How To Install Kodi for Mac

Install Kodi On MAC

We all know that Kodi's development team is hard at work when it comes to supporting a vast number of platforms. As you can already guess, you can install Kodi on your Mac as a native application, taking full advantage of advanced macOS' gestures and controls. And yes - we're here to teach you how to get started with this home theater software.

This entire procedure won't take more than a few moments of your time. However, we want you to go into it prepared, so make sure to read this guide carefully, starting with the special segment just below.

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Official Requirements for Running Kodi 19 on macOS (OS X)

In general, Kodi is a lightweight application. It doesn’t need the latest processor or a powerful graphics card. Here’s an overview of the official requirements regarding running Kodi on a Mac.

  • CPU: Kodi runs on both x86 and x64 processors. Since Macs are powered by 64-bit processors, even some dated Macs will run Kodi just fine. The same applies to 'Apple Silicon' Macs.
  • GPU: This application requires a GPU (video card) that supports hardware video decoding and OpenGL 2.0. Even very old GPUs support those features. Macs are powered by the latest generation of integrated and dedicated GPUs that have a lot of power. Running Kodi isn’t an issue for them.
  • RAM: Your Mac needs to have at least 2GB of RAM. However, it’s recommended to have 4GB of RAM for your operating system's overall stability.
  • Available Space: Kodi takes around 200MB of your disk's space, which isn’t much. Still, you need to have a lot of free space if you are planning on importing locally stored movies and files. If you already have that library on your computer, Kodi will simply use those files without copying them.
  • Operating System: Your Mac needs to run OS X 10.9 or higher. However, to ensure there are no software conflicts, we recommend updating your Mac to the latest available macOS version.

How to Install Kodi on a Mac

As said earlier, there's only one way to install Kodi 19 on a Mac in 2021, and that is by downloading its DMG file (from the official website). Here are the required steps.

  • The first step includes downloading Kodi’s DMG file. So, go to the official Kodi website.
  • In the top-right corner, click on the blue-colored 'Download' button.
  • Scroll down until you see a section called 'Choose Your Weapon.' Select 'MacOS.'
  • A new pop-up window will appear. Feel free to click on the button that says 'Installer (64bit).'
Downloading Kodi 19 Matrix for Mac via Safari
  • Your Web browser will now download the file that is around 95MB in size. Once this process completes, find the file in your 'Downloads' folder. Double-click to open it.
Opening Kodi DMG Installation File on macOS Big Sur
  • What you should see now is a blue-colored window that says 'Kodi.' Drag-and-drop Kodi’s icon onto the 'Applications' folder – both of which should be visible on your screen. After a couple of seconds, you’ll successfully install Kodi on your Mac.
Installing Kodi on Mac
  • Kodi can be found in the 'Applications' folder. You can navigate to this folder by opening Finder and picking 'Applications' from the left-positioned sidebar.
  • To open Kodi, double-click on it. You might be asked to confirm your decision (since Kodi is installed from an online source), so feel free to proceed and open Kodi. That's it!

Want to Learn More About Using Kodi?

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re new to Kodi, you may still have questions. Don’t worry though, we’ve included this section just for you.

Is Kodi legal?

Absolutely! There is nothing illegal about the application itself. But, there are some users who have figured out ways to pirate content and because Kodi is an open-source platform that allows you to install add-ons from anywhere, what you do with Kodi could be illegal.

Not only could you get into legal trouble for pirating copyright content, but your ISP can also monitor what you do with Kodi. It’s for that reason that many users opt for a VPN when using add-ons that aren’t exactly lawful.

Can I download Kodi on iOS?

Yes, but it isn’t flawless by any means. iPhone users often have difficulty with applications like Kodi because Apple takes a very ‘Big Brother’ stance on their products.

Fortunately, you can download the application from the App Store or from Kodi’s website.

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