HOW-TO:Install Kodi for Android

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1 Enabling installation

At the moment XBMC/Kodi isn’t available yet through the Google Play Store. To be able to install apps that do not originate from Google Play Store, you will have to do some steps to allow this. By default this is disable however it’s quite simple to turn this on.

2 Download

Download XBMC/Kodi for Android from our servers. Official stable builds can be found here: You need to either select the ARM or x86 version depending on your hardware.

3 Install

Installing the XBMC/Kodi app package is as simple as just finding the .apk you just downloaded and opening it up. You can do this either though the download menu in the web browser or selecting it with a file explorer.

If you are new to XBMC/Kodi you might wish to check out this section of the wiki: First time user.

4 Tidy up

After XBMC/Kodi has installed you can delete the downloaded XBMC/Kodi APK file to save some disk space.

5 Update

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See Migration from XBMC to Kodi for special notes about going from an older XBMC version to Kodi.

To update XBMC/Kodi for Android simply follow the normal install steps with the newer version. All your settings and files will be preserved as they are located in a different place in the userdata folder. Be sure to make a backup of the userdata folder when doing updates in case something goes wrong.

Note: Since XBMC/Kodi for Android is signed with our own signatures you will be able to install all succeeding versions without a problem. If you are using a non-official version not signed by us you may be required to un-install XBMC/Kodi and you will loose all your settings due to this. Be warned before trying.

6 Uninstall

To un-install XBMC/Kodi just go to your Android settings menu and select “apps”. From there you will be able to un-install XBMC/Kodi like any other Android app.

Note: Unlike other OSes, uninstalling XBMC/Kodi on Android will also erase your userdata folder and all of your settings.

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