Are you using the latest Kodi version? If not, then you should be missing out on a lot of new features and some important bug fixes. You see, updates are necessary as no software even Kodi is perfect. With different devices that support this amazing media software, it’s impossible to make sure that you will always get a flawless version. So we will teach you how to update Kodi on your system.
Whatever your device is, we will try to cover it and teach you the basic way to update Kodi. It is known that we want only the best multimedia entertainment experience. And we can only get that on the latest and greatest version of this app.
Bug fixes and new updates are incremental for every software release. As new types of media and latest forms of library and codec are released to deliver better multimedia consumption experience, the Kodi developers are trying to keep up to the pace. And so the need to maintain that great entertainment experience comes along with it. That is why you need to learn how to update Kodi as soon as a new version is available.
If you think or know that your Kodi version installed on your device is pretty outdated, you will really need to update it. So here is a list of tutorials for a specific device that you may have using Kodi.
How to Update Kodi
Since there is no automatic update feature for most Kodi versions except that of Android, you will need to manually do the update. This means that there will include some more than a few clicks and settings navigation.
If you are not a fan of a step-by-step guide type of process, just think of it as an exercise. After all, you will be getting the latest and greatest Kodi version. And that means better entertainment experience for you. If you are ready, here’s the list of ways on how to update Kodi.
Update Kodi on Windows
As mentioned earlier, there is no update button on most Kodi versions. So this will mean you will have to do the update yourself manually. And if you have done the installation of Kodi on your Windows device before, you will have to do it again.
Yes, you read it right. To update Kodi on Windows operating system is to download the latest version’s installer and install it on top of your current Kodi for Windows version.
Now, if you are not the one who installed Kodi on your device, here is a brief guide for you on how to update Kodi on Windows. Try to follow it exactly as it is told.
- On your Windows desktop, double-click on your preferred web browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.
- Go to Kodi download page or click here.
- On the Kodi page, scroll down and find the Windows Microsoft logo.
- Click on it to see the available versions for your Windows OS.
- You can choose the “Windows Store” button or click on the “Installer 32Bit” button. We would recommend the “Installer 32Bit” button as it is much stable and a lot more reliable.
- Wait for the download to finish.
- When the download is through, click on the Kodi installer to start the installation.
- Follow the on-screen prompts. Click the “Next” button.
- On the License Agreement window, click on the “I Agree” button.
- Next is to choose the installation folder. If you do not know how to create one, just on the “Next” button to use the default Program Files folder.
- Let the installation finish. It should take just a couple of seconds or minutes depending on your system speed.
- On the last page “Completing Kodi Setup,” tick on the “Run Kodi” then, click on the “Finish” button.
That’s it. Your new Kodi version will launch, and you may now enjoy the new Kodi app on your Windows system.
Update Kodi on Mac
Updating Kodi on Mac should be the same with how you will get the update on the Windows OS. Just go to the Kodi download page and choose the Mac logo to get your Kodi for Mac version. The procedure should be the same as well.
If you want the complete step-by-step guide, refer to the article about Kodi for Mac. It has a comprehensive tutorial for getting the latest Kodi version for your mac book device.
Update Kodi on Firestick
To update Kodi on Firestick, this will be a little different from the Windows version. But this should still be easy and doable. All you need is to follow this brief step-by-step instruction. Here’s what you should do.
- Since you already have the Kodi app installed on your Firestick device, we assume that you have already enabled the “Apps from Unknown Sources” feature.
- If not, kindly go to Settings > Devices > Developers Options > Apps from Unknown Sources and enable it.
- Now on your Firestick main interface, use the Search option and look up for the “Downloader” app. If you already have this app, skip this step and proceed to step 5.
- Install the “Downloader” app and launch it as soon as it is available on the app menu.
- On the Downloader interface, type in the URL https://kodi.tv/download
- On the Kodi download page, scroll down and look for the Android logo.
- Click on the Android logo.
- Choose which new version you want to download. But we will advise that you click on the ARM7A (32BIT) version.
- Let the download and installation finish.
- When the installation finishes, you should now have the latest version on your Firestick device.
That’s it. Enjoy the latest and greatest Kodi on Firestick. This version should have fixed any issues or bugs that you have from the previous version.
Update Kodi for Xbox One
Updating Kodi on Xbox One should be a lot easier. All you need is to go to the Microsoft Store and search for Kodi app. If an update is available, it should show the “Update” button. If you see it, click on it to start the update and you should have the newest Kodi for XBox One version in just a few seconds or minutes depending on your internet speed.
Update Kodi for Apple TV
On Kodi for Apple TV, updating is also easy. You do not need to do any complicated stuff to make this happen. Just follow the tutorial, and you will have the latest Kodi in no time. Here’s what you should do.
- On your Apple TV browser and go to the Kodi TV website. If you do not know it, here is the link: https://www.koditvbox.ca/?r=3
- Now, on the Kodi TV website, make sure that you are currently logged in first. If not, got to the “My Account” and log in your credentials.
- Once you are logged in, go to the “Customer Support” and click on it to access the drop-down menu.
- On the bottom part of the menu, click on the “Update KODI for Apple TV” to start the operation.
- On the next page, click on the “Download” button.
- It should now ask you to save. It would be best to save the installer on the desktop.
- Now, go to the Settings tab of the Apple TV.
- Inside the Settings tab, go to the “Remotes and Devices” and click on it.
- On the next page, click on the “Remote Apps and Devices.”
- Now, make sure that you have paired up any of your MacBook devices. If not, you may pair them now as this will be necessary for later.
- Now on your MacBook device, launch the XCode application. To get to it immediately, press “Command + Spacebar” on your keyboard to launch the Search service and type in “XCode.”
- Now on the top page, click on the “Window” tab and click on the “Devices and Simulator.”
- When the Devices and Simulator window appears, you should now see your Apple TV paired on your MacBook device.
- You may now drag and drop the Kodi update installer on the “Devices Simulators” window.
- It should now start to install the Kodi update. This should take a few moments. Just wait for it to say done, or the installation notification disappears.
- When the installation finishes, go to your Apple TV, and you may now launch the new and updated Kodi for Apple TV.
These are all the ways on how to update Kodi for your devices. As you can see, some are pretty easy, and some are easy enough but are quite long to do. So it would be up to you if you want to do it after all. Just remember that it would be best to get the latest and greatest Kodi version available for your device.
If your device was not mentioned here, feel free to tell us in the comment section below, and we will try to update this article. Or perhaps make a new one dedicated for your specific device.
If you have other questions about today’s topic, feel free to leave a message in the comment section below as well. We will try to accommodate all your queries as soon as we can.