Kodi is now a 64-bit application, which means that you can install Kodi on Windows manually, and you can also rely on Microsoft's App Store (available on Windows 10). Both of those installation methods are incredibly simple, and they take only a few moments of your time.
You'll get to learn all of the possible ways to install Kodi on Windows right now. And, of course, we'll guide you one step at a time.
Requirements for Installing Kodi on a Windows
The good news is that Kodi is compatible with a wide range of systems, and almost anyone can install and use this application. Here are the official requirements for Windows PCs.
Windows Version: You need to run Windows 7 or higher. Kodi isn’t available on Windows XP/Vista.
CPU: Almost any x86 or x64 processor will do the job. This includes Intel's Pentium 4, AMD's Athlon 64, or any newer CPU. In other words, you won’t have any issues running Kodi if your computer was made during the last 10 years.
RAM: You need to have at least 1GB of RAM. It’s recommended to have at least 2GB to make sure you can run Kodi alongside other applications on your PC, without performance issues.
GPU (Graphics): Any GPU that supports DirectX version 9.0c will do that job. Just like with the previous requirements, any GPU made in the last 10 years or so will be able to run Kodi.
Available Space: On its own, Kodi requires between 100 and 200MB of space. However, make sure to have enough free space if you’re going to use Kodi to play locally stored movies and TV shows.
How to Install Kodi on Your Windows PC
At the moment, there are three methods to get started with Kodi on Windows computers, as you can see just below.
Method #1: Install Kodi on Windows Manually (Using Its EXE File)
Method #2: Install Kodi on Windows using Microsoft's App Store
Method #3: Install Kodi on Windows using 'Portable Mode'
Method #1: Manual Installation (Using EXE File)
This first method of installing Kodi on Windows will instruct you to install the application manually - done using its EXE (executable) file. Go through the following steps.
First, download Kodi’s installation file from its official website.
or Here :
Download Kodi v20 for Windows 64bit, for all current PC’s.
Depending on the capabilities of your system, you can either go for the 64-bit or 32-bit version of Kodi. Most of today's Windows PCs run 64-bit applications, so feel free to go with that.
Once you download the EXE file, you need to find it. The majority of users will find the file on their desktop. However, it can be also placed in the 'Downloads' folder.
Double-click on the downloaded EXE file. An installation wizard should appear. You’ll need to go through several steps until you see Kodi being installed. Once the installation is done, you’ll see an option to run Kodi. Check this option and finalize the installation.
That's it! Feel free to launch Kodi (it should be available as a shortcut on your desktop), and then add your media library, install add-ons or anything else. Enjoy!
Method #2: Use the Microsoft App Store
Computers powered by Windows 10 have access to the Microsoft App Store. And yes, this is yet another way to install Kodi on Windows, as you can see just below.
Open the Microsoft Store.
Once the Microsoft Store launches, use the 'Search' field. Type in 'Kodi' and hit Enter. After a couple of seconds, Kodi will be displayed among the search results. There will be different options present, so make sure to install the app created by 'XBMC Foundation.'
Method #3: Install/Use Kodi in 'Portable' Mode
Finally, here's how to install Kodi on Windows by using the 'portable' mode. Please note that you need a USB drive for this method to work.
First, you need to download Kodi’s EXE (executable) file. Use the provided link and then click on the 'Installer (64bit)' button to download the file.
Launch the EXE file and the 'Installation Wizard' will appear. Instead of hitting the 'Next' button, be careful this time. You’ll be asked where you’d like to install Kodi. Click on 'Browse' and navigate to your USB drive. Finalize the installation and make sure to STOP before exiting the process.
The final step of the Installation Wizard will allow you to 'Run Kodi.' Make sure not to use this option since you MUST NOT run Kodi at this point. Instead, leave this option blank and exit the installation.
Now, navigate to your Kodi files. Since you chose to install it on a USB, go to this directory. Inside, you’ll find a file named 'Kodi.exe.' Create a shortcut of that file. This can be done by right-clicking on this file and selecting 'Send to Desktop (Create Shortcut).'
Find the newly created shortcut. Right-click on it and select 'Properties.' This is where you’ll see a field named 'Target.' You need to add '-p' after any other characters found in this field. For example: 'F:Kodikodi.exe -p’. Make sure you’ve made this correction and save the change.
Finally, launch Kodi. Now, every file and addon you install will be saved within the Kodi folder itself. This can include scripts, addons, a local library of content, skins, and user data. You can find these files in the 'portable_data' folder. What that also means is that all those changes will be saved to your USB drive. You can use it on different computers without any issues.
How To Install Kodi On Any Device?
Kodi® media center is an award-winning free and open source cross-platform software media player and entertainment hub for digital media for HTPCs (Home theater PCs). It uses a 10-foot user interface designed to be a media player for the living-room, using a remote control as the primary input device. Its graphical user interface (GUI) allows the user to easily browse and view videos, photos, podcasts, and music from a harddrive, optical disc, local network, and the internet using only a few buttons.
The official Kodi version does not contain any content what so ever. This means that you should provide your own content from a local or remote storage location, DVD, Blu-Ray or any other media carrier that you own. Additionally Kodi allows you to install third-party plugins that may provide access to content that is freely available on the official content provider website. Any other means of watching illegal content which would otherwise be paid for is not endorsed or approved by Team Kodi.
Estuary is the new standard skin and is designed to be fast and user friendly.
With the skin Estouchy, Kodi has now been enhanced to better work with larger 5" or up phones and tablets. Kodi is not designed or recommended for use with smaller phones.
- Kodi does not supply or include any media or content.
- Users must provide their own content or install one of the third party plug-ins
- Kodi has no affiliation with any third-part plug-in or add-on provider what so ever.
- We do not endorse the streaming of copyright protected material without permission of the copyright holder.
- In order to upgrade from a previous version you must have installed an official released version by Team Kodi. Any other version may cause failure to upgrade.
License and development:
Kodi® is a trademark of the XBMC Foundation. For further details you can visit http://kodi.wiki/view/Official:Trademark_Policy
Kodi® is fully Open-Source and released under the GPLv2.0+ license. It includes many third-party libraries which use compatible licenses. Due to the inclusion of some GPLv3.0 libraries the entire application becomes GPLv3.0 as binary.
Should you wish to help on future development you can do so by visiting our forum for further questions.
What Devices Does Kodi Support?
You likely own at least one device that supports Kodi, since this free software is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, and even Raspberry Pi (RPi) devices. Check out our feature on how to install, update, and use Kodi for more information. On some platforms, such as macOS and Windows, getting started with Kodi is as easy as downloading the installer package. Installing Kodi on an iOS or an RPi device is a bit more involved.
You can sync your media libraries across multiple devices with Kodi, using supported add-ons or a local network. If you want to set up a dedicated media player with your Kodi library in each of your rooms, there's nothing to stop you from doing so.
Kodi is open-source software developed by the non-profit XBMC Foundation, so many of its features and add-ons are driven by the community. In practice, this means that Kodi sees frequent updates. You can read more about the details of each new release on the official Kodi blog. If you are interested in developing features for Kodi, you can choose to download the absolute latest builds, but most users will want to stick with the stable releases. The latest stable version of Kodi is 18.9 (Leia), but you can download dev builds of version 19 (Matrix).
How To Download / Install Kodi:Download Kodi for Fire TV & Firestick:
Download Kodi for Android:
First of all, you need to ensure that you are allowing “Installation from Unknown Sources”. If already not go to Settings > Security > Device Management > Tick “Unknown Sources”.
Or Download APK File From the official Kodi Website (requires minimum Android 5.0)
Then you need tap on Install button and then agree to the terms and condition
It will start getting downloaded on your device then wait until it finishes
Ones it is done then you will have Kodi app icon on the home-screen.
Download Kodi for iOS:
Download iOS File From the official Kodi Website (iPhone/iPad/iPod)
Or from mirrors.dotsrc.org
Then you need to scroll down and click on iOS device icon.
After that, it will start getting downloaded on your device, wait for few minutes until it get completed.
Ones it is done, you are good to go.
This was it!
Download Kodi for Windows:
Download EXE File (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10)
Then you need to scroll down and click on the Windows icon.
Select your version and it will start getting downloaded on your device.
Wait until it finishes the downloading process, then you will have the app on your store.
Open the Kodi app and start using it.
Should I update to Kodi v20 Nexus?
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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