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How To Install And Update Kodi On Your Devices

In this article, we will be explaining how to install and update Kodi on your devices.

Kodi is an open-source media that allows you to stream videos online. It is the step-up of the Xbox Media Center (XBMC). It is like VLC media player with the addition of a feature to stream videos online. In this article, we will be explaining how to install and update Kodi on your devices.

Kodi is entirely legal and licensed. Kodi takes a hard-line stance on piracy, stating that “The watching or listening of illegal or pirated content which would otherwise need to be paid for is not endorsed or approved by Team Kodi.”

Since Kodi is open-source, you can install modified versions of Kodi on third party hardware and sell them as Kodi boxes

How To Install Kodi On Various Devices

Kodi supports a host of devices. Here are brief overviews on installing Kodi on some devices.

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1. Kodi on Amazon FireStick & Fire TV

Amazon FireStick is an extremely popular media device that plugs into your TV through the HDMI port. This Android-based device instantly converts any TV into a Smart TV. Barring a few minor physical differences, FireStick & Fire TV are essentially the same. Therefore, the same installation method is applicable to both.

  • Manually download the Kodi APK file.
  • Install the file by following the due procedures on the setup

2. Kodi On iOS

Jailbreaking and installing is the method you could use to get Kodi on your iOS.

3. Kodi On Android Mobiles & Tablets

This is quite straightforward and easy because it is trusted by Google.

Only trusted and safe apps make it to the Play Store. Since Kodi is there, it gives us the assurance that it is verified and safe.

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Here is how you can install Kodi on Android:

  • Open Play Store
  • Search for Kodi
  • Download and run the installation process

4. Kodi On Mac OS

Kodi isn’t on the Apple App Store but there is a version for the macOS version on Kodi’s official website.

It is only supported by Mac OS 10.8 X or higher running on an Intel processor for Kodi to work.

These are the steps to follow:

  • Enter the URLhttps://kodi.tv/download in Safari web browser. Safari will auto-mount the DMG file so it’s the best browser to use. Scroll down and click the ‘MacOS’ logo
  • Make sure the ‘Recommended’ tab is selected on the pop-up window. Click INSTALLER (64-BIT)
  • The process remaining is straight forward, follow on from here

5. Kodi On Raspberry Pi

Follow these steps to install Kodi on Raspberry Pi:

  • Use a Linux distribution specifically made to open Kodi.
  • Download the LibreELEC USB-SD Creator tool (available on Windows, macOS, or Linux)
  • Choose the specific image for your generation RPI.
  • Select the removable SD card that you plan to use with your RPi as the target.

4GB of free space is recommended for local storage. Once installation is complete, plug in the card into your RPi. Then connect the RPi to a display and turn it on.

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How To Update Kodi

An update is usually required to keep the app functioning at its best.

1. Updating Kodi On Android

As long as you downloaded Kodi from the Google Play Store the app updates automatically

2. Updating Kodi On Windows & macOS

The process of updating Kodi is the same on Windows and macOS.

  • Go to Kodi’s download page and choose the latest version for your device
  • Run the installer

You don’t need to delete the previous version before installing a new one.

Note: Your user data lives in a separate folder from the installation files, so none of your existing changes would be affected. You can backup just to make sure via the Backup Add-on.

3. Updating Kodi On iOS

This has two ways, depending on the route you took to download Kodi on your device.

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3.1 Cydia

If you used Cydia to install Kodi then check the app settings for an update. Updates are usually visible on here

3.2 Xcode

If you took the Xcode route, open iOS App Signer and download the latest .deb fole and reload Kodi on the same initial profile on your device.

4. Updating Kodi On Raspberry Pi

Kodi updates automatically on here too like on Android devices.

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