How to Install Kodi on a Mac in 2024

Written by Novak Bozovic
Last updated April 7, 2022

We all know that Kodi's development team is hard at work when it comes to supporting a vast number of platforms. As you can already guess, you can install Kodi on your Mac as a native application, taking full advantage of advanced macOS' gestures and controls. And yes - we're here to teach you how to get started with this home theater software.

This entire procedure won't take more than a few moments of your time. However, we want you to go into it prepared, so make sure to read this guide carefully, starting with the special segment just below.


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).

Official Requirements for Running Kodi on macOS (OS X)

In general, Kodi is a lightweight application. It doesn’t need the latest processor or a powerful graphics card. Here’s an overview of the official requirements regarding running Kodi on a Mac.

How to Install Kodi on a Mac

As said earlier, there's only one way to install Kodi on a Mac, and that is by downloading its DMG file (from the official website). Here are the required steps.

Installing Kodi on Mac

Once you try Kodi on macOS, we're sure you'll want to install this application on other devices as well. So, here's how that's done on Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS or iPadOS. And also, Kodi works great on Fire TV, Roku, Nvidia Shield TV, smart TVs, Xbox, Chromebooks, Apple TV, Raspberry Pi, and other devices and platforms.

Want to Learn More About Kodi's Features?

Aside from teaching you how to install Kodi on your Mac, we also want to give you a few pointers on how to use it. With this said, we think you'll find the following resources to be helpful, so check them out.


Keep in mind that Kodi goes hand-in-hand with VPN applications. There are many reasons to use one, as VPNs keep your data safe and private online. They also unblock Kodi addons. Check the best VPNs for Kodi here, and then learn how to install VPNs on Kodi.

This is where we conclude our guide on getting started with Kodi on a Mac. In case you have any questions, don't hesitate to post a comment below. And lastly, thank you for reading!

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