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How to Install and Setup Kodi

What is Kodi? This beginner project is initially made for Xbox to play content which is an open source media center. XBMC was originally stood for Xbox; you could have figured it out when you are good at acronyms. Kodi has the 10-foot user interface, which is designed to be used from the couch. As the days pass the importance and popularity of Kodi increases. It is one of the most popular platforms for entertainment which are compatible with Windows, Raspberry Pi, and Linux and also in Android. Android-powered devices are developed a lot such as phone, tablets and also smart TVs.

Also check: Best kodi addons to watch live sports

Download and Setup Kodi

There are several different options available on how to setup Kodi. The procedure may vary for different type of Operating system and devices. All the latest version of Kodi can be downloaded from the official Kodi website. Android users can install Kodi directly from the Google Play Store if it’s available on your device, or sideload the android app using the latest APK. For those of you that may not know what that is, sideloading an app is when the app is not available in an app store like Google Play Store or the Amazon App Store.

How to Install Kodi on Smart TV Box Directly?

Any previous versions of Kodi should be removed before installing Kodi on your smart TV. Follow these steps to install directly Kodi directly on smart TV.

*On the home screen, click on My Apps

*Then click on Browser

*Type http://kodi.tv then press Okay

*Go to Downloads

*Select ARM Version

*Wait for download complete

*Go to My Apps

*Go to App Installer

*Select Local Disk

*Find Kodi App and press okay to install

*Click Install on the pop-up dialog box

After the installation is complete, click on open. After all these odd steps Kodi is successfully installed on your smart TV.

How to Install Kodi on Android TV Box via Play Store?

When you choose to play store for installing Kodi, you don’t need to worry about 32 bit or 64 bit. It can be easily setup via the Google play store.

*Open Android Box Home

*Go to Google Play Store from the main menu

*Create your Gmail Account, if you don’t have one or log in to your existing Google account.

*Search for Kodi > Select Kodi > Click Install

*Open Android Box > Open Apps > Click on Kodi.

How to use Kodi

If you are using Kodi for the first time this will definitely help you. Likely Netflix and Plex, Kodi has developed a new theme in their latest version in order to match the left-hand screen. By default main menu includes several categories such as Videos, Movies, TV Shows, Music, Music Videos, TV, Radio, Pictures, Add-ons, and Weather. You can add extra categories or hide unused ones depending upon the theme. Depending on what screen you are on when you click on it, context menu provides some extra features. For example, in the image on the left, I brought up the contextual menu for a movie – Wonder Woman.

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