How to Install Kodi on Android Phones and TVs in 2024

By Novak Bozovic / April 8, 2022

These days, Android powers much more than just smartphones. You can find it on media streaming devices, set-top boxes, and smart TVs as well. For Kodi users, this is excellent news as that means you can run this application on a wide variety of devices. And also, the good news is that you can install Kodi on Android in a matter of minutes.

We've updated this guide on how to install Kodi on Android phones and TVs, as our intention was to cover as many device types as possible. Still, we have something important to tell you first, so make sure to read the following segment carefully.


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).

Requirements for Installing Kodi on Android Phones & TVs

Kodi is compatible with a wide range of Android devices. You don’t need to have the newest device – even a relatively old device won’t have any issues. So, let’s take a closer look at the minimum requirements for running Kodi on Android.

How to Install Kodi on Android Phones

There are 2 methods to install Kodi on your android smartphones. Take a look.

Method #1: Google Play Store (For Smartphones)

First, we'll go over the easiest method available right now. Here's how to install Kodi on Android using your device's Play Store.

Downloading Kodi from Play Store
Runing Kodi on Android

Method #2: Google Chrome (For Smartphones)

Next, let's talk about how to install Kodi on Android by using Google's Chrome browser.

Downloading Kodi via Chrome on Android
Installing Kodi APK on Android

How to Install Kodi on Android TVs

At the moment, there are 2 different methods to install Kodi on your Android TVs, as you can see just below.

Method #1: Google Play Store (For Android TV)

Now, let's talk about installing Kodi on your TV. Here's how to install Kodi on Android TV (which includes both smart TVs and 'Kodi Boxes') using the built-in Google Play Store.

Installing Kodi on Android TV via Play Store
Opening Kodi on Android TV

Method #2: Google Chrome (For Android TV)

Lastly, here's how to install Kodi on Android TV if you have Google Chrome (or any other Web browser) installed.


Kodi is not only compatible with Android. In fact, you can use this application on platforms such as macOSLinux, Windows, iPhone & iPadFirestickRokuNvidia Shield TVsmart TVsRaspberry PiApple TVRazer Forge TVChromebook, and Xbox. Use the provided link to check Kodi's installation guides.

Want to Learn More About Using Kodi?

We want to use this opportunity to teach you a few additional things about Kodi. This is why we've come up with a set of helpful guides found on TechNadu. Make sure to check them out.


If you truly want to get the most out of Kodi, don't forget to use a VPN application. Even though there are plenty of reasons to combine Kodi with a VPN, the most prominent benefit is that you'll get to unlock any add-on. Check out the best VPNs for Kodi, and then learn how to install a VPN on Kodi.

So, that would be all on installing Kodi on your Android phones and TVs. If you have any questions, don't forget to post your comment below. And lastly - thank you for reading!

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