Ultimate Guide for Kodi in 2021

Kodi is a media player compatible with several devices, including Amazon FireStick, Android devices, and Windows. In 2002, Kodi was known as XBMC (Xbox Media Centre) by its creators, Xbox. Then, Kodi was only available on Xbox.

Unlike other media players like VLC, Kodi isn’t famous for playing media stored on the device it is installed on. Kodi is primarily for streaming media over the internet. A primary reason for Kodi’s popularity is that it gives users access to streaming much free content.

From popular TV shows to live TV, sports, movies, etc. For the app to do all these things, it needs plugins known as Kodi add-ons. Here is the ultimate guide to enjoying this excellent app.

How to Install Kodi

The first step to enjoying Kodi on your device is installing it. Like it has been stated before, Kodi works across various platforms. The method of installation differs across these platforms and devices.

On Android Devices

To install on Android smartphones and tablets, open the Google Play Store. In the search bar, type in Kodi and search. Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the app on your device. Now, that’s not so hard.

On Windows Devices

This installation is a little different from Android devices because the installation method depends on the operating system. For Windows OS 8.1 and older, you can download the application from the official Kodi website (http://kodi.tv/download/).

Please scroll through the logos of supported devices until you get the Windows logo and click on it. Select if your PC is either 32-bit or 64-bit and select the one appropriate for your device.

For Windows OS 10, open the Cortana app and type Kodi into the search bar. Click the Kodi icon from the search results, then on the download options. Wait for a minute, let the app download and install.

On Amazon FireStick

Kodi is not available on the Amazon Store yet, but you can download the apk file and install it manually from trusted third-party sites. Here is one place you can use to Install Kodi on FireStick.

On iOS Devices

Though the official site says iOS devices support the Kodi app, you need it to jailbreak it. There are trusted third-party app stores like TweakBox that have the iOS version of Kodi. So to download and install Kodi on your iOS device.

Tap on the download button to download the TweakBox app. After downloading, follow the instructions to install the app. To work correctly on your device, you have to access some parts of your phone.

Now that TweakBox is running type in Kodi in the search bar and search for it. When the results arrive, tap on Download. Follow the instructions to install the app and enjoy.

Kodi Add-ons

as explained earlier, add-ons are integrated plugins that allow the Kodi app to run smoothly and stream the users’ favorite media content without hitches. There are numerous add-ons explicitly designed for whatever streaming service the viewer or user needs.

These add-ons are for sports, live TV, documentaries, music, movies, TV shows, and many more. All you have to do is search for the best add-ons for the specific category you want, install them and get streaming excellence.

Examples of Add-ons are; Exodus Redux, Venom, The Magic Dragon (for movies and TV shows), cCloud TV, Selfless Live (for Live TV), and Sports Devil (for sports). Installing these add-ons to your Kodi improves the streaming experience.

How to Install Add-ons On Your Kodi

Installing add-ons might sound complicated, but it’s pretty easy. The first thing to do is to identify the category of add-on you want; sports, music, or live TV. After selecting the type, pick an add-on from that category.

Now search for a trusted source to download and install the add-on. When you get it, add that source to your Kodi app. The next step is you install the repository or content store from the add-on source. When that is done, install the add-on from the repository.

The process doesn’t take more than five minutes; you enjoy streaming your preferred content after that.

Kodi VPN, What Is It?

The purpose of VPN for Kodi users is to protect their data from unwanted intruders or stalkers. Before you use the Kodi app to stream media content, you strongly suggest installing a good VPN. Any good VPN is ideal for this job; it protects you while you go to third-party sources to download add-ons.

Also, as you trawl through the internet search for media content, the VPN encrypts your data and grants you an unspecified location by sending your information to a virtual server before transmitting it to the desired site.

Kodi Builds

The function of Kodi Builds is to add a more engaging user interface and some pre-installed add-ons to the default Kodi app interface. Some examples of Kodi Builds are; Streamline Build, Titanium Build, and One Nation Portal Build.

Installing a Build in your Kodi app doesn’t change its performance. It only adds an aesthetic quality to your app.


Kodi is an excellent application to stream free and diverse content over the internet. With this guide, any beginner can download and install the app on whatever device they are using. They can also get plugins that will improve the streaming performance and builds that will enhance the aesthetic quality of your app.

Follow the guide, and enjoy the app.