We are big fans of Kodi because of how multi-platform and versatile it is. Just like Android updates, we await the release of new Kodi versions because it brings deeper integration to our favorite services and exciting new add-ons and repositories to the table. The Leia build was one of the biggest updates we saw this year but still, users are on the older Krypton build.
The reason is that Kodi doesn’t have an in-built update system so users have to manually update it. To make the transition to Leia smoother and faster, we bring you this definitive guide on how to update Kodi for any device. Update Kodi on Any Device in 2020 Kodi supports almost all the major platforms including Windows, macOS, Android, Chromebooks, iOS, and more.
Here, we have put together a one-stop list so you can easily navigate through the article. With all that said, let’s now go through the article. If you regularly use Kodi then you should consider getting a dedicated VPN for Kodi. It will help you protect your identity while downloading addons and repositories from websites that contain tracking pixels.
This way, your personal information will always be protected. Update Kodi on Windows Kodi has a huge user base for the Windows platform and as a result, there is a larger community helping and finding solutions to various issues.
And in this case, the Windows community has brought multiple ways to update Kodi. You have options to update through the official Microsoft Store, from Kodi’s official website, or by using a standalone add-on. In this section, we are going to cover all the methods so that you can choose according to your preference. So let’s begin with the easiest one. Update Kodi from Microsoft Store Yes, you read it right. Kodi is available on Microsoft Store and you can install and update it within the app store.
No need to download a separate offline installer and going through all the hassle of manually installing it. I like how Windows is improving and becoming quite modern in terms of app handling. So to update Kodi through the Microsoft Store, follow these steps. Update Kodi from the Official Kodi Website Well, most of the users are known to update Kodi through the official website.
It’s the traditional way everyone has been using Kodi for the past few years. However, I find the updating Kodi from Microsoft Store to be the best method right now. Nevertheless, here we are going to learn how to update Kodi through its official website. 1. Open this link on your browser and choose the build from the menu.
If you are unsure about your PC’s architecture, then right-click on “My Computer” and open “Properties”. 3. Here, you will find “System Type” and besides that, architecture build will be mentioned either in 32-bit or 64-bit. Make note of it and download the matching build from the above link. 4. Next, install Kodi on top of the existing Kodi setup and click on the “Yes” button during the installation.
Do not worry, all your add-ons and repository will be kept intact. There is a dedicated add-on available on the official Kodi repository which can update Kodi seamlessly within the Kodi app. You just have to install the add-on and from there you can update to any update channel, be it stable, nightlies or dev builds.
So here is how it goes. Kodi on iOS is a sad story. Kodi is officially not available on the App Store so there are hacky workarounds that do the job for the time being. Similarly, if you want to update Kodi on your iPhone, you will have to follow the same tedious process. Since there is no proper channel to update Kodi for iOS devices, you will have to rely on third-party app stores.
You have to go through the same process of installing Kodi from scratch to get the new, updated build. As we already know, Kodi is officially available on the Google Play Store. So if you have installed Kodi from the Play Store, the update process is very easy. Even if you have installed Kodi APK from the official website, you can update the current build to the latest version through the Play store.
Here is how to do it. Open the Google Play Store, search for Kodi, and open it. If there is any new update available, it will show an “Update” button. Tap on it and the Play Store will start updating Kodi. That’s it. We have made a simple guide with helpful screenshots and instructions which can help you update Kodi on iOS devices.
So follow the same process and Kodi will be updated to the latest version. Keep in mind, doing so will remove all your add-ons, repos, and configured settings. As I already said, it’s a sad story. Update Kodi on Chromebook Updating Kodi on Chromebook is a cakewalk if your device has Play Store support.
In case your device doesn’t have it, then you have to start from scratch and the process is a bit tiresome. Nevertheless, in this section, we will show you how to update Kodi on Chromebook for both types of devices.