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How to install Kodi

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Published on Jun 06, 2018

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When you talk about Kodi, the first definition we need to think about is the media center. A media center is a software that deals with the playback of music, video and images. Kodi is a media player open-source, which allows us to carry out this type of operations. Just the fact of being open source has led to the creation of a real online community, who are able to devote full support.

This service has become famous for the ability to play content in both local and streaming. Also, being open source is a completely free software. In this guide we will see how to install Kodi on all devices, including PC and smartphone.

There are two ways to install Kodi on Windows. If we have Windows 10, we can go directly on the Microsoft Store, search for “Kodi” using the search bar and once found, click on Get. This is done, the setup will be done automatically.

If, instead, we use previous versions to Windows 10, or we simply want to install the package .exe, we can follow the following steps.

Once the installation is complete, Kodi will be ready for use;

If you use a Mac, the procedure is very similar to the one seen previously.

This is done, we can start Kodi even if this is not an application coming directly from the official store of Apple. Also, from this moment on, we will not have to repeat this procedure to boot the media center. We can, in fact, click on its icon on the Desktop or in the Launchpad.

Also here we have two ways to install the media center. If we have a distro of Ubuntu, we can install Kodi directly from the Ubuntu Software. Just look for the software and click on Install.

If, instead, we want to install the software in a classical way, we must act from the Terminal, type the following commands and respond in the affirmative to the questions that are posed to us.

Then, if we use a Ubuntu distro, we need to execute the following commands inside the Terminal.

In the distro different from Ubuntu, such as Fedora or Debian, the commands to enter are the following.

In case of any issues, we recommend that you consult the official Wiki of the software dedicated to the Linux operating system.

Android is an operating system that is extremely versatile. To install Kodi, we can go on the Play Store, search the app and, once found, click on the Install button.

Alternatively, we can install the file .apk directly on the device. This method is very useful especially for those who have a device that does not have the Google Play Store.

This is done, Kodi will be ready to use on our smartphone or tablet.

Until a few months ago, it was possible to install Kodi only by doing the Jailbreak of your device, as it is not available on the App Store. Fortunately, thanks to the store alternative TuTuApp, we can install it easily without voiding the warranty of our smartphones/tablets.

We have made a thorough guide on how to install Kodi without Jailbreak.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to install Kodi on all of the Smart TV. You can, in fact, install the well-known media center only on TVS equipped with Android operating system TV. In this way, we can directly exploit the Google Play Store for installation.

Then, simply open the Play Store, search for the application by leveraging the search bar and once found, select the item Install. One way to view the contents of Kodi-and also on other Smart TVS is to make the mirroring of your mobile device.

With regard to the installation of Kodi on the Rasbperry Pi, there are two different methods.

The first is to put the following commands in the Terminal.

The second, instead, consists in the installation of LibreELEC, an optimized version of Kodi to devices Raspberry. First of all, we need to get a microSD card or a USB memory stick at least 16 GB.

This is done, will be finished the process of installation and, once completed, we will be able to use Kodi.

Below is a list of related guides on the use of the well-known media center.

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