Kodi Setup is an application whose popularity seems not to descend, and it is not for less. It is an app that we can install on practically any system and that goes far beyond a simple content player.
Yes, of course, in its “native” form, without any added, Kodi is an excellent player, since it can with the best-known formats and its processing engine means that virtually no quality can be resisted, even on not very powerful devices.
However, the best thing about Kodi is that it can be customized through extensions called add-ons. With these add-ons, we can turn Kodi into a comic book reader, an old-fashioned streaming cinema platform, a “console”, a music and podcast platform and even a local server thanks to Plex.
In addition to being customizable to make it a more complete player, you can also tap the interface thanks to the skins. There are Kodi skins for all tastes, some designed for large-screen Smart TVs.
Kodi is one of the best tools to turn any TV into a Smart TV, but it cannot be installed as an application on one other than Android TV.
On an Android TV, it is simple, since the app is available on the Google Play Store; it’s time to know how to install it on your Smart TV.
Installing Kodi on Android TV
We have taken Xiaomi Mi Box S for this process, as it is one of the most incredible and feature-packed devices. It has Chromecast integrated, so we not only have the PlayStore on the TV but the option to share content from the mobile.
Speaking of Chromecast, we can use Kodi with Chromecast from an Android mobile, but the installation process is not too simple.
If you want to install Kodi on any television, the Xiaomi box is one of the best options for both this app and practically anyone you have. Its interface is clean and fluid, it is capable of reading 4K video and we can play video games from the Play Store.
Fire TV Stick
Another option to install Kodi on television is the Amazon Fire Stick, both the “normal” version and the 4K player.
It is an alternative to Chromecast and, although it is not so advanced in terms of playing mobile content, it has a large application store so we can enjoy a lot of entertainment content on the TV.
We can install Plex directly on the Amazon Fire TV stick, but also Kodi as an independent app. Of course, to do so, you have to download the app through Downloader and install it as if it were an Android app since we will not find it in the Amazon application store.
What you must do to install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV is the following:
- Go to the configuration menu and select “My Fire TV”.
- There, you need to enter “Developer options” and activate the “Apps of unknown origin” box to be able to install APK.
- The next step is to go to the application store, to the “Utilities” category to download Downloader.
- Through there, we go to the Kodi Setup Wizard website and download the 32-bit app (the 64-bit one is not supported by the hardware).
- You can install and voila, we already have Kodi on Fire TV.
If you have an Xbox One, you already have Kodi on your TV. In the catalog of applications that you can download, there is a powerful player, so all you have to do is download the app and start playing content.
Xbox One is a system that can with a variety of formats due to its power, but we must have the right software. There, VLC and Kodi are two great options.
Finally, we are going to tell you how to install Kodi on a Raspberry Pi. And, the tiny computer has enough power to become a more than decent content playback system for our television.
One of the advantages of the system is that we can install several operating systems since it works with microSD cards and we can have one for each system. We can install Kodi on Raspbian, the official operating system, but it is better to download a platform that already has Kodi.