Kodi is an open-source media software designed for home entertainment. The media software is free to download and can be installed on virtually any computing device. Kodi lets you stream trending movies, TV Shows, IPTV, sports, live events and more.
Below in this guide you can find step-by-step instructions on how to install Kodi on Android, Windows, macOS, iOS, AppleTV and other smart TVs.
Is it Even Legal to Use Kodi?
It is legal to use Kodi; however, you can get into trouble by using third-party add-ons. This is because these add-ons partly offer links to pirated content, and this infringes copyrights. This issue has attracted negative publicity against Kodi, as various governments and copyright agencies are against copyright infringement.
Due to reason, most third-party add-ons are blocked by ISPs. Furthermore, manufacturers of various pre-loaded Kodi boxes have also been sued. Additionally, several Kodi users have received DCMA warnings for streaming copyrighted content illegally via third-party add-ons.
How to Install Kodi on Any Device and Platform
Kodi is compatible with multiple home devices, including your smartphone, smart TV, Android TV, Firestick, PC, and more. Subsequently, you can also install Kodi on various platforms, like Windows, Android, iOS, macOS, tvOS, Raspberry Pi and Linux.
This guide gives you a simplified step-by-step guide on installing Kodi on various devices and platforms.
How to Install Kodi on Android Devices
Kodi offers an Android app available on Google Play Store. Unlike other platforms, the installation procedure doesn’t require Sideloading but a simple search, click and download process.
Here’s how you can install Kodi on your Android device:
- Open Play Store.
- On the search bar, type Kodi.
- Select the top Kodi result (Kodi foundation) and click install.
How to Install Kodi on Fire TV Stick and Fire TV
Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is a popular Android-based device that plugs into your TV via an HDMI port. Firestick is similar to Fire TV, bar a few physical features. Thankfully, these devices share the same installation procedure.
Note, the Amazon store doesn’t have the official Kodi app yet. Therefore, you have to sideload the APK file and do a manual install. But first, you have to ensure your Fire TV Stick/ Fire TV device has permissions to install third-party apps.
Here’s how (we used the Fire TV Stick 4K with the latest update):
1. On the Firestick home screen, navigate to Settings and select My Fire TV.
1. Go back to the home screen, under Find, select Search and type “Downloader”.
2. Click on the first-choice orange app named Downloader.
3. Click “Get” to download and install Downloader into your Firestick.
How to install Kodi on Windows PC
Windows users get two options on how to install Kodi. First, you can choose to download the Kodi app instantly from the Microsoft store. Alternatively, you can also opt for the offline app from the official Kodi website. This guide covers both download options.
To download directly from the Microsoft Store:
1. To download directly from the Microsoft Store: