KODI : What is, How to Install, Update, and Use

KODI : What is, How to Install, Update, and Use?

KODI is a popular media player you can use on a huge range of devices and operating systems, including :

Raspberry Pi
macOS, iOS, tvOS

1- What is KODI?

Kodi is a free media player that is designed to look great on your big screen TV but is just as at home on a small screen.

Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a free and open-source media player application developed by the XBMC/Ko di Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium.

is available for multiple operating systems and hardware platforms, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls.

It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

2- Kodi Features

  • PVR

    Kodi allows you to watch and record live TV all from an easy to use interface. It works with many popular backends including MediaPortal, MythTV, NextPVR, Tvheadend, and many more.

  • Music

    Your music collection has never looked this good! Support for almost every format, playlists, party mixes, and more.

  • TV Shows

    KODI IS Perfect for binge-watching or the occasional catch-up on your favorite show.

Kodi keeps all your tv organized like nothing else.

  • Movies

    So much better than a pile of DVDs on a shelf. Kodi brings your movie collection to life with artwork, cast genres, and more.

  • Games

    Kodi isn’t just for passive entertainment media. You can also play games on Ko-di. Pick from a large number of emulators, or even play a stand-alone game. There’s even extensive support for game controllers.

  • Photos

    Kodi is the best way to share your photos on the biggest screen in the house with a personal slideshow.

3- Is Kodi legal and safe?

whenever we talk of Ko-di, one of the most asked questions Kodi is legal and safe to use.

the response is yes Kodi is a fully legal software; It’s as legal as your web browser. If you’re calling Kodi illegal as it’s being used to stream pirated content, you should also call browsers illegal as they are used to downloading pirated content and watching them on such websites.

It is established that Kodi itself is a legal media player.

4- How to Install Kodi :

  • ON Windows And macOS

Installing Kodi on a Windows o MAC device is very easy, just go to the download page on the official  website and :

– Click download now
– Choose the Windows or MAC icon and click on it
– Choose the right system for you 62-bit or 32-bit
– Click download
– You can also download it from the Windows Store
– and Follow the instructions to install the software.


For Linux systems, open a terminal window or SSH and type in the commands below, one line at a time:
sudo apt-get install software-properties-commonsudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppasudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install Ko-di

  • ON iOS

To install Kodi for iOS you must have a jailbroken iDevice running iOS 6.0 or higher (8.0 or higher recommended). Just open your favorite package manager and search for Kodi in the BigBoss repository. For more detailed help, check HERE.

  • ON Android

the easiest way to install Kodi is directly from the Google Play store or the official Kodi website

Kodi for Android is a full port of the complete Kodi application to Google’s Android operating system. With the Android NDK (Native Development Kit for Android) Kodi runs natively under Android as a Native Activity application. The main goal for the Android port is to have Kodi working on inexpensive Android set-top-boxes. And whole Android smartphones and tablets are not the main target platforms they do have limited support as well.

The success of running Ko-di on an Android device depends on some factors, as there are so many different devices with different capabilities. Check HERE for more help.

  • ON Raspberry Pi

The easiest way to get Kodi up and running on the RPi is via a Linux distribution specifically made for running Kodi.
Kodi’s official site lists a few options, including the “just enough OS,” LibreELEC.
To install this distro, simply download the LibreELEC USB-SD Creator tool (available on Windows, macOS, or Linux) and choose the correct image for your generation RPi. Then, you select the removable SD card that you plan to use with your RPi as the target.

5- best Ko-di addon

1- Disney Plus

2- YouTube

3- SkyNet

4- Numbers

5- The Crew

6-  The Oath

7-  Marauder

8-  Seren (Premium Add-On for Real Debrid Users)

9-  The Boys

10-  Covenant

11- Venom

12- Tempest

13-  Exodus Redux & V8

14- The Magic Dragon

15- Grease Lightning

16- Apocalypse 720

17- Leviathan

18- Mirror Addon

19- I Am Ego

20- DeathStar



 Version 17 & Up

We will show you how to set up the IPTV using Ko-di Kryopton17

  1. Launch Kodi app
  2. in the left menu click on TV
  3. Click on Add-on browser.
  4. Select PVR IPTV Simple Client
  5. Click on Configure
  6. Select General
  7. Enter the M3U IPTV subscription URL that you have copied.
  8. Now you will be able to see the playlist URL entering option. Click on it.
  9. Enter the URL of the playlist.
  10. In case if you are having the M3U text located on the computer or network, you need to define a location to the local path.
  11. Click on the M3U playlist URL.
  12. Visit the location where the file is stored. Then click on it.
  13. Click on OK.
  14. Wait for some time until you get the notifications loaded.
  15. Now you can come back and it would look similar to this.

 Version 16 or a lower version.

  1. You need to open Ko di.
  2. Click on System.
  3. Now you should click on TV.
  4. Then click on General.
  5. You need to select Enabled. This will let you know a pop-up that says you don’t have a PVR client enabled.
  6. Select OK.
  7. Come down and click on PVR IPTV Simple Client.
  8. Click on Enable
  9. Click on Configure
  10. Add the M3U playlist URL that you have.
  11. Select OK
  12. Select OK another time.
  13. Restart.
  14. When you come back, you will be able to see TV on the home screen.
  15. You can click on that and see the list of live TV channels.

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