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How to Install Kodi on Razer Forge TV in 2024

Written by Novak Bozovic
Last updated April 7, 2022

Designed primarily for gamers, Razer Forge TV is an amazing all-in-one device. It acts as a media streaming hub, and it's powered by Android TV, which means you can install Kodi on your Razer Forge TV in a matter of minutes - and we'll show you how that is done.

Right off the bat, you need to know that installing Kodi on your Razer Forge TV is done by "sideloading" this application. That means that you won't find Kodi on the Razer App Store. Instead, you need to download Kodi for Android on your computer and then install it manually on your Razer Forge TV. Don't worry - we'll be guiding you through every step of the way.

ATTENTION

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).

How to Install Kodi on Razer Forge TV

To make sure you set-up Kodi on your Razer Forge TV and run this application without any issues, you need to go through the following five steps.

Step #1: Install 'Android Debug Bridge'

First, you need to install 'Android ADB' based on the operating system you use on your computer. So, use any of the following links to download the application (to your computer).

If you click on any of the above-placed links, you’ll start a new download automatically. And also, you will get the latest available version of 'Android ADB.'

Step #2: Enable 'Developer Options' & Debugging

Next, you need to enable 'developer options' on your Razer Forge TV device, which is crucial when sideloading apps like Kodi. Use the following steps.

About Section Android TV

As we told you previously, we need to enable ADB debugging on Razer Forge TV. Then, we’ll use the ADB tool on a computer to execute certain commands. So, keep on going.

Step #3: Enable 'Unknown Sources' on Your Device

Before we install Kodi on your Razer Forge TV, we need to make sure your device recognizes unknown sources. This is an important prerequisite since Forge TV won’t allow you to install Kodi if you missed doing this.

Step #4: Download & Install Kodi for Razer Forge TV

Finally, we will show you how to download the Android version of Kodi and then use that installation file on your Razer Forge TV. So, let's finalize this procedure.

Step #5: Troubleshooting

In some cases, you will see that Kodi is missing – even though it’s installed on your Forge TV. If that happens, you’ll need to use the Sideload Launcher.

Tip

If you haven't installed Kodi on all your devices, then this is the right time to do that. Follow these guides for more help - AndroidiOSWindowsMacLinuxRokuSmart TVApple TVXboxNvidia Shield TVRazer Forge TVRaspberry Pi, and Chromebook.

In addition to that, you should know why VPNs are useful for Kodi users and why you must use a VPN on Kodi. After testing 60+ VPNs individually, we realized ExpressVPN is the best VPN overall. With that said, if you wish to install it on Kodi, please follow this guide.

Want to Learn More About Kodi's Features?

While we have your attention, we'd like to recommend some additional resources. Once you install Kodi on your Razer Forge TV, you'll want to populate its library and install third-party addons. So, here's how that is done.

That would be all on how to set-up Kodi on your Razer Forge TV. In case of any questions, don't hesitate to post a comment below. Enjoy using Kodi, and - thanks for reading!



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