What is Tubi TV?
Tubi TV is a popular, free streaming service that offers ad-supported movies and TV shows across various genres. Unlike other streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu, Tubi TV does not require a subscription. Installing the Tubi TV app or add-on onto your FireStick or Kodi allows you to access a vast library of content at no cost.
Preparation for FireStick
Before installing Tubi TV on your FireStick, you must adjust settings to enable third-party app installations. Follow these steps:
- On the FireStick home screen, navigate to the Settings menu at your screen’s top right.
- Select My Fire TV or Device.
- Choose Developer options.
- Enable Apps from Unknown Sources by turning it on. If prompted, confirm your action by clicking Turn On.
- Also, enable ADB debugging (optional) for better performance.
Now your FireStick is ready for the Tubi TV app installation.
Preparation for Kodi
Before installing Tubi TV Kodi Addon, ensure you have Kodi set up on your device. Here are the necessary steps to configure Kodi to allow third-party addons:
- Open the Kodi application on your device.
- Select the Settings (gear icon) in the top-left corner of the screen.
- Go to System.
- Scroll to Add-ons in the left-side menu and enable Unknown Sources by toggling it. If prompted, click Yes to proceed.
- Click the back button to return to the main settings menu.
Now, your Kodi application is ready for the Tubi TV addon installation.
Installing Tubi TV on FireStick
This section will guide you through installing Tubi TV on your FireStick device. We will provide comprehensive instructions on downloading and installing the necessary apps, including the Downloader and Tubi TV apps. To make it easier to read and understand, we have organized the information into sub-sections and used paragraphs, bullet points, and various formatting techniques.
Download & Install Downloader App
To install Tubi TV on your FireStick device, you must first download and install the Downloader app. Here’s how:
- Navigate to the home screen of your FireStick or Fire TV device.
- Select the Search icon (magnifying glass) in the top left corner of the screen.
- Enter “Downloader” in the search bar and select it from the results list.
- Choose the Downloader app (orange icon with a white arrow) in the Apps & Games section.
- Click on Download to start the installation process.
- Wait for the app to install and click Open to launch the Downloader app.
Download & Install Tubi TV
Now that you have the Downloader app installed on your FireStick, you can download and install the Tubi TV app. Follow these steps:
- Launch the Downloader app on your FireStick device.
- Enter the following URL in the Downloader app’s URL bar:
- Click on Go to start downloading the Tubi TV app.
- Wait for the download to finish, then click Install to begin the installation process.
- Once the installation is complete, click Open to launch the Tubi TV app.
After completing these steps, you should have Tubi TV installed on your FireStick device. You can now register via Facebook or use your email address for registration. If you have registered with an email address, you will receive an email from Tubi TV for verification.
Installing Tubi TV on Kodi
Locate the Kodi Repository
Before installing Tubi TV on Kodi, ensure you have the necessary repository in your Kodi platform. In this case, it is the EzzerMac Wizard Repository. To add this repository, follow the steps below:
- Open the Kodi application on your device.
- Click on the Settings icon, which is shaped like a gear.
- Navigate to File Manager and click on Add Source.
- In the “Enter the paths or browse for the media locations” section, click on
- Type the following URL:
http://ezzer-mac.com/repoAnd click OK.
- Name the repository “EzzerMac” and click OK.
Once you have added the repository, you can move forward to the Tubi TV installation process.
Tubi TV Installation Process
With the EzzerMac Wizard Repository in place, you can now install the Tubi TV Kodi addon. Follow these steps:
- Go back to the Kodi main menu and click on Add-ons.
- Select the Package Installer icon, which looks like an open box icon.
- Choose Install from zip file and then EzzerMac.
- Locate and click on the repository.EzzerMacsWizard.zip file and wait for the Add-on installed message to appear.
- Next, click on Install from the repository and select EzzerMac Wizard Repository.
- Go to Video Add-ons and find Tubi TV in the list. Click on it.
- Choose Install and wait for the Tubi TV Add-on installed message to appear.
At this point, you have successfully installed Tubi TV on Kodi. To access Tubi TV, navigate to the Kodi main menu, click on Add-ons, and then Video Add-ons. You will find Tubi TV there, ready to stream your favorite movies and shows. Note that if you reside in Europe, you might need to use a VPN connected to a US server due to changes in EU laws.
Configuring Tubi TV
In this section, we will guide you on how to set up Tubi TV on both FireStick and Kodi devices.
Setting Up Tubi TV on FireStick
To install Tubi TV on your FireStick, follow these steps:
- Power on your Fire TV Stick and navigate to Find followed by the Search option.
- Type “Tubi TV” (without quotes) in the search bar and select Tubi TV when it appears in the search results.
- Click Download to install the Tubi TV app on your Fire TV Stick. Wait for the app to finish downloading and installing.
Once the app is installed, you can launch it and sign up for a free account or log in with your existing Tubi TV credentials. Browse through the extensive library of movies and TV shows to start streaming your favorite content.
Setting Up Tubi TV on Kodi
To configure Tubi TV on Kodi, use the following steps:
- Open Kodi and go to the Settings (cogwheel icon) on the top left corner of the screen.
- Select File Manager from the Settings screen.
- Click on Add Source on the left side menu bar.
- Then click on
<None>and type in the Tubi TV Repo URL
https://mrgsi.github.io/gsource/and click on the OK button.
- In the “Enter a name for this media source” box, add a name (e.g., “Tubi TV Repo”) and click OK.
- Return to the Kodi main screen and select Add-ons from the left side menu.
- Click on the Package installer icon (box icon) at the top left corner.
- Choose Install from zip file and select the name you assigned for the media source (e.g., “Tubi TV Repo”).
- Click on the zip file URL –
repository.NarcacistWizard.zip. Wait for the repository to install.
- Now, choose Install from repository and find the installed repository (e.g., Narcacist’s Repo -> Video add-ons).
- Select Tubi TV and click on Install. Wait for the add-on to finish installing.
After successfully installing the Tubi TV Kodi add-on, you can access it from the Video add-ons section within Kodi. Enjoy streaming a wide range of free movies and TV shows on Tubi TV.
Troubleshooting Common Issues
- App not launching: If the Tubi TV app is not launching on your FireStick, try clearing the app cache and data. Go to Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications > Tubi > Clear Cache and Data.
- Poor video quality: If you are experiencing low video quality or buffering issues, check your internet connection. Connect your FireStick device to a stable Wi-Fi network or use an Ethernet adapter for a more stable connection. You can also try reducing the video quality in the Tubi TV app settings.
- Can’t sign up: If you cannot sign up or log in to your Tubi TV account, please ensure that you have entered the correct email address and password. If the issue persists, try resetting your password or contact Tubi TV support for assistance.
- Addon not working: If the Tubi TV Kodi addon is not working or experiencing issues, ensure you have the latest version installed. Update the addon by going to Addons > My Addons > Video Addons > Tubi TV > Update.
- Could not connect to URL/Download: If you face problems downloading the addon, ensure that you have entered the correct Tubi TV Repo URL (https://mrgsi.github.io/gsource/). Double-check the URL and try downloading the addon again.
- Error messages: If you encounter errors while using the Tubi TV addon on Kodi, go through the log files. Navigate to Settings > System > Logging > Show Log File to view and analyze the errors. Look for solutions online or consult the Kodi community for assistance.
Remember to keep your Kodi software updated and install add-ons only from trustworthy sources to avoid common issues.
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Sandeep Bhandari holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computers from Thapar University (2006). He has 20 years of experience in the technology field. He has a keen interest in various technical fields, including database systems, computer networks, and programming. You can read more about him on his bio page.