Helix IPTV for FireStick and Kodi [Step-by-Step Tutorial]

The Helix satellite television service from Dish Network has a lot of features that could convince you to buy it. Helix provides an excellent over-the-air HD channel lineup, with shows like HGTV, Food Network, and Travel Channel. They also offer a wide selection of premium movie channels and sports packages. Other features include remote control access to your DVR recordings, and DVR storage that allows you to store up to 500 hours of content.

Helix IPTV is the best way to watch TV online. With this service, you can access all the most popular channels in the world without any monthly fees. All you need is a TV that supports the relevant protocols (SAT>IP) and a good internet connection. In this tutorial, I’ll teach you how to setup your TV and Kodi Helix IPTV in the simplest way possible, making it a breeze to enjoy the best of both worlds.

In this guide, I will show you how to install Helix IPTV on a FireStick. The installation method used in the guide also works on other Fire TV devices such as Fire TV Cube, Fire TV 2nd Gen, Fire TV Stick 4K, etc.

UPDATE : The Helix website is currently unavailable. You can check out a list of the best IPTV services for alternatives.

Helix TV is a multi-platform IPTV service that offers hundreds of satellite channels from around the world. Get quick access to the best TV channels from the US, UK and Canada. The service also offers subscription packages with international channels. You can also opt for the VOD service if you like watching movies and TV shows.

The Helix FireStick application is quick to set up and easy to use. The service also has a Kodi add-on, making it available on a variety of devices including Mac, iOS, Windows PC, Linux, Raspberry Pi and more.

To get started, you’ll need to sign up for Helix IPTV and get a subscription, no matter what platform you want to use it on. I described the detailed steps to connect to the service in How to install Helix TV IPTV on FireStick.

Here’s what you need to do in this guide:

  • How to install Helix TV IPTV on a FireStick
    • Helix TV registration process
    • Instructions for installing Helix on the FireStick
  • To use Helix TV on a FireStick
    • To access the Helix FireStick application
    • To use Helix TV
  • Changing the video player in Helix TV
  • How to request service issues
  • To change IPTV Helix TV passwords
    • Changing the password for an online account
    • Changing/receiving streaming password (application login)
  • To install the Helix TV addon on Kodi
  • Advantages and disadvantages of Helix TV

Installing Helix TV IPTV on a FireStick

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Register your Helix TV account and purchase a subscription plan.
  • Install the Helix TV application on the FireStick (the same application also works on Android).

First, I will explain the enrollment process. Later I’ll show you how to install Helix TV on the FireStick.

Attention FireStick users!

Governments and ISPs are constantly monitoring your online activities, and accessing copyrighted content on your Fire TV Stick can cause serious problems. Your IP is currently visible to everyone. I highly recommend you to buy the best FireStick VPN to hide your IP address and transfer your favorite games safely.

Personally, I use ExpressVPN, the fastest and most secure VPN on the market. Not only is it easy to install on any device, but it also comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. And if you are not 100% satisfied, you can always get your money back. ExpressVPN is also currently offering an additional 3 months free for an annual plan!

Here are the reasons why using a VPN is essential at all times.

Read: How do I set up and use a VPN on my Amazon FireStick / Fire TV?

Helix IPTV registration process

To use this service, you must first register a Helix TV account and purchase a subscription plan. You can find the registration details here:

From your mobile phone or computer, go to https://helixhosting.xyz/cart.php, select a plan and click Order Now.

Here are the options:

  • 48-hour test: Test all features and services for 1 EUR (about $1.10)
  • British Spiral: UK channels only (no VOD, international, adult or 24/7 content) for 7 euros (about $7.75)
  • USA/CA Helix: US and Canadian channels (no VOD, international, adult or 24/7 content) for 7 euros (about $7.75)
  • Simple Helix: UK, US and Canadian channels, full VOD offering (NO international channels) for 9.5 EUR (around $10.50)
  • Double helix: Same as Single Helix, but including international channels for 10.50 euros (about $11.60).
  • Triple helix: All-inclusive package with British, American, Canadian, international, adult channels and full VOD for $11.50 (about $12.70).

Message: All of the above plans offer a connection. You can purchase additional connections during registration/payment.

On the next page, before clicking Next, you can change your subscription with the following two options:

  • Choose Invoice run: Allows you to choose one of the following options: monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually. I recommend opting for monthly plans. There is no guarantee for these third party IPTV services if they go bankrupt. It is therefore preferable to choose the option with the lowest risk.
  • Additional connections : Allows you to add additional connections. You can use Helix IPTV simultaneously on as many devices as you have connections to. The cost of each additional connection is $5.75. You can add up to 3 more connections, giving you a maximum of 4 connections (1 connection is included in the base plan).

See the details on the next page and click the order button.

Fill in the form with your personal details, including your email address.

Important! !! Be careful when entering your email address. Make sure you enter it correctly. You will receive important information about your Helix account by email.

Under Account Security, choose a password to log into your online account.

Message: This is NOT the password to log into the Helix TV application on the FireStick. You can use this password (and your email address) to log into your Helix TV account in a web browser.

Scroll down and choose the desired payment method.

Check the Terms of Service box and enter the captcha characters in the text box provided.

Click on Finish order to continue

On the next page enter the payment details and complete the order.

After a successful transaction, you will receive an email with the login details (username and password) for the application assigned to you by the system. You’ll need this information to sign in to the Helix TV app on the FireStick, the Kodi Helix TV addon, or to stream Helix TV online (via your web browser).

Later I will show you how to change the password of the Helix TV application. Note that the username assigned by the system can NOT be changed.

Helix IPTV Firestick Application Installation Steps

Follow the steps below to get the Helix TV application on your FireStick:

1- Open the FireStick settings from the main menu on the main screen of the device (above).

2- Go to the My Fire TV option and open it.

3- Select Options for developers

4- Now go to and tap applications from unknown sources (only tap if it is disabled).

5- Then click on Activate to continue.

Allows you to install third-party applications on the FireStick, including Helix TV IPTV.

6- Now you want to go back to the FireStick home screen.

This time, choose the Find tool. You will find it in the top left corner (Objective option).

7- Find the Downloader application using the on-screen keyboard.

Install the Downloader application on your device

8- Now open the Downloader application. Select the appropriate options to manage the pop-up windows that appear at first startup.

You should end up on this screen of the Downloader application. The Home tab of the left menu is already selected.

You need to click on the URL field on the right side of the same screen.

9- Go ahead and enter the following path using the on-screen keyboard: https://tinyurl.com/y5dnv2lq

Check the path after you connect it. You want to make sure it’s right.

Press GO

10- Now all you have to do is wait for the Downloader application to download the Helix TV APK to the FireStick. It’ll take a few seconds

11- After a while the following pop-up window appears

Navigate to and click on the Install button

12- Wait a few seconds. Helix TV is installed on the FireStick

13- Here is the popup window you will see after the installation.

We’re not going to open the application yet. I’ll show you how to do it later.

We will press DONE button and remove Helix TV APK file to save space on FireStick.

14- Click on Delete

15- Click Delete again

This will remove the APK file from the FireStick’s memory (which is very limited).

Here is how to install Helix IPTV on Amazon FireStick.

Your FireStick / Fire TV is now ready to play your favorite content. But before I begin, let me warn you that everything you send online is visible to your ISP and to the government. This means that watching movies, TV shows and sports broadcasts for free can get you in trouble with the law.

Fortunately, there is a reliable way to hide all your streaming activities from your ISP and the government. All you need is a good VPN for the Fire Stick. A VPN masks your original IP address and helps you bypass Internet monitoring, ISP restrictions, and geographic content limitations.

Personally, I use and recommend ExpressVPN, the fastest and most secure VPN. It is compatible with all types of streaming applications and is very easy to install on Fire TV / Stick.

We do not encourage copyright infringement. But what if you accidentally upload content from an illegal source? It is not always easy to distinguish between a legal and an illegal source.

So, before you start streaming on the Fire Stick / Fire TV, let’s see how you can use ExpressVPN to hide your streaming activities from prying eyes.

Step one: Sign up for ExpressVPN HERE. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. This means you can use it for free for the first 30 days. If you are not satisfied with the service (which is unlikely), you can ask for a full refund.

Step two: Turn on the Fire TV Stick and navigate to Search and then Search.

Step three: Now type expressvpn (without quotes) into the search bar and select ExpressVPN when it appears in the search results.

Step four: Click Download to install the ExpressVPN application on your Fire TV / Stick.

Step 5: Open the application and enter the credentials you created when you purchased your ExpressVPN subscription. Click on Connection.

Step six: Click on the power icon to connect to the VPN server. That’s it. Now your connection is secure with the fastest and best VPN for FireStick.

You can also learn more about using ExpressVPN with Fire TV / Stick.

Using Helix TV on a FireStick

First, let me show you the different ways to access Helix TV on the FireStick. Then I will tell you a little about the application.

Later I will show you how to change the default video player.

To access the Helix TV FireStick application

If you know how to access the applications installed on your device, you can skip this section.

You may have noticed the Applications and Channels category on the FireStick home screen. It appears in the second row, just below the Recent Use category.

Installed applications are displayed in the Your applications and channels section of the Home screen. However, you can only see a maximum of 20 applications. If there are more applications, expand the Applications and Channels section.

To extend this range, you must first select it using the FireStick’s remote control. Now go to the first option (on the left) Show All and click on it (this is also the last option in the row).

This is a list of all installed applications. If you scroll down, you will also see Helix TV. Click on Helix TV and start it

You may want to use Helix TV often. So it makes sense to move it to the home screen for easier access. Press the 3-line button on the remote control (menu option) and press Move on the pop-up menu in the lower right corner.

Move Helix TV to the first or second row

It is a way to access Helix TV and other applications installed on the FireStick. Here are some additional options:

  • Long press the Home button on the Amazon FireStick remote control. In the window that opens, tap Applications
  • Go to FireStick Settings > Apps > Manage Installed Apps > Helix TV > Run App

How to use Helix IPTV

Now we can get started with the application.

This is the login screen when you first open the Helix TV FireStick application. Enter the information you received in your email (NOT the information you created during registration) and click Login.

Message: Check the Remember me box to avoid having to enter login credentials every time you launch the application.

If you have problems with the connection, press REFRESH DNS.

Wait until IPTV Helix TV is configured on the FireStick.

This is the start screen of the Helix TV application after a successful connection.

Here are the options:

Live broadcast: Displays a list of all TV channels supported by your subscription.

Click on a category to display the channel catalog. The preview of the selected channel is displayed on the right. Press the channel to play it in full screen.

Movies and TV series Categories : Here you will find content on demand (VOD). This only works if your subscription includes VOD

Set the EPG: To view them, you need to install the EPG (Electronic Programme Guide). After installation, the name changes to Live with EPG.

Notes: Displays your entry. Select the station you want to record from the station list, long press the station name and press Record to start recording.

Catch up: As the name suggests, you watch catch-up television.

To change the default video player

The Helix TV FireStick application has a built-in video player. That’s good, but not good enough. In that case, buffering problems may occur. That’s why I recommend using an external player like VLC or MX Player.

Read: To install MX Player on the FireStick

Learn how to change the default video player in the Helix IPTV application:

Open the settings on the home screen (the cog icon in the top right corner).

First we need to add an external drive. Click on External disk

Click on Add a player

Select MX Player or another player you wish to use.

Message: You can add multiple players

Press Add to confirm

Return to the settings screen and press Select player.

As you can see, the Helix TV app on the FireStick allows you to select a separate player for each category.

Click the category for which you want to change the player (for example, Live TV) and select the desired player (for example, MX Player).

Now simply press the Back button at the bottom of the screen or the Back button on the remote control to apply the changes.

Are you having problems with the service? Raise your ticket!

If you have any problems with billing, service or payment, please contact Helix TV support directly.

Please note that we are not the developers of this service. We are not affiliated in any way with Helix TV IPTV. We do not offer after-sales support. If you have any questions or are unsure, please contact Helix TV technical support using the methods listed below.

For general questions you can contact them HERE

To keep up with the latest offers and news, visit the Helix TV Twitter page.

Create a ticket if you have any questions about the service or billing. The application form can be found here:

  • Visit the Helix TV registration page at https://helixhosting.xyz/clientarea.php.
  • Log in using your email address and account password (which you created when you registered).
  • Click on Open ticket in the top menu
  • Fill out the form. Describe your problem. You can also attach an image (for example, a screenshot of the problem).
  • Click on Submit to send the ticket

Change the password for Helix IPTV

There are two passwords associated with the Helix IPTV service:

  • Helix TV online account password (to manage your account online via a web browser)
  • Password for Helix TV streaming (for Helix TV applications, Kodi-addon and internet streaming)

These two passwords can be changed and/or retrieved

1) Change Helix TV account password

Here are the steps:

  • Go to https://helixhosting.ninja/clientarea.php and click on Forgotten Password.
  • Enter your registered e-mail address and click on Send
  • You will receive an email with a link to reset your password.
  • Click on the link and follow the simple on-screen instructions to change the password.

2) Change/view password for Helix TV streaming (for apps, Kodi add-ons, etc.)

Perform the following steps:

  • Go to https://helixhosting.ninja/clientarea.php and log in to your online account with your registered email address and password.
  • In the main menu, click Services > My Services.
  • Click Active in the Status column next to your subscription plan.
  • Click on IPTV Service Details
  • Under My IPTV Subscription Details, in the Password line, click View to display your current password.
  • Click Update to set a new password

To install and use the Kodi Helix IPTV addon

You can stream Helix TV IPTV via Kodi to the FireStick or any other Kodi-compatible device (mobile phones, PC, Raspberry Pi, etc.).

Subscribe to Helix’s IPTV service

Follow the instructions below to install and use the Helix TV addon in Kodi :

1- Launch the Kodi application and click on Settings (top left).

System in 2 clicks

3- Click on Add-ons > Unknown sources

Message: You must ensure that the Unknown Sources option is enabled. Press only when it is turned off. Do not press the button if it is already on.

4- Click on Yes next

5- Press the Back button once or return to the Settings window from the Kodi home screen.

Tap File Manager

6- Press <No>.

7- Connect to http://helixhosting.ninja/repo.

Press OK.

8- Enter a name (for example Helix).

Press OK.

9- Go back to the settings window and tap Add-ons.

10- Click on Install from Zip file

11- Click Helix or the name of the resource you added earlier.

12- Click on the zip file plugin.video.Helix.zip

13- Wait for the notification about the installed Helix Hosting add-ons.

This will take a while (a few minutes).

14- Now choose Install from archive

15- Open the Kodi add-on repository (if you don’t see this option, go to the next step).

16- PVR Client Selection

17- Scroll down and open PVR IPTV Simple Client.

18- Click on the Set button

19- Awaiting notification PVR IPTV Simple Client Add-ons installed

20- Now go to the Kodi home screen and select Add-ons > Video Add-ons.

Click on the Helix Hosting addon

21- Enter your streaming username (which you received by email) and click OK.

22- Enter your streaming password (also received by e-mail) and click OK.

23- You should see the message Login Successful.

Press OK.

24- If you want to set the TV Guide, press Yes.

25- Press OK at the Restart Required prompt.

Close and reopen the Kodi application for the changes to take effect.

26- Reopening of Helix TV IPTV

27- If the message PVR Manager has started appears in the upper right corner, let it finish.

Here is the main screen of the Kodi Helix TV IPTV addon. You can start streaming now

Pros and cons of Helix TV IPTV on FireStick

Here’s a list of the pros and cons of this IPTV service

For :

  • Hundreds of channels for easy streaming
  • Quick commissioning and installation
  • Customer support is available via a service ticket
  • User-friendly interface
  • Appropriate pricing
  • Different pricing plans to meet the needs of different users
  • Live EPG with automatic update
  • Video on Demand (VOD) with multiple recordings
  • International channels are available in some price plans
  • 48 hour trial all included for 1 EUR


  • A bit expensive if you want to have multiple connections in your plan
  • The multi screen option is not available
  • Problems with buffering of some channels


Overall, I think Helix TV IPTV is a good option for those who want easy access to hundreds of cable TV channels from the US, UK, Canada and other countries. There are several plans available, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs.

In general, the channels work well. However, buffer problems can sometimes occur. This problem is usually solved by using a VPN.

With a 48-hour trial period for just over a dollar, you can test Helix IPTV on the FireStick.

Related IPTV :

  • Beast TV.
  • Nitro TV
  • Ping IPTV
  • The Players Club IPTV
  • Kodi IPTV Solutions
  • Sportz TV IPTV

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