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How to Install Kodi on Android Phone, Windows, Mac Os X & Ios


Formerly known as XBMC, Kodi is a media player software application which allows the user to play digital media files from the internet or the storage media of a particular network. Below, is the step by step procedure that would help you install the app on different systems, be it Mac OS X, Android, Windows or iOS.

How to Install Kodi on Android Phone?

There are two ways to install Kodi on android OS. Either download the installable file from Google Play Store or manually install from the APK file.

Installing Kodi from the Play Store

You would surely prefer this option because Google Play Store automatically decides the version (x86, ARM(32bit) or ARM(64bit) of Kodi depending on the configuration.

If you want to enjoy the latest features of Kodi, then opt for monthly and beta builds through the link,

For stopping the beta updates, go back to the link and click ‘Leave Program’.

How to Setup Kodi on Android Manually?

Known as ‘sideloading’, manual installations are carried out for tablets,smartphones and other devices running on Android.

#Step 1: Go to the ‘Settings’ menu and track ‘Security’

#Step 2: Select ‘Unknown sources’ option to aid you for installing Kodi directly.

You can also Install Kodi from Android TV

#Step 1: As soon as you launch Android TV, select ‘Settings’.

Kodi Installation Screen 1

#Step 2: Under ‘Settings’, click on ‘Security & Restrictions’ and enable ‘Unknown Sources’.

Kodi Installation Screen 2

Download the bundle and select x86 or ARM vesion depending on the hardware configuration.

#Step 3: Launch the web browser and type the URL ‘’ and wait till the APK file gets downloaded.

#Step 4: Once you click on the file, complete the action through ‘Package Installer’.

#Step 5: Click ‘Install’ once a confirmation screen pops up.

#Step 6: Wait till you see the message, ‘App installed’.

#Step 7: To save space on the disk, delete the installable (APK) file.

How to Install Kodi on Windows?

There are numerous methods for installing Kodi when it comes to Windows operating system. You can either download the app from Windows Store, Chocolatey or through the Portable Mode. While you have to run the command line installer for Chocolatey, basic installation can be done by running Kodi in portable mode.

Once you are directed to the download page, click ‘Installer (32BIT)’.

Save the file by clicking the ‘Save’ option. You can also start off with the installation by clicking ‘Run’.

Simply, follow the steps as installation commences. It’s recommended to go for default settings but you can accordingly change them.

How to install Kodi on Mac OS X?

Although it’s somewhat different than other operating systems, it’s simple and easy to install Kodi on Mac OS X.

#Step 1: Download the stable build on Kodi from the link

#Step 2: Next, mount the disk image by double clicking the file. Once downloaded, the file appears with an extension (.dmg). Usually, if you download the image from browsers like Safari, the file gets mounted automatically.

Kodi Installation Screen 3

#Step 3: Drag and drop the program into the Application folder of the operating system. To make it much more easier, furnish a link to the Application folder which would be the right destination for dropping the Kodi bundle.

#Step 4: Tackle with the OS X Gatekeeper feature which warns users about not downloading files from an unknown location. In case you have Mac OS X 10.8 or a higher version, then you should not be worried about the warning provided that you have downloaded the bundle from

Kodi Installation Screen 4

We advise you to directly right click the ‘Kodi’ icon and select ‘Open’. On the other hand, you can follow the procedure listed below. This would aid you to enable app download.

  1. Navigate to Apple Menu -> System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General ->
  2. Get into the padlock through the computer admin password.
  3. Select the option ‘Anywhere’ when you have to decide on ‘Allow applications downloaded from:’.
  4. An exaggerated warning would appear on the screen. But, if you feel uncomfortable continuing with the procedure, then it’s better to select ‘Open’ as mentioned above.

Finally, unmount the disk image (bundle) once you have finished with the installation. Either click ‘Eject’ or directly drop the image into ‘Trash’. Follow this step only if you want to free up memory.

A secure way of installing Kodi on iPhone

The safe way of installing Kodi on iPhone is by using Cydia Impactor. You would no longer need to take the risk of jailbreaking the cell phone.

#Step 1: Connect the communication device to your PC or Mac. In case iTunes opens automatically, close the app immediately before moving ahead.

#Step 2: Open Cydia Impactor and drop the Kodi IPA File.

#Step 3: Click ‘Start’ after ensuring that the iOS device has been selected.

#Step 4: Sign the IPA file by logging in Cydia through the Apple credentials.

#Step 5: Post installation of the app, search the profile by navigating to ‘Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management’.

#Step 6: Open the profile and tap ‘Trust’ for authenticity. Now, open Kodi and enjoy its benefits.

To conclude, we would like to say that you should proceed with a method that you are confident about. Contact a professional if you are not sure about what should be done.

Written by Hardip Koradia

Hardip Koradia is a pro tech blogger with years of experience in writing resourceful articles on different tech topics like mobile apps, PCs, gadgets, software, how to guides, etc. His passion for technology inspired him to start Techbylws, a growing tech blog.