Kodi is a massively popular media application for organizing and maintaining local libraries of content. It’s available on almost all the major platforms including Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Amazon Fire TV Stick, etc. Having such a wide platform availability, it has got a massive user base across various platforms and hardware devices. In addition, users can now stream endless list of content through third-party add-ons and repositories. In a nutshell, Kodi is now a complete package with a wide reach and enticing features. So if you are tempted with Kodi’s offering and want to try it out then you have come to the perfect place. In this article, we have brought the Kodi installation process for all major platforms in one place. So go ahead and learn how to install Kodi for your particular device.
Install Kodi on Any Device in 2020
In this section, we will go through all the platforms on which Kodi is available and show you how to install Kodi on your device easily. Along with that, we will also share some articles with detailed instructions in case you want to have a better idea about the installation process. Having said that, let’s start with Windows OS first.
How to Install Kodi on Windows
There are two ways to install Kodi on Windows and here we are going to share both the methods. You can choose either of the methods based on what you find convenient.
Install Kodi From the Microsoft Store
The best way to install Kodi on Windows is through the Microsoft Store. You can install Kodi just by making a quick search on Microsoft Store and installing it then and there. No need to download an offline installer and manually installing it. The best part is that you can update Kodi through the Microsoft Store seamlessly without losing your favorite add-ons and repository. But do keep in mind, you must be using Windows 10 or 8.1 to have Microsoft Store. And in case you are unable to find Kodi on the Microsoft Store, follow the link provided below.
Install Kodi from the Microsoft Store (Free)
Install Kodi Using an Offline Installer
In case, your device is running Windows 7 or lower, you can download the offline installer from the Kodi’s official website. Just choose the architecture of your device and you can install it just like any other application.
If you are not sure which build to choose, then right click on “My Computer” and open “Properties”. Here, you will find the device architecture next to “System Type”.
How to Install Kodi on Android
To install Kodi on Android, the process is fairly simple and straightforward. Just open the Google Play Store and search for “Kodi”. After that, tap on the “Install” button and there you have it. You can also find Kodi on Play Store through the link provided below.
Install Kodi from the Google Play Store (Free)
How to Install Kodi on macOS
You can install Kodi on your Mac by downloading the DMG file from the Kodi’s official website. Just follow the link mentioned above and click on “Installer(64bit)” to download it.
Keep in mind, macOS blocks installation from unknown sources by default. So you must change the desired setting to allow the installation. To do so, open the Apple menu on the top-left corner and navigate to System Preferences-> Security & Privacy-> General. Here, change the “Allow applications downloaded from” option to “Anywhere” and you are good to go.
Next, open the Kodi DMG file and click on the “Applications” folder. Here, press CMD+V key to paste Kodi in your Application directory. That’s it, Kodi is installed in your Mac.
How to Install Kodi on iOS
Kodi is not available on Apple’s App Store so the process to install Kodi on iOS is not straightforward. You will have to rely on a third-party app store to download and install Kodi. You can use AppValley, a third-party app store to get Kodi on your iOS device. Before you ask, no, you don’t need to jailbreak your device.
For your perusal, we have made a separate guide to install Kodi on iOS with detailed instruction and screenshots. The process is a bit lengthy, but you can easily do it if you follow the instructions step by step. Just click on the link mentioned above and you will have Kodi on your iPhone in no time.
How to Install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV Stick
As we know Amazon Fire TV Stick runs on the Android platform, but it doesn’t have the Google Play Store. So you can’t have it in a few clicks. Earlier, users also had the option to directly download the Kodi APK file on the Fire Stick from the web. However, with some recent changes, Amazon has blocked many of the traditional ways to download APKs from unknown sources. So to install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV Stick, you need to import the Kodi APK file to your Fire Stick and then install it thereafter. We have already written an in-depth guide to install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV Stick. You can go through the article step by step and you will be able to install Kodi on your Fire Stick without any issues.
How to Install Kodi on Chromebook
You can install Kodi on Chromebook very similar to Android phones if your Chromebook has Play Store support. Just search for “Kodi” in the Play Store and install it. That’s it.
However, if your Chromebook doesn’t have support for Play Store then it’s a bit tedious process. You will have to use a development tool, ARC Welder to convert Android apps to compatible Chrome OS apps. To make things easier for you, we have made a complete guide to install Kodi on Chromebooks for both Play Store supported and unsupported devices. Just open the mentioned link above and go through the steps. You will be able to install and run Kodi on unsupported Chromebooks fairly well.
How to Install Kodi on Linux
Installing Kodi on Linux is a breeze with just a few commands. Open the Terminal and enter the following commands one by one. Make sure to follow the on-screen prompts during the installation.
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install kodi
After the installation is complete, just type kodi in the Terminal to open it. You can also access Kodi from the Software Center.
How to Install Kodi on Xbox One
Similar to Windows PC, you can install Kodi on Xbox One with just a few clicks. On Xbox One, open Microsoft Store and search for “Kodi”. After that, click on the “Get” button and voila, Kodi is installed on your gaming console. Further, click on the “Launch” button to open Kodi.
There is also another way to install Kodi on Xbox One. The gaming console has its own Xbox App Store. So go ahead and search for “Kodi” in the app store and install it right away.
Install Kodi on Your Device and Discover a New World of Entertainment
So that was our definitive guide on how to install Kodi on any of your devices. You can go through the guide and find out information regarding your device. For most of the devices, the process is very simple as Kodi is widely supported officially across the platforms. However, iOS is very restrictive so you will have to install Kodi through a third-party app store. Nevertheless, you should definitely go ahead and install Kodi on your device to discover a new world of entertainment. And if you liked the article or want to know the installation process for your specific device, then comment down below, we will surely help you out.