How to Install Kodi on Android.
Kodi supports multiple devices and operating systems. Installing Kodi on Android devices is much easier than installing a media server on other streaming devices. You can either install Kodi from the Google Play Store or download the APK file and install it manually. Kodi for Android is also available on other non-Google app stores.
This guide will show you different ways to install Kodi on Android devices. You’ll also learn how to install Kodi add-ons on the Android app and from third-party repositories.
Kodi App Requirements
Kodi will work on Android devices. However, for the Kodi app to work optimally, your device must meet certain software and hardware requirements.
1. Screen size
The latest version of Kodi uses the “Estuary” skin. It is an intuitive and user-friendly interface that works best on devices with a screen of at least 5 inches. Kodi will work on smaller screens, but the app works best on devices with the recommended screen size.
2. Operating system requirements
To install the Kodi app, you will need an Android device with at least an Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. Go to Settings > About Phone and check the Android version string to see what version of Android OS is installed on your smartphone.
If your phone doesn’t meet the requirements or you’re having trouble downloading Kodi, please update your phone and try again.
Go to “Settings” > “System” > “Advanced” > “System update” and click “Check for updates” to install the latest version of Android available for your smartphone.
Install Kodi from the Google Play Store
Installing Kodi from the app store on your device is the easiest and safest way to install an app on your Android device.
Open the Play Store app, type Kodi in the search bar, and tap the search icon to continue. If you are reading this post on an Android device, tap this link to go directly to the details page of the Kodi app in the Play Store.Click “Install” next to the Kodi app in the search results, or tap the name of the app to open the details page about the app. Make sure you are installing the app published by the Kodi Foundation. Wait for Kodi to install and click Open to launch the app.
Sideload Kodi from Third-Party Websites
If your device won’t install apps from the app store, download the Kodi package file and install the app manually. There are many websites where you can download the Kodi APK file, but not all of them are trustworthy. Make sure you download the Kodi package file from secure APK websites like APK4Fun, APKMirror, APKPure, etc. Otherwise, your device may have trouble parsing or installing the APK file.
In order to download Kodi, you also need to make sure that your Android device supports installing apps from unknown/unofficial sources.
Download the APK file of the latest build of Kodi from the websites mentioned above. After the download is complete, open the installation file in a browser or file manager.You may receive a message that your phone cannot install applications through the browser. Click “Settings” to give your web browser the permission it needs to download non-published apps.
Or go to Settings > Apps & notifications > Advanced > App accessibility.
Click “Install Unknown Apps” and select the browser with which you downloaded the Kodi file. Turn on Allow from this source to give the app access to install the Kodi APK.
Open the setup file again and click “Install” to continue. Wait for Android to install the file and click “Open” when prompted to successfully launch Kodi.
Make sure you give Kodi access to your media when prompted.
Install Kodi on Huawei Android Devices
While Huawei smartphones still run the Android operating system, they no longer support Google services. You can download the APK file of Kodi on Huawei Android phones, but you cannot install the app from the Play Store. So, the best (and safest) option is to install Kodi from the Huawei AppGallery.
Open the AppGallery app on your Huawei smartphone, search for Kodi and click “Install” next to Kodi.
If you are reading this post on your Huawei smartphone, this link will redirect you to the Kodi page in the AppGallery. Then click “Install” to install the app on your device.
Also, visit the download page on the Kodi website (http://kodi.tv/download/android) in your browser and click Huawei App Gallery. This will also redirect you to the Kodi page in the AppGallery app.
Install Kodi Add-Ons
Add-ons will help you get the most out of Kodi, at least if you want to stream content from the internet. There are two different ways to install add-ons on the Android Kodi client. You can install add-ons directly from the Kodi repository in the app or from third-party sources, i.e. by downloading the add-on from the Internet.
Install the add-on from the Kodi repositories
Open the Kodi app on your Android device and select “Add-ons” from the main menu.
Then tap the open box icon in the top left corner.
Select Install from repository.
Select the category that contains the add-on you want to install. The Video Add-ons category contains add-ons for streaming video content – TV shows, live events, sports, and more.
Scroll through the list and select the add-on you want to install.
Click “Install” to continue.
If you get a message that Kodi will install an optional add-on, click OK to confirm the installation.
Some add-ons require an additional add-on to work correctly. So make sure you approve the installation of additional or supporting add-ons.
When the download is complete, tap the add-on again and select Open to set up the add-on.
Install Kodi add-ons from third-party repositories
Before installing an add-on downloaded outside of the Kodi repository in the app, set up your media player to allow add-ons from third-party sources. Download the add-on from a third-party repository (in ZIP format) and follow the steps below to install it.
Note. Add-ons from third-party repositories can damage your device and cause the Kodi app to crash. So make sure you only download add-ons from trusted and secure repositories.
Open Kodi and tap the gear icon in the top left corner.
Click “Add-ons” in the sidebar and check “Unknown Sources”.
Kodi will display a prompt indicating the risks of installing add-ons from unknown sources. Click Yes to continue.
Return to the main menu and click “Add-on” in the sidebar.
Tap the open drawer icon in the top right corner.
Select Install from ZIP file.
Click “Yes” in the pop-up window.
Tap External Storage, navigate to the location of the add-on on your device, and follow the instructions to continue.
Install Kodi on Android TV Boxes
Since Android TV devices run the Android operating system, installing Kodi on Android TV is very easy. You can install Kodi directly from the Play Store or manually download its setup file. We recommend doing the former as it is the safest and easiest option.
Open the Google Play Store on the Android TV home screen, search for Kodi and install the app.
Stream Content On-the-Go
The safest and fastest way to install Kodi is through your device’s app store. We recommend installing the official version of Kodi. You may experience difficulties using and updating Kodi if you download an unofficial version of the application. Also, installing Kodi outside of your device’s app store comes with security risks. The application package file may contain malware that can corrupt your files.
How to Install Kodi on Android
How to Install Kodi on Android