HOW-TO:Install Kodi for Android
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This page describes how to install Kodi, either from an app "store" such as Google Play, or manually from an APK file.
1 Installing Kodi from an app store
1.1 Google Play
Kodi is now available on Google Play:
Google Play will automatically select which version (ARM or x86) of Kodi you need, and will also automatically handle updates (unless you change your Google Play preferences).
2 Manual installation
2.1 Enabling installation
Here's how to install Kodi from an .APK file. This is commonly known as "sideloading".
Download Kodi for Android from our servers. Official stable builds can be found here: http://kodi.tv/download/ You need to either select the ARM or x86 version depending on your hardware.
Step 1: Load up http://kodi.tv/download/ in your Android web browser. Most users will want to use the ARM link, unless you have an Intel or AMD CPU. You may get a warning trying to download the file depending on which browser you use. You should say "OK" to actually download it.
Installing the Kodi app package is as simple as just finding the .apk you just downloaded and opening it up. You can do this either though the download menu in the web browser or selecting it with a file explorer.
If you are new to Kodi you might wish to check out this section of the wiki: First time user.
2.4 Tidy up
After Kodi has installed you can delete the downloaded Kodi APK file to save some disk space.
See Migration from XBMC to Kodi for special notes about going from an older XBMC version to Kodi.
To update Kodi for Android simply follow the normal install steps with the newer version. All your settings and files will be preserved as they are located in a different place in the userdata folder. Be sure to make a backup of the userdata folder when doing updates in case something goes wrong.
To un-install Kodi just go to your Android settings menu and select "apps". From there you will be able to un-install Kodi like any other Android app.