How to Install Kodi

How to Install Kodi

XBMC Foundation developed a software application called Kodi, which is an open-source, free-to-use media player. It was released in 2004 but started gaining popularity from 2017 onwards. If you are late to this party, read below to learn how to install Kodi on Windows 10 PC and Android devices.

Why Use Kodi?

There are many reasons to install Kodi, such as:

  • Watch TV shows, movies, and songs all on this all-inclusive platform.
  • Offers a giant library of content to enjoy.
  • No buffering of videos.
  • Keeps your browsing activities private.
  • Supports multiple platforms like Windows, macOS, Android, Linux, and tvOS.

How to Install Kodi

How to Install Kodi on Windows 10 PC

Here are the steps to install Kodi on Windows 10:

1. Download Kodi Installer according to your requirement from its official website, as shown.

download kodi from webpage

2. Choose where to download the file. Then, run the downloaded Kodi 19.3 Matrix 64 bit installer by double-clicking on it.

Kodi 19.3 Matrix 64 bit installer

3. Click on Next in the Kodi Setup window, as shown.

select next in kodi installer window

4. Read the License Agreement. Then, click I Agree button.

read the licence agreement and select I agree button in kodi installer window

5. Choose the Full option under select the type of install: drop-down menu.

6. Also, check the box titled Microsoft Visual C++ packages. Then, click Next.

select type of installation and click on next in kodi installer window

7. Choose your Destination Folder to install the app by clicking on Browse… and then, click Next, shown highlighted.

click on browse to select the destination folder and click next in kodi installer window

8. Now, select the folder in which you would like to create the program’s shortcuts as Start Menu folder or new folder. Then, click on Install.

Note: We have created a folder titled Kodi in the example below.

select the start menu folder and click install in kodi installer window

9. Wait for the installation process to finish.

wait for kodi app installation to finish

10. Finally, click on Finish button. Now, you can run & use Kodi app as explained in the next section.

click on Finish to complete the kodi app installation

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How to Use Kodi with VPN

It is advisable to use VPN while using Kodi. Even though Kodi is officially legal to use, some add-ons in Kodi are not created or developed by the official developers. Hence, use a trusted VPN service to safeguard yourself and to watch content from any part of the world, without disclosing your true location or information.

1. Download NordVPN by clicking on Download App button, as shown.

download nord vpn

2. In the Setup Nord VPN window, click on Browse… to choose installation location and click Next.

Setup Nord VPN browse location click Next

3. Choose any or both options for shortcuts, as needed:

  • Create a desktop shortcut or,
  • Create a shortcut in the Start menu.

Then, click Next, as depicted below.

Create desktop shortcut or shortcut in Start menu. Click Next. Nord VPN Setup

4. Launch NordVPN app and Sign-up.

5. Once logged into your account, click on the Settings icon as highlighted below.

nord vpn click on settings icon

6. On the left-hand side, select Split tunneling.

7. Turn the toggle On as it will allow you to Choose which apps should use VPN-protected connections.

8. Click on Enable VPN for selected apps only option. Then, click Add Apps.

nord vpn turn on split tunneling, and add apps

9. Select Kodi from the list and click on Add selected button.

check kodi app and click on add selected button to add apps for split tunnelling in nord vpn

10. Now, select Your Server on the Map to watch your favorite show.

11. Next, go to Kodi desktop app and click on Power icon > Reboot, as illustrated below.

click on power icon and select reboot option

Enjoy watching shows or movies in Kodi with utmost privacy and anonymity. However, the only downside of using Nord VPN is that it might be slow to connect sometimes. But, we believe it’s worth it!

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How to Install Kodi on Android Devices

Follow the below-mentioned steps to install Kodi app on your Android smartphone:

1. Launch Google Play Store on your phone.

Launch Play Store on your phone | Add Favorites in Kodi

2. Search Kodi in the Search for apps & games bar.

Search Kodi in your Playstore app.

3. Tap on the Install button, as shown.

Tap on Install button.

4. Then, tap Open to launch Kodi mobile app.

Note: By default, the app opens in Landscape mode.

5. Tap on the continue button, as shown.

Tap on Install button.

6. Tap on ALLOW button to Allow Kodi to access photos, media and files on your device, shown highlighted.

Tap on ALLOW button to allow all the permissions, as shown| Add Favorites in Kodi

Kodi Android App is ready to use. Browse and stream content as per the categories given in the left pane.

Now, your app is ready to use.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. Is Kodi available on the Play Store?

Ans. Yes, Kodi mobile app is available on Google Play Store. Click here to download it.

Q2. Which are the operating systems that support Kodi?

Ans. Kodi runs on the following operating systems:

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Raspberry Pi
  • macOS
  • iOS
  • tvOS
  • Android

Q3. Is VPN mandatory for Kodi?

Ans. No, it is not mandatory. However, it is recommended to use a VPN for safety reasons. Using a VPN for the Kodi platform helps you to keep your identity safe and your device protected from any virus.

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We hope you will be able to download & install Kodi on Windows 10 & Android devices. Keep checking our website to learn more about Kodi. Leave your queries or suggestions in the comment section below.

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Pete Mitchell

Pete is a Senior staff writer at TechCult. Pete loves all things technology and is also an avid DIYer at heart. He has a decade of experience writing how-tos, features, and technology guides on the internet.

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