Do you want to turn your Windows PC into an entertainment hub? which brings all your digital media combined into one beautiful and user-friendly bundle. So here I will show you how to install Kodi in Windows PC if you are using a Windows version (Windows 10, 7,8,1, except Windows XP). Basically, Kodi is an open source Media player application platform and entertainment center for digital media for PC Home Theater.
Besides can be used in Windows, Kodi can also be integrated with your Linux even MACOS. The official Kodi app is already available in the Windows Store but here I share an easy method that will help you install Kodi on a Windows 10 PCYou, the tutorial steps are very easy. After you install Kodi on your PC, you can select hundreds of Kodi Add-ons to download and you can run instantly.
Did you know about Kodi?
It was originally developed for Microsoft Xbox and then called Xbox Media Center (XBMC) and 100% free because it is open source software managed by non -profit XBMC Foundation. Unlike other Entertainment services like Plex, Amazon FireStick or ChromeCast, Kodi is a free app, not only free but also has hundreds of add-ons and upgrades that are also free for good. So that’s why you should try and install Kodi on a Windows PC.
What are the benefits of Kodi?
Kodi has many benefits, Kodi transforms devices like PC, Laptop, Tablet or smartphone into a digital set-top box or you can say TV Streamer that lets you stream or watch entertainment from the internet on your Kodi compatible device. This is better and cheaper than other TVs like Apple TV, Plex, Chromecast, Chromecast 2 and Amazon Firestick, Kodi lets you download hundreds of add-ons and stream your favorite files whatever you want to watch.
How to Install Kodi in Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10?
I think this is enough to introduce Kodi to you, now we will install Kodi in Windows 7 or higher version of windows. Kodi setup on your Windows PC takes less than 5 minutes.
1] First you need to download the Setup file from Kodi from its official website at the following address:
2] Once you are on the Kodi download page then you should select the platform you want to install, in this guide I will install Kodi in Windows so click on Windows.
3] After choosing Windows OS, you will be confronted with a popup that prompts you to download Release and Nighty versions, select which Release files. (will look for windows 32-bit version but do not worry this can be for 64-bit version too).
Note: For Windows 10 users , you can dirctly download kodi from windows store
4] Once the setup file is downloaded then open the file and install Kodi, you just need to follow the instructions that appear on the screen. Install as you normally install software on your Windows PC.
Then Kodi is now installed on your PC, After installation is complete, check “Run Kodi” checkbox to run Kodi immediately after clicking Finish button. Now you have successfully installed Kodi on your system. It’s time to enjoy the entertainment huh!
Now you can see the beautiful screen of Kodi Center Media Player that looks beautiful and user-friendly. If you need to play music, movies or videos, Cartoons, you can navigate through the arrow, Mouse or Touchpad keys.
To play local files (music, pictures or video) in Kodi. You just have to go to Music then click File and then choose Add Files now, a browser window will open and you can find the music file you want to play in Kodi. Or if you want to play Movies, pictures or videos, go to their respective options and follow the same procedures as you want to play music.
How To Install Kodi in MacOS
Step 1: Unpackage the disk image.
Download Kodi via the link below:
When downloading the application, it is possible that the file is still in disk image format. When you double-click, the disk image will appear as a new device in the Finder.
Step 2: Drag and drop.
Like many applications for Mac, this Media Player can be installed by drag and drop to the Applications folder.
Step 3: Clean.
Once the application is installed in the Applications folder, you can remove the original disk image.
How To Install Kodi in Android
Step 1: Download Kodi
Apps for Android you can install easily through the Google Play Store, how to follow the link below and tap the install button.
Step 2: Run
Open the app on your Android device. Then, ready for your use.
How To Install Kodi in iOS
There are several ways to install this app on your iOS smartphone. The simplest method is to use Cydia Impactor, a program for macros and Windows that allows users to install third-party applications on their iOS devices. Here’s how:
Step 1: Download Cydia Impactor and Kodi Files
On your computer, Download Cydia Impactor and its application files via the link below:
- Cydia: http://www.cydiaimpactor.com
Step 2: Connect Your Smartphone to PC Using USB Lighting Cable
Connect your iPhone or iPad to your PC or Mac. Close iTunes if it is opened automatically
Step 3: Drag and drop.
Open Cydia Impactor; then drag and drop the application file you downloaded in the Cydia Impactor window.
Step 4: Run
Select your correct iOS device in the drop-down menu, and click “Start” to start the process.
Step 5: Log in to your Apple ID
Cydia Impactor will ask for your Apple ID username and password. You can use an alternative Apple ID if you’re concerned about privacy and security.
Step 6: Change Settings
After installation, go to the “Settings” menu on your iPhone. Then navigate to General -> Profile & Device Management. Then Find your Apple ID Profile.
Tap, and click the “Trust” button on the Kodi app.
Step 7: Run
Open and use the app.
Kodi is an excellent open-source media option, and it’s not hard to install if you’re used to set up this kind of app on your device.
Each installation procedure is slightly different (or more complicated, as in the case of iOS). But the program is widely available, and the process is not too heavy. Almost everyone can install it. No wonder why this media player application has become so popular.