Android tv box How to Install Kodi

Android tv box How to Install Kodi

If you’ve wanted to know how to install Kodi on your Firestick, Android TV box or Windows HTPC, I’ve pulled together a detailed guide on installing Kodi to step you through the process.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should’ve heard of Kodi – probably the best media center software around today.

Kodi lets you play your movie files, stream videos online and share content to other devices on your network with an elegant 10-foot interface – all for free. It’s an amazing piece of software.

Installing Kodi is dead simple with my comprehensive guide, which steps you through how to install Kodi on your Firestick, Android TV box and Windows HTPC.

If you’re wanting to grab an Android device, you can buy the Tv stick directly from H96tvbox or check out my Best Android TV box guide for other recommendations.

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How to Install Kodi on Android Boxes
How to Install Kodi on Android Boxes

Before we start installing Kodi on your Android TV box, please note that Kodi 17 Krypton requires Android 5.0 and above.

If your Android box can’t be updated to Android 5.0 or above, I’d recommend upgrading your Android TV box as there’s a number of new features in Kodi 17 that make the update worth it. See my picks for the Best Android TV box for some suggestions.

Otherwise, you’ll need to install Kodi 16.1 Jarvis as this is the last version that supports Android 4.4.

You can install Kodi on Android in a couple of different ways.

Install Kodi using the Google Play Store
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Installing Kodi on your Android device using the Google Play store is the easiest method and the one I recommend for most users.

Much like the Windows 10 installation, installing Kodi using the Google Play store means that you’ll get access to automatic updates. This means that you’ll always have latest version of Kodi installed and can avoid having to update Kodi manually.

To install Kodi on your Android TV Box (or other Android device) using the Google Play store:

  • Open the Google Play store on your Android device
  • Search for Kodi and open the app’s page
  • Click “Install” to download and install the latest version of the Kodi app

Once it’s downloaded and installed, click open you’ll be ready to setup Kodi.

Install Kodi by Sideloading

You can install Kodi by sideloading the Kodi apk on your Android device. Sideloading is the process of installing the Kodi app (or any other app) manually, without using the Google Play Store.
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To Install Kodi by sideloading the Kodi apk:

  • Download Kodi for Android from the Downloads page. Most users will want the ARMv7A (32bit) file though newer devices may be compatible with the 64-bit version. Those with Intel-based Android devices should opt for the X86 installer.
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  • Open the APK file you downloaded using your Android TV box’s file manager. I’m using ES File Explorer as this is my “go to” file explorer on Android.
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  • Enable app installs from unknown sources by going to Settings>Security and enable “Unknown Sources”. This lets you install apps from “non-official” sources i.e. not the Google Play store.
  • Select Install to install Kodi on your Android TV box.
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  • Click open when the installation process is complete to launch Kodi for the first time.

All comments

  • Worldofkodi

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  • Shakil

    Hi, Ihave h96 max android box but it's not updating Google play services. Please help

  • emailnya

    I don't see in this article, how to install Kodi on Firestick.

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