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How to Install and Access Kodi on Android TV / Android TV Box

by Natalie

Kodi is an open-source media player application that you can use to stream local and online content for free. With Kodi, you can play your local media from USB, device storage, etc. Also, you can stream any IPTV service with the help of the M3U playlist URL, Xtream codes, activation code, and many more. Some IPTVs even have their repository on Kodi, which you can access for IPTV anytime and anywhere. If you are interested in streaming IPTV or any local media content on your Android TV, install and use Kodi without any delay.

One of the best things about Kodi is that you can add-ons within the app to stream various content. Apart from the built-in add-ons, you can also add various third-party add-ons. The latest version of 19.4 Matrix brings a lot of streaming features to your TV. Visit the link to read all the new features.

Here are some of the features of Kodi:

  • Kodi literally changes your device into a digital set-top box, letting you stream everything from the internet
  • It lets you add tons of addons either from official or unofficial sources.
  • The intuitive user interface of Kodi lets you browse through the content easily.
  • Because of its open-source nature, you can access everything you want.
  • Kodi has a built-in video recording functionality to record and store the live content.

Kodi Pricing

Kodi is a free open-source application to stream or access media content on various devices. The application is completely free of cost to install and stream on any of its available devices. However, the addons that you install on the Kodi may require a subscription plan to stream the content.

Kodi on Android TV

You can download and install Kodi on your Android TV directly from the Google Play Store. Here is the list of Android TV and Android TV Box that supports Kodi in it.

Supported Android TVs

  • Sony
  • TCL
  • Philips
  • VU
  • Hisense
  • Haier
  • Infinix
  • Kodak
  • Motorola
  • Nokia
  • OnePlus
  • Marq

Supported Android TV Boxes

  • Mi Box
  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • DIRECTV Stream
  • AT&T TV
  • AIR TV

How to Install Kodi on Android TV

[1] Go to Google Play Store from your Android TV home screen.

Google Play Store - Kodi on Android TV

[2] Search for Kodi and choose the app from the recommendations.

[3] Click on Install to download and install the app from the store.

[4] After installation, click on Open to launch the app.

[5] Allow permission to access photos, media, and videos on your TV.

[6] Add the add-on that you want and enjoy streaming Kodi on your Android Smart TV.

Kodi Home screen

Alternative Ways

Just like downloading the app from the play store, you can also access Kodi on your Android TV or Android TV Boxes in two different ways.

Cast from the Smartphone – Download and install Kodi on your smartphone >> Launch the app >> Set up with the required credential >> Cast Kodi using Google Home App >> Enjoy watching on your TV.

Alternate Application – Just like Kodi, there are various other applications like Plex, Emby, Jellyfin, etc., which work almost similar to Kodi. Most of the mentioned applications are available on the Android TV store, and some need to be sideloaded manually.

How to Sideload Kodi APK on Android TV Using Downloader

One of the best things with sideloading method is that you can install the earlier version of Kodi by entering the required URL.

[1] Go to Google Play Store and search for Downloader.

Play Store - Kodi on Android TV

[2] Download and install the application from the play store.

Downloader - Kodi on Android TV

[3] After installation, go to Settings from the home screen.

[4] Choose Security & restrictions >> Unknown Sources >> Downloader >> Turn on.

Unknown Sources

[5] Now, launch Downloader on your Android TV.

[6] Enter the Kodi Android TV Apk URL in the required field.

Downloader - Kodi on Android TV

[7] Click on Go to download and install the APK.

[8] After installation, launch the Kodi app and go through any on-screen prompts.

[9] Set up Kodi by adding the addon that you want.

[10] Start streaming Kodi on your Smart TV.

Kodi home screen

Sideload Kodi on Android TV With Aptoide TV

#1. First of all, you need to enable apps from unknown sources setting for Aptoide TV.

  • Go to Android TV Settings.
  • Select Device Preferences.
  • Choose Security & restrictions.
  • Tap on Unknown Sources.
  • Navigate to Aptoide TV.
  • Turn on the toggle.

#2. Launch the Aptoide TV app on Android TV.

#3. Navigate to the search icon and search for the Kodi.

Kodi on Android TV

#4. From the search results, open the Kodi app.

#5. Tap on the Install button and the app will install on your TV. Unlike the Downloader method, you don’t need to download any apk file on your TV.

#6. After installation, click on Open to launch the Kodi app. You can also launch it from the Apps section.

Other Supported Device

  • Android
  • Chromecast with Google TV
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • macOS
  • Raspberry Pi

Frequently Asked Questions

[1] Is Kodi Legal and Safe?

Kodi is a completely free and the safest application to stream any kind of media content, either IPTV or local media, as long as the content is copyrighted by the rightful owner and legal.

[2] Is Kodi officially available on Android TV?

Yes. Kodi is officially available on Android TV and can be accessed directly from the Android TV OS Play Store for free of cost.

[3] Which country does Kodi available in?

Kodi is not geo-restricted to any particular country, and it is available via the official store on all supported devices.

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