How To Clear Cache On Kodi 18 & 19 in 2021

By Novak Bozovic / September 7, 2021

Clearing Kodi's cache can resolve numerous technical problems. This is oftentimes the best solution if your Kodi is misbehaving or if you're experiencing playback issues. And the best thing is - you can do this in a matter of seconds. With that said, we'll show you how to manually clear cache on Kodi in 3 different ways.

Before we get started, we have an important update regarding the latest available version of Kodi, which would be Kodi 19 'Matrix.' Unfortunately, if you've already upgraded, your options for removing Kodi's cache are limited. Check the segment below for more info.


Kodi 19 ‘Matrix’ is the latest available major version of the application (Kodi 19.1Kodi 19.2, Kodi 19.3, and Kodi 19.4 were also released). Still, if you haven’t updated Kodi yet, know that the latest version breaks compatibility with a large number of add-ons.

You’ll need to wait for third-party developers to make their add-ons compatible with Kodi 19, which could take a while. We’ve seen some progress when it comes to add-ons from Kodi’s official repository. However, the situation is still very problematic for add-ons that come from outside Kodi’s repository.

Therefore, if you use many add-ons, stick to Kodi 18.9 for now. Keep in mind that downgrading from Kodi 19 to Kodi 18 can be a very tricky task to accomplish (even impossible in many cases).

3 Ways to Clear Cache on Kodi 18 & 19 (Depending on Your Platform)

At the moment, there are three reliable ways to remove cache data on Kodi. So, pick any of the following methods based on the version of the application you currently use.

Method #1: Universal Way to Clear Kodi Cache (Kodi 18 Only)


Even though Indigo has recently received an update, this Kodi add-on is still incompatible with Kodi 19. With that said, the following content applies only to Kodi 18, at least for now.

Indigo is the best maintenance-related Kodi add-on, bringing a huge set of options related to troubleshooting. So, here's how to use it to remove cache files on Kodi.

Indigo Addon UI
Maintenance Tools Indigo Addon

Method #2: Clear Kodi's Cache on Firestick Devices (Kodi 18 & 19)

For this method, you won't use Kodi itself to clear its own cache. Instead, you'll rely on Fire OS' Settings, which means that this method works with any version of Kodi.

Method #3: Clear Kodi's Cache on Android TV (Kodi 18 & 19)

This method of removing Kodi's cache works on any Android TV device, and that includes Nvidia's Shield TV and Mi's Box (among many more). Here's what you need to do.

After clearing Kodi's cache, you'd want to return to Kodi and learn how to make the most out of it. With this said, we're sure you'll find the following resources to be helpful:

This is where we conclude our guide on how to clear cache on Kodi. In case there’s anything you’d like to add, don’t hesitate to let us know. And finally, thank you for reading!

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